Temperature control for perfect pianos

Aug 28 | 2012

G&R Removals' custom built truck for moving pianos.

G&R Removals has just taken delivery of this Renault Midlum 1,200 cu ft, 12 tonne, with a seven-man crew cab, rear closure cantilever tail lift and temperature-controlled body, built by Essex Bodies Ltd.

Lance said: “We replaced an older crew cab vehicle that was only Euro 3 emissions standard and it was not cost-effective to retro fit a filter to it. We ordered this in January from Renault trucks and gave the chassis cab to Essex Bodies in April.  They custom-build our trucks to a specific standard which must include a temperature control system for the carriage of pianos during winter months, particularly those destined for concerts and rehearsals. A rear-closure cantilever tail lift is now fitted as standard, Essex Bodies do pay great attention to detail and work alongside us with new ideas and suggestions. Air suspension for the reduced turbulence in transit is standard on all our trucks, and a crew-cab for when we have work needing four men or more.”

Dean Fisher is the appointed driver and foreman, he has worked for G&R for over 12 years.  He’s obviously very pleased with his new vehicle and, at the time of going to press, was driving around France trying to avoid narrow lanes so he won’t scratch the paintwork on overhanging bushes and shrubs. 

G&R has also recently placed an advert for an 18 tonne DAF Space Cab for international and long distance work, due in December.