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Acorn Environmental sows new seeds of success with versatile Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Thursday 12th September 2019 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is renowned for its all-terrain capability, but the truck’s on-road performance holds the key to the efficiency savings now being achieved by Acorn Environmental Management Group. The Redditch-based landscape maintenance and arboriculture specialist purchased its first Unimog…

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Safety September 2019

Wednesday 18th September 2019 Actros Truck

September brings with it our annual safety awareness month, where we will be highlighting the importance of looking after ourselves and others on the roads. Throughout the month, we will be sharing road and vehicle safety content across our social…

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Could your farm be better off after the O Licence regulation changes?

Friday 11th May 2018

From 20th May 2018, those who operate tractors to haul goods and produce on the public highway may be required to apply for an Operator Licence. Alongside this, tractors operating on the road will be required to undergo DVSA road worthiness testing, and drivers will be subjected to driver’s hours rules – meaning tractors may need to retro fit tachographs.

With these monumentous changes to the agricultural haulage regulations, many farmers are exploring other vehicles as a way to make their farms more efficient and cost effective.

Follow our simple flow diagrams below to see if you are affected by these changes*.

If you currently transport non-agricultural goods with a tractor capable of over 40kph and travel over 15 miles, another vehicle – such as a Unimog – might be a more attractive proposition.

The Unimog’s higher speed and superior fuel consumption make sense when you’re considering saving costs. Jobs in the field can be completed quicker, meaning more can be done in a day and you’re able to move onto the next job sooner. Visit our Unimog for Agriculture page to find out more.

Unimog agricuture haulage

*Although other exemptions are available, these diagrams cover the most popular exemptions. Click here for the full list of exemptions. You should seek further information to make sure you are able to drive on the public highway or not prior to hauling both agricultural and non-agricultural items.

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