For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2023-12-06
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Not a common sight in the UK, but highly useful if you have the right duty cycle, the cantilever tail lift makes unloading larger and heavier items more straightforward. The lift is mounted directly onto the chassis and the best designs mean that the tail lift acts as a replacement for the rear door for the body when in the closed position. This saves on weight and reduces the number of moving parts, but it also means the lift can be longer and manage weights of up to 4 tonnes. A long tail lift means a shallow loading angle and a large platform which could help with bulky loads.
There’s no dipping a toe into the water here. If you run a mixed fleet of trucks and vans, you may expect one of the diesel vans to be relaced with an electric version for work inside London. Not so for London-based premium drinks supplier The Drinks Club. The company has decided that replacing their largest diesel – an 18 tonner – would reap the most significant benefits. As a result, their eActros is one of the first all-electric Mercedes heavy trucks to take to the UK’s roads. The 4x2 eActros 300 is now hard at work making daily deliveries…
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