Morecambe-based specialist furniture carrier F Edmondson & Sons is operating with increased capacity as a result of ordering two new drawbars. These vehicles have low-ride Mercedes prime movers and Cartwright trailers using bespoke Cartwright demountable boxes and chassis equipment.
“The two new drawbars, which have interchangeable demountable boxes, now have an extra 20% volume capacity, over our existing drawbars and an extra 10% capacity over our 13.6m Cartwright mega trailers” confirmed F Edmondson & Sons Director Russell Edmondson.
“We are delighted with these vehicles, particularly with the fact that they can now accommodate considerably more furniture. This increase in capacity is good news in terms of both improved operational efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint,” he said.
“These vehicles provide the best of both worlds: increased capacity coupled with improved accessibility. A demountable drawbar combination means that deliveries that were previously inaccessible for articulated trailers can now be easily reached using just the prime mover. Furthermore the lower floor height of the demountable boxes also makes loading and unloading furniture much easier and safer.”
Trials for home deliveries with the drawbars have been so successful that the company has sent them abroad, where again their operational advantages have been clearly identified.
F Edmondson & Sons is a family-owned business approaching its 70th year in operation. The company offers delivery of high end furniture via a two man white glove delivery service throughout the UK and Ireland, and trade deliveries throughout the UK and Europe.
A customer of Cartwright for over 20 years, F Edmondson & Sons operates a fleet of 50 vehicles, a mix of drawbars, tractor units, 18 and 7.5 ton rigid vehicles to cater for all types of delivery requirements.
Russell Edmondson added: “The standard of each drawbar is excellent. Like ourselves, Cartwright is a family-owned business who care about quality and service, consequently we have a very good relationship with them. They have always delivered on quality and continue to meet our expectations.”