Construction company FM Conway has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz’s Econics.

The tipper-grabs are claimed to be the first of their type in service in London based on the Econic chassis.

Supplied by Dealer Sparshatts of Kent, FM Conway’s new trucks are both 8x4s single front steer axles, double-drive bogies and rear-steer axles.

Mercedes claims this provides a tighter turning circle and better maneuverability compared to a standard 32-tonne construction eight-wheeler.

The Econics are equipped with safety cameras, Fruehauf Hardox steel tipping bodies and Epsilon M135 radio remote-controlled cranes with clamshell buckets.

Transport Manager Peter Parle explains: “Road safety is paramount for FM Conway. It is vital that the construction industry does what it can to reduce the risk our vehicles pose to other road users, while also ensuring that our drivers go home safely.”