Keltruck supplies Scotts Plant and Haulage with three new Scania P410 XTs

Evesham-based Scotts Plant and Haulage has taken delivery of three new Scania tippers, and has another four on order.

The P410 XTs, which have all been specified with City Safe Windows in the passenger door, and Boweld tipper bodies, join a fleet of 18 trucks, 12 of which are Scanias.

“We aim to be the best in our field,” said Scott Witheford, MD of Scotts Plant and Haulage. “We have chosen Scania trucks as we consider them to be the best. They are reliable, minimising downtime, and they are fuel efficient too.”

Witheford explained that the tippers have been supplied on six-year full R&M contracts, and will be maintained by Keltruck’s Droitwich site. “We don’t want to be involved with the repair and maintenance of our trucks in-house, so we have opted to take a package to cover their upkeep for the entire length of time we intend to own them,“ said Witheford. “Keltruck Droitwich always go the extra mile for us – providing a first-class service for the life of the truck with repairs, maintenance and parts when we need them.”

The trucks will be used to supply muckaway, aggregates, sand and gravel, topsoil and road planings throughout Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire.

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Mercedes-Benz launches improved version of MirrorCam

Mercedes-Benz has launched a revised version of its MirrorCam mirror replacement system, which was first launched in 2018.

One of the more significant changes are shorter camera arms. By reducing their length by 10cm on each side of the cab, they no longer protrude further than the kerb mirror, making it easier to judge their position, so reducing the likelihood of them being damaged by collisions with roadside objects. Mercedes also claims the new position is more akin to that of conventional glass mirrors, thus making it easier for drivers to reverse in a straight line.

A new drip edge has been added to the camera housing, preventing rain water from fouling the lens. The image quality has also been improved, supposedly making it easier to reverse in dimly lit conditions.

Commenting on this second generation of MirrorCam, Uwe Baake, head of product development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said: “The intensive discussions with our customers and their experiences from day-to-day operations formed the foundations for us to make further adjustments to individual technical parameters, thereby generating even greater added value, especially in terms of display and safety.”

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