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‘Absolute monster’ truck heads north

Phelan Haulage boosts heavy load capacity with a new DAF XG 530 tractor and HIAB X-HIPRO 858 EP-6 crane, described as 'an absolute monster.'


Phelan Haulage taken delivery of a DAF XG 530 tractor unit mounted with a HIAB X-HIPRO 858 EP-6 crane from MV Commercial, that its director describes as ‘an absolute monster’. With a four-tonne lifting capacity at a full reach of 16 metres, the new crane truck has allowed the Durham firm to increase its heavy load.

The majority of its work is transporting abnormal loads such as telecom poles and moving shipping containers for use at corporate events, as well as for a company that stages escape room interactive games at a variety of sites.

Phelan Haulage director Peter Phelan said:

It’s an impressive bit of kit and the crane is an absolute monster – to safely lift that amount of weight at that reach is exceptional. This unit has allowed our business to undertake jobs that require heavier lifts, improving our reputation as a high reach and high load HIAB crane truck specialist.

The new arrival, which features a DAF XG cab, mirror camera system and three-star DVS rating, joins three other crane trucks in the Phelan Haulage fleet and is expected to clock up around 100,000km per year. This is the first DAF XG unit off MV Commercial’s production line, showcasing the company’s expansion in build offerings with the introduction of the new generation of DAF chassis options.

The latest line-up of DAF XG crane trucks not only look incredible but also offer remarkable fuel economy, safety and great driver features. Paired with our diverse range of crane and ancillary fitting options, these trucks are already experiencing significant demand

said Steven Cairns, managing director of MV Commercial.


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