Dyson SLa is on top of the job for NY Recovery
Boss Neil Yates admits it’s “completely over the top” for the task of vehicle recovery, but his latest truck’s versatility means it will still be a highly productive addition to his fleet.
The Managing Director of NY Recovery, of Snodland, Kent, commissioned leading specialist Roger Dyson Group to build the new Hydraloader HR8000 SLa (Super-Low approach) slideback.
It is the biggest accident unit Roger Dyson has ever built on a four-axle chassis, and takes pride of place on the company’s stand (no 310) at this week’s (24-26 June) European Tow Show 2010 in Telford.
Based on a DAF 8x2 rear-steer sleeper cab chassis, the truck has an 8,000kg capacity steel bed that offers a loading angle of just five degrees. It also boasts a 4,000kg second vehicle lift and a 50-tonne/metre PM50025 five-extension crane that extends to 14.35 metres and operates in conjunction with a Dyson Hydra clamp damage-free lifting frame. Other features include a 14,000lb sliding platform winch and extra rear stabiliser jacks. The slidebed platform, second vehicle lift, crane and winch are all fully remote radio-controlled.
“It’s a very over the top accident unit, totally unnecessary, and I’ll be the first to admit it,” laughs Neil Yates. “But we’re a high-profile company with a strong image and I like trucks that are a bit different and ‘in your face’.
“The crane has a phenomenal reach and lifting capacity, so from a recovery point of view we’ll never use it to anything like its full potential. However, we also operate a plant transport division that does a lot of crane work, much of which involves moving big generators. Its all-round capability means we’ll be able to utilise our new Dyson vehicle on this side of the business as well.”
NY Recovery operates 35 trucks. The firm has long-established links with another bodybuilder, but the new eight-wheeler is the seventh Hydraloader SLa it has bought from Roger Dyson Group in less than a year.
“The SLa slideback’s ultra low loading angle is certainly the major attraction, because it means we can recover the lowest of sports cars without any risk of damaging them,” explains Neil. “I even sent an 18-tonne Mercedes up to Roger’s factory in Droitwich at one stage, so he could remove a body with a loading angle of 17 degrees and replace it with a five-degree SLa.
“The finish and build quality of Roger Dyson’s equipment is also superb,” he continues, “and so, too, is the service support back-up. We had a couple of niggling faults early on but I live in the real world and I understand that these things happen – what impressed me, though, was the fact that they were dealt with immediately.”Back to News & Events