MercedesBenz Econic SemiTrailer Tanker Trucks Enter Service…

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Mercedes-Benz Econic

Highlighting the diversity of their vehicle range, Mercedes has taken a moment to showcase two Mercedes-Benz Econic semi-trailer with tanker bodies have just entered at the London Farnborough Airport. The are based on the 18-ton Econic chassis, and both have fitted with Jost wheel couplings and converted 4×2 semi-trailer trucks to aid in duties of transporting hazardous (namely, fuel).

But that’s the tip of the iceberg, ladies and gentlemen. In to comply with strict ADR an extensive series of modifications also necessary. A few highlights interlocking systems that the trucks from moving refueling, speed limiters restrict the vehicles’ top speed to 20 and hydraulic fuel pumps make use of the Econics’ PTO’s. In the end all necessary changes, the Econic holds a total of 36,000 of jet fuel.

As for who was charged with the task of the many modifications needed to the Mercedes Econics operational, duty was bestowed upon Support — a company in Witney that specializes in vehicles. Fortunately, the model was an candidate to perform the job it was called to do, with its superior maneuverability, low cab and low ride height (allowing it to under aircraft wings) a few of the many benefits the Econic in its chosen field.

If you’re interested in purchasing own aircraft refueling truck or want to learn more the Mercedes-Benz Econic semi-trailer trucks used at the London airport, you can find the complete in the official press release



Mercedes-Benz Econic in semi-trailer version

Two Mercedes-Benz Econic deployed at London


Mercedes-Benz Econic

Special modifications to transport goods

Semi-trailer with capacity

Two Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks with a tanker have just entered at London Farnborough Airport. The are based on the 18-tonne Econic chassis but were fitted a Jost fifth wheel and converted into 4×2 trucks for transporting hazardous at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Molsheim, specialises in constructing special-purpose Extensive modifications were to comply with strict ADR This work was carried out in the UK by Support, a company based in near Oxford specialising in vehicles. Interlocking systems installed to prevent the vehicle moving during refuelling, as as speed limiters that the top speed to 20 mph (approx. 32 km/h). to pump fuel using the PTOs were also The semi-trailer holds 36,000 of jet fuel.

The Mercedes-Benz Econic fulfils key for this kind of specialised as standard, with features include a low overall height makes it possible to drive aircraft wings, good courtesy of the hydraulic automatic (Allison) and a low cab concept to facilitate in and out frequently. Large windows a good all-round view.

Farnborough has been a centre of and civil aeronautical research for a time. Since 1948 the has also hosted the biennial International Airshow, which almost a quarter of a million in 2006. The first powered, flight in Great Britain was at Farnborough in 1908.

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