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.