Crestchic Loadbanks has recently taken delivery of a couple of new Mercedes HIAB vehicles for the growing fleet which deliver winning safety and environmental benefits.

A Mercedes-Benz ACTROS 2540 30ft HIAB rigid lorry with mounted crane, which has a 10.7-litre straight-six engine that produces 290kW (394 hp), has been added to the fleet. The vehicle is fitted with a platform body and rear-mounted 34 tonne/metre Fassi F365 crane which can be used to offload products. It also features an outstanding four-star Direct Vision Standard safety rating which effectively ‘future-proofs’ Crestchic against Transport for London’s current and planned Direct Vision Standards.

The truck’s relatively low floor and driving position translate into excellent direct visibility, thanks to its ClassicSpace L-cab with 320mm engine tunnel, and 70-series low-profile tyres. Our drivers have been particularly impressed by the innovative MirrorCam system which relays a clear and broad field of vision to a pair of 15-inch screens on the cab’s A-pillars. The latest emergency braking design adds cameras to the mix which means that at speeds of up to 50 kph, Active Brake Assist 5 can now employ full braking. The team has put in a lot of work with Mertrux and Mercedes-Benz Trucks to get the specification of this Mercedes-Benz ACTROS 2540 30ft HIAB lorry absolutely right. The result is a vehicle that’s perfectly suited to our requirement for working in busy urban areas.

Similarly, the MirrorCam system is incorporated in our new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546 LS Tractor Unit which also complies with the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone) and the DVS (Direct Vision Standard) regulations. ULEZ and DVS are intended to better protect the environment and vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists. As other cities across the UK have suggested they could soon adopt these schemes, this new addition to our fleet puts us in a great position for the future.

Jo Price, UK Rental Manager, commented “We’re delighted with these new additions.  These new vehicles continue to add value to our competition-beating products and service.”

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