The future of the cities is clean.
At IFAT 2018 many exhibitors place particular emphasis on pioneering technologies for reducing emissions. Especially in cities, environmental pollution is becoming more and more of an issue – not only in Europe. The municipalities therefore want to set a good example and demand for solutions in their tenders for engines that pollute the environment less with particulate matter and carbon dioxide.
Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks are responding to this challenge with the Econic NGT. The issued refuse collection vehicle is operated completely with natural gas – and thus reduces CO2 emission in comparison to diesel drive by up to 20 %. The market-proven gas technology is constantly being improved: additional weight can be saved with new tanks, thus further increasing the payload of the vehicle or the capacity of the tanks.
Bodybuilder Faun demonstrates a look into the future, too – also with an Econic. The vehicle drives completely electrically and still reaches ranges that are comparable to other drives. The energy is provided by a combination of battery and fuel cell.
A lot of open-air movement.
In good weather and pleasant temperatures the outdoor area of the fair attracted many visitors on the opening day. There were also numerous Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks to be seen at the "Trucks in Action" demonstrations. In addition to an Econic waste collector there is also a roll-off tipper based on the low-entry vehicle. The driver sits in the DirectVision cab of the Econic at eye level with other road users. A decisive plus for more security, especially in cities. The Econic also scores points with its innovative safety assistants which use cameras or sensors to optimally monitor the surroundings of the vehicle.
Also Unimog can be admired in action. For example Aebi Schmidt shows a snowthrower for the Unimog U 530 which can be used to clear up to 1,600 tonnes of snow per hour. Dammann also presents its bodybuilder sprayer on a Unimog U 530. The spray system can be used with brine in winter service as well as for cleaning and watering in summer.
Experience Unimog and Econic up close.
Getting curious? Visit Unimog and Econic until May 18th at the IFAT in Munich. The experts from Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks will be happy to answer your questions in hall C6 at booth 341.
The Econic NGT is a discontinued model. The end of production has been announced for 31.12.2021, therefore the vehicle can no longer be ordered after 30.10.2021.