Northern Ireland operator adds Arocs to large fleet

10 April 2019

A Northern Ireland company has taken delivery of 14 8×4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs tippers as part of its fleet renewal programme.

Derrylin-based Quinn Building Products ordered the vehicles, which have been uprated to 41 tonnes, through MBNI Truck and Van.

They will be used to transport 33 tonnes of aggregate from the company’s quarries to its cement plant and join a 150-strong fleet.

Quinn opted for the ClassicSpace cab and, due to the heavy-duty nature of its work, specified the larger 12.8-litre OM471 engine generating 476hp and 2,300Nm. The bodies were supplied by C-Tec of Magherafelt and Gleesons of Tipperary.

Transport manager Brian McManus said, “Arocs is a purpose-built chassis for construction-related applications and offers the rugged build quality that we need. You can’t cut corners on specification for a job like this so we’ve specced them up in a few areas to help us over the life of the vehicle.”