Norfolk-based Quinto Crane & Plant has invested in a new Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3363 S.
The 155-tonne vehicle is mated to a six-axel Nooteboom low-loader trailer, and will spend most of its time transporting 10-tonne slabs of steel that serve as ballast to secure Quinto’s 300-tonne mobile crane during operations.
It will also be used to carry demolition equipment, and undertake other heavy-duty tasks.
Quinto is under new ownership and was acquired in a multi-million pound buyout last year by husband-and-wife team, Oliver and Hannah Arnold.
So far they have invested a total of £2.5 million into Quinto’s fleet, with further investment planned.
Quinto has also launched a demolition and dismantling division since the takeover.
Oliver Arnold said: “There is a construction-related synergy between our established lifting and machinery moving services, and the new demolition and dismantling operation, which will benefit our clients.”
The Arocs was supplied by Norwich dealer, Orwell Truck & Van and is subject to a Mercedes-Benz repair and maintenance contract.
It will be inspected and serviced by the workshop team at Orwell Truck & Van’s Norwich branch.
He added: “My wife and I have already invested a lot of time as well as money in Quinto Cranes, which is a family business that we hope to pass on to our two children, Kate and Jack.
“It’s been challenging at times but also hugely interesting and I’ll happily admit that I love it.
“As for our new Mercedes-Benz Arocs, we’re very proud to be the owners of such a beautiful bit of kit.”