The Arocs was presented as a new model series of the Mercedes-Benz brand in Munich in 2013. After the Actros for long-distance haulage and the Antos for heavy-duty distribution operations, the construction work specialist has now arrived.
Never before has the range of vehicles catering to customers' precise requirements in this widely diverse operating sector been so broad. The new tippers, all-wheel-drive tippers, concrete mixers, semitrailer tractors and dropsider chassis are all available as two, three and four-axle vehicles in 16 engine output levels ranging from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp). All the engines are Euro VI-compliant as standard.
The unmistakable design of the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs is as exceptional as the entire truck. Its look, especially conceived for construction vehicles, is dominated by the radiator grille in so-called "excavator bucket-teeth" look. A very clear message: the robust "teeth" represent tenacity and getting down to the job. Steel corners on the bumper, sturdy radiator protection and the visually integrated pivoting entry step all harmonise form and function in this specialist of arduous operations.
The new Arocs drivetrain also sets standards: it is equipped as standard with an automated Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmission to transfer the engine's power. Specially-developed drive programmes are available for different fields of operation.
The Loader and Grounder product groups are new additions for the Arocs range. The Arocs Loader consistently exploits available weight-saving potential to the full. The result: payload-optimised 4x2 semitrailer tractors, which are among the lightest of their kind in construction work as well as 8x4/4 concrete mixers with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 32 t, whose low kerb weight of no more than 9250 kg enables you to deliver 8 m3 of ready-mixed concrete on every trip.
The Arocs Grounder is designed for extreme operations in tough conditions. Thanks to a whole host of technical measures as well as a particularly high degree of stability and an impressive load-bearing capacity, this uncompromising and robust workhorse is able to tackle the toughest construction-site operations you can throw at it.
The high efficiency of the Arocs also guarantees the best possible preconditions for your success. Alongside the low fuel consumption of the standard Euro VI engines, exceptional vehicle economy is ensured by the extended service life of many components, lower repair and maintenance costs as well as the high degree of body builder-friendliness and a wide range of equipment options for practically every off-road application.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks (Daimler Trucks) belongs to the truck division of Daimler AG. This division covers the Mercedes-Benz, Fuso, Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses brands.
Daimler advanced to become one of the biggest truck manufacturers in the world. Since 1965, the most important production location of Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been the plant at Wörth am Rhein. The main truck models, including the Actros, Atego and Axor, are built in Wörth; specifically this involves cab production and vehicle assembly.
In 1896, designers and company-founders Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler presented the first Mercedes-Benz truck as a Daimler truck from Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG – Daimler Engine Company), as it was called at the time. Daimler-Benz produced various platform trucks and trucks up until the outbreak of the Second World War. Models such as the Mercedes-Benz Lo 2000 and the L 1500 with wood gasification plant, both of which date to the 1930s, can still be marveled at today in museums.
In 2004, Mercedes-Benz was the first manufacturer to present Mercedes-Benz engines that complied with the Euro 4 and Euro 5 emissions standards. Mercedes-Benz Trucks used SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology to achieve this. This technology was later also used by most other truck manufacturers. The SCR catalytic converter works by converting the toxic nitrogen oxide into nitrogen and water vapor in a chemical reaction through the addition of AdBlue. This means that the emissions are no longer reduced only within the engine, as was normal for engines up to that point.
A lot of value was placed on safety in the Actros. It therefore comes as no surprise to learn that the launch of the Actros saw the introduction of new safety systems. The Actros was given ABS, ASR and a driver airbag – these systems are available in most long-distance trucks nowadays. Other systems, such as distance control, stability control, lane assist and emergency brake assist, were also installed as options.
Receive the latest Truck offers by e-mail.
You choose which offers we send you and how often.