M.J. CHURCH IN WILTSHIRE HAS TAKEN DELIVERY OF TWO NEW AROCS 2651 80-TONNE-GROSS UNITS TO REPLACE A PAIR OF 6X4 MAN TGX TRACTORS. BOB BEECH VISITED FIND OUT THE REASONING BEHIND THE SWAP.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG PUSEY
While the heavyweight SLT versions of the Mercedes Benz tractor unit range have grabbed most of the attention in recent years, the German manufacturer offers a large number of alternative specifications for operation at lighter weights. These include uprated 6x2 tractors in both pusher and tag axle form, along with 6x4 variants on either air suspension or steel springs, with either single reduction or hub reduction drive axles to meet operator’s exact needs.