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George Killoughery Ltd has 20 Scania XT tippers delivered

Mitcham–based George Killoughery Ltd has received its last two Scania XT tippers from an order for 20.

Mitcham–based George Killoughery Ltd has taken delivery of its last two Scania XT tippers that are part of a 20-strong order.

The bodies have been built by Thompsons on the XT chassis for the construction services company that operates in London and the Home Counties.

Looking smart in their attractive company livery, the new tippers are the latest examples in a strong relationship between Killoughery and Thompsons that goes back almost half a century. 

New tipper bodies are all-steel Loadmaster Lites

The new tipper bodies are all-steel Loadmaster Lites, which is not just the best-selling model for Thompsons but continues its position as the most popular tipper body across the UK.

George Killoughery, the grandson of the company founder that began in Ireland in 1965, said: “For multi-purpose work such as ours, the Loadmaster Lite is absolutely ideal. 

“Its beauty is in its very simplicity, allied to a standard of build and attention to detail that is unsurpassed in the industry.”

He added: “These qualities give the Loadmaster Lite a real performance edge, particularly in terms of long-term reliability and durability.

“The bodies might be carrying everything from demolition spoil and recyclables to sand and aggregates. 

“For us, having this type of everyday versatility in our tippers is an absolute must. And with an easy 19 tonnes plus payload, Loadmaster Lite really is the tipper body for all uses and all seasons.”

Thompsons Loadmaster has continually evolved

The Thompsons Loadmaster has continually evolved over the last quarter-century, with the Lite model now pre-eminent and selling well over 1,000 examples per year. 

Built in Hardox steel with a single piece floor and sides, steadily improving material quality results in an advanced body design that combines light weight with real strength and minimal upkeep costs.

Lifting the bodies high on their Scania chassis are Binotto separate ram and tank front end hoists, thereby completing a top-level tipper specification.

Operates from three strategically located depot

Killoughery now operates from three strategically located depots ranging from the company HQ at Mitcham to the north bank of the Thames at Purfleet, with the third situated south of the river at Swanley.

The tipper fleet, now accredited to both the FORS Silver standard and the London Road Safety Scheme, runs to more than 50 standard 8x4s supported by a smaller batch of tipper grabs.

The joint managing director of Thompsons, Scott Burton, said: “This is a business relationship that goes back very many years, and we are naturally delighted to have been chosen again by George and his team to deliver the latest batch of Killoughery tippers

“With some of our own roots firmly planted in the Emerald Isle, Thompsons is always particularly keen to offer our Irish–related customers the very highest levels of product quality and customer service.”

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