The London-based construction and engineering company, Kilnbridge is investing in a fleet of Econic trucks to ensure greater safety.
What could be better than a Special Truck from Mercedes-Benz? 22 of them! That's why the British construction and engineering company, Kilnbridge has bought a whole fleet of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles. With these modern trucks, the London-based company wants to increase the safety of its own drivers and other road users in everyday operations. A task to which the Econic is perfectly tailored thanks to its DirectVision concept.
Kilnbridge chooses vehicles bearing the three-pointed star.
At Kilnbridge, the Mercedes-Benz A model series is now represented by several Actros 2545 StreamSpace tractor units with 330 kW (450 hp) and five Arocs 3240 vehicles, of which four have a Hyva hook lifter and one with a semitrailer. A large part of the new fleet is made up of 18 tonne versions of the Low-Entry Econic. With its panoramic windscreen, co-driver's door with large windows and low seat position optimised for on-road use, this special truck has safety in its genes.
But the Econic is not only safe but sustainable. This is because all 1827L variants with 200 kW six-cylinder engines (272 hp) and Mercedes-Benz PowerShift 3 automatic transmission save fuel and reduce emissions – thus, in comparison with the previous fleet, the construction company is now scoring green points for the environment.
Fourteen of the new Econic trucks are equipped with skip loaders and Kilnbridge also operates one vehicle with a platform for building materials from Sterling GP. With this equipment, the vehicle is one of the first of its kind and has already been presented as a highlight at the "Freight in the City" show.