Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 BigSpace - Used Truck of the Day
Used Truck of the Day is a Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 with BigSpace cab.
This Euro-5 truck might not be for everyone, but for a 63-plate truck with 752,979 km on the clock we think it represents great value at £12,750.
It comes with a mid-lift axle, automatic gearbox, engine brake and sliding fifth wheel. As an added bonus, if you have floors painted like seller A&M Commercials, the paintwork also matches the ground.
Volvo serves up three FH rigids to GLW Feeds
Livestock and feed specialist GLW Feeds has added three Volvo FH 420 8x4 Tridems to its fleet.
The trio was supplied by Jason Brewin, transport solutions executive Volvo Truck and Bus Centre Bardon. Each is fitted with a bespoke body by Muldoon Transport Systems, sleeper cabs, 9-tonne front axles, rear air suspension and hydraulically steered tag axles.
They were purchased outright to replace older vehicles, issued with a four-year Volvo Silver Contract covering preventive maintenance and driveline repairs, and join a pair of FH 6x2 tractor units which joined the fleet earlier this year.
They will be based at the company’s main site in Loughborough and used seven days a week.
“We work our fleet hard, delivering up to 1,000 tonnes of animal feed every day to farms across the UK,” said transport manager Neale Jones. “They can often be in hard-to-reach locations, requiring access down narrow lanes and over uneven ground, so we need trucks that are versatile and robust.
“We always look at what’s new on the market, but Volvo won our business once again because of the high spec of its trucks and proven track record for reliability.
“Fuel consumption is another major consideration for us, so a lot of effort goes into ensuring we specify vehicles that are going to be as efficient as possible for our operation.”