Green Group order 50 Euro VI Mercedes New Actros
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 09:00
BAGGED: 50 Euro VI New Actros for Green Group
Rotherham-based operators Green Group are taking delivery of 50 Euro VI Mercedes-Benz New Actros tractor units.
Set to enter service in March, the low-emission 2545 models – supplied by Northside Truck and Van – boast flat-floored BigSpace cabs and state-of-the-art 450hp straight-six engines.
The company ordered their Euro VI tractors after integrating 30 Euro V New Actros 2545s last summer, while all but ten of Green Group’s 90-strong fleet will be Mercedes-Benz by December.
Rebecca Wharmsby, Assistant Managing Director at Green Group, said: “Our Euro V New Actros are performing very well and typically returning between 9 and 9.5mpg full freighted, which puts them as much as a mile and a half ahead of the vehicles they’ve replaced.
“Given that each unit averages 160,000miles per year, a fuel saving of that magnitude is worth a lot of money.
“Our drivers love their New Actros and we’ve had no reliability issues, while the team at Northside’s Doncaster dealership provide a fantastic service.”