Clearaway boosts fleet with Mercedes-Benz skiploaders28 November 2022

?Clearaway Mercedes-Benz Atego skiploaders Both construction-specification 1524 K variants with Hyva lifting equipment

Essex-based Waste management specialist Clearaway has received two 16-tonne Mercedes-Benz Atego skiploaders with payload capacities of almost 7.5 tonnes.

The latest additions to its Mercedes-Benz-dominated fleet arrived via supplier Sparshatt Truck & Van. Both are construction-specification 1524 K variants with Hyva lifting equipment.

Both employ high-torque 7.7-litre in-line, six-cylinder engines that produce 175 kW (238 hp) and drive through six-speed Mercedes PowerShift automated manual transmissions.

In addition to the new arrivals, the line-up includes four more vehicles from the Atego light- and medium-duty range – two 13.5-tonne skip-loaders and a pair of 7.5-tonners, to which Sparshatt will shortly be adding a third.

Clearaway founder Paul Whitehair said: “We’re really pleased with our first 16-tonners. They’re no bigger than the 13.5-tonne Atego, but each offers a very useful increase of approximately 2,400kg in body and payload allowance.”

He continued: “Our Mercedes-Benz trucks have proved over the last 10 years to be exceptionally strong and reliable, which is crucial given the nature of our operations. Skip-loaders will always get knocked about a bit, yet we still have a couple that are on 15-plates – I was going to let them go a little while back but haven’t done so yet because they’re still good, solid trucks that continue to stand the test of time.”

Clearaway’s new Atego skiploaders are now being inspected and maintained by the workshop team at Sparshatt Truck & Van’s Dartford branch.

Transport Engineer

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