Fleet investment addresses safety of on-farm deliveries. It has been reported that one of the most common causes of serious and fatal injuries in agriculture involves moving and overturning vehicles. As farm machinery and equipment becomes more prevalent on farm yards, bigger and complex in nature, the Health & Safety Executive is placing greater emphasis on safety when it comes to on-farm transport and delivery, to reduce the risk of accident, damage and harm to business reputation.
It has been reported that one of the most common causes of serious and fatal injuries in agriculture involves moving and overturning vehicles. As farm machinery and equipment becomes more prevalent on farm yards, bigger and complex in nature, the Health & Safety Executive is placing greater emphasis on safety when it comes to on-farm transport and delivery, to reduce the risk of accident, damage and harm to business reputation.
In recognition of this, NWF Agriculture has made a substantial investment in its fleet with the purchase of high-tech trailers to reduce risk and ensure safe delivery on-farm for both its farming customers and NWF drivers.
New NT Series Trailers by Muldoon
The investment in three new revolutionary NT trailers, sourced from Muldoon, by NWF, mean that no tipping is required on-farm. The non-tip bulk blowers mean the trailer is less likely to hit overhead electricity cables, nearby buildings and there is a reduced risk of the vehicle becoming unstable compared to trailers that must fully extend. The NT trailer can unload compartments in any order, allowing planning of loads to be simplified and efficient. Most importantly its safer and more versatile as completely level ground is not required when unloading – making it the perfect delivery option for farm yards.
Arriving this summer, two of the NT trailers will be operating from the NWF Agriculture Wardle production site in Cheshire and the other will run from its production site in Wixland, Devon. One of the new trailers joining the NWF fleet was showcased on the Muldoon trade stand last weekend at Tip-Ex 2018 at the Harrogate Convention Centre.
Justin Muldoon, Director at Muldoon, said; “The new Muldoon NT series has been developed without compromise and will certainly turn heads having innovation running through the heart of it. The first of its kind, the NT trailer can deliver products such as animal feed or wood pellets without the requirement for tipping, a new concept that will transform the industry.”
Rob Warrington, Supply Chain Director at NWF Agriculture, concludes; “Over the next few months fleet investment by NWF Agriculture will be substantial. Alongside this, our recent £2million investment at the Wardle production site, demonstrates how, as a business, we’re seriously investing in our sustainability and future growth. In terms of innovation, its exciting for us to be adding three Muldoon NT trailers to our fleet. The danger surrounding tipping on farms has been a constant fear for operators and this has become more evident over the past few years, so we’re extremely pleased to be adding a transport option that is addressing safety on-farm. With its superior design, efficiency and safety, the NT trailer is really expected to excel.”
The first Non-Tipping Trailer in SC Feeds branding, a business owned by NWF Agriculture.
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