Barry’s Skip Hire chooses another Mercedes-Benz Arocs


Barry’s Skip Hire chooses another productive and reliable Mercedes-Benz Arocs eight-wheeler from eStar. 

Three years ago Liverpool-based Barry’s Skip Hire bought a pair of 32-tonners, one of them a Mercedes-Benz Arocs, then pitched both into a long-term evaluation challenge with a vehicle from a third brand it was already running. The results are now in, and they could not be clearer – our truck has trounced its rivals in the reliability stakes, while we continuing to put the competition in the shade when it comes to back-up.

No surprise, then, that when the operator needed another 8x4 hook-loader and an 18-tonne 1824 skip-loader, it was to us that proprietor Barry Flanagan turned to.


Pre-built with Hyva lifting gear and supplied from stock at short notice, these two vehicles are scheduled to be followed over the next 12 months by five more Mercedes-Benz skip trucks, four 18-tonne Arocs and a 13-tonne Atego.

Commenting on the 32-tonner trial his company conducted, Barry Flanagan said: “The Mercedes-Benz was in a completely different league. It’s been far more reliable over the period than the other two trucks, both of which gave us all sorts of problems. We’re a waste management and recycling specialist, and trucks are just a tool with which to do our job. We want our guys to go out in the morning, do their rounds all day and then go home, without worrying about whether their vehicle will break down. We get that peace of mind from the Arocs. Dealer support is also important, and here, too, we’ve found that Mercedes-Benz is ahead of the rest. We have an excellent working relationship with eStar Sales Executive Richie Rainford. He understands our business and knows what we need from a truck, while his workshop colleagues are always very professional and accommodating.”



Barry’s Skip Hire runs a fleet of 14 trucks in which Mercedes-Benz holds sway. In fact, the company has favoured vehicles bearing the three-pointed star for most of the 47 years it has been trading. The company offers a range of sizes from 4.0 tonne ‘midi’ skips to 40 cubic yard roll-on/roll-off containers, to domestic and trade waste customers across Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens and Halton. Committed for many years to minimising its environmental impact, Barry’s Skip Hire is proud of the fact that it now recycles 100% of the waste it collects.

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