Oil companies back Seddon Atkinson
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• Oldham-based Seddon Atkinson has won orders for 78 trucks — worth over £2.5 million — from four of the country's major oil companies.
Mobil, BP and Shell have between them bought 73 Cummins-engined tractive units, 50 of which are 4x2 ar tics with 10 litre engines; the rest are 6x2 twin-steers with 14 litre E320 power units.
The remainder of the order is for Petrofina, which has taken three Perkins Eagle 300 Li-powered 4 x 2 tractive units and by Mobil, which has also taken two 2-11 16 tormers equipped with Perkins Phaser 160T engines.
The latest orders from the oil companies has helped Seddon Atkinson get off to a good start in 1987.
During January and February it received orders for a total of 366 vehicles.