Owner-driver invests in new MAN

Self-proclaimed MAN enthusiast Carl Hamer is behind the wheel of a new MAN TGS 32.480 8x4 rigid bulk body and is very happy to be there.

Carl, who along with brother Mark, runs Tony Hamer & Sons Ltd from Market Drayton in Shropshire, insisted on MAN for his replacement truck.

"I have always liked driving MANs, I like the ease with which they drive and we have always had top rate service from the company. This new TGS is the fifth MAN I have had over the years and I have always had good experiences of them."

Tony Hamer & Sons Ltd currently runs four MANs in the seven-strong fleet.

The company was founded in 1964 by Carl and Mark's father Tony. It began as a single-truck firm shifting sand and gravel for a local quarry and then in 1968 expanded with the purchase of more vehicles before branching out in to lime-spreading.

Artics were added to the fleet with a salt contract with ICI and now the firm operates tippers and box trailers shifting a variety of palletized goods.

MAN sales executive Chris Clee added: "Carl is a true advocate for the MAN brand.

"He knows his trucks and he recognises the qualities of MAN and the fact he chooses to drive a MAN TGS day in day out speaks volumes for the esteem which he has for MAN.

"Tony Hamer & Sons Ltd are longstanding and valued customers and we look forward to continued business with them."

Model: TGS 32.480 8X4 BB
Cab: L Cab, low roof sleeper
Engine: MAN D2676LF45, 12.4 litres, 6 cylinders, Euro 6
Power: 480 PS / 353 kW at 1800 rev/min
Torque: 2500 Nm with MAN TopTorque at 930 – 1400 rev/min
Transmission: 16 Speed Direct Drive Manual
Suspension: Parabolic Steel, front and rear
Wheelbase: 3505mm
Plated Weight: 32000kg


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