Elddis managing director Nigel Cook says some of the firm’s first 62-registered trucks from the latest Actros range have already covered well over a million kilometres.
“You simply cannot argue with the unstoppable and very cost-effective performance these vehicles have given us over the years,” states Cook.
“In a high-mileage application like ours, long-term reliability is a crucial attribute, and one that our Actros trucks have in abundance.”
In fact, Cook confirms that his Mercedes tractors hardly ever need anything apart from basic routine maintenance. “As an example, one of our 62-plate trucks covered over 800,000 km before we replaced the clutch.”
Elddis Transport’s latest arrivals are Actros 2545 models with BigSpace cabs. They an identical batch of five units that entered service earlier this year, and a further five are due for delivery this December.
All use second-generation, 12.8-litre, six-cylinder 449bhp OM471 engines, with the updated turbochargers and revised injection systems, driving through Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmissions.
“We’ve also developed an extremely strong working relationship with Mercedes-Benz and Bell Truck and Van,” continues Cook.
“The Dealer has had staff based in our workshop in Consett since 1998 and plays an important role in keeping our business moving forward.”