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KJ Pike reap fuel boost with Mercedes New Actros

By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 16:00

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BOOST: KJ Pike ramp up fuel economy

Supermarket trolley maintenance specialist KJ Pike are reaping fuel efficiency benefits after investing in a 4×2 Mercedes-Benz New Actros 1851 tractor unit.

Bagged from the Poole branch of Pendragon Commercials in November 2012, the unit returns up to 9mpg, compared to the 8mpg of the company’s older tractors.

Christian Pike, Financial Director of KJ Pike, said: “Our trucks don’t cover high mileages, which is why we keep them for so long.

“We wanted, therefore, to protect ourselves against future emissions controls in London and other cities, while also maximising its potential resale value, by buying the cleanest, ‘greenest’ vehicle we could.

“At the time Mercedes-Benz was the only truck-maker offering a viable Euro VI product, which was good news because our other vehicles are all by the same manufacturer.” 

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