Thompsons rocks at Harrogate with a record 30-plus trucks at TIP-Ex!

Wednesday, 14th June 2017

With over 30 trucks on display, the Thompsons Group made its biggest ever splash at the 2017 TIP-Ex Show, confirming the company as by far and away the UK’s top tipper bodybuilder.

But what stood out this year was not just the number of trucks that Thompsons and Charlton brought to Harrogate, but also their variety.

Highlights included a new super – heavy duty body for Scottish operator Yuill & Dodds. Called Rockmaster, this body features upper and lower steel floors sandwiching a 25mm hardwood inner. Built for transporting 10 tonnes rocks on sea defence work, this body is truly an ‘ultimate’!

Also in prominent position was one of the ten new Loadmaster Lite tippers going to Durham – based Hargreaves Services plc. Long – standing Thompsons customer LC Vehicle Hire of Leeds was also highly prominent with a large number of trucks celebrating their 60th birthday.

Charlton bodied trucks were also out in force, most notably with an 8×4 Tridem tipper grab destined for Hart’s Haulage in far away Cornwall, and a 6×2 DAF with a dropside BuildLite builder’s merchant body and rear mounted crane destined for Parker Building Supplies of East Sussex. Also on the Tridem theme was a Renault 8×4 with Hyva hookloader bodywork – quite possibly the first Tridem / hookloader combination in the UK – supplied and fitted by Thompsons in Blackburn.

Products aside, TIP-Ex also saw Thompsons formally launch its new ServiceTech aftersales programme to the industry, with many visitors also being keen to find out more about the forthcoming new factory in Scotland.

All of which continues to make 2017 another really key year for our company!

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