The Mercedes Econic 2630 is the latest 26-tonne low entry cab truck from Mercedes. The 300hp engine is perfect for the operation of the truck and the PTO to power the refuse equipment that is often fitted to this variant of truck. Mercedes have been pushing the Econic 2630 for other uses – as grab loaders, tippers and scaffold trucks for urban use – thanks to the 5 star direct vision rating of the Econic cab. The 2630 model replaced the 290hp version (2629) in 2015 – so you can be sure that if it is a 2630 it is a Euro 6 version and OK for entry into the ULEZ and other similar zones.
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…>
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…>
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…>
Well, we are confused. It seems that Dennis Eagle won the tender for Reigate & Banstead council’s new refuse trucks. Nothing out of the ordinary there. However they are supplying eleven new Mercedes-Benz Econics. The trucks are fitted with Dennis Eagle Olympus Twin Pack compaction bodies, so there you are. Crystal clear. The Econics were supplied by Mercedes Dealer City West Commercials and are significantly cleaner in terms of emissions than the seven-year-old vehicles they have replaced. Their OmniDEL triple bin lifts, meanwhile, are electrically operated – not only are they quieter than the lifts used on previous refuse collection…>