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CV Show 2012: First Euro-6 Actros for UK

  • 25 April 2012
  • By Will Shiers

KMS Mallinson Transport will be the first UK operator to run Euro-6 versions of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros. The Barnsley-based operator placed an order for two of them at the CV Show, along with a further eight Euro-5s.

“We are a forward-thinking com-pany,” says MD Stephen Mallinson, who is looking forward to comparing the fuel economy between the two trucks. “Euro-6 is on its way, and this will be a good chance for us to get some experience of running them.”

The 10 newcomers, all 2545s with BigSpace cabs, are being supplied by preferred dealer Northside Truck Van. They are additions to the 75-strong fleet.

Tewkesbury-based Arthur Spriggs Sons also announced an order for 10 new Actros, all Euro-5s. “I have a lot of respect for Mercedes-Benz,” says director of operations Chris Spriggs, “because I believe they are the only truck manufacturer not to cheapen the product. And you can’t fault the reliability, back-up or residuals.”

MM Greene Haulage will be the first operator in Wales to take delivery of a new shape Euro-5 Mercedes-Benz Actros, having placed an order for a top-spec 2551 GigaSpace.

Mike Greene, who runs the four-truck-strong Crosshands-based operation with brother Mark, says:

“The truck looks fantastic. And they took us over to Germany last autumn, so I know it drives well.”

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Article source: http://www.commercialmotor.com:80/latest-news/first-euro-6-actros-for-uk