With the flexibility in the cab options for the Mercedes Atego – including a decent crew cab option, there are usually a range of options when looking at Mercedes recovery trucks for sale on Truckpages. The AA have historically bought Atego Mercedes trucks for their recovery operations – often with a 13 tonne GVW to allow for the extra weight of the crew cab plus the tile and slide body and spec (spectacle) lift for the rear. Reliability is key for this type of work – having a recovery vehicle breaking down is the peak of embarrassment, so a Mercedes recovery truck is a popular choice amongst roadside recovery operators.
If you are transporting any old car, then an open-backed recovery truck or small car transporter is fine. For something a little more special you can find these types of bodies with curtainsides to hide what’s inside. For classic Aston Martins that can be worth over £250,000 each, then only a secure box will suffice to transport them. Carrying two cars at a time, with a fragile load that could exceed half a million pounds, the Aston workshop has opted for a sleeper-cabbed, 12-tonne Mercedes Atego 1224 to carry the precious cargo safely. Supplied by North-East Dealer Bell Truck and…>
Electrically powered grocery delivery vans are becoming an increasingly common sight in the UK’s cities. However, lend a thought to how they are delivered to their area of work. They have not been designed for long distance motorway work – they are at their best covering local distances in towns and cities. As a result, the old method of getting vans from the dealer to the customer is having to change. No more a minibus full of drivers, but a diesel-powered Mercedes Atego delivering two electric vans at a time. Whether this is ‘greener’ than driving two diesel vans to…>
If the standard crew cab is too long to fit a full-length body, then order a sleeper cab that has a seat-bunk combination fitted. That’s what R&S Recovery Services’ did with their new Mercedes-Benz Atego which now has a cab that’s roomy enough to accommodate five passengers, but not so long that it eats into space better used for the load bed. The High Wycombe-based operator purchased its 15-tonne Atego from Rygor Commercials, a Dealer for which it works as a sub-contractor. The truck has a ClassicSpace L-cab with additional side windows and an innovative seat-bunk combination. This option provides…>
We love to see a tenacious sales executive work to get a deal. That’s what happened with Bell Truck & Van’s Truck Sales Executive Alex Wordsworth in closing a deal for an Atego 1530 recovery truck for Alpha Recovery. Roger Dyson’s SLA transporter bed is designed to slide clear of the chassis and lie very close to the ground, giving an approach angle of less than five degrees Alpha Recovery has operated Mercedes-Benz trucks of various size in the past, but more recently most of the vehicles had been Swedish-built. “The Dealer has made great strides over the past couple…>