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Dalrod adds new Arocs to its large Mercedes fleet

01 July 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Truck

News from Mercedes-Benz: Peterborough-based drainage and sewer specialist Dalrod has added a new flagship 8×4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs with wind-cheating StreamSpace cab to its fleet.

A third-generation family firm, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, offers a range of services including drain cleaning, CCTV surveys, relining, sewer renovation and pump maintenance operations.

The Arocs 3236K has been finished in eye-catching Vanda Blue paintwork with colour-coded bumpers, and has a roof-mounted Kelsa light bar, air horns and protective headlight grilles.

Whale Tankers of Solihull, West Midlands, manufactured and fitted the vehicle’s vacuum system and tank capable of carrying up to 18,000 litres of waste and 1,100-litre tank for clean water.

The fuel-efficient 10.7-litre Euro-6 engine’s 360 hp output is transmitted via an optional 16-speed manual gearbox, specified in place of the standard-fit Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmission to meet the requirements of the split prop PTO arrangement that drives the sucking and jetting system.

Key to Dalrod’s decision to purchase the new 32-tonner were the outstanding performance and reliability of its 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Axor which has been in service since 2008, and a 15-tonne Atego commissioned nearly four years ago.

“At over £200,000 this vehicle represents a very significant investment for our business,” explains Operations Manager Derek Bullivant. “Our previous Mercedes-Benz trucks have been excellent – the 2008 six-wheeler is still going strong – and the service from Intercounty is very good too, so we saw no reason to look elsewhere.”

Dalrod also operates Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vito vans fitted with small jetting units. Another recent addition to the fleet is its first example from the new Mercedes-Benz Citan small van range launched last year – a 109 CDI BlueEfficiency model offering an economy figure of up to 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 112 g/km, which is used by the company’s fleet engineer.

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