Steel haulier’s V8 Actros tractors have the power 10 July 2012
Steel haulier Intake Transport's eight new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units are all 510hp V8-engined Actros 2551 models with flat-floored MegaSpace cabs.
Operating from depots in Sheffield and Scunthorpe, the trucks are now hauling steel on extendable trailers as far afield as the south coast and the north of Scotland.
They were supplied by Yorkshire dealer Northside Truck & Van and are being serviced and inspected under three-year Mercedes-Benz repair and maintenance contracts by the workshop team at its Sheffield facility.
Intake director Richard Burgin says the firm specified its new Actros with powerful V8 engines because of the demanding terrain encountered on its regular runs through the Scottish Highlands.
"As well as seeking to make our drivers' lives as comfortable as possible, we like to know that our vehicles are completely on top of the job," states Burgin, who runs the firm with brother John.
Intake also specified top of the range cabs, with air-conditioning, fridges and CD players, plus colour-coded exteriors with Kelsa light-bars.
"We expect our lads to be on the road all week," explains Burgin. "It's only fair that we provide them with vehicles in which they can live and sleep comfortably."
"These Actros are not only smooth, well-equipped and comfortable, but we're confident they're also going to prove extremely reliable," he adds.
"We know from experience of running Mercedes-Benz vehicles as long as 10 years ago that its V8 engines are absolutely bullet-proof."
Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
Northside Truck and Van Ltd
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