East Anglian DAF truck dealer ChassisCab secures Bartlow Estate deal

One of Bartlow Estate's new DAF vehicles supplied by Chassis Cab.

One of Bartlow Estate's new DAF vehicles supplied by Chassis Cab. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk-based DAF truck dealership ChassisCab has delivered a pair of new tractor units, worth a total of more than £180,000, to a fast-growing East Anglian agricultural business.

The Bartlow Estate, close to the Suffolk-Cambridgeshire border near Haverhill, currently involves arable operations extending to around 7,000 acres, including contract managed land, and a delivery business which distributes sugar beet, pulses and grain across the East of England.

Owners Tim and Henrietta Breitmeyer, who employ a team of 10 staff, are looking to expand the arable side to between 10,000 and 12,000 acres over the next few years and to develop the distribution business further.

ChassisCab, which operates from sites at Great Blakenham, near Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Isleham, near Ely, has supplied the estate with two new DAF XF Super Space Cab 460 FTP tractor units, which meet the new Euro 6 emissions standard.

Simon Peacock from the Bartlow Estate said: “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.”

“We are delighted to have been able to help Bartlow Estate,” said Terry Hall of ChassisCab. “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.”