WorkReadies for ready-mix retailer18 September 2020

So impressed was King Concrete with Rygor Commercials’ quick response to its first order for three Mercedes-Benz truck mixers that it has just signed-up for another. The supplier of ready-mix and mix-on-site concrete is based in Croydon, Surrey, and runs a fleet of 17 trucks. The line-up includes seven 32-tonne truck mixers.

Those supplied by Rygor, however, were the first that King Concrete has sourced from a member of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK dealer network – instead, it has previously acquired complete vehicles from specialist bodybuilders. In addition to a selection of usedMercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks, Rygor Commercials offers a variety of pre-built ‘WorkReady’ vehicles based on new chassis and available for delivery at short notice, including also tippers and tipper grabs, skiploaders and hookloaders. For his part, King Concrete managing director Nigel Leach says: “We’ve picked up several new contracts and remained busy throughout the pandemic, so needed new trucks in a hurry.

I confirmed my order on a Monday and Rygor’s truck sales executive Marcus Cahalin presented me with the keys to three immaculately presented eight-wheelers the following Friday. No one’s going to beat that!”

All are 3243 variants with ClassicSpace M-cabs, the Arocs are powered by 10.7-litre in-line six-cylinder engines which produce 315 kW (422bhp) and drive through 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated manual transmissions. Their 8m3 drums, meanwhile, are by Schwing Stetter.

The new Arocs will be inspected and maintained under Mercedes-Benz Complete Service Contracts, along with other vehicles from the King Concrete fleet, at the Heathrow Truck Centre in Stanwell, which Rygor opened in September 2020.

Author
William Dalrymple

Related Companies
Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
Rygor Commercials Ltd
Schwing Stetter SA

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