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Freightliner EconicSD for the USA

Freightliner EconicSD for the USA

Daimler has introduced the Econic in the USA under the Freightliner brand. The low entry cab of the Econic is the ideal vehicle for the typical American way of collecting garbaged, over the cab. The biggest difference with the European Mercedes-Benz version is the engine. Instead of the OM 936 LA the Freightliner EconicSD has the…Continue Reading

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Econic as extra safe tractor for city distribution

Econic as extra safe tractor for city distribution

The Mercedes-Benz Econic cab is extra safe for inner- city transportation. The driver sits low and thererfor he has more contact with pedestrians and cyclists. “Our experience over the last couple of years in London and elsewhere has proved the safety benefits the Econic offers in comparison to a conventional rigid truck chassis give it…Continue Reading

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New from Oz: twinsteer Mercedes Econic

New from Oz: twinsteer Mercedes Econic

Mercedes-Benz has delivered a couple of Econic wastetrucks to customers in Australia with two steering wheels in the cab. The Australian Mercedes-representative says: ”Dual control allows drivers to control the vehicle from the side of the cab closest to the kerb and enables a better view when picking up bins using the side loader system.”…Continue Reading

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New Unimog and Econic for Euro-6

Mercedes-Benz just released the photo’s of the new Unimog and Econic vehicles for Euro-6. New design, better interiors and lower fuel consumption are the key words for the news. Daimler invested 135 milion Euro in these new products. The only trucks left now are the Zetros and the SLT heavy transport vehicle before the complete…Continue Reading

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Chinese Econic?

The Chinese like to copy things, and here is a nice example. This is a Dong Feng truck that basicly is a copy of the Mercedes-Benz Econic. Earyer this design was also show by FAW, that is another Chinese brand. You see the FAW truck in the two photo’s below this story. The strange thing…Continue Reading

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