Farming and haulage company Pearn Wyatt & Son has taken delivery of two bulk tippers, continuing a relationship with Fruehauf that spans more than five decades.

The Norwich firm has added the new sloper Smoothsider tippers from Fruehauf’s Ready-to-Go stock. The 70 cubic yard capacity trailers joined the fleet just a few months after the company purchased a second-hand tipper from the manufacturer.

Of the 14 bulk tippers operated by the business, all paired with Volvo tractor units, 12 are sourced from Fruehauf – including one put into service in 2004.

Owner Jonny Wyatt, who runs the company with his mother Anne, said “My father had Fruehauf tippers 50 years ago and we’ve always been happy with its trailers. They really stand the test of time,” he says. “In our business, we work them hard, so the fact we have several trailers on the fleet that are more than 15 years old is testament to their quality.”

The sloper Smoothsiders are specified with remote-controlled electric easy sheets and tailboards, both of which can be operated by the driver from inside the cab.

Commenting on Fruehauf’s service, Wyatt adds: “The turnaround time was much better than expected, given the industry-wide supply shortage and long lead times. From order to delivery was just three months. We look forward to growing our relationship with Fruehauf for decades to come.”