Sparshatts Truck and Van supplies Mercer Scaffolding with two Arocs and one Atego

Commercial Motor
September 1, 2017

Mercer Scaffolding has taken delivery of its first ever Mercedes-Benz trucks from Sparshatts Truck and Van, Sittingbourne. 

The family-run company, based in Longfield, Kent ordered two 26-tonne Arocs 2530 vehicles with factory-fitted four-man benches behind the two front seats, as well as a 15-tonne Atego 1518. All have dropside flatbed bodies and ClassicSpace cabs - L-Cab versions for the two Arocs and an S-Cab for the Atego.

The trucks were acquired with funding from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, and come with R&M contracts from Sparshatts’ Dartford branch. Executive consultant at Mercer Scaffolding Daniel Clark said the new vehicles are enabling the company to boost its turnover by servicing more, and bigger, projects than previously.

He said: “The higher payloads offered by the 6-wheelers means they can transport nearly 16 tonnes of equipment, which is proving very useful in terms of operational flexibility. The fact that the cabs can accommodate a crew of five scaffolders also means we don’t have to send a separate vehicle.

“We chose the 15-tonne Atego for its versatility. This truck’s carrying capacity is not much lower than that of an 18-tonner, yet it’s significantly smaller, which means we can send it into the city, where it can get safely in and out of some pretty tight places.”

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