Mercedes has agreed to deliver no less than 2884 construction trucks to the Ministery of Agricultural Affairs in Brazil. The trucks feature the old Ecoliner cab and are badged ‘Atron’. They are equipped with three axles and they look relatively simple, as has to be the case in vast areas with not too many roads as in Brazil. Mercedes has to deliver all vehicles before the end of the year. They will be produced at Mercedes’ own premises in Brazil, a plant that has been active since the late fifties of the previous century.
Brazil appears to be the most important market for Daimler Trucks at prersent. In an earlier stage, the company was allowed to deliver 2.100 bus chassis to a Brazilian semi-governmental customer.