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IFAT 2018: Unimog and Econic linked by environmental compatibility and efficiency.

The Unimog and the Econic roll off the production line side by side at the world’s biggest truck factory. Along with the "Made in Germany" badge, both Special Trucks have many other high-quality features in common. Thanks to the underlying concept of versatility that underpins the Unimog and Econic design, both vehicles can be used to their full capacity throughout the year – which is particularly advantageous in local authority work. High-performance Euro 6 engines have the added benefit of being particularly economical to run, thus being kind both to the environment and your budget.

At IFAT 2018 Mercedes-Benz will be showcasing two tried and tested vehicle solutions for municipal applications: the Unimog and the Econic. As far as safety, ergonomics, environmental friendliness and economic efficiency are concerned, both these Special Trucks have found their home in many towns and villages and it would be hard to imagine life without them there. Both will be enjoying the limelight at the “World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management”.

Daimler AG to showcase wide product range in Hall 6.

From 14 to 18 May 2018, visitors to the IFAT exhibition will be able to see two Unimog implement carriers and an Econic NGT with natural gas drive at the Mercedes-Benz booth, no. 341 in Hall C6. Other exhibits in the hall will include an Antos, an Atego, the new generation Sprinter and new Fuso Canter as well as a Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup.

More mobility solutions with Daimler vehicles for municipal use will be on view in the outdoor display area, which covers around 60,000 square metres, and will also feature in the “Truck in Action Show” organised by the Municipal Vehicles and Equipment Industry Association (VAK).

IFAT 2018.


14 to 18 May 2018


Messe München GmbH
81823 Munich

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm

Exciting implement solutions with Unimog partners.

Friends and fans of the Unimog will also be interested in checking out the exhibition booths of various bodybuilders and implement manufacturers. A large number of Unimog partner companies, including Aebi Schmidt, Bucher, Mulag, Dücker many more, will also be present at IFAT. They will be displaying ideal implement solutions for nearly every area of Unimog application.

Unimog works a 365-day year.

The ability to complete vastly different tasks throughout the year with just one vehicle – that’s the great strength of the Unimog implement carrier. It’s the choice of local authorities, service providers and contractors for carrying out all sorts of jobs. Thanks to its excellent payload the Special Truck is a reliable partner for use as a tractor unit, transport specialist or implement carrier. Its broad scope of uses ensures high levels of vehicle utilisation – and therefore efficient operations.

The Unimog U 218 is a particularly economical entrance-level model which is specially designed to meet the needs of smaller towns and villages looking for a narrow, manoeuvrable vehicle. With a compact width of only 2.15 m the vehicle is impressive for its safety, performance and reliability, as well as representing excellent value for money.

Another area of application is highlighted in the Unimog U 530 for agricultural use, which Mercedes-Benz is presenting at IFAT 2018 with the slogan “Green helping Orange”. At 300 hp it’s the top-of-the-range implement carrier and meets the highest standards, leading the way in terms of productivity, efficiency and environmental friendliness. The DLG PowerMix test shows that the Unimog U 530 used for transport work delivers an advantage in fuel consumption of up to 22 per cent (reference: DLG test report 6392).

The Unimog U 530 clocks up the points in the DLG PowerMix test

Econic looks after the environment and residents.

The Mercedes-Benz Econic is the tried and tested reference vehicle in the refuse collection sector. Thanks to its panoramic windscreen, low driver’s seating position and the glazed folding door on the co-driver’s side, it allows an outstanding view of other road users. Particularly in busy inner-city areas, direct eye contact is a prerequisite for ensuring the greatest possible level of safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Major cities are therefore putting new safety standards in place. In London, special emphasis has been placed on safe commercial vehicles since the introduction of the Construction Logistics and Cyclists Safety (CLOCS) initiative. And the Econic is at the heart of it.

Econic performs well in CLOCS safety initiative

The Natural Gas Technology (NGT) variant of the Econic in particular, produces next to no particulate matter or soot particles. The centrepiece of the Econic NGT with natural gas drive is the six-cylinder in-line engine based on the modern 936 engine series; it has a  displacement of 7.7 litres and delivers 222 kW (302 hp) of power and a maximum torque of 1200 Nm. The Euro 6 natural gas engine is particularly low in noise and emissions. Combustion of natural gas produces around 20 per cent less CO2. When biogas is used the carbon dioxide balance is actually neutral. In terms of noise emission, the Econic NGT is also significantly below the legal level and has the potential to be awarded quality seals as a particularly noise-free vehicle.

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