For Jon Wright, the addition of two new Fruehauf trailers to his haulage fleet has made the task of transporting grain, sugar beet and seasonal crops much easier.
Now in its 127th year in the industry, Caistor-based H.C. Wright Hauliers in Lincolnshire purchased two Sloper Smoothsider tippers, repeating an order made in 2017. Of the 11 trailers in his fleet, Wright has seven Fruehauf units and uses a mix of Scania, Volvo and MAN tractors.
“We do work the 70 cubic yard capacity trailers hard transporting primarily grain,” he says. “But they are robust, long-lasting and never cause any problems.
“With Fruehauf, I think we have that mix of reliability, build quality and good back-up.”
The new trailers will cover about 110,000 kilometres per annum, delivering and collecting from agricultural customers.
Wright, who is the fifth generation of the family business, has spent more than 28 years working in the haulage business.
The company mainly works for major grain merchants across the Midlands including Openfield, Humber Grain and Woldgrain. H.C. Wright also transports malting barley to beer producer Coors and French agri-food group Soufflet, both based in Burton-upon-Trent, and delivers seed to local animal feed mills. It has also worked with a number of Lincolnshire farmers for generations.
The Fruehauf trailers’ detailed specification includes a performance chassis and Bridgestone R179 tyres. Wright says: “We went for a smooth-sided trailer over a ribbed one for easy cleaning. The performance chassis is lightweight and it has alloy wheels to maximise payload. The hydroclear electric sheet from Dawbarn facilitates easy loading and unloading.”