Start-up firm Frater Urban Quarry has taken deliver of a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8-wheeler with ClassicSpace M-cab.
Supplied by City West Commercials to the firm which specialises in processing and supplying raw material from demolition sites the 8x4 Arocs is a 3240 that was pre-built for the manufacturer’s WorkReady programme and will be used to collect waste from sites within a 30-mile radius of Bristol as well as deliveries of bulk loads of ready-to-use aggregates to customers in and around the city.
It has a steel body and PM axle weighing system by Boweld Truck Bodies along with a Brigade safety camera system fitted by City West.
“We’re convinced there’s a big opportunity to grow the Frater Urban Quarry business,” enthused plant & logistics manager Simon Holdom.
“The home improvement sector is booming and while others are already providing a similar service, they are let down by their poor product quality. We, by contrast, are able to offer a superior standard of recycled aggregate. We’d trialled a couple of City West Commercials’ demonstrators previously. They had done well, but we were never in a position to ‘press the button’ and order one. However, the launch of our new venture coincided with some aftersales issues we were having with our established chassis supplier, while the Arocs was competitively priced, built, prep’d and ready to go. Essentially, it was the right truck at the right time.”