Orchard picks ArocsSt Austell-based independent scrap processing merchant Henry Orchard & Sons has added a pair of 8×4 Arocs 3240s with 394 bhp Euro 6 engines and Multilift hook-loading gear to its fleet. The vehicles follow three New Actros 2545 BigSpace tractor units, which entered service on January 1.

All are fitted with the optional Predictive Power Control system, which employs 3D GPS mapping to read 3 km of topography ahead then responds by controlling speed, braking and the transmission to maximise fuel efficiency.

The operator’s Arocs have replaced a pair of older eight-wheelers. They are now collecting scrap in 40 cubic yard bins from local authorities, factories, MoD establishments and demolition sites throughout Devon and Cornwall.

“The Arocs is clearly a strong, well-built truck, while its low-emission Euro 6 engine can only enhance our environmental credentials and help to reduce our carbon footprint,” said company MD, Henry Orchard.