Available from launch – even as Euro 5 versions – the 2551 was the top power Mercedes Actros at the time. This has since been eclipsed by the 2553 with 530hp and the 630hp range topper 2563.
In the UK, the Actros 2551 is primarily a 6×2 tractor unit – now mainly available at Euro 6 with a more than ample 510hp available.
You will find models with the StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace cabs – the BigSpace being the most common.
Boxer, Goliath and Tommy Boy are names that hark back to a bygone era of road transport. They’re also the names chosen by Black Country haulier FSW Storage & Distribution to adorn its latest Mercedes-Benz trucks. The fourth-generation family concern is proud of its long history, so decided to call its new Actros tractor units after three of the shire horses used by founder Thomas George Fuller to pull coal on carts during the 1920s. Smartly finished with colour-coded paintwork and chrome Kelsa light bars, the trucks are additionally fitted with Jost sliding fifth wheels and camera systems The Mercedes…>
Caledonian Logistics has ordered 35 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks in rigid and tractor unit form – their first Mercedes Actros order in five years, due in part to short lead times frrom the German manufacturer. The Aberdeenshire-based company’s 35 new vehicles are being supplied by local Dealer BLS Truck & Van and are the subject of contract hire agreements with Mercedes-Benz Finance. Most are replacing trucks by two other manufacturers that have reached the ends of their contract hire terms. However, Caledonian Logistics is also increasing its total fleet strength by a couple of vehicles, to 80. Caledonian Logistics has ordered…>
It certainly pays to be a vlogger – at least it appears to have done for ‘Trucker Jenko’ who posts videos about trucking and his truck on YouTube. Who can say if his relative fame led to him being chosen as the driver to look after the company’s flagship – but he’s certainly talking about it now. With more than 1.8 million video views, and he can’t stop talking about his exclusive new tractor unit. Actros Edition 1 driver Martyn Jenkins launched his ‘Trucker Jenko’ YouTube channel in 2018 and now has nearly 13,000 subscribers The top-of-the-range model was supplied…>
A privately owned group of companies has been snapping up a series of Mercedes Actros trucks across their range of businesses – from low loader work to general distribution to the manufacture of heat exchangers. The latest purchase for the group was a 65-tonne, tag-axled Actros tractor unit is now in service with Poole Process Equipment. The Actros works with either a three-axle extendable step-frame semi-trailer, or a twin-axled, rear-steer lowloader Over the last 12 months the privately-owned ASL Group has developed a successful partnership with Bell Truck and Van, which represents Mercedes-Benz in the North-East. In addition to its…>