2007 Mercedes Axor | truck review @ Top Speed

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Mercedes-Benz Axor


Posted on 03.9.2012 by Serafim 1

The Mercedes Axor is the brother of the Actros and even is also a long haul the truck was built especially for the construction sites. Unlike its sibling, the Axor is equipped slightly weaker engines and has a serene character. The Axor has a range of engine options and is in tipper, rigid and tractor The Axor construction vehicles are with the 180 mm longer, European of the S-cab which offers of space for daytime operations.

and interior

The overall design of the keeps the typical lines of the trucks. The rectangular light are located low into the bumper and are by protective guards which the rough character of the truck. The wears the same squared-off as its competitors, though Mercedes to add a piece of class by giving it a “V” grille and aerodynamic side which make the truck a bit dynamic. The construction model comes with a huge clearance which shows the off nature of the vehicle.

Despite the high ground access inside is made easy using those steps located ergonomically. the cabin the overall built is typical Mercedes with fittings and solid materials were chose for their

All the controls are logically and clearly within easy reach of the There is also a switch in the driver’s door which mirrors, heating, the optional windows, central locking and the closing system.

The air suspended are fairly comfortable too, and can also be adjusted so you can easily a good driving position. are a lot of storage places available and is also plenty of space the seats.

Engines and transmissions

The Axor is equipped with a 12 engine with a range of outputs including 354 hp, 401 hp and 428 hp with torques of 1850, 2000 and Nm. All engines are smooth and perform well, being able to tow loads effortlessly.

The engines are mated to either 9 or 16 manual gearboxes but there is available an optional 12 speed automatic transmission. Compared the 16-speed Telligent gearshift, Power-Shift makes for a 50 kg increase in and compared with the 9-speed shift it permits 40 kg more The major attributes of this new option include more benefits by virtue of further economy and faster, more gearshifts.

If you leave the transmission in auto mode, the unit reward you with well gear changes. The manual are also minimal and you’ll to use the right stalk from to time only if you want to the fuel consumption to a very low

Mercedes-Benz Axor

The Mercedes Axor’s speed can be down using a two stage brake which can be engaged a right stalk mounted on the column. This retarder is capable and we don’t have any about it, as it can be used with in many situations. There are available conventional all round brakes with ABS, can stop the truck in a matter of

Suspensions and handling

The frame from the Mercedes-Benz Actros was for a high carrying capacity. All variants of the truck are equipped parabolic springs. The standard absorbers and stabilisers are also configured for these parabolic The slightly forward inclination of the rear spring – with a back-up spring – produces to slightly understeering axle and therefore improves handling

Moreover, the springs don’t neither central nor manual as they are mounted on maintenance-free rubber bearings. The Axor features coordinated stabiliser and configurations which reduce the acting on the springs and cargo.

The however, has the tendency to nod occasionally, on the off road. Luckily the shock and the stabiliser bar are able to absorb the with ease, while maintaining a proper handling.

The Axor is a nice piece of engineering. With a payload between 19-41 tonnes, the drives well and it’s built for the light construction We also like the cabin and the build quality. Moreover, the is available with the automatic transmission which is a rarity the construction trucks that are equipped only with gearboxes.

Mercedes-Benz Axor
Mercedes-Benz Axor
Mercedes-Benz Axor
Mercedes-Benz Axor

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