Econic for Sale (68)

You’ll always find plenty of used Econics for sale at Truckpages – both those that can enter the ULEZ and older, non-Euro 6 models suitable for less congested environments.

The Econic is famous for being a rubbish truck.  That doesn’t mean it’s no good – on the contrary – it just means that it has historically been sold for refuse collection duties.

The low entry cab and excellent five star all round vision standard sets it out from most other models of truck (perhaps the Dennis Elite aside).

Used Mercedes Econics

We are seeing increasing numbers of Econics fitted with different bodies – especially scaffold bodies and mixers, as they spend most of their lives inside urban environments where direct vision of pedestrians and cyclists is all important.

With the Econic you get the quality build and extensive R&D investment that comes from buying the three pointed star.

There are always plenty of used Econics for sale here at Truckpages – make sure you check that the refuse equipment is designed for the job you have in mind.

Available as a 4×2, 6×2 or 8×2 the Econic is available with gross vehicle weights of 18, 26 or 32 tonnes. Revised models were introduced in 2006 for Euro 4/5, 2008 for EEV, 2014 for Euro 6, (see detailed timeline below).

Used Mercedes Econic Truck for SaleTypical Used Mercedes Econic Truck for Sale - Here a 2014 6x2 26-tonne Refuse Econic
Mercedes Econic 3233 Bluetec 5 8x4 mid steer 32 ton Faun refuse truck with Zoeller split bin lift, direct from council 69
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Mercedes Econic 3235 2016 (16) Euro 6, Crew Cab, 8x4 Tipper Grab, Rear Lift & Steer Axle, Abba Steel Body, Palfinger Epsilon M125 Crane, Dual Stand Up Controls, Auto Sheet, 4 Way Recording Camera System, Front End Hyva Tipping Ram, Auto Gearbox, Hub Reduction, Cruise Control, Exhaust Brake, Anti...
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2015 Mercedes Econic 2629 Euro 6 6x2 mid steer 26 ton refuse truck for sale with Heil Powerlink refuse body and Terberg split bin lifts, reversing camera, direct from council 78K KM
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Euro 6, 2016, 26T, Mercedes Econic, Dennis Olympus, Terberg Omnidel Domestic - Digital Tachograph, CD Player, Reverse camera system, Automatic gearbox. - - Additional notes - - ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE - Painted in Customers Livery, Under Body and Bin Lift Weighing System, 4-way hard disc...
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2013 Mercedes Econic 2629 6x2 Mid steer Euro 5 refuse truck for sale with Heil 50/50 split refuse truck body and Terberg split bin lifts, reversing camera, direct from council 89K KM
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Mercedes Econic, 8x4, 32T Rigid Chassis, Air Seats, CD Stereo, AdBlue, Cruise Control, Air Conditioning, Sun Roof, Exhaust Brake rear Air Suspension, Electric Windows, N/S Electric Mirror, Vehicle fully inspected, Part-ex welcome, Finance arranged, See CRS TRUCKS for ALL Stock. MoT Expiry:...
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4 seat crew cab, Mercedes Econic, Also have choice of 2013 (& 2014 - London ULEZ compliant), Brand New 24ft Dropside, Body has been DVSA tested, Automatic, REAR steer, 131kms, July 2022 MOT, 3 month warranty, Air conditioning, Cruise, Cameras, Huge 17.5T payload, 3.9m wheelbase (fantastic turning...
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Mercedes Econic History

The Econic was originally launched way back in 1998 and sold as many as 8,000 units in its first ten years.

The “DirectVision cab” of the Econic makes it possible to enjoy an excellent all-round view of the surrounding traffic thanks to the deep, panoramic windscreen and full-height, glazed folding side door as well as the lower seating position of the driver. The Mercedes-Benz Econic was therefore honoured with a five-star rating as part of London’s “DirectVision Standards” guideline.
  • 2001: Introduction of 6×4 Econic
  • 2002: Gas powered Econic launched
  • 2003: Econic gets 326hp engine
  • 2004: Introduction of 8×4 Econic
  • 2005: 5,000th Econic produced
  • 2006: Major revisions including Euro 4, rear axle, larger mirrors & dashboar
  • 2008: Engines available at Euro 5: OM906LA for 238 and 286HP or the larger OM926LA for 326HP all going through an Allison 6 speed automatic transmission.
  • 2009: More than 1,500 Econics sold in a year
  • 2010: EEV, seat belts, load measuring, raising/lowering and ASR as standard
  • 2011: 10,000th Econic delivered
  • 2013: Euro 6 Econic launched
  • 2014: New Econic Natural gas version launched
  • 2015: From March Active Brake Assist & Lane Keeping Assist added as standard
  • 2018: ActiveBrakeAssist4 added to Econic as standard
  • 2020: Announcement of electric Econic for 2021
Econic Tarmac mixers
The leading British roadbuilding specialist Tarmac is using new concrete mixers (photo) and tippers based on the four-axle Mercedes-Benz Econic 3235 L chassis on London construction sites.
Econic as a Tractor Unit
Mercedes-Benz Econic as a Tractor Unit

Latest Econic News

Electric Refuse Trucks are on Their Way

Mercedes has a goal in sight – which usually means the company will achieve it.  They are in the final stages of testing their electric Econic for refuse applications and plan to have it in full series production sometime next year. At the moment, the testing is being carried out by engineers with customer tests shortly afterwards.  The test engineers’ focus is on trials of the vehicle’s safety, performance and durability. The eEconic will also have to prove itself in tests of the batteries and the electric powertrain in summer and in winter. The vehicle is also being subjected to…

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Safety is Key to Mercedes Econic Deal

The workshop is familiar with them, they are reliable over a ten-year working life, but the key factor in Moray council choosing four new Econics was the safety features. All but three of Moray Council’s 29 refuse collection trucks are Mercedes trucks. Vehicle Services & Compliance Manager John Pearson said: “We know from experience that the Econic is highly dependable over a 10-year working life, during which it provides excellent value for money thanks to low running costs and minimal downtime. “It also helps that our in-house technicians are very experienced when it comes to maintaining the fleet, and can…

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New Mercedes-Benz Econic impact protection vehicles for Council

It makes perfect sense for a council to buy the truck that is safest to use – especially when the truck is involved with erecting safety cones and other traffic management duties. The cone-carrying Econics are the first trucks that Days Fleet has sourced from Euro Commercials That’s what Cardiff Council procurement chiefs did when they ordered two new Mercedes-Benz Econics to help traffic flow smoothly in and around the city. Based on low-entry 18-tonne Econic chassis supplied by South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials, the impact protection vehicles (IPV) are the subject of a lease agreement with Swansea-based Days Fleet,…

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32-Strong Econic Fleet for New Business Startup

Greener Ealing is a brand new trading company belonging to Ealing Council (West London) and has commissioned 32 Econic refuse collection vehicles as part of a major investment in new equipment. Brand new Econic fleet for Ealing Council The Econic Specification Supplied by Dealer S & B Commercials, the 26-tonne 6x2 chassis have rear-steer axles that enhance manoeuvrability and are fitted with FAUN Zoeller Variopress compaction bodies and bin lifts. A further three, which will have dual compartment Selectapress bodies with a 70:30 split by the same manufacturer, are still to be delivered. As specified by Greener Ealing the Econic…

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Council Buys Mercedes Econics for Refuse Collections

The most impressive piece of news is that local councils are actually investing in infrastructure for providing services to the residents of the borough. Many councils will outsource the work or underinvest in a fleet renewal programme, but the ULEZ is forcing the hands of some boroughs. Lewisham has acquired no fewer than 39 Econics over the last few years. The council’s latest order of 24 Econics went to Mercedes-Benz Dealer Orwell Truck & Van to complete their waste collection and recycling vehicle replacement programme, adding to the 15 Econics acquired a couple of years ago. One of Lewisham Council's…

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Most Popular Econic Model Variants

Econic 2629 (39)

The 2629 was effectively replaced by the newer Econic 2630. Unless retrofitted to meet the standards, these pre 2014 models will not be allowed to operate in low emission zones, (such as the London ULEZ) so operators are starting to upgrade to the newer models.

Many of these Econics will therefore be heading towards right hand drive export markets where Euro 6 is not mandatory in city centres.
Used Mercedes Econic 2629
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Other Model Variants of Econic

Econic 2630 (4) | Econic 3233 (4) | Econic 1824 (3) | Econic 3235 (2) | Econic 2628 (1) | Econic 1823 (1) | Econic 1827 (1) |