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Operator raises capacity with three new Mercedes Arocs


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Transport Engineer  /  May 31, 2019

Liverpool-based scaffolding business George Roberts (North West) has taken delivery of three Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x2 rigids, replacing three 6x2 models after four years’ reliable service.

Supplied by dealer Roanza Truck & Van, the new additions are fitted with dropside bodies by PPS Commercials, of Bury, and Fassi 485 cranes with a maximum outreach of more than 28m.

All are 3246 models with 10.7-litre straight-six engines, producing 450bhp and driving through PowerShift automated transmissions. Two of the trucks have ClassicSpace M day cabs; the other has a StreamSpace sleeper.

They line up alongside another three six-wheelers and are George Roberts’ first four-axled delivery trucks. The operator is upgrading its fleet from 26- to 32-tonners meet increased customer demand, and a growth in the number of larger contracts requiring deliveries of heavier loads.

“In terms of performance and reliability, our Mercedes-Benz trucks have always been superb. They’re also well-appointed and popular with our drivers,” says transport manager Andy Roscoe.

“If a scaffolding delivery is late an entire construction site can grind to a halt, so it’s crucial that our vehicles are up to the task. Experience has taught us that Mercedes-Benz trucks can be relied on to deliver on time, every time.”

The new trucks are supplied on contract hire through Mercedes-Benz Finance.


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