A recycling specialist has admitted it has taken “a bold step” by buying its first Mercedes-Benz truck.
The 6×4 Econic 2629LL was supplied to Wrexham-based ASH Waste Services, which covers the north of England and North Wales, by Deeside dealer Road Range Commercials. It is powered by a 290hp, 7.2-litre Euro 5 engine with Allison six-speed automatic gearbox with cruise control function. It also has a purpose-designed, low-entry cab
ASH and sister operation Alan’s Skip Hire run a fleet of 65 trucks and Neil Hassall, a director of both firms, said: “Historically we’ve sourced our vehicles from another manufacturer so this represents a bold step for us. But we’re confident it’s the right move.
“We’ve held discussions with our staff and feel the easily accessed cab will prove safer, more efficient and easier to use.”
The chassis is fitted with a rear-end loader body by Heil and is working on ASH’s trade and commercial waste contracts.