Economical, safe, durableWith a permissible gross vehicle weight of 18 t to 26 t and a total truck and trailer weight of 40 t, the Mercedes-Benz Antos is in its element in heavy-duty distribution transport. Simple handling, economic efficiency and environment-friendliness are just three of the vehicle’s winning attributes which also pay off in waste collection operations.
New engine generation delivers maximum efficiency
The strong variations in topography according to region and different loads call for a corresponding spectrum of engine outputs. The range comprises four six-cylinder in-line engines with displacements of 7.7 l, 10.7 l, 12.8 l and 15.6 l. The output ranges from 175 kW (238 hp) for light-duty operations as a rigid vehicle to 460 kW (625 hp) for heavy-duty truck/trailer and tractor/semi-trailer combinations. Maximum efficiency is integral to the new BlueEfficiency Power engine generation: all the engines combine lively response and very smooth and quiet running with low fuel and AdBlue consumption as well as exemplary ecological credentials and long service intervals of up to 120,000 km for oil changing.
Mercedes-Benz takes the strain out of daily work for the Antos driver, particularly when manoeuvring at tight unloading points and in urban traffic, by providing fully automated and fast-acting PowerShift 3 transmissions with eight or twelve gears as standard. The sensitive sensor technology employed for gear-shifting ensures the appropriate gear at all times according to the given driving and load situation. In all, six transmission variants – including one eight-gear version for the first time – are available for the new Antos, to ensure perfect matching with the deployed engine and the area of operation.
Safety-related assistance systems
The standard specification includes the electronically controlled EBS brake system with disc brakes all-round, a highly effective engine brake, the ABS anti-lock braking system, Brake Assist and acceleration skid control. Electronic helpers support the driver in critical situations – from standard-fit Stability Control Assist through optional Lane Keeping Assist or the latest-generation Active Brake Assist 3 to a driver airbag. Mercedes-Benz offers various safety packs for the Antos.
Public service vehicle solution for the Mercedes-Benz Antos
The bodybuilder-friendly Antos 2543 L 6×2 as a suction/blowing vehicle is among the 15 public service solutions which Daimler will be presenting at IFAT 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz stand no. 331 in hall C4 and on the outdoor exhibition grounds. The special-purpose vehicle configured by Müller Umwelttechnik as a Vacumaster F 80KH and sporting fire red paintwork is suitable for collecting and transporting wet waste which does not require supervision. Typical applications are sewage sludge disposal, sewer and pipe cleaning, landfill piping and box drain cleaning.