Mercedes-Benz Arocs represents the new heavy-duty trucks, especially intended for use in the construction segment. The new heavy-duty special vehicle from Mercedes-Benz Trucks will be available in 16 power levels, with horsepower ranging from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp).
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is renewing its range of commercial vehicles at a rapid pace. The first was Actros, designed for long-haulage operations, followed by Antos designed for heavy-duty distribution transportation. Now a new expert, intended for the heavy-duty construction segment, follows: the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs.
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Mercedes-Benz Arocs – Powerful, robust and efficient
Never the vehicle offer to the customer’s needs in this sector has been so far differentiated or so wide. The new Arocs construction trucks cover the entire range: from four-wheel tippers, concrete mixers and tractors to trailer chassis, being available as two, three and four-axle vehicles.
The BlueTec 6 engines of 7.7 liters, 10.7 liters, 12.8 liters and 15.6 liters come in 16 power levels ranging from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp) and offer a torque from 1.000 Nm (737 lb/ft) to 3.000 Nm (2212 lb/ft). All the engines are designed for the Euro VI standard emissions.
The distinctive design of the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck family, especially built for the construction sector, is characterized by a front radiator grille in the so-called “digger tooth” appearance. Clear message: the robust “teeth” are for biting through and grab. Steel corners of the bumper, radiator guard and a robust integrated optical “pivoting entry” bring form and function for the tough inline applications.
Mercedes PowerShift 3 series is used for the first time on construction vehicles: the engine power is transmitted by a standard automated Mercedes PowerShift 3-gears. For different applications specially developed travel programs are available.
Mercedes-Benz Arocs Loader for weight-sensitive applications / Mercedes-Benz Arocs Grounder for extreme applications
New in the product groups are the Mercedes-Benz Arocs Loader and Mercedes-Benz Arocs Grounder.
For the Mercedes-Benz Arocs Loader, the need to save weight was consistently implemented, considerable saving to its own kerb weight. The result is a optimized payload for 4×2 tractors units, which are among the lightest in the construction and a 8×4/4 concrete mixer with 32 tones (64,000 lbs) gross weight, thanks to a particularly low weight of no more than 9,250 kg (20,392 lbs), that can deliver on every ride 8 m³ (282 ft³) of ready mixed concrete.
The Mercedes-Benz Arocs Grounder is designed for extreme use in harsh conditions. Through a variety of technical measures it is uncompromisingly robust and built for the toughest construction duties and therefore has a particularly high stability and resilience.
The new Mercedes-Benz Arocs will celebrate its debut at Bauma 2013 – 30th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment (15–21 April 2013), in Munich, Germany. The sales will start from mid-2013, most likely from May, when the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs will be gradually introduced on the European market.
“The three new Mercedes-Benz vehicles clearly deserve a triple A rating,” said Andreas Renschler, the Daimler Board of Management Member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, at the Arocs world premiere, which took place in Munich. “The first three representatives of our heavy-duty truck platform are giving our global module strategy a big boost. At the same time, the all-new Arocs is enabling us to bring our Euro VI offensive for heavy-duty trucks to a close a full nine months before the new emissions limit goes into effect.”
“Daimler Trucks substantially increased sales in 2012, despite volatile markets,” said Renschler. “We want to grow this year as well, especially in the second half of the year. We are benefiting from our global business model. Although the debt crisis hampered markets in Europe, Mercedes-Benz was able to buck the general trend, thanks, in part, to the model offensive spearheaded by the new Actros. In Germany, three out of four new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks are already being ordered with Euro VI technology.”
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