Humberside Aggregates

CPR have been successful in winning another 3year contract to supply a new Liebherr 734LGP bulldozer and a Terex TA400 dump truck to
Humberside Aggregates. Already an existing customer to our sister company “TDL” the client had a further need for a LGP dozer.

Identifying the needs of the customer it was decided to purchase our first Liebherr unit to compliment the TA400 dump truck.

The organisation has been in existence for over 30 years, and the customer focused approach that is used has ensured a reputation for quality, enthusiasm and dedication has been maintained over the many years of operation. Humberside Aggregates have fantastic partnerships not only with their customer’s but also with their Suppliers, Local Charities, Wildlife Trusts and Local Council’s.


Approved Used Scania Fleet for Barnes Logistics

Barnes Logistics Ltd of Oldham has taken delivery of a fleet of 8 approved used Scania G440 Highline Tractor units.

Supplied by Chris Hall from West Pennine Trucks Middleton, the fleet of low mileage, 2 year old, tractor units join an existing fleet of approximately 50 Scania’s. To be used for general haulage work, this fleet was chosen for their excellent reputation for reliability, fuel economy and driver satisfaction.

More than “just” a used truck, all 8 vehicles were supplied with Scania’s C200 Monitor package to keep track of fuel economy. 12 months Scania Approved Used Truck Warranty and 12 month maintenance contacts were also included for total peace of mind.

(Pictured – Ross Macleod of Barnes Logistics Ltd accepting delivery of 8 Approved Used Scania’s from West Pennine Trucks’ Chris Hall)

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HTC sign deal with Paccar to retail ‘First Choice’ vehicles, the new premium used trucks scheme from DAF

Offering a viable alternative to new vehicles, First Choice trucks are carefully selected models that meet a strict criteria of being no more than five years old with a maximum mileage of 600,000km on tractor units, and are being offered with a class-leading warranty package. First Choice LF used vehicles up to 16 tonnes GVW and multi-axle rigids have a maximum mileage of 300,000km whilst 18 tonne rigids can be up to 400,000km.

All DAF models – LF, CF and XF – will be available for the First Choice programme, as long as they meet the strict criteria, offering operators a full spectrum of vehicles for every need.

Peter Franklin of HTC said “We are excited about the prospect of offering vehicles of this quality, backed by DAF’s own warranty. I’m expecting the scheme to be a hit and look forward to seeing more First Choice trucks coming into our depots over the next few months”.

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Montracon website launch

Leading trailer manufacturer, Montracon Ltd have launched their new corporate website. The website, which has been in development for the last 6 months and cements Montracon online presence.

The website objective is to offer customers, and potential customers, a user-friendly channel to all Montracon products and services, corporate information, along with the latest careers opportunities and news. has been built with the latest digital technologies; these technologies enable the website to adapt to what device the visitor is viewing the website on, hence making a better user experience, whether on mobile, tablet or desktop.

This website is part of an investment in strengthening the Montracon Ltd brand.

For more information on Montracon Ltd, please visit

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Mercedes Benz for Star Platforms

Bedfordshire based Star Platforms have just taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz Antos 2533. The sale is a prime example of collaboration between companies within the Ballyvesey Holdings group.

The vehicle was supplied by Intercounty Truck & Van Ltd with the body work prepared and built by their sister company Leading trailer manufacturer Montracon Ltd, cross rail specification by Sapphire Vehicle Services and the contract hire provided by another sister company, Centurion Truck Rental.

Star Platforms is an independent company owned and operated by a team with many years of experience in the powered access industry.

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New Managing Director for Montracon Ltd

Ballyvesey Holdings Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Rooney as Managing Director of its trailer manufacturing arm Montracon Limited. Mark joined the trailer manufacturer at the end of 2014 and brings considerable experience to the Board Room having gained a solid grounding in manufacturing within the construction equipment industry. Mark joins Montracon at an exciting time as the trailer manufacturer has undergone a number of organisational changes in 2014 and experienced one of the busiest years in its trading history proving that Montracon is the trailer manufacturer of choice, building trailers for the road. Working on Montracon’s reputation and heritage, Mark is looking forward to engaging with the Company and the market as he seeks to shape and direct the future growth of the business into 2015 and beyond.

It is early days, but already Mark’s work in progress is taking shape and we look forward to seeing Mark’s manufacturing experience and knowledge of the industry come into play in the weeks and months ahead. Definitely one to watch ….

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Montracon – Low Profile Beavertail Rigid

For Sale, Rental or Contract Hire


  • Double cranked beavertail
  • Hardwood floor
  • Three rows of lashing rings with centre buttons
  • Electric winch to EN 14492. EN525 with Radio remote
  • Stainless steel ram stems as standard
  • Chassis mounted tool box
  • Chain trays to front of body
  • Edge protection system
  • 3 way LED rear corner marker
  • 50 x50 edge guidance for electric scissors
  • Hyd steady legs
  • Ramp and steady legs linked with electric control power pack to give trouble free operation
  • 3m double flip ramps with knife leading edge and eyebrows to minimise gaps
  • Side rave with lashing bars within
  • Mesh overlay to beavertail and ramps
  • Rear rams strategically mounted to protect stems

For more please click here or contact Jeff Wright t: 07584 889458


HTC deal for 10 DAF Euro 6 Dustcarts

HTC have sealed a deal with Luton Borough Council for ten Euro 6 derivative dustcarts for April delivery, with the possibility of a further 10 units for November. The trucks are being manufactured in Germany at present followed by a trip to The Netherlands for cab fitting. Watch this space for further updates.

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Fit-for-purpose Mercedes-Benz Arocs is an mpg winner for GS Hughes

Lincoln-based GS Hughes is running its first Mercedes-Benz tippers for at least 15 years – and the dozen new eight-wheelers from the muscular, Euro VI Arocs range have been quick to impress.

Supplied by city Dealer Intercounty Truck & Van, the Arocs 3240s are powered by 290 kW (394 hp) straight-six engines, driving through smooth-shifting Mercedes PowerShift automated transmissions, and are fitted with steel Thompsons bodies. They have made such an impact that the operator has already returned with a second order for five more, identical vehicles.

GS Hughes runs quarries in Lincoln and Grantham and supplies a range of stone and aggregates. It also has waste washing facilities, for recycling sand and gravel, and provides muckaway services to construction and civil engineering contractors.

The new 32-tonners have joined a mixed fleet of 30 six- and eight-wheeled tippers. “Mercedes-Benz has always made good vehicles but for many years it didn’t offer a model that we felt was suited to our kind of work,” observed Transport Manager John Barker.

“Not any more though. Before purchasing these vehicles we carried out a lot of research, which included speaking to other operators in our sector who were already running Arocs chassis. Their unanimous verdict was that the new truck is well-built, reliable, efficient and definitely fit for purpose.

“Intercounty Truck & Van sales executive Stuart Smiles brought a demonstrator over for us to look at, and it was immediately obvious that a lot of thought had gone into its design. The ride height and the way that damage-prone items are positioned out of harm’s way help to make this a vehicle that is completely at home in quarries and on construction sites.”

Mr Barker continued: “Our new Arocs are already living up to their promise and performing very well, with fuel efficiency another pleasing factor. Our work is so varied that comparing one vehicle against another is quite meaningless, but these Mercedes-Benz trucks are clearly more economical than our other trucks, and by a clear margin.

“Intercounty’s service is excellent too – we maintain our own vehicles in-house but the dealer is supporting our workshop with regular deliveries of parts, which are also keenly priced compared to the competition.”

The Euro VI Arocs range comprises tractors and four-, six- and eight-wheeled rigids, with gross weights from 18 to 250 tonnes. All combine previously unseen levels of performance and efficiency with state-of-the-art Euro VI engines, driving through Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmissions, which offer mpg savings of up to 5% compared to equivalent, outgoing models.