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Founder, Selwyn Martin1981 - Founder, Selwyn Martin with the very first Skip Lorry, a Bedford KM purchased second hand from the water board.
JPGTwo Leyland Clydesdales added to the fleet.
JPG1The first brand new vehicle we purchased was a 1987 (D reg) Mercedes 1617. It was fitted with a second-hand body off an older vehicle
MAN M90 This was one of two we took delivery of in 1988, the first type of this model to arrive in the country. Commercial Motor came and took some pictures of the new arrivals.
6 Wheeler RELThis was our first REL vehicle which was purchased second hand from Glasgow City Council. We ran it for a short while and realised it just wasn't big enough. It was sold and later spotted by one of the directors (while on holiday) in Malta. The picture shows it when we first had it, when we sprayed it in our colours and finally when it was spotted in Malta.
Leyland Constructor six-wheeler
MANThis picture was taken in 1989 when the NFU first began to insure Peak Waste.
The third picture was in the April 1989 edition of Commercial Motor as it was the first MAN M90 17 tonner to go into service in the UK.
REL to Rollon-offE494 UON Volvo FL7 (very underpowered) from Municipal Vehicle Hire in Birmingham, this vehicle had a fire in the body (destroying the body) so it was converted into a Rollon-off vehicle with the fitting of a second hand body.
Skip LorriesA mixture of makes and models circa 1996
By the late '90's our Skip Lorries were all Mercedes.