• The Mercedes Arocs Tipper at its Best

    There is no better proof for efficiency than the actual figures. That is why Gavin Griffiths Group, the Welsh earthworks operator, has ordered a second Mercedes-Benz Arocs rigid truck as soon as the benefits became vivid. Last year the company, working in the sphere of waste management and recycling, put its first Mercedes-Benz tipper on the road. The immediate fuel savings data was impressive enough to want one more vehicle for the fleet.

    The new powerful workhorse comes in the form of an eight-wheeler Arocs 3248K. An aerodynamic StreamSpace sleeper cab features a roof-mounted light bar and air horns. A steel tipping box is supplied by Thompsons Group, the UK’s leading tipper bodybuilder. The drivetrain consists of a 12.8-litre, straight-six engine and a 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift automated transmission. Such a combination is capable of delivering over 480hp and achieving more than 1.5 mpg of fuel economy comparing to other 32-tonne tippers.

    The vehicle has managed to show its worth on muckaway work. According to the operator, their tailor-made Mercedes-Benz tipper is provided with exactly sufficient power. Even fully loaded, it pulls really well up the hills. Further details relate to a very comfortable drive, ensured by a thought-out cab design and the smooth auto box.

    The truck also exceeds with regard to the off-road performance, crucial for tippers of this class. Together with the excellent traction, the operator pays attention to the fact that the new Mercedes Arocs sits higher and has more ground clearance than other eight-wheelers from the company’s fleet.

    It’s notable that Gavin Griffiths, the company’s proprietor, also consulted another operator before opting for a second Arocs. The received reference was entirely positive. So, the delivery of an extra truck is already much awaited and planned for March.