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Building on safety.

Econic at British road-construction company.

Safety for pedestrians and cyclists in London's inner-city traffic: British road-construction company purchased Mercedes-Benz Econic tippers with maximised safety equipment.

Focus on high safety standards.

At FM Conway Ltd., one of Britain's leading infrastructure service companies for communities and industry, safety is a top priority. The company based in Dartford/Kent has already been using Mercedes-Benz utility vehicles for its work in the core areas of transport, structural and civil engineering, road construction, and building material recycling for many years.

With the purchase of the first highly sophisticated Mercedes-Benz Econic tippers with crane and clamshell bucket, FM Conway Ltd. has been putting even more focus on high safety standards, as the equipment includes pioneering safety features such as all-round cameras which, in combination with the proven benefits of the low-entry concept, offer cyclists and pedestrians an exceptionally high level of protection.

Perfectly equipped for road-construction.

The two vehicles purchased by FM Conway are the first Mercedes-Benz Econic models equipped with a Fruehauf tipper made of high-strength, corrosion-resistant Hardox steel and a remote-controlled mobile Palfinger body-mounted crane with clamshell bucket behind the cab. The four-axle Econic 3235 8x4 vehicles with steered trailing axle helps with development and maintenance of the public road network. They are used primarily for transporting building materials such as sand, concrete and gravel to the road construction sites and for the removal of building rubble from these sites.

The vehicles have a permissible GVW of 32 t and impress with their low overall height, outstanding visibility and low entry. Compared with conventional trucks, they provide far greater safety in London's congested inner-city traffic. The drive power comes from a fuel-efficient BlueTec 6 engine with a displacement of 7.7 l and an output of 260 kW (354 hp) in combination with an Allison six-speed automatic transmission with converter.

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