CW Russell gets four new Mercedes-Benz Arocs tippers

Commercial Motor
November 21, 2023

Middlesbrough-based CW Russell has taken delivery of four Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 tippers with HARSH tipping gear. Bolstering its fleet to 50 vehicles, the new tippers are fitted with Townend steel bodies ready for tipping, bulk haulage and recycling jobs around Teesside.


Owner Charlie Russell said: “In our business, no two days are ever the same, so we want trucks that can handle anything and everything. After long experience, the combination of HARSH gears, Townend bodies and Mercedes-Benz chassis has proven itself to be pretty near perfect.”


The trucks are equipped with the HARSH combined ram and tank HFT154 which is the most heavy duty front end gears HARSH offers. L. Townend fitted smooth-sided ‘samson’ steel tipper bodies made from Hardox 450 with 3.2mm sides and 5mm floors. The eight wheelers have a payload of 19 tonnes. 


Townend director, Richard Townend, said: “We've dealt with Charlie Russell for many years now and are delighted that our products continue to prove themselves in their particularly arduous working environment. In a similar vein, we have no hesitation at all in building our bodies with HARSH tipping gears, whether they are front end types or underfloors. Our two companies have worked together for a long while now, and share common objectives of delivering the best possible products for tipper operators everywhere, always backed up by effective and responsive after sales support.”


Jason Bramall, HARSH business development manager for Northern England said: “Whilst HARSH continues to expand, it’s still the case that tipper operators like CW Russell remain at the heart of our business, and we are hence delighted to have been able to once again supply our tipping gears for these latest four vehicles. Reaching a 50 vehicle fleet size is a tremendous achievement, and we wish Charlie and his team continuing success into the future.”


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