2016 Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x2 2551 GigaSpace - Used Truck Deal of the Day

Mercedes-Benz Actros

This 2016 Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x2 2551 GigaSpace tractor unit, is CM’s used deal of the day from Midlands Truck and Van’s Wolverhampton branch.

With 468,245km on the clock, this Actros comes well equipped with the manufacturer’s style line interior, leather air-suspended comfort heated seats with two armrests, and a passenger-side fold out table. Other commodities include a single bunk with an under-bunk fridge, and a Bluetooth radio.

The chassis has been fitted with a sliding fifth wheel, alloys, and a full air kit. The 44-tonner’s chrome grille adds to its road presence, as do the LED running lights.

This Actros is in an excellent condition, and it’s on the market for £39,950.

Wandsworth uses Stralis NP for New Year's Day parade

Iveco Stralis

An IVECO Stralis NP 460 was tasked with pulling Wandsworth Council’s sustainably-themed float during London’s New Year’s Day Parade.

Wandsworth Council borrowed the LNG-powered 6x2 tractor unit, which features IVECO’s 12.9-litre Cursor 13 NP engine, 12-speed Hi-Tronix automatic gearbox and Hi-Cruise GPS-based predictive cruise control because its green credentials are in line with the authority’s target of carbon neutrality by 2030.

The Mayor of Wandsworth, Jane Cooper, explained: “We wanted to make every effort to ensure our float was sustainable and only contained materials that had been recycled, reused or repurposed. Being able to power it on 100% natural gas made a massive contribution and provided a really positive start to our work in Wandsworth in 2020 to fight climate change.”

The Stralis NP produces 99% less particulate matter and 90% less N02 in comparison to Euro-6 diesel trucks, and hauliers operating this vehicle, IVECO says, can “reduce C02 emissions by up to 95% when running on liquefied bio-methane”.

MD of Absolute Events, Jonathan Price, was behind the wheel of the Stralis on the day and praised its characteristics: “It was a dream to drive; much quieter than a diesel and more than capable of doing the job. An all-round success!”

The Stralis NP’s engine records below 71dB on the Dutch PIEK quiet truck test, as opposed to Euro-6 diesel engines which produce up to 78dB.

Gareth Lumsdaine, IVECO’s business line director truck, said: “We were delighted to be asked to team up with Wandsworth Council – they recognised the Stralis NP as being the most sustainable heavy truck on the road, and naturally it proved to be the perfect fit with their theme for the event.”