Chassis Cab truck delivery helps Bartlow Estate to Grow Business

Bartlow Estate’s new investment boosts fleet capability and brings further improvements in transport efficiency and opportunities for development

Chassis Cab – the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire-based DAF family-owned dealership – has delivered over £180,000 worth of new trucks to Cambridgeshire-based Bartlow Estate which comprises an arable operation totalling 7,000 acres – including contract managed farms - combined with a delivery group which distributes sugar beet, pulses and grain to multiple destinations across the East of England.

The estate, owned by Tim and Henrietta Breitmeyer, and managed by a team of 10 staff, is looking to expand to around 10,000-12,000 acres during the next few years as it further develops its portfolio of agricultural, delivery and farm-based activities.

Chassis Cab has supplied two new DAF Euro 6 XF Super Space Cab 460 FTP tractor units to Bartlow Estate which will be paired up with Fruehauf trailers.  The tractor units, supplied with AS Tronic 12-speed gear boxes, give maximium reliability, high performance and low fuel consumption.  Incorporating Paccar MX-13, 375 kW/460hp engines, the truck and trailer combination provides the operator with an impressive 29,500 kg pay load.

Explains Simon Peacock from Bartlow Estate: ‘We are looking to increase the scope of our activities over the next five year period and see these current investments as critical to our expansion plans.   Delivery is a key element of the estate today and we will endeavour to expand our existing fleet of vehicles from four to many more as we grow the service we provide to ourselves and our customers.  East Anglia is a fast-developing region and we intend to capitalise on this fact by being ultra-ready to expand when required.’

 ‘These are state-of-the-art Euro 6 DAF trucks supply every efficiency and performance feature we need to operate effectively within the region; while the Super Space Cab interior provides more space and more than everything that a driver needs for maximum comfort – including fridge and microwave options!’

Speaking on behalf of Chassis Cab in Cambridge, Terry Hall commented: ‘We are delighted to have been able to help Bartlow Estate with this delivery designed to improve delivery efficiency.  Our Cambridge location makes us the ideal dealership for vehicle sales, repair and maintenance – ensuring that customers keep their businesses working 24/7.’

‘Barlow Estate is now busy throughout each season which makes perfect economic sense.  They are a growing the business significantly in response to the changing agricultural demands within the region and we hope to continue working in partnership with them over the coming years.’

The new Euro 6 DAF XF 460 Super Space Cabs, in Bartlow Estate corporate livery, were delivered with a five-year DAF repair and maintenance contract supplied through Chassis Cab.

ChassisCab is a family owned business that has been the main DAF dealer for Suffolk since the early 1990s; and for Cambridgeshire since 2014 maintaining the dealership’s status as the only HGV commercial franchise located within Cambridge.  Starting out as a commercial vehicle accident repair centre, ChassisCab has grown to become one of the premier dealers for DAF and a leading supplier of trucks in the region. 

Based at Newmarket Road in Cambridge, Addison Way in Great Blakenham, Northern Way in Bury St Edmunds, and at Isleham in Cambridgeshire, ChassisCab now employs over 110 members of staff between its separate locations.

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Robert Baxter @ ChassisCab on tel 01473 833003, or email robert.baxter@chassis-cab.co.uk

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‘We are looking to increase the scope of our activities over the next five year period and see these current investments as critical to our expansion plans. Delivery is a key element of the estate today and we will endeavour to expand our existing fleet of vehicles from four to many more as we grow the service we provide to ourselves and our customers. East Anglia is a fast-developing region and we intend to capitalise on this fact by being ultra-ready to expand when required.’ ‘These are state-of-the-art Euro 6 DAF trucks supply every efficiency and performance feature we need to operate effectively within the region; while the Super Space Cab interior provides more space and more than everything that a driver needs for maximum comfort – including fridge and microwave options!’
Explains Simon Peacock from Bartlow Estate: