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Econics have MB gearbox fitted

Aberdeen-based EIS Waste Services has commissioned Scotland’s first Mercedes-Benz Econics to be fitted with the manufacturer’s own automated gearbox.

Both its 26-tonne Econic 2630 models were supplied by dealer BLS Truck & Van. They feature advanced 7.7-litre, 220kW (299hp) straight-six engines which drive through smooth, 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmissions.

The gearbox option has been introduced in response to demand from trade waste operations that entail covering long distances; the Allison system remains best suited to stop-start domestic refuse collections.

EIS Waste has also commissioned three 18-tonne MB Arocs with Hyva skip-loading equipment. Two are 200kW (272hp) 1827 models, while the third, because it also pulls a drawbar trailer, is a more powerful 1836 variant with 265kW (360hp) straight-six.

Completing the order is a 12-tonne Atego 1223, which has a 170kW (231hp) engine and is also fitted with Hyva gear.

 

 

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