Atego is a first for Charles Henshaw & Sons

Charles Henshaw Atego

Charles Henshaw & Sons has ordered its first Mercedes-Benz truck; a 7.5-tonne Atego with a ClassicSpace S-cab from Mercedes-Benz Western Commercial.

It’s powered by a 5.1-litre engine producing 156hp which is pushed through a 6-speed PowerShift 3 gearbox. The unit also features drop-side bodywork by DPH of Bathgate.

James Gallon, production manager for Charles Henshaw & Sons, said: “The timing was just right, as the three-year contract on our last vehicle was coming to an end. We were mulling over what to do about replacing it, and may well have taken out another lease.”

The Atego is delivering the firms’ facade products throughout the UK and will be maintained by Western Commercial’s Broxburn workshop.

Gallon added: “Our drivers Jeff Ritchie and Steven Smith, are delighted with the new truck. It’s a lot more comfortable than our last, and they are particularly impressed with the automated gearbox which makes their jobs so much easier and more enjoyable”.

He also stated that the company has “every confidence that the Atego will live up to our expectations in terms of build quality and reliability, and would envisage this vehicle running for six, seven, maybe even eight years”.

This was coupled to thoughts about the relationship with the brand itself, Gallon claimed that “we have high hopes, too for our new relationship with Mercedes-Benz and Western Commercial.”

2016 IVECO Eurocargo 250 rigid - Used Truck Deal of the Day

Used deal of the day IVECO

Today’s used deal of the day also happens to be the deal of the week, and it’s not hard to see why. This 2016 Euro-6 IVECO 18-tonne Eurocargo 250 rigid is ideal for working within London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as well as in future ULEZs.

The 25ft 6in curtain-sided body is complete with a 1,500kg tuckaway tail lift. This particular example has also undergone a complete refurbishment including being fitted with new curtains.

The rear axle utilises air suspension while the exterior is equipped with a full air kit. The sleeper cab has a single bunk, air conditioning and an automatic gearbox. Put up for sale by North East Truck & Van in Billingham, this truck is available for £36,950 plus VAT.

It’s only got 180,000km on the clock and comes with 12 months MoT.