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A Closer Look At The Mercedes-Benz Arocs

The Arocs is available in many configurations for construction. This 32-tonne Arocs 3246 has a beavertail plant body, a 56-tonne/metre Fassi crane, and a coupling for pulling drawbar trailers. (Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.)

The robust Arocs is Mercedes-Benz’s vehicle platform for construction operations. Built to precisely support customer requirements, the Arocs’ broad range of axle and power output configurations make it easy configure an Arocs tractor or rigid to fit the application. Just a quick look at the new and used Arocs for sale on Truck Locator shows that buyers can find new and used models built for everything from tipper trucks and cement mixers to semi-trailer tractors, municipal trucks, and rigid dropside chassis designs.

Payload Optimised

Mercedes-Benz offers the Arocs in main variants: the standard Arocs, which supports GCWs (gross combination weights) of between 18 and 48 tonnes and the Arocs SLT, which supports a GCW of up to 250 tonnes. Both models are available with the same cab variants, including the ClassicSpace S-cab, ClassicSpace and CompactSpace M-cabs, and the ClassicSpace, StreamSpace, and BigSpace L-cabs. Buyers can configure the Arocs as a tractor unit, rigid, dump truck, or concrete mixer with axle configurations ranging from 4x2 to 8x8.

The Arocs 2635 is powered by a 7.7-litre straight-six engine that generates 260 kW (354 horsepower). These trucks are fitted with Schmidt Stratos grit hoppers and spreading equipment, as well as mounts for plough blades clear the roads of snow and ice through the winter. (Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.)

Wide Power Range

The Arocs’ six-cylinder in-line engine options range from 235 to 617 horsepower (175 to 460 kilowatts), consisting of four displacement classes (7.7-, 10.7-, 12.8-, and 15.6-litre) and 18 output levels. The high-torque drivetrain provides anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 newton metres (737.6 to 2,212.7 pounds-foot) of torque; Benz says the broad range helps to reduce shift operations and ultimately saves wear on the clutch and transmission. The Arocs’ optimised power transmission is assisted by differential locks, which can be engaged in stages, as well as an anti-lock braking system (which you can disable as needed) for added safety in off-road terrain.

The Arocs can be easily configured to deliver heating and fuel oil. Here you can see a pair of 18-tonne Arocs 4x2 rigids, as well as an Actros 2558 model with a StreamSpace cab. (Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.)

Work Under Load

Built with Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearshift, the Arocs is available in six application-specific transmission variants with eight, 12 and 16 gears. PowerShift 3 technology applies sensitive sensors for automatic shifting to ensure gear selection in accordance with the appropriate driving and load situation. The Arocs also features a crawl function with integrated manoeuvring mode for simple moving off and precise manoeuvring. Mercedes-Benz indicates that PowerShift 3 helps facilitate shorter shift times and better performance on- and off-road.

The Arocs also comes in two frame configurations to meet differing traction requirements, including a torsionally flexible configuration with steel suspension for off-road use and medium-rigid configuration for better on-road handling. The latter has a wide frame track with air suspension, while the former is a narrower frame.

The Arocs SLT is built for heavy-duty construction jobs. This tractor is plated at 180 tonnes GCW and has a 15.6-litre in-line six-cylinder engine which produces a top-rated 460 kW (625 horsepower). (Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.)

Find Your Mercedes-Benz Truck

The robust Arocs range provides buyers a wealth of choices, whether they are looking for the lightest construction vehicle to maximise permissible weight or heavy-duty, job-matched configurations with exceptional carrying capacity and the ability operate in rough terrain.

Truck Locator’s online marketplace is the industry’s go-to source for hundreds of new and used Mercedes-Benz trucks for sale every day, including a number of Arocs configurations for a variety of construction and public service applications.

Posted On 29 June 2020
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : mercedes benz
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