Riggotts National Line Marking Services has invested more than £500,000 in its first Euro VI Mercedes-Benz trucks.
The company has commissioned six 15-tonne Atego 1524L models with S- ClassicSpace day cabs and 7.7-litre straight-six engines that produce 238hp and are paired with PowerShift 3 automated transmissions.
Supplied by Northside Truck & Van, their purpose-designed dropside bodywork is by Alloy Bodies, of Manchester. Both companies are owned by The Anderson Group.
Nick Riggott, joint managing director of Riggotts, said: “We’re always looking for ways to move with the times and stay ahead of the game.
“By replacing older, Euro V vehicles with these Euro VI-engined Atego, we’ve taken another important step on the road towards a ‘greener’ Riggotts.
“Not only are we looking forward to reductions in our fuel bill, but by producing fewer emissions these new trucks will also help us to protect the environment and improve air quality.”
Established in 1994 by Riggott and his brother Darren, the operator offers a portfolio of services covering road, car park, airfield, warehouse and sports court line marking, to surface signage, anti-skid technology, specialist cleaning services and creative floor graphics.
Optional features on each of its new vehicles include a centre seat, allowing the company to transport a chargehand and two operatives, and a pair of additional 100-litre fuel tanks, supplementing the standard 180-litre tank.