Essex-based quarrying and construction material supplier Brice Aggregates is laying the foundations for a fleet expansion, with a pair of new Mercedes-Benz Arocs eight-wheelers and more to come.
The operator has taken delivery of 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 290 kW (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.
All represent expansions to the Brice fleet, which currently stands at 21 but is set to grow to 30 as more vehicles are required to cope with an increasing demand for the company’s range of products and services.
The trucks were acquired with funding from Daimler Truck Financial Services and are covered by four-year Mercedes-Benz Service Contracts.