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FIRST TRACTOR UNIT WITH FRONT LEGS WITH FASSI F820

Another Beautiful truck leaves Macs trucks this time for Phoenix Scaffolding down in London.   - Scania R500 XT, 10 Ton front axle, Fassi 820.RA 2.26 with L414 fly jib reaching almost 30 meters, V20 winch, Front Stabiliser Legs, Rear tag, Highline sleeper.   Phoenix scaffolding have over 30 years experience in the trade providing [...]
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RECURRING CUSTOMER EAGLE PLANT BACK AGAIN

This time for eagle plant its a special 16 tonne DAF LF 210 beavertail With over 8 tonne payload !   Eagle plant prides itself on being a employee owned company and offers a wide range of contractors equipment and portable buildings.   We wish eagle plant all the best with their new truck and [...]
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VOLVO SKIP TURNED OUT IN 5 DAYS.

Getting a new Contract meant another truck was needed. From a phone call on Saturday the 18th April, this truck was collected 5 working days later by the client (28th April). This truck will be working in the Capital by West London Recycling. Having purchased 8 trucks in the last 18 months, the Company praised [...]
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2016 SCANIA R450 WITH FASSI F545 CHEESEWEDGE

Built by ourselves specifically for this ALTIDA, this 2016 Scania had it all. Altida chose Macs as they wanted a quality truck that they could depend on with good back up and Aftersales Service. Fitted with a Fassi F545RA.2.25 remote crane, 5 hydraulic extensions, FSC11 leg system and a Mac’s Cheese wedge beavertailed body. Other [...]
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100% 360 DEGREES FOR FALCON

Another new build for Falcon Cranes. A 2020 Volvo FH540 rear lift and steer with a new Fassi F710RA.2.27 with L416 fly jib, V30 winch. front legs, cabin spec flat and drawbar trailer to help them move the many pieces that go along with the Tower Cranes that they provide. The front legs setup designed [...]
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One of the Regulars, Erith Group take delivery of NEW Truck

One of our regular customer's, Erith Group have just taken delivery of a NEW SCANIA G450; Hi Line, 8 x 2, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, fitted with a new FASSI F710RA2.26 crane with front stabiliser legs and Macs low profile cheese wedge plant body with all the extras. A great example of Mac's [...]
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How Should Truck Drivers Protect Themselves From Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is sweeping the globe and people are being urged to follow basic hygiene measures in an attempt to limit its spread. Everyone is at risk of contracting the virus, including truck drivers. Health professionals are obviously fighting the virus on the front line, dealing with sick patients daily, and public transport workers also have [...]
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Over a Decade of Supplying Trucks to Plant Hire UK

Plant Hire UK back again for a further Scania R450, 8x2, Fitted Macs Low Profile Plant Body with Hydraulic Ramps, Winch, Lashing Rings & Tool Boxes. We are proud to support Plant Hire UK with all there trucks for over 10 years. Happy Trucking! Other News Articles
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There’s Snow Stopping Mac’s Trucks

The first of many '20 reg trucks going out today ready for 1st March. A NEW Daf CF480, 8 x 4, sleeper cab fitted with VDL 25 Ton Hook Equipment. Other News Articles
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Scania Heading Out Beyond the Wall

A Beautiful 2015 Scania R450, 8x2 fitted NEW FASSI F365A2.24 Crane and NEW Macs low profile cheese wedge plant body is heading today to it new home in Scotland. Another special build from Macs. Other News Articles
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K Transport Striving for Perfection Once More

One of our long standing customers, who insist on perfection received their DAF CF450 high roof sleeper cab fitted with a Fassi F710 remote crane with 6 hydraulic extensions. This was one of our special builds with the front leg system that allows greater lifting capacities over the front of the cab and a top [...]
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Like Father, Like Son; Gabe Hall Got the Gold

Gabe started working at authorised FASSI distributor Mac's Truck Sales Ltd on Saturdays when he was just 15. Cranes are in his blood as his Dad Andy, himself a GOLD certified installer, has managed the workshops at Mac's for many years. Gabe completed his apprenticeship with Mac's & has NVQ qualifications in heavy truck mechanics [...]
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Like a Local: Crossley Evans

Local Company Crossley Evans takes two DAF 6x2 and 4x2 drawbar skip loaders fitted VDL telescopic skip equipment. We wish them all the best and happy trucking! Other News Articles
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Birmingham Plans City Centre Car Ban To Tackle Pollution

Birmingham City Council today announced plans to ban private cars from travelling across the city centre and potentially restricting daytime deliveries for trucks in a radical plan to beat pollution.   The controversial move comes after the council was told it must clean up its act on air quality. Birmingham already plans to launch a [...]
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Harborough Hire Take First Vehicle

New customer, Harborough Hire take delivery of a beautiful NEW Mercedes 2532 6 x 2 fitted with a Mac's low profile plant body with hydraulic ramps, winch and lashing rings. Established in the mid-eighties, Harborough Hire operate over 350 pieces of equipment available for hire, including; Diggers, Dumpers, Forklifts, Rollers, Scissor and Boom Lifts, as [...]
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Choose From Our Range Of Removal Trucks Today

Removal trucks are incredibly versatile and we have a wide range of new and second-hand removal trucks to meet all budgets. With a variety of both nearly new removal trucks and used removal trucks, you will be able to find the perfect vehicle to start, or grow, your fleet.   If you have a preferred [...]
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Huddersfield Town Make Shock Signing

Alec McDade, Mac's Trucks founder turns 80 this Saturday! An avid Huddersfield town fan and season ticket holder was surprised today with a visit from the football club's commercial director, Sean Jarvis. He presented Alec with a signed shirt by the full team. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sean and E3 [...]
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B Everett Back Again For Something Special

B Everett back again for something special; Scania P410, 6 x 2, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, 10 Ton Front Axle, FASSI F485RA.2.25 with L324 Fly Jib, Front Stabiliser Legs to give full lift over the cab. We wish them all the best and happy trucking! Mac's Trucks are industry renowned for our work [...]
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Lorry Drivers ‘Quitting’ Industry Over Lack Of Toilets

A distinct lack of toilets on the UK’s transport system is being blamed for a rise in the number of lorry drivers quitting the profession.   A survey of 4,000 truck drivers carried out by the workers’ union Unite found nine out of 10 drivers rarely or never have access to efficient toilet facilities during [...]
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Drivers Face Blanket Ban On Touching Mobiles Behind The Wheel

We all know talking and texting on our mobile phones behind the wheel of a vehicle is forbidden. Yet, despite the punishment of being caught getting tougher, millions of drivers still commit this offence multiple times on a daily basis.   Well, if you are one of those who looks at your phone to check [...]
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Wednesday is Leg Day at Mac’s….

Mac's are leading he way with front leg development with this Scania G450 for R & L Miller; 8 x 2, G Cab Hi Line, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, FASSI F485 Crane with FULL LIFT over the cab! Built with Mac's Low Profile Cheese Wedge Plant Body & Close Coupled Drawbar Trailer. Here [...]
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Is Your Driving Licence Up To Date?

When was the last time you looked at your driving licence? I don’t mean just pulling it out of your wallet and using it as a form of identification. I mean, actually looked at it? Sure, your name is correct and your address is still the same, but is your driving licence actually in date? [...]
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New Customer Makes Bang with 5 Piece Pick Up

Busy and exciting days ahead for Mac's Trucks. We handed over these five pieces of equipment to one NEW customer, they opted for a selection of Scania and Volvo trucks in both crane and tipper configurations - not forgetting a matching King low loader trailer. We believe that a key part of our business is [...]
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Almost Two Decades of Business with R E Plant

Close to 20 years of business with R E Plant Hire helping them to go that extra distance in providing hiab and telehandler vehicles to a wide range of different business sectors, from domestic builds to engineering companies. Here they are taking away something special; a Volvo FH460 8 x 2, Rear Lift & Steer [...]
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McVeigh Parker take 5th and Final Vehicle from Batch Order

Beginning life as a two man start up, McVeigh Parker has grown exponentially to boast 100 staff, eight depots, 50 delivery vehicles and 20 acres of storage. The company is now well known in the industry as a leader of supplying to landowners, farmers, utility companies and contractors of all sizes. Their company ethos is [...]
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Truck Drivers Urged To Get Ready For Brexit

The Government has embarked on a £100 million advertising campaign warning Britons to get ready for Brexit. The October 31st Brexit deadline is getting closer and closer with, as I write, no sign of a constructive deal being struck, running the risk of Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking the UK out of the EU without [...]
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That’s a Wrap on Avidety

Avidety works at all distribution voltages to maintain the electricity infrastructure on behalf of the UK Distribution Network. They specialise in the refurbishment and construction of overhead and underground electricity distribution networks - the company ensure exceptional safety performance, quality standards and unparalleled delivery. To ensure they deliver this exceptionally effective and efficient service - [...]
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KAS Crane Hire Take Second Vehicle…

KAS Crane Hire Ltd have garnered over 45 years experience servicing the South West since 1983, they provide a full range of modern reliable cranes, ancillary equipment and compliant CPCS Qualified personnel to ensure your lift runs smoothly and efficiently.  KAS turned to MAC's yet again to maintain this excellent service, this time they opted [...]
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Banksy Truck To Fetch £1.5m In Auction

How much would you be willing to pay for a 1988 Volvo FL6? Not much, I’m sure. Well, this HGV is a little different and is expected to fetch more than £1.5 million in action later this month! You see, this lorry, which would normally fetch around £1,000, was painted by the legendary graffiti artist [...]
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Waitings Back After a Decade of Good Service

Starting out with just one digger in 1970, Waitings has gone from humble beginnings to industry innovator. They are now one of the UK's leading & engineering & plant hire contractors. Waitings are back after 10 years for their latest vehicle - following the great customer service they have received. This time they have come [...]
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Belt Up Or Get Penalty Points Warning For Truck Drivers

Motorists not wearing seatbelts could be given penalty points in a new crackdown designed to slash the number of deaths on the UK’s roads.   The move is among several new measures being considered by the Department of Transport. The proposals include installing in-car breathalysers for known drink-drivers and banning young drivers from the road [...]
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Ainscough Crane Hire Take First of Four Vehicles

Ainscough is one of the UK's largest lifting service companies. They unify the most skilled operatives within the industry, the largest fleet of cranes and 30 strategic locations throughout the country. Their diverse range of lifting services means they can meet a client exact specifications - in order to provide this first class service, they [...]
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Promech; A First Class Product to Provide First Class Service

Pro Mech is an independent company established in 2000. It specialises in the the hire of non-mechanical plant equipment, covering the south of England. The company prides itself on delivering a high quality service with a keen attention to detail. Their team is made up of a group of individuals all boasting 20 years + [...]
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Harradines Removals & Storage, “Best Looking Truck, We’ve Ever Owned’.

Harradines Removals and Storage are a leading removals and storage company, with over 40 years experience. Based in South London, they provide professional services across Bromley, Dulwich, Greenwich and surrounding areas. We have provided Harradine's with several trucks over the years, so it was fantastic to hear that they believed their latest vehicle was the [...]
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Why Wearing Flip Flops While Driving May Cost You £5,000

If you are working in the haulage or construction industry you know how important it is to wear the correct footwear when you get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, there are many drivers who are not so responsible, especially when the sun comes out.   As soon as the temperature starts to soar and the sun [...]
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B Smith Transport Takes First Vehicle

B Smith Transport Services is an independent family run transport business that was established in 1993. We at Mac's, always welcome the opportunity to work with like minded companies - Barry was no exception! Providing transportation for a wide range of companies and products throughout the year, B Smith Transport required a versatile vehicle in [...]
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Five Rules That Could See Drivers Fined

Once upon a time, drivers could simply get behind the wheel and explore the open road without a single care in the world. However, as more and more people hit the highway, rules needed to be made to ensure everybody stayed safe and out of harm.   Some of these regulations are obvious. You must [...]
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Clean Air Zones Suffer Significant Delay

Clean air zones in Leeds and Birmingham have been “significantly postponed” following a government delay.   The announcement came in a joint statement by Leeds City Council and Birmingham City Council after the government failed to deliver essential monitoring equipment in time.   Both clean air zones were due to be launched at the start [...]
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Dyce Carriers – Back for More!

One of our old favourites, Dyce Carriers is back for more, taking away five trucks from us in the last two years - each more impressive than the last. We always welcome the opportunity to work with like-minded businesses, Dyce having been in the industry a similar amount of time and also, a family business. [...]
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How Will Brexit Affect The UK Truck Industry?

Whatever your views may be on the ongoing Brexit fiasco you must admit the EU has a wicked sense of humour. Initially Britain said it would leave Europe on March 30, 2019, meaning the first business day outside of the EU would be April Fools Day. What a bunch of jokers! But the EU has […]

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Another Show Stopper for Erith

Since moving to our bespoke built yard, able to accommodate for 80+ trucks at any one time. As a result, we can showcase all the major brands in a variety of configurations with an assortment of attachments. The Erith Group is a regular customer of ours, taking away another truck  only a matter of weeks [...]
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Is The UK Ready For An Oil Shortage?

Nothing ever lasts for ever and it won’t be long until our love affair with oil is consigned to the scrapheap. Over the past few decades, demand for oil globally has climbed at an alarming rate and we are now edging closer to the tipping point where demand outweighs supply. This situation would result in [...]
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Yorkshire is Known for it’s Gold Medals – Mac’s Ain’t No Exception!

At Mac's, we believe in investing in our product and our people. We are recognised as industry experts for our work with crane trucks, utilising the best products and ensuring our technicians remain on top of their game. Recently, Dean - one of our accomplished crane experts has received a Fassi Gold Award. We were [...]
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Why Should I Buy A Flatbed Truck?

  We sell hundreds of new and used flatbed lorries at Mac Trucks every year and it’s easy to see why. Not only do we stock the finest flatbed trucks in the country, from a selection of the best truck manufacturers like DAF, Iveco, Scania, Volvo and Mercedes, we also give our visitors the best […]

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One of the Longest Reach Truck Mounted Crane in Country!

One of the longest reach truck mounted cranes in the country goes to repeat customers, MRI Transport. They opted for a Volvo FH460 8 x 2 with Fassi F710RA2.27 Crane with L426 Fly Job and V20 Winch - boasting an impressive 35.5m reach! MRI Transport works with some of the largest companies in the UK [...]
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An Old Customer, L A Lockhart Back Again!

Another one for our old customer, L A Lockhart - a DAF CF480, 8 x 2, Rear Lift & Steer fitted with Mac's Low Profile Plant Body inc hydraulic ramps, winch & lashing rings. L A Lockhart was created in order to meet demand within the plant industry, for over 30 years they have been [...]
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Something Mac’s and their Team Should Be Very Proud Of…

The Erith Group prides itself on providing a quality service and making client satisfaction paramount - as a result, they spared no expense on their latest vehicle, bespoke built to their exact requirements. As i'm sure you'll agree, she's a very impressive bit of specialist kit. A Scania S730 (!!!) 8 x 4, 180 Ton [...]
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C.A.B Freight Delve into the World of Mac’s Trucks!

C.A.B Freight Services delve into the world of Mac's Trucks! Last week, they took away not one but two vehicles from us; a Volvo FH540 6 x 2 Tractor Unit with FASSI F820RA.2.26 Mounted Remote Crane & DAF CF410 6 x 2 Rigid Flatbed with FASsI F485A.2.25 Mounted Remote Crane. We agree that this will [...]
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Something A Little Different from Mac’s…

Something a little different from Mac's Trucks, supplied to one of our regular customers - Mid Kent Metals. The family run business opted for a DAF CF480, 6 x 2, Rear Lift & Steer, 9 Ton Front Axle inc. Close Coupled Draw Bar Trailer. We wish them all the best and happy trucking. Other News [...]
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McVeigh Parker Take the First of the Batch

McVeigh Parker took away their first vehicle of many today. To start, a Volvo FE350 6 x 2 Day Cab with Mounted Fassi F155.2.22 Remote Crane on a Rigid Flatbed Body.  We look forward to seeing her in action supplying farming and equestrian supplies the length and breadth of the country. Business is clearly booming [...]
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The First of Many for Mitchell & Urwin…

Mitchell & Urwin is the leading stone and brickwork contractor in Yorkshire and we were absolutely delighted when they approached us to build not one, but two vehicles for them recently. They took delivery of their first truck last week, a DAF CF450 8 x 2 with Rear Lift & Steer, Alloy Dropside Body and [...]
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A R Banks, Back Again for More!

A R Banks are back again! The transport & lifting contractors opted for a Scania G450, 8 x 2 fitted with a FASSI F545RA2.28 Crane (achieving a 20.8m reach!) and Cabin Specification Flat Body inc. Twist Locks. This is the fourth vehicle we have supplied to A R Banks in the past two and a [...]
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Multi-Taskin’, Mac’s Style.

Never a Quiet Day at Macs! Our qualified Fassi crane testers can be seen here putting not one but two, cranes through vigorous testing before customer's collect their vehicles to ensure they are safely operating at their optimum efficiency. Mac's are industry renowned for our pioneering work with crane vehicles, let us do the heavy [...]
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Five Tips For Driving In Stormy Weather

Storms Freya and Gareth brought widespread disruption across the UK during March. Heavy winds and rain resulted in trees being blown down, rivers bursting their banks and homes being damaged. Travel plans were thrown into chaos, sporting fixtures were cancelled and some homeowners had to carry out expensive clean-up operations.   Truck drivers, and motorists [...]
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Truck Drivers Face Losing Licence Over Poor Eyesight

Truck drivers with poor eyesight risk having their licence taken away at the roadside by police.   Police forces across the UK are clamping down on motorists with defective eyesight in a bid to slash the number of death and serious injuries on the road.   Almost 3,000 people are injured in the UK due [...]
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Here Comes a Regular, Another One for Star Autos.

One of our regulars, Star Autos are back again but for something special! A DAF (2019) CF480, 8 x 2 with a fitted Fassi F820RA2.26 Remote Crane with Three Manual Extensions - boasting a MASSIVE 24m Reach! This vehicle is the first in the country with front stabiliser legs - Mac's leading the way yet [...]
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A New Vehicle for One of Our Old Favourites, R E Plant

After rigorous crane testing last week, RE Plant's new vehicle has arrived at it's new home - Volvo FH540 6 x 4 Tractor Unit fitted with a Fassi F660RA.2.26 Remote Crane with L414 Fly Jib. R E Plant provide hiab and telehandler vehicles to a vast range of business sectors from engineering companies to private [...]
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Is Your Truck Euro 6 Ready For The ULEZ?

While the Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to find a sensible solution to the on-going Brexit fiasco, we are sure of one thing happening after the scheduled Brexit deadline of March 29.   Come April 8, 2019, London will launch its ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). The zone will replace the controversial T-Charge, but operate alongside [...]
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The Sky is the Limit for RE Plant Hire

Testing the crane of one of our favourite customers, R E Plant Hire - a Volvo FH540, 6 x 4 with a fitted FASSI F660RA2.26 Remote Crane with 6 Hydraulic Extensions, L414 Fly Jib & V20 Winch. Mac's are industry renowned for our work with cranes - let us help drive your business forward today, [...]
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The Real Reason Why Everyone Loves Skip Lorries

We love weird and wacky news stories at Mac’s Trucks. Just last month we were in stitches at the revelation that a woman was going to marry her duvet. Now, I love my bed, but not so much that I’m going to walk down the aisle with it!   But it turns out there are [...]
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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life…

Despite the enduring effects of the looming Brexit deadline, the Construction Industry is expected to be bolstered by large scale civil engineering projects like the Thames Tideway Tunnel and HS2. Also, the demand for private housing is predicted to rise by 2-3% in 2019 and a further 1.9% in 2020, underpinned by the ‘Help to [...]
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Winter Is Here – Tips On How To Drive In The Snow

Driving in the snow and ice strikes the fear of God in to most motorists. While everyone under the age of 11 loves the snow, having snowball fights and practising their snow angels, the rest of the nation - especially those who must drive to work - is praying the snow stays well away.   [...]
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Local Company, Myers Skip Hire Take First Vehicle

Local Company, Myers Skip Hire take their first Skip Loader. A DAF (2019) LF230 with fitted 14 Ton Lift VDL Skip Equipment with Sheeting System. From all of us at Mac's - Happy Trucking! If you require a Skip Loader or any other vehicle, don't hesitate to give us a ring on 01422 377285! You [...]
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Paris is Always A Good Idea..

Tomato Plant hard at work in the City of Lights. A DAF (2015) 6 x 4 with a Fassi Mounted Remote Crane - it's craftmanship only rivalled by the famous Parisian landmark behind! We wish you all the best and happy trucking. Other News Articles
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Six Sensational Facts On New And Used Trucks

Scottish rockers Wet Wet Wet had a massive hit in the 90s with their worldwide smash Love Is All Around. Well it’s not just love that is all around us, trucks are too! Trucks play an essential part in keeping the UK running. Not only are they used to move around 85% of goods across [...]
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J P Lewis Metals Take First Truck

J P Lewis Metals take first vehicle from us. Scania (2018) G410 8 x 2 Rigid with VDL Hook Loading Equipment. They choose to opt for a rear lift configuration rather than double drive. From all of us at Mac's, we wish you all the best and hope to do business again soon. Happy Trucking! [...]
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The Rolls Royce of Complete Vehicle Solutions

After recently selling to local customer, S E Broscombe, they sent us a picture of the vehicle working outside Rolls Royce - they described "it as very much at home in those surroundings, like all Mac's Trucks Builds." The vehicle itself is a Volvo (2018) FH540, Globetrotter Sleeper Cab, 6 x 2 Axle Configuration & [...]
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