Animal waste management specialist, GH By Products, is expanding its trailer fleet with the delivery of 10 new Fruehauf step frame bathtub tippers, building on a relationship between the two businesses that dates back to 2015.
The Lincoln-based firm has placed the first two 67 cubic yard capacity bathtubs into operation, with the remaining tippers arriving two a month through to November. The new additions will eventually operate from the company’s depots in Lincoln and York.
Joining a fleet of 220 trailers, 43 tractor units and seven rigids, the new tippers will be used to collect animal by-products from abattoirs around the UK to be processed into pet foods or used for incineration in the energy sector.
Cliff Mear, Director of GH By Products, says: “When we made the decision to expand and update our trailer fleet, our first thought was to talk to Fruehauf. Its bathtub tippers are excellent trailers, they’re very well-built and do an excellent job of transporting the loads of animal waste we carry.
“We work closely with Fruehauf to ensure the tippers are built to the right specification to meet the needs of our business, which includes being easily cleaned, something that makes our daily operation more safe, hygienic and efficient.”
The bathtubs are specified with BPW axles and suspension, with 420 x 180 drum brakes as well as reinforced water-tight and air-operated tailgates; five of the trailers are fitted with drainage taps at the front and rear.
“Fruehauf’s customer service is top-notch and they have always worked hard to understand the intricacies of our business. I’ve had a great relationship with National Technical Sales Manager, Karl Spooner, for many years. He always finds a way to source what we need and we can rely on him to deliver on his promises.”
GH By Products, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, employs around 70 staff at its sites in Lincoln, Derby, Chesterfield and York.