MercedesBenz Econic with Allison automatic eases cleaning in…

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Mercedes-Benz Econic with automatic eases cleaning in

DÜSSELDORF, Germany It isn’t leaves, pieces of tire, materials, and beer coasters, but wallets, keys, jewelry and solids that flood Düsseldorf’s 47,000 gullies with water. To prevent channels from clogging and up onto the streets, road are cleaned regularly by four from the municipal drainage One of these trucks is a new suction and concept vehicle, based on a Econic chassis and developed a year and a half though the efforts of the city of Düsseldorf and GmbH a special vehicle

“With regard to our aging we need vehicles which are to board, offer increased safety within city while working in front of the and are equipped with technical which facilitate the physically work,” said Achim fleet manager of Düsseldorf’s drainage company.

To relieve the company decided some ago that all newly purchased should be equipped with transmissions, which makes the a great choice, as it is exclusively with an Allison 3000 automatic. In addition the Econic a low, comfortable entry, as as a panoramic window.

Vehicles equipped with fully-automatic transmissions are easy to Without the distraction of physically gears, drivers can focus on while manual clutch is eliminated, protecting knees and from unnecessary strain. Continuous Power Technology™ superior vehicle maneuverability and while inching in congested and on narrow roads. The patented converter and uninterrupted power deliver unrivalled startability, and 5th generation electronic controls the best shift strategies for fuel economy an important since the vehicles are in continuous

An additional driver advantage is by the “intelligent” jib-arm with hydraulic and telescopic capabilities. the driver places the arm over a via joystick, a magnet automatically the cast-iron drainage grate, and repositions it exactly after

“This automatic system time and nerves. Our operators do not to walk to or lift the drainage just to push a button the truck,” Tölle explained. removes a significant burden for who no longer have to pry open and cast-iron drainage grates their bare hands.

Mercedes-Benz Econic

To keep Düsseldorf road and gullies clean, the special features two pumps. A liquid-ring (VacuStar WR 3100 from CVS is used for suction of solids accumulate in gully buckets. The pump has a rating of 94 kW and a maximum volume of 3100 m³/h. A pump (P45-75/80 from Pumpen GmbH) is used to water into the gully for or maceration of solids. It has a maximum of 80 bar and a rating of 75 l/min.

The bodywork comes with two tanks, one holds 3,000 liters of and another with a 6 m³ for debris.

The municipal drainage company in also operates five Varios equipped with 1000 Series fully-automatic Two of those vehicles are brick-layers, and a is equipped with a crane for repairs. The fourth Vario traffic signs for safeguarding, and the one is equipped with tools for sewage pumps.

“We are satisfied with the vehicle,” Tölle regarding the Econic, has been driven 31,500 km and over 36,000 gullies being put into operation in 2011. “And although it was designed for our older drivers, the ones are delighted too. The and touchpad used to operate the are reminiscent of console games,” he with a wink.

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