Mercedes-Benz Atego shows its mettle for Specialized Fabrications17 January 2020
Gosport-based Specialized Fabrications has taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz Atego truck, citing build quality and safety features as key reasons for its decision.
Supplied by dealer Marshall Truck & Van, the operator’s new addition is its fourth Atego and replaces one that had provided five years’ reliable service until it was written off in a road accident. The fact that the driver escaped unscathed, however, cemented the company’s loyalty to the marque and the model.
Fitted with a dropside body by Solent Bodybuilders, of Fareham, the Atego 818 has an air-conditioned ClassicSpace day cab and an optional ventilated driver’s suspension seat with integral armrests.
Its 5.1-litre, four-cylinder engine produces 175bhp and drives through a six-speed PowerShift 3 automated manual transmission.
Like its predecessor, the latest Atego is supplied with a five-year Mercedes-Benz Complete Service R&M contract, with the dealer providing overnight servicing to minimise vehicle downtime.
Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
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