Based in Cheshire, Cranage Haulage are specialists in heavy haulage. As a family run business and with over thirty years’ experience, the company has a great understanding of the challenges and the requirements needed in the industry.
Cranage has a wide variety of customers requiring different loads to be transported and it’s modern fleet is key to its success. Working with Sterling, Cranage were offered a flexible solution on a Scania 8×2 New Generation G450 Cab chassis. The truck was specified with cheesewedge ramps, giving the flexibility of a flat deck for fixed loads but a loading angle to take plant and access machinery.
Noticeably the cheesewedge ramps are fitted with rail tracks again encouraging versatility.
The chassis was supplied by Preston Scania/Haydock Commercials, with the latest Euro 6 compliant engines and emissions reduction technology, to minimize carbon footprint and maximize fuel economy.
Commenting on the partnership between Cranage + Sterling, Cranage said ‘We are pleased to take delivery of our new Scania G450 plant truck. The sterling truck is specified with edge protection to provide a compliant solution to working and height when loading and unloading. The full brigade 4-way camera system and side scanner also provides safety for cyclists and other vulnerable road users. Big thanks to Haydock Commercials and Sterling GP for pulling the stops out for providing a high level of dealer service and back up.’
The edge protection, ramps and headboards all have an extra layer of protection with zinc galvanizing, increasing the life of the body and reducing the overall cost of ownership due to higher residual values. Built with an innovative design, the truck has an impressive payload of nearly 19 tonnes. This truck is the second Sterling truck on the Cranage fleet, with the third already on order.