Surfacing and aggregates company Ferns Group has put into service two Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks, both featuring a steering rear axle behind the double drive bogie.
The new chassis marks a departure for the Maidstone-based company but it has stayed loyal to Loadmaster, specifying the tipper body it has run for years.
“There’s nothing to touch it for strength, durability and reliability,” explained James Gupwell, Ferns Group transport director.
“Yes, it’s a premium product at a premium price, but its long term value and exceptionally low ownership costs more than make up for that front end expense.”
Operated by subsidiary company Ferns Surfacing from its north London Wembley depot, the two Econics will be used on urban tipper grab work.