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Mercedes-Benz Axor tip’n’mix for Sherburn Stone

Durham-based Sherburn Stone have traded up to a pair of new Mercedes-Benz Axor 32-tonne trucks, in response to expanding demand and shifting work patterns that called for higher capacity.

Supplied by Gateshead dealer Bell Truck and Van, they have replaced two 26-tonne six-wheelers.

One of the new Axor 3240s is a tipper, its lightweight Aliweld aluminium body giving it a payload comfortably in excess of the 20-tonne ‘benchmark’ for 8x4 operators. The other is a concrete mixer and fitted with an 8m3 Liebherr drum.

Billy Fisher, fleet engineer, said: ‘We’ve chosen bigger trucks to cope with increasing calls for heavier work – larger deliveries of stone from our Sherburn Hill quarry and concrete from our own mixing plant’.

Sherburn Stone’s fleet of 26 trucks, most of which are tippers and mixers of various sizes, supply stone, aggregates and various grades of concrete to the construction and civil engineering industry across the north-east.

Mr Fisher continued: ‘We’ve run Mercedes-Benz trucks before and know them to be tough, reliable performers, with chassis that are well suited to life on quarry roads and construction sites.

‘The deal we secured from Bell Truck and Van was extremely competitive, and the parts prices are excellent value too. We maintain our own trucks in-house and Bell help us to keep things running smoothly by making regular deliveries to our workshops and monitoring our stock levels.

‘Last, but not least, our drivers are very happy with their new Axor. The 400hp engines are responsive and flexible, the manual gearboxes that we prefer are simple to operate, and the cabs are comfortable, hard-wearing and easy to clean.’

For further information contact Bell Truck and Van on email: [email protected]

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