So delighted was Draintech Tankers with its first two Mercedes-Benz Arocs tankers, it has ordered another couple.
The Andover-based operator previously acquired its trucks from two other manufacturers.
However, in the face of soaring demand from customers, director Robert Simpson last year had a look at operations.
For example, he main aim was to reduce truck downtime.
Therefore, it made sense to look to the closest dealer to Draintech Tankers, which was Marshall Truck & Van, also in Andover.
In contrast, the nearest agent for the other manufactuers were 20 and 10 miles away, respectively.
First impressions were a big factor for Simpson.
“I could see immediately that [Arocs] was a quality product,” he said.
“Furthermore, Marshall Truck & Van’s proximity to us was a big attraction.
“On this basis, I was very happy to order our first Mercedes-Benz vehicles.”
Draintech Tankers specialises in emptying septic tanks, cesspits and sewage treatment plants, for customers in west Hampshire.
It also provides a variety of associated services for example, high-pressure jetting and drain unblocking.
In other words, the new fleet additions at Draintech Tankers had to fit the bill in terms of onboard equipment.
As a result, the two vehicles that entered service last autumn both have stainless steel vacuum tanks by VJ Engineering, of Rugby.
In addition, each is also equipped with a Jurop RV520 hydraulic drain pump and washdown jetting system.
One is an 8×4 Arocs 3248 with 12.8-litre in-line six-cylinder engine producing 476hp.
The other, a 6×2 Arocs 2542 variant, is powered by a 421hp version of the same engine.
“Having commissioned our first Arocs in September, we had no hesitation in returning to order a pair of identical chassis,” said Simpson.
The new trucks are scheduled for delivery in the autumn and will join five other trucks on the fleet.