A truck to meet all needs. The versatility of the Mercedes-Benz Arocs in the construction sector

It is as individual as the diverse tasks performed by operators in the construction sector: the Mercedes-Benz Arocs is a specialist covering the entire repertoire of construction transport. The broad range of cabs, engines, drive variants and wheel configurations ensures it is able to cope with all types of deployment. Tipper, materials transport or heavy-duty tractor unit – the Arocs fits the bill every time.

The highly specialised all-rounder among the heavy-duty construction vehicles

It is the out-and-out pro for construction transport: the Arocs from Mercedes-Benz is a dedicated model series comprising heavy-duty trucks designed specifically for the construction sector. Four years after its world premiere, the Arocs is available in an extremely broad and continually growing range.

The Arocs is available in every conceivable wheel configuration - 4x2 and 4x4, three-axle 6x2 with trailing or leading axle, 6x4 and 6x6. Four-axle versions are available as 8x2 trucks with trailing axle, 8x4, 8x4 with trailing axle, 8x6 and 8x8. The scope of equipment and variants covers steel and air suspension, frames designed primarily for on- or off-road deployment, numerous wheelbases, cabs and engines, three all-wheel-drive systems, platform trucks, tippers, concrete mixer chassis, heavy-duty tractor units and special-purpose vehicles.

Ready-for-use specialists make the choice easier. The Arocs Loader is systematically configured for a low kerb weight and high payload as a two-axle tractor unit or as a concrete mixer chassis. The design factors concerned here include cab, chassis, engine variant and tyres. The Arocs Grounder is an extremely robust specialist for particularly tough applications. Characteristic features are a highly robust frame, multi-leaf parabolic springs with hard compliance characteristics, specially tuned shock absorbers, planetary hub reduction axles and particularly durable rims and tyres with high load-bearing capacity.

Networked services: the diverse range of solutions from Fleetboard

Construction transport is not all excavation, robustness, maximum traction and rubber boots - construction transport also entails fine-tuned logistics, frequently in extreme conditions. It is generally far more complex than road transport, as various partners require to be coordinated on site and dozens of vehicles may need to be deployed together for a single task. The solution for this mammoth task goes by the name of networking. Just the job for Fleetboard and its diverse scope of functions, which go well beyond the bounds of a telematics system. Fleetboard is able to draw on almost two decades of experience with networked services and the effective use of acquired data.

The Truck Data Center is the optional connectivity module which forms the core of the networked Arocs. This is where all real-time data are received and transmitted. The hardware receives data from all the sensors, cameras, etc. on board the truck and analyses this information for the most diverse applications. The vehicle computer also serves as the interface for all networked services and is responsible for the truck's external communications.

This results in a wealth of useful services, software applications and apps within the Logistics Management, Vehicle Management and Time Management segments, spanning scheduling, performance analysis, time recording and mass storage memory download - so that all relevant driver and truck data can be read remotely, relaxed and archived in compliance with the law.

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