King Concrete mixes it up with double Arocs hat trick
Concrete supplier King Concrete has ordered a trio of Mercedes Arocs 32-tonne mixer trucks.
It follows delivery of another three mixers earlier in the year, all six of which were supplied by dealer Rygor Commercials, which offers such pre-built vehicles from the manufacturer’s WorkReady range.
All are 3243 models with Classicspace M-cabs, with 10.7-litre 428hp six-cylinder engines, PowerShift 3 automated manual transmissions and mixer drums by Schwing Stetter.
They are fitted with the manufacturer’s Mirrorcam digital mirror replacement system and multimedia cockpit, which replaces a portion of the switchgear with twin screens. They were also supplied with Mercedes’ complete service contracts, will be maintained at Rygor’s new Heathrow Truck Centre in Stanwell and have a two-star rating for Transport for London’s Direct Vision scheme.
The Croydon-based firm operates a fleet of 17 trucks, including mixers and pumps and, prior to acquiring the six in question, had previously sourced its trucks from specialist odybuilders. Managing director Nigel Leach said it moved to off-the-shelf vehicles for speed of delivery.
“We’ve picked up several new contracts and remained busy throughout the pandemic, so needed new trucks in a hurry,” he said.
“I confirmed my order on a Monday and Rygor’s truck sales executive Marcus Cahalin presented me with the keys to three immaculately presented eight-wheelers the following Friday. No-one’s going to beat that!”
“Image is all-important where our trucks are concerned, which is why we go for high specifications and reward our guys with cash bonuses for keeping them clean. As well as being reliable and cost-effective to operate, the Arocs is a great looking truck, particularly these latest models.”
CM Show 2020: Download a Tech Talk and discover the latest fleet innovation
If you are looking for the latest vehicle and management technology to keep your fleet ahead of the curve, then make sure to explore an exhibitor Tech Talk at the virtual Commercial Motor Show next week.
From electric trucks and smart tyres through to digital fleet compliance and cash-flow management, it’s all on the agenda at the click of your mouse.
Tech Talks are short, snappy and informative videos of cutting-edge systems on the market today, with experts live on hand on relevant booths to take any questions you might have after watching.
Each video will launch live at the show, but these will also be available afterwards for 30 days should you wish to view again at a convenient time, or perhaps share with a colleague.
Confirmed Tech Talk presentations so far, include: Expenser Education; Fastview360; Fleetplanner; Keytracker; Mercedes-Benz Trucks; Renault Trucks; Smart Witness; Trakm8 and Webfleet Solutions.
Why not check out the full schedule to help you plan your time at the CM Show and see which Tech Talks may provide some helpful insight for your own operation.
- The Commercial Motor Show takes place from 29 September to 1 October and is completely free to attend. It combines the best elements of a lively trade show and brings them to you in a safe, socially-distanced format from the comfort of your keyboard. Sign up today for your free pass.