Upgrading a truck isn't easy. That bespoke masterpiece with lightbars, spotlights, custom paint and everything else that makes a truck personal to you five, ten years ago, maybe isn't cutting today's rigorous emissions testing or isn't powerful enough to carry your business further.
Therefore, a replacement is now on the agenda, which brings a huge task in itself.
Is the colour scheme being replaced? Do you need an upgrade in power? Can that lightbar and spots you've had for the past 10 years fit newer models or different cab designs? Do you want your cab to support Lane Support, Collision Assist, Adaptive lighting, Microwaves, TVs, bib-spoilers, dirt deflectors, adjustable bunks?
All these decisions and choices are what Thomas Hardie Used Trucks Middlewich thrive on. Building bespoke examples and customizing trucks to suit customers' needs being at the core of what we do best.
Thomas Hardie Used Vehicle Sales approached DW Mines Haulage with suggestions in replacing there current 500bhp, Euro 5, FH classic. Which featured twin bunks, DuraBrite alloys, DVD player, bib spoilers, lightbars, and dirt deflectors.
With such a brilliant example currently representing them, DW Mines requested something that would honour its predecessor, featuring similar add-ons and colour, but also boasting low mileage and good condition.
Thomas Hardie's had the perfect replacement in stock and it wasn’t long before DW Mines snapped up the stunning FH4, 540bhp, 6x2 goliath, that also carried roof and front step mounted Lightfix bars, spots, beacons and Durabrite alloys. In addition, the chosen vehicle was also finished off in a sleek silver colour-scheme, further cementing the decision.
DW Mines Haulage kindly commented on the service and experience received throughout their journey with Thomas Hardie UVS:
How would you describe the service you received from Thomas Hardie Used vehicle sales?
"Brilliant. I dealt with Ronnie Kelsall and I couldn’t recommend him or Thomas Hardie used vehicles enough, nothing seemed to be too much trouble, I needed a few bits adding along with tipping gear which was fitted to a very high standard, when I picked the truck up they even added extra trims and Alcoa wheel nut covers which I wasn’t expecting, the truck was valeted to a like-new condition, so much so I’ve been asked by several people was it a new truck".
What role has the vehicle played within your business?
"The vehicle is just a newer upgrade to my business, slightly bigger engine than my last truck so hoping maybe a little more mpg but the big difference hopefully will be reliability as it’s a lot newer than my last truck".
what features of the vehicle purchased attracted you most?
"I was looking for a silver truck immaculate condition with low miles and this truck had that and more. It had a 540 engine, microwave fridge, extra spotlights, LED lightbars, perimeter lighting and LED rear cab lights, it has a massive spec and is in pristine condition".
How did you find out about Thomas Hardie Used vehicle sales?
"Volvo Middlewich is pretty well known for used vehicles and servicing; my dad has dealt with them in the past for used trucks".
Would you recommend Thomas Hardie Used vehicle sales in the future?
"I couldn’t recommend Thomas Hardie (Middlewich) used trucks enough, I part ex'd my old vehicle and picked the new truck up with no issues what so ever, the work completed to the new vehicle was superb and if I’m honest, when picking the truck up it was in better condition than I expected. I dealt with Ronnie Kelsall and he was brilliant.
Like I said above, nothing seemed to much trouble. Even after the sale, I had an issue with road tax and he sorted it no problem. I’ll definitely contact Ronnie again when I’m looking for another vehicle".
Thomas Hardie Used Vehicle Sales would like to thank DW Mines Haulage in choosing Thomas Hardie UVS as there used truck supplier, providing them with a fantastic replacement vehicle and look forward to supporting DW Mines in the future.
By Marcus Harley
(Thomas Hardie's Sales Support)