Econic as gully emptier for Dudley Council.
It’s hard to imagine Dudley’s townscape without the Mercedes-Benz Econic. Its high safety standards and reliability make it an indispensable helper in the waste disposal industry. Once again, Dudley Council played it safe with the recent expansion of its fleet by opting for an Econic.
Vacuuming, emptying, cleaning.
On the basis of an Econic 2630 L chassis from Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer Rygor Commercials, Dudley already operates 35 Econics as refuse collection vehicles. This time, however, the low-entry truck will be used as a vacuum tanker in the West Midlands of England. In addition to the suction cleaning of gullies and the cleaning of blocked drains, the tasks of the new acquisition also include the emptying of septic tanks on private and commercial properties.
The disposal professional is driven by a powerful 7.7-litre in-line six-cylinder engine developing 220 kW (299 hp), whose output is brought to the road by a six-speed Allison automatic transmission perfectly designed for stop-and-go operation. The steered trailing axle also ensures very good manoeuvrability – a real plus for everyday driving. The Econic feels completely at home in narrow streets with many parked vehicles.