Mercedes-Benz Arocs lifts AG
By Ian Vallely10 November 2016
Hard landscaping materials producer AG (Acheson & Glover) has laid foundations for the future by commissioning the first six Mercedes-Benz Arocs tractor units to enter service in Northern Ireland.
The company pulls new SDC dropside trailers with rear-mounted Palfinger crane grabs which are being used to deliver paving products and bulk aggregates throughout Ireland. Three are based at the operator’s headquarters in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, one at nearby Ballygawley, and the remaining two at a depot in Toomebridge, County Antrim.
The Arocs range is designed for construction-related applications. “These smart new trucks are impressively robust and well-suited to the work,” said Lyle Cairns, operations manager. “They are also fuel-efficient and have been well received by our drivers, while dealer Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI)’s Dungannon workshop is conveniently located.”
The new tractors are all 6 x 2 Arocs 2545 models with ClassicSpace cabs and 330 kilowatt six-cylinder engines with PowerShift 3 automated transmissions. They have joined a fleet of rigid tippers, tractors and bulk tipping trailers, tipper-grabs, and flat-bed vehicles and trailers with grabs.