MERCEDES-BENZ’S CURRENT HEAVY HAULAGE TRACTOR UNIT RANGE IS FINDING FAVOUR WITH MANY OPERATORS IN THE UK AND EUROPE. BOB BEECH VENTURED NORTH TO SPEAK TO CADZOW HEAVY HAULAGE OF BLANTYRE, SCOTLAND, WHO HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE OF BOTH THE LATEST RANGE AND THE TWO PREVIOUS GENERATIONS OF BIG TRACTORS TO WEAR THE THREE-POINTED STAR.
MERCEDES & TITAN IN THE UK
Mercedes had a limited presence in the UK heavy haulage until about 2002/3. Before this, they introduced a small range of 6x2 and 6x4 tractor-units in the early 1990s, based on the well-established SK range covering the 80 to 150 tonnes weight range, with a restricted speciﬁcation. Their very heavy-duty range was produced in conjunction with specialist converter Titan Spezialfahrzeugbau GmbH. It was not generally available via the Mercedes dealer network in the UK – but was proving to be very popular in mainland Europe and beyond. Forward-looking operators Sunter Brothers Ltd, imported a pair of new Titan tractors back in the late 70s; other used models found their way to this country over the years.