Latest News | 6th Jun

Now firmly established as one of the leading tipper operators in south west England, MJ Church Ltd has recently taken delivery of ten new tippers fitted with Charlton’s SuperLight all – steel tipper body. All are mounted on 410hp Scania XT 8×4 P cab chassis, with a further five tippers coming on MAN chassis later this year.

“The SuperLite really is the ideal body for our operation” says company director Tom Church. “Being built in steel, SuperLite combines the strength to handle almost any type job from moving soil to carrying aggregates, yet is light enough to give us a really good payload. Whatever chassis we choose to put it on, we still get an easy 19 tonnes plus carrying capacity. We also really like SuperLite’s curved floor that makes load ejection clean and easy, as well as the body’s smooth, modern and generally uncluttered design.”

Built to MJ Church’s individual specification, these particular SuperLites offer a 14cu.m internal capacity and come complete with a raked rear end with a high hung tailgate incorporating air operated locking. Additionally each body includes electric sheeting with a yellow mesh tarp, LED side marker lamps, a Hyva front end cylinder and VWS on – board electronic weighing.

Church’s Tipper Transport Manager Dan Forder says “we like the fact that whilst SuperLite is essentially a standard product Charlton can still detail it and build it to our exact requirements. Similarly, their shotblast and paint facility produces a really excellent quality finish. Being part of the wider Thompsons organisation also means that we have access to the best tipper aftersales and support service in the industry. 

With our trucks available to work around the clock, that’s a vital advantage.”

Founded in 1974 at Marshfield near Chippenham, today’s MJ Church is active across a whole range of business activities including heavy civil engineering, earthworks, infrastructure, highways, waste handling / recycling and quarrying. The company has established separate vehicle fleets for their Plant and Transport activities, which together total over 200 units.

After the 15 new tippers have been delivered for this year, another ten have already been confirmed for 2023. Charlton’s Sales Director Andrew Gunn says “We are always pleased when our products meet the exact needs of our customers. Charlton has worked with MJ Church for almost 20 years, and supplying SuperLites for most of that time. We are naturally delighted that our relationship with them continues to prosper.”