Morgan Sindall cleans up with new Euro 6 trucks

Aaron Morby 8 years ago

Morgan Sindall is the first company in the UK to lease the Mercedes Benz Arocs truck, claimed to be the cleanest commercial vehicle in production.

These new vehicles are built to comply with ‘Euro 6’, a stringent new EU environmental standard. These aims to reduce particulate matter by 99% and oxides of Nitrogen oxides by 97%.

Morgan Sindall has leased two of these £100,000 vehicles, which will be working on the organisation’s contract to re-lay the runway at Heathrow Airport, delivering materials to the site and clearing spoil away from the work areas.

Jonathan Hall, plant director for Morgan Sindall, said: “As a major UK construction and infrastructure company, we take on a leadership role in driving forward our industry’s sustainability performance.

‘We believe that working in a sustainable manner is fundamental to the reputation and continuity of our industry.

“We are making demonstrable progress in the field of sustainability, and our acquisition of these Euro 6 compliant vehicles serves to highlight that.”

The trucks include vulnerable road user protection in the form of fitted side guards, rear and side cameras and a side scan detection system for cyclists and pedestrians.

James Colbourne, Head of Strategic Accounts, Mercedes-Benz Truck Sales and Marketing, said: “These are the first 8×4 Euro 6 Arocs to enter service in the UK and Morgan Sindall are demonstrating how safety, not only for their own personnel but other third parties in general, and sustainability work hand in hand”.

Bodied by tipper specialists Thompsons of Blackburn, both vehicles use the latest all-steel “carry anything” Loadmaster multi-purpose tipper body which offers strength and durability in any operating environment.”

Cutting pollution

Mercedes Benz Arocs utilises a combination of advanced engine technologies to drastically reduce emissions.
These include selective catalytic reduction, which reduces NOX output by adding ammonia to the exhaust system, and exhaust gas recirculation, which reduces NOX outputs further by allowing cooled exhaust gasses back into the vehicle’s air intake.
A diesel particulate filter, which captures soot particles from the exhaust gas. Once this filter is full, the engine temperature is raised to burn the soot.

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