British powered access rental company Star Platforms recently added a new articulated truck to its line of equipment delivery trucks, bringing the total to 17. The truck, according to KHL, is a 44 tonne DAF XF 530 powered by a Euro 6 engine and delivering increased efficiency of up to 7 percent. Its primary function is the transport of access platforms.
DAF Trucks is a Dutch manufacturer of a wide range of vehicles including commercial trucks. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of PACCAR Inc., an American Fortune 500 company and one of world’s leading manufacturers of light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, as well as advanced diesel engines
“The DAF XF delivers industry-leading fuel economy,” DAF writes on its website. “Higher torque at lower revs in combination with optimised drivelines, new high-efficiency rear axles, enhanced electronics performance and aerodynamic improvements result in increased fuel efficiency of up to 7% for long-haul journeys.”
Star Platforms cited the XF 530’s reputation for safety and low emissions. Contributing to this reputation is the vehicle’s satellite navigation system to maximise fuel and route efficiency, as well as a four way camera safety system. It is also a remarkably robust machine, with a sterling ST 440 heavy duty tri-axle step frame trailer.
“This new truck increases our capacity to serve our growing customer base across London and the South East,” said Star Platforms Operations Director Ian Mitchell, according to KHL.
”With our powered access rental fleet now at over 1,850 platforms, we are always looking at ways to maintain on-time deliveries for customers and stay committed to our next day guarantee policy.”
Star Platforms, in its own words, “is an independent company owned and operated by a team with many years of experience in the powered access industry. We know what is important to our customers and delivering a first class service from start to finish is always our primary goal. This applies to ALL customers and EVERY hire, so whether you are an infrequent user or a regular user of powered access you can be confident that Star Platforms will deliver, wherever you are based in the country!”