Quarrying and construction material supplier Brice Aggregates has acquired a pair of new Mercedes-Benz Arocs eight-wheelers that will deliver wet-batched concrete to customers, from single loads to pours of hundreds of cubic metres.
The Essex-based operator has taken delivery of the two Arocs 3240 concrete mixers, with 9m3 Liebherr drums, from Dealer Motus Truck & Van. Another identical mixer and four Arocs 3240 tippers with steel Charlton tipping bodies are on order, for delivery later this year.
Like the trucks already delivered, all will be powered by 394 hp 10.7-litre ‘straight six’ engines, and have ClassicSpace M extended day-cabs.
Their 320 mm engine humps allow for a lower seating position than higher-riding variants, which gives the driver a better view of other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.
The trucks were acquired with funding from Daimler Truck Financial Services and are covered by four-year Mercedes-Benz Service Contracts.
Brice Aggregates has a site at Colemans Quarry in Witham, which supplies a range of aggregate products.
Its fleet, which currently numbers 21 vehicles, works across Essex, Suffolk, south Cambridgeshire and into East London and eastern parts of Hertfordshire.
Oliver Brice, Managing Director said: “We could see that the Arocs was well suited to a business like ours, and the opening of the (Motus) Witham dealership so close to our own operating base was also a significant advantage.
“Motus were also able to quote an impressively short lead time, given the supply problems that still exist in the industry, which sealed the deal in their favour.”