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Haartz Tankers gets new Daf’s 100 years after first order

  • 20 May 2013
  • By Andrew Stone

Cheshire-based Haartz Tankers, has just ordered two Daf C75s, in a repeat order that follows only 112 years after its previous one.

The last Daf purchased by the four-generations old family of hauliers, according to Haartz director Tim Heaton, was a steam lorry (pictured, with his Great Grandfather, Robert Heaton sitting on it) capable of carrying five tons. It was purchased from T Coulthard Co, Preston, in 1901 – four years before Commercial Motor was first published in 1905.

Coulthard merged in 1907 with The Lancashire Steam Motor Company and was renamed Leyland Motors, which eventually became Daf. Heaton said he has been promised that the new Daf’s will have an upgraded payload and much increased speed compared to the last lorry. “Which is good because the warranty on the previous lorry has already expired,” he added.

Haartz Tankers runs a fleet of 80 tankers, both trailers and rigids, serving the fuel and pellet transport sectors.

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