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Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT heavy haulers weigh in for Collett

Heavy haulage industry ‘big hitter’ Collett has hailed its “fantastic” new Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLTs, after completing its first major assignment with the two purpose-built tractors. Winner of the prestigious Operator of the Year trophy at 2017’s The Heavies awards – its second success in the ...

Nick Sampson adds strength with Mercedes-Benz Arocs

Barnstaple-based Nick Sampson Mechanical Engineering has awarded top marks for manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency to its first Mercedes-Benz heavy haulage tractor unit. The 155-tonne Arocs 3363S was supplied by South-West Dealer City West Commercials in October 2014, giving the operator plenty ...

Quinto aims high with new Mercedes-Benz heavy hauler

The new owners of Norfolk-based Quinto Crane & Plant have underlined their determination to go for growth by investing in a new Mercedes-Benz heavy haulage tractor and trailer. However, the combined cost of the 155-tonne Arocs 3363 S and its six-axled Nooteboom low-loader pales alongside ...

Mercedes-Benz SLT: A game-changer

Mercedes-Benz SLT: Heavy haulage specialists haven’t warmed to automated manual transmissions (amts) as much as regular 44-tonne operators, generally preferring manual boxes. HeavyTorque have been to Germany and driven something that may change their minds. Ian Norwell reports from Munsingen ...

Mercedes-Benz Arocs ‘double act’ for Southern Cranes & Access

When it comes to investing in new equipment, Southern Cranes & Access doesn’t do things by halves. Latest additions to the company’s truck fleet are a pair of 150-tonne Mercedes-Benz Arocs tractor units which work in tandem with a new Liebherr self-propelled crane worth £2 million. The ...

Mercedes-Benz SLT weighs in with first Heavies award

An Arocs SLT heavy haulage tractor unit took centre stage at the inaugural Heavies celebration, where Mercedes-Benz carried off the ‘Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year’ trophy. Organised by the publishers of HeavyTorque, the only magazine dedicated to those for whom the abnormal is normal, the ...