Highlands meat hauled to Hamburg
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DANIEL Stewart, haulage contractors, this
week started a Continental meat delivery service between Blairgowrie, Perthshire, and Hamburg, Germany. Using the Hull-Bremen and Harwich-Bremerhaven routes the firm is delivering hanging frozen meat to Hamburg once a week and returning with general cargo.
Doing the work is a Guy Big J tractive unit, which has so far been used mainly for taking frozen fruit and vegetables to Sweden and to the South of England. At present this Big J is operating at 30 tons g.t.w. with a York semi-trailer fitted with bodywork by Gray and Adams of Fraserburgh, and refrigerated by a Thermo-King KL 20 model. But steps are being taken to increase the g.t.w. to 32 tons, and a tri-axle semi-trailer is being prepared by Roden.
The tractive unit has a 192 b.h.p. Cummins V6 9.63-litre diesel engine, six-speed gearbox and double-reduction axle. It was supplied by Gylemuir Motor Works Ltd., of Corstorphine.