Bladerunners – Plant Speed calls on Mercedes-Benz for record-breaking contract


 

A trio of Mercedes-Benz SLT tractor units helped heavy haulier Plant Speed transport what is believed to be the longest wind speed turbine blades ever moved by road in the UK. The Bristol-based operator relied on an 8×4 Actros 4463 and two Arocs eight-wheeler 4163 variants for the commission from a European shipping and logistics customer. Unloaded from Avonmouth Dock and moved 24 miles to Magor, the blades and their spacer frames measured 68.252m in length and each weighed around […]