September 1st see Malcolm Construction, Scotland’s largest tipper operator, taking delivery of the first examples of no less than 50 new trucks fitted with Hyva tipping equipment.

Of the 50, all but one are Scania 8x4 P370 tippers, these being split between 29 examples with day cabs and 20 with sleepers. All 49 chassis have been specified with Hyva’s lightweight, ultra - durable Alpha FC137 tipping gear working in conjunction with either a steel or aluminium body built by local bodybuilder Outreach.

The 50th and last vehicle is a similar Scania 8x4 chassis which will be fitted with the latest all-bolted Hyva Titan hookloader bodywork.

In choosing its tipping equipment, Malcolm Construction places maximum emphasis on light weight and proven performance.

As Fleet Engineer Freddie McAllister says “our tippers have to tackle any job put to them, so versatility and productivity are paramount. Hyva’s latest Alpha FC137 actually gives us a lower weight than their previous model, yet the latest design is actually stronger. Uniquely, and unlike other lightweight tipping gears, the Hyva is a heavy duty performer.

As such, it’s the perfect solution to any tipping operation - and hence the standard for our fleet.”

With an unladen weight of around 12,200kgs, the lightest of Malcolm Construction’s new tippers offers a highly impressive payload despite the extra levels of specification that are part and parcel of Euro 6.

Covering tipper and skip hire, quarrying and aggregate supply, earthmoving and bulk excavation as well as waste handling and resource management, the highly visible Malcolm Construction tipper fleet can be seen almost anywhere across South West Scotland and the Central Belt.

Of the 49 new tippers, 12 are going on the road in September, with the rest following on over the next six months. 10 of the trucks are additions to the fleet, with the rest being replacements for older vehicles.

Gordon Jackson, Hyva’s Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and N. Ireland comments: “Hyva has long been the preferred tipping equipment for Malcolm Construction, and we are naturally delighted to be supplying another 50 units to their fleet. As well as tipping cylinders and hookloaders, Hyva also supplies a large number of hydraulic wet kits for tractor units coming into the main WH Malcolm operation, these principally being used with moving floor trailers on maximum capacity waste work.

In all the UK, I cannot think of a single fleet where the full range of Hyva equipment can be shown to work so well!”