Pearce bags  birthday double

South Wales haulier John Pearce Glynneath Ltd has taken delivery of pair of DAF CF85 tractors – with one carrying the unique registration plate Y40 JPG to mark the company’s 40th anniversary.

The new trucks are DAF’s CF85 mid-lift axle FTG model plated for 44 tonnes. These have been comprehensively specified with the generously proportioned Space Cab offering a comfortable working and living environment. Power is provided by a 460 bhp, 12.9-litre MX engine.

In line with company policy, the AS-Tronic 12-speed automated transmission has been spec’d to achieve more consistent fuel consumption across the fleet. Specification of the MX engine brake also helps to reduce driver fatigue and adds to safety by enabling better control of speed on steep descents, as well as less wear on the service brakes.

Company MD, Clive Davies, said: “We’ve run DAFs for many years and these latest vehicles, along with an 18-tonner we also recently put into service, meet our requirements very well. Drivers like them and find them comfortable to drive and sleep in.”