Waltet chooses first 8x4 Mercedes-Benz Actros 27 February 2013

Southampton-based operator Waltet has bought its first Mercedes-Benz truck, and its first automatic, with the arrival of a 32-tonne Actros 3236K, supplied by Pentagon Commercials.

Fitted with Hyva hook loading equipment, the eight-wheeler is capable of handling roll-on/roll-off eurobins with capacities up to 50 cubic yards.

"We are very loyal to our suppliers and have always favoured a single truck brand," explains Mark Howard, joint managing director at Waltet.

"But Pentagon truck sales executive Steve Brewer has been tenacious in his pursuit of a first order, and this seemed to be the right time to give Mercedes-Benz a try.

"It's our first auto box and we're keen to see whether it delivers savings, in terms of reduced wear and tear on the driveline, as well as helping to make life at the wheel easier and safer for our drivers," continues Howard.

"Back-up will be critical, of course, so Pentagon have a big part to play, too. As things stand, it's a level playing field and my mind is entirely open as to who gets our next order," he adds.

The new vehicle is working from Waltet's materials recycling facility at Timsbury, near Romsey, and a depot in Alton, and transporting non-hazardous waste such as crushed concrete for use in road construction and other civil engineering projects.

John Challen

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