Rinus Roofing scores two Arocs

Commercial Motor
September 17, 2020

Rinus Roofing Supplies has taken delivery of two Mercedes Arocs rigids.

One is a 26-tonne 2532 L model with rear-steer axle, the other an 18-tonne 1827 L. The former will be based at the company’s recently opened Leeds branch and the latter at its Bradford depot.

Both trucks are fitted with ClassicSpace M-cabs, JC Payne dropside bodies and rear-mounted Hiab cranes. They are also equipped with Mercedes’ Mirrorcam system which replaces conventional mirrors and its Active Brake Assist 5 emergency braking system. 

They were supplied on a Mercedes-Benz Finance contract by northeast dealer group Bell Truck and Van, from which the company has sourced all 50 of its vehicles.

“The improvement has become more obvious as time has progressed – after five years repair costs for our previous trucks were a lot higher than we’ve experienced with the Arocs. This increased reliability has been invaluable in enabling us to meet our delivery commitments to customers, as the business has continued to grow,” said Rinus’ operations and risk manager Martin Pollard.  

“The visibility is so much better, and it’s particularly noticeable, for example, when you’re approaching a roundabout. Drivers no longer have to contend with mirror covers the size of dustbin lids blocking their line of sight. [The] cameras also make it a lot easier to judge where the truck’s rear end is.”

Rinus is due to take delivery of three further 26-tonne Arocs before the end of the year, each fitted with dropside bodies and cranes.

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