Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that their new heavy-duty load carrier Arocs – the truck designed specifically for the construction industry - will be available to Irish customers on order later this year.
Though their commercial vehicles sales manager in Ireland, Fergus Conheady accepts that it may be some time yet before the industry recovers sufficiently to create demand for the new truck, he nonetheless points to the various attributes which he believes will make Arocs attractive to customers working in the sector.
The range consists of all-wheel drive versions; cement mixers; semitrailer tractors and dropsider chassis vehicles. Seven cabins are available in short or medium length.
Euro 6 compliant engines with BlueEfficiency emissions technology deliver improved fuel efficiency and come in sixteen power categories from 238 - 625 hp. Increased ground clearance, automated power shift transmission and electrohydraulic power steering are amongst its other attributes.