Coventry Scaffolding, London-based scaffolders to the Queen, has added its first Mercedes-Benz truck to its fleet.
The Arocs 2530L with ClassicSpace cab will be operated by the Royal Warrant holders from its base in South London carrying out work across the capital. The MirrorCam equipped vehicle meets the three-star Direct Vision Scheme (DVS) standard which will be required by vehicles operating in Greater London by 2024.
Fitted with a platform body, made by Fred Smith & Sons of West Bromwich, the Arocs also has an occasional, fold-down bunk that doubles as a four-man bench seat.
Coventry Scaffolding has worked on many of London’s most prestigious buildings including – in 1968 – all 170ft of Nelson’s Column and took its name in 1950 from its association with the post-World War II rebuilding work being carried out in the Midlands city.
The company runs four tractor units, six 18-tonners and a pair of 7.5-tonners, and bought its latest truck from Sparshatt Truck & Van who are also providing an Actros 1843 tractor unit to the firm in September.