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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The future face of tippers?

Mercedes-Benz confirmed that its Econic municipal chassis is soon to be offered with the 8-speed PowerShift automated gearbox as an alternative to the current 6-speed Allison automatic box.

. Although primarily intended as a refuse collection vehicle, the Econic is now viewed  as having potential in several other urban roles, including distribution, tipper and mixer duties and as a skiploader!

 Its low driving position and large glazed areas meet the demand for much improved cyclist and pedestrian safety in cities.

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This truck is based on the 3235L Econic, with its OM 936 engine rated at a nominal 350hp/1,400Nm. It has a Wilcox body and Edbro CX14 front end tipping gear. I’m not quite convinced that this cross between bus & truck will be seen cruising around the roads of Armagh anytime soon…

 

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