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Truck and Track

Summer 2019



Mercedes-Benz Trucks Dealer Rygor

mixes it up for Brunel Recycling

Cornwall’s Brunel Recycling has added the latest string to

its Mercedes-Benz bow, in the shape of a high-riding eight-

wheeler with volumetric mixer body.

Essentially a truck mixer and concrete batching plant rolled into

one, the new truck is based on a muscular Arocs 4140K chassis

supplied by Dealer Group Rygor Commercials.

Built in Buckingham by concrete equipment specialist Utranazz,

the Hydromix HM12H-E body features separate compartments

for sand, stone, cement and water. These raw materials are then

meteredandmixed into freshconcretewhenandwhere it is needed.

The unmixed product remains useable indefinitely, eliminating

costly wastage.

The Arocs range is purpose-designed for construction work and

related applications. A real head-turner in the operator’s bright

red livery, the new truck has a ClassicSpace M-cab and pairs an

advanced, 10.7-litre straight-six engine which produces 290

kW (394 hp), with a smooth Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated


Brunel Recycling purchased its first Mercedes-Benz, an 8x4 Arocs

tipper, from Rygor in 2015. To this, it then added another three

tippers and a tipper-grab, before taking delivery last year of a

hook-loader. All six of these 32-tonne vehicles are based on Arocs

3240K chassis with one exception - the tippers and the tipper-grab

have Thompson bodies, while the hook-loader’s roll-on roll-off

equipment is by HARSH.

Family-owned Brunel Recycling’s headquarters are in Saltash,

where it owns a fully licensed and permitted landfill and waste

transfer station. The company’s roots date back to 1989, when

Dave Venables established his landfill, which he then developed

into a waste transfer station, skip-hire firm, and recycling facility.

Today, having changed its name from Brunel Skips to Brunel

Recycling, and adopted the ‘Remove-Recycle-Reuse’ motto which

is proudly emblazoned on its Mercedes-Benz trucks, it provides

a comprehensive portfolio of haulage, demolition, recycled

aggregates and, now, concrete services to customers throughout

Devon and Cornwall.

Brunel Recycling’s graded aggregates are widely used for

construction projects in Plymouth and the surrounding area. The

firmalso supplies top soils and biomass, undertakes site clearances,

demolitions and muckaway work, and offers heavy plant and

machinery for hire.

His father – the owner of Plymouth Albion rugby club – having

retired, Managing Director Brian Venables now runs the business

with his Director brother Max, whose wife Nadine is Operations


Brian Venables said Brunel Recycling’s experience of operating

Mercedes-Benz trucks over the last four years had been entirely

positive. “They’ve been totally reliable and are very economical,” he


“The Arocs is clearly built to withstand the rigours of our kind of

work. The excellent ground clearance is a big advantagewhenwe’re

off-road, and it’s very comfortable to drive. The Arocs also looks and

sounds brilliant,” he added. “It’s a seriously cool truck, and the guys

love it.”

Acquired, like its previous Arocs, with competitive funding support

from Mercedes-Benz Finance, Brunel Recycling’s volumetric mixer

is already opening doors to new business opportunities. “We do a

lot of slabs and foundations for houses, and the new truck offers a

very cost-effective means of delivering the concrete,” explained Mr

Venables. “It didn’t come cheap, but this vehicle has added another

string to our bow, and I’m confident it will prove over time to have

been a wise investment.”

Mr Venablesalsopraised the serviceprovidedbyRygorCommercials

Truck Sales Executive Marcus Cahalin. “Marcus is a joy to work

with,” he observed. “I’mquite a fiery character but he knows how to

handle me. If ever an issue crops up, as they always will from time

to time, he remains very calmand ensures that it’s resolvedwith the

minimum of fuss.”

Marcus Cahalin said: “Every truck Rygor supplies is important

to its owner, and we endeavour to reflect this by providing an

appropriately high level of service to each and every one of our

customers. Every now and then, though, a truck comes along which

really stands out from the crowd, and Brunel Recycling’s volumetric

mixer is certainly one. It’s a fantastic machine, and was a real

pleasure to deliver.”

Keeping it in the family: Brothers Brian, left, andMax Venables, are now running

their seventhMercedes-Benz Arocs fromRygor Commercials




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