Specialist bulk powder haulier Arclid Transport has expanded its fleet with the company’s first Iveco: a Stralis Hi-Way 6×2 tractor unit. The Stralis joins a fleet of 31 at the Sandbach, Cheshire-based firm, and will be used for the transportation of granular raw materials, minerals and bulk powders destined for the UK’s construction industry, as well as firms manufacturing pottery and glass, chemicals and detergents and animal feed.
The new 6×2 tractor is powered by the Iveco Cursor 13 engine. Capable of producing up to 500 hp between 1,600 and 1,900 rev/min, the engine provides up to 2,300 Nm of torque between 900 and 1,525 rev/min. The vehicle also benefits from the proven EuroTronic automated gearbox, manufactured for Iveco by ZF. Further enhancements specified by Arclid Transport include alloy wheels and leather seats in the truck’s spacious and comfortable sleeper cab – a cab designed with a drag-reducing aerodynamic profile, helping reduce the company’s fuel bills.
Founded in 1972 with one tanker, Arclid Transport was first established to transport foundry sand for associate company Bathgate Silica Sand. Six years and 10 vehicles later, it became apparent that demand for professional haulage services was growing, so a larger tank was purchased to allow for the carriage of a variety of materials. Today, as part of the Archibald Bathgate Group, Arclid operates a fleet of vehicles and provides haulage services for clients across the UK.
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