Discount store chain Home Bargains has taken a new fleet of a dozen Mercedes-Benz tractor units.
The firm bought the vehicles outright and plans to runs them for five years. Home Bargains made the choice based on a competitive purchase price and excellent fuel returns from a demonstration unit from Mercedes-Benz.
Transport manager Alan Beech said: “We’re a discount retailer operating on very tight margins. Our distribution fleet represents a substantial outlay so achieving the best price and maximum efficiency over the life of our vehicles is of paramount importance.
“We’re confident that these Mercedes-Benz vehicles will give us reliable and cost-effective performance over the next five years, and will retain a strong residual value at the end of their time in our fleet.”
The Axor 1840s are equipped with optional Mercedes PowerShift automated transmissions and fitted with full air management kits. They were supplied by Liverpool dealer Road Range Commercials.
Home Bargains’ first Mercedes-Benz trucks have joined a fleet of 54 heavy vehicles, most of which are 4×2 tractors plated at 34 tonnes.