Lime Logistics sees clear advantage with low-height Arocs01 August 2017

Aggregates and bulk haulage firm Lime Logistics has taken delivery of its first lower cab Mercedes-Benz Arocs and says it will “definitely be going for the reduced height version” in the future.

Supplied by dealer Sparshatts Truck & Van, the Kent-based operator’s new addition is a 32-tonne Arocs 3240 with alloy insulated asphalt body by Fruehauf, and joins its 28-strong fleet of double-drive tippers and tractors.

The Arocs has a ClassicSpace M-cab with 320mm engine tunnel, sitting six inches lower than the other eight-wheelers. This, says the manufacturer, gives the driver 14% more direct vision from the cab.

Dave Dixon, transport manager for Lime Logistics, praises the safety and operational advantages, adding: “We’ll definitely be going for the reduced height version from now on.

“The ground clearance is still very good but it’s easier for the drivers to maintain three points of contact when climbing in and out of the cab, while being that bit lower also helps by giving them a better angle for pedestrian and cyclist observation.”

The Arocs has a 10.7-litre, 394bhp straight-six engine and is supplied with a Mercedes-Benz R&M contract.

Laura Cork

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