Long-standing Mercedes-Benz operator Binder has purchased an eight-wheeled Arocs 8x2 3236L used to empty sewage plants and septic tanks. Binder has been running Mercedes-Benz trucks since the mid-1990s. Today, all but a handful of its 17 vacuum tankers, which range in size from 18 to 32 tonnes GVW, wear three-pointed stars. Acquired with funding support from Mercedes-Benz Finance, the truck has a ClassicSpace M-cab and is powered by a 10.7 litre in-line six-cylinder engine that generates 265kW (360hp). The single drive axle means it is more fuel-efficient than an 8x4 32 tonner, while the rear axle’s turning function reduces tyre scrub as well as enhancing manoeuvrability. Fitted with a 4,000 gallon tank by Whale Tankers, which is also building a 3,000 gallon body for the 6x2 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2533L that Motus Truck & Van will be delivering later this summer.