Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Grain merchant expands Mercedes fleet

Grain merchant Openfield has commissioned a fleet of 11 premium specification Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units.

The move follows its experience of its first six Actros, which had been on the road since 2006. Contract manager Keith Hughes said: “There was hardly any downtime, which is no mean achievement when you consider the nature of our work; our trucks pull bulk tippers and go onto farms every day, where the rough tracks and yards can be tough on chassis.”

The trucks supplied by Peterborough dealer Intercounty Truck & Van are Actros 2546 models with flat-floored MegaSpace cabs and 460hp engines which drive through 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift automated transmissions.