Launched in 2013 all Mercedes trucks designed for use in the construction sector were rebranded as Arocs trucks. As the construction sector is so broad, there has to be plenty of options available from Mercedes to meet the needs of this demanding industry. The range covers tippers, all wheel drive variants, mixers and tractor units which choices of 2, 3 or 4 axles. Power outputs span a huge range from 238 to 625hp.
The Arocs has only ever been built at Euro 6, so there should be no concerns about entering building sites in London’s ULEZ zone. A popular truck when new, there is always a range of Arocs trucks advertised on Truckpages. As you would expect, the most common are the tippers with the refuse trucks and concrete mixers coming in second and third. The most popular model variant is by far and away the 32 tonne 400hp version the Arocs 3240. We usually see twice as many with this specification as all the others added together.
The Mercedes BlueTec 6 six-cylinder engines use both EGR and SCR to hit the Euro 6 standard. all four engine sizes: 7.7, 10.7, 12.8 and 15.6 litre are mated to Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearboxes, fitted as a standard.
The drive configurations offered for the Arocs range from the 4×2 two-axle version with rear-wheel drive to 8×8/4, a four-axle vehicle with all-wheel drive and two steering front axles. Four-axle versions with one front and three rear axles, a wide range of air-sprung vehicles, or a load-optimised concrete-mixer chassis with single-tyred drive tandem are examples of the wide variety of new Arocs versions available straight off the production line.
The Arocs has seven cabs available in 14 different versions. As supplements to the compact 2.3 m cabs in L, M or S versions, the new Arocs can also be fitted with spacious 2.5 m variants with a level cab floor.
Mercedes was the first to launch series production of MirrorCam back in 2018 – it was the first mirror camera system for trucks. A MirrorCam truck no longer had traditional main and wide-angle mirrors. Instead, it had a system consisting of two cameras attached to both sides of the roof frame as well as two portrait-format monitors attached to the A-pillars in the cab, together with the corresponding controls in the driver’s cab. A conscious decision was made to use two equally sized, 15-inch monitors on the driver’s and front passenger's sides. This is because the larger the image of…>
South Yorkshire-based structural steel specialist MJ Hughes has added the first truck with MirrorCam to its all-Mercedes-Benz fleet – the 8x2 Arocs will spend much of its time in London, where the manufacturer’s alternative to conventional mirrors is officially recognised for its contribution to safety by Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard scheme. Supplied by Northside Truck & Van, the vehicle has a ClassicSpace L-cab sleeper for which Auto Electrics Group, of Bradford, fitted a full complement of cameras that provide 360 degree visibility. The Arocs is finished in MJ Hughes’ recently updated silver and grey livery, with Alcoa Dura-Bright…>
It is an uncommon sight, truck operators deciding to change from leasing trucks to actually owning them, but it’s what’s happened with recently-renamed Express Utilities.The company has just taken delivery of four Arocs tipper-grabs that have become the first trucks to wear its new name. The trucks – two eight-wheelers and a pair of six-wheelers – are smartly finished in the livery of the company, which operates from a head office in Harlow, Essex, and a number of locations nationwide. Arocs Replacements Supplied by Motus Truck & Van, the Arocs are the subject of five-year Mercedes-Benz Complete Service Contracts. They…>
To work a sweeper longer and harder, more water is needed. This means that a larger payload and gross vehicle weight is required. That’s the motivation behind plant hire, groundworks and recycled aggregate specialist Buntons’ choice of an 18-tonne Arocs for their latest sweeper. The Arocs was bodied by Stock Sweepers, of Cinderford, Gloucestershire, which fitted its S8400 dual and simultaneous sweeping equipment The 18-tonne Arocs road sweeper is now working alongside the Bradford-based operator’s other sweeper, which is based on a 15-tonne Atego chassis. Buntons also runs 10 eight-wheeled tippers, five of which were supplied by the same Dealer…>
With a near-exclusive Mercedes fleet, waste management specialist Select Environmental Services is well on the path to making their fleet as green as can be. Lithium powered compactor bodies and electric vans running around is a solid start. The company is waiting for the factory-built eEconic to arrive in 2022 to start replacing their all Euro 6 fleet. The latest additions are the first front-end loader and a 6x2 Actros that has a lithium-powered compaction body, arriving via City West Commercials, an established supplier to the Reading-based operator. Family-owned Select provides bespoke recycling, waste management and confidential shredding services across…>