Devon-based Gregory Distribution Limited has recently added its first Whale tankers to a 400-strong vehicle fleet. Joining the company’s Environmental Services Division, the two Whale newcomers are both non-hazardous tipping vacuum tankers equipped with high pressure jetting.
Serving to bolster Gregory Environmental Services’ fleet to in excess of 75 vehicles, the new tankers have been specified to help service a number of the company’s ongoing contracts, particularly in relation to the collection and transportation of bio-solids throughout the South West region.
The larger of the two new units, which features Whale’s 3200-gallon capacity carbon steel vacuum tank, is mounted on a Scania P310DB 6 x 2 26 tonne chassis, whereas the smaller 2200-gallon unit counterpart features the DAF CF 75 4 x 2 chassis. Both units deliver powerful vacuum suction supplied by a Mistral series exhauster compressor, the 700 series being used on the 3200-gallon tanker, the 400 series being used on the smaller one. Each tanker – equipped with single, multi-stage tipping gear – has the capacity to carry 3000 and 2000 gallons of sewage and other non-hazardous sludges respectively.
Both Whale vacuum tankers also feature a separate 200-gallon fresh water tank that feeds a high pressure jetting system with a capacity to deliver 10gpm at 1000psi.
Commenting on the decision to specify its first Whale tankers, Richard Carswell, Business Unit Director at Gregory Distribution Limited said: "Whale Tankers are recognised as the market leaders in their field, so the decision to specify their vacuum tankers was a relatively straightforward one. At Gregory Distribution we aim to deploy the best vehicles and associated equipment that we can to support all of our contracts and in choosing Whale we are doing exactly that. What’s more, we are already very pleased with how they are operating in the field and we are therefore confident that they will prove to be a valuable addition to our Environmental Services fleet."
Gregory Distribution Limited is ranked amongst the UK’s most successful regional distribution companies, providing an integrated transport and storage service in and out of the South West for producers of grocery products, consumer goods and industrial products. Today, Gregory Distribution offers customised warehousing and distribution services for the contract distribution market, with the emphasis on performance and quality.
With an increasing involvement in the waste disposal sector, Gregory Distribution established Gregory Environmental as a distinct brand to support this growing area of the company’s operation. In addition to the specialist walking floor trailers that operate under the Gregory Environmental livery, the division also operates a chipliner fleet for Norbord carrying wood chip and wood waste, as well as its specialist fleet of tankers operating the bio-solid waste disposal operation on behalf of the Pennon Group plc.