MercedesBenz Atego trucks boost Tshwane’s electricity fleet…

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MERCEDES-BENZ Atego trucks Tshwane’s fleet

City of Ndwamato Tom Mutshidza and Naleen vice president of After-Sales at

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Mercedes-Benz Africa (MBSA) has handed a staggering order of 22 Mercedes-Benz 918/42 trucks to the City of These vehicles will up the city’s Electricity Department which is used in the maintenance of lights and other facilities.

SAVAGE, Mercedes-Benz Trucks manager, says: “The Atego is the ideal truck for the of Tshwane’s Electricity Department. vehicle can manoeuvre in narrow streets and copes well rugged terrain. Additionally, the economic climate, the Atego is an match for the city’s mandate, called for a vehicle that is economical and robust.” Savage that what sets the Atego apart is its low maintenance “The Atego also low fuel consumption and its low carbon align well with the drive to reduce and minimise emissions.” The Atego is the benchmark in its segment and offers unsurpassed safety and uptime among things. Optimal total of ownership supported by the backing of extensive value chain makes a strong business for the Atego. “In line with innovative fleets in our customer the city has opted for our progressive Service plan – our MBSA vehicles value chain for service and maintenance contracts.”

Superior service to the city

Tom Mutshidza, acting strategic director in the Services Infrastructure at the City of Tshwane, says: monumental project marks the of our long-standing relationship with It is a result of consolidated efforts by and its suppliers. We are glad that vehicles will boost our to deliver a superior service to the of the city.” Mutshidza jested Mercedes-Benz is also the city’s because the City of Tshwane services to the company.

Rapid, space-efficient aerial

The Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks are with Scorpian 1490 aerial platforms by the Germiston-based Smith Capital Equipment. The 1490 SMART commonly application in overhead line telecommunications and street lighting

Uven Moodley, operations at Smith Capital Equipment, “The platform fitted on the Benz Atego is a leader in its with its unique ability to be set up and to work faster than of its competitors. It is very popular in and we import this platform Oils Steel SPA in Italy. The of Tshwane is the second municipality in Africa to have the Oil Steel SPA in the country. We are indeed very to have partnered with on this flagship project.”

These aerial platforms a high-quality tubular and sheet structure that is bolted the chassis. They are equipped four A-type stabiliser A slew bearing rotates the device and it is driven by a hydraulic and reduction gear with a closed parking brake opens automatically. Moodley that the telescopic design of the allows the operator to position the and then aim directly at the work allowing for more accurate of getting to the work application.

The of this unit also the amount of space occupied on the during operation of the unit. main boom has an operating of -25 to +80o degrees in relation to the and has two telescopic extendable parts, move on sliding blocks of low-friction material that is and has a very low friction coefficient,” Moodley.

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Fuel efficiency and safety: the special modules

Synonymous the Atego’s characteristics of comfort and the operator’s platform has a generously front opening for easy guarded by a bar.

Fuel is enhanced by remote startstop which is made possible due to the programmable special modules that are fitted to the Atego This functionality allows the to start and stop the engine the platform, thus improving use of fuel. The PSM modules are also to prevent the vehicle from driven with the platform in keeping with Mercedes-Benz’s on safety. The platform uses a pantograph system with two in phase to level the platform.

Meeting specifications

The Scorpian Smart has a sterling performance includes a maximum working of 14 m, carrying capacity of 250 kg (two and a maximum outreach of 9 m. For the crew TFM Manufacturing was roped in. This London-based bodybuilder manufactured and a flat deck body to the specifications of the Tshwane Municipality. “We this by designing the subframe and body to meet the requirements adhering strictly to the directives by This involved a steel complete with an aluminium floor to allow for safe conditions when walking on the body. Access steps provided for safe access on to the says Brian Haviland, MD at TFM


Safety and comfort

To optimise the use of the design incorporates a toolbox a comfortably cushioned seat for the and includes two-point seat for safety. For increased visibility at the vehicles are fitted with warning lights. Low profile bars provide additional to the front of the cab. N otably, the aced the Focus Truck 2013 by Charmont Media.

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