Mercedes Benz Econic






Mercedes Benz Econic Overview

Now available in Australia is the Mercedes-Benz Econic, a Special Purpose Truck that has been a top selling medium duty truck in Europe for over a decade. It specialises in vocations including garbage, fire, airport service, and distribution.

This truck is especially appealing for urban applications with it's low floor, making it is easy to get in and out. And with the high roof there's room to stand and walk across the cabin.

Other highlights include:

  • Generously proportioned panoramic windows and pneumatic folding door provide excellent visibility
  • Low access height, level cab floor and low frame result in the Econic meeting the highest standards of ergonomics and comfort
  • A four seater truck with a comfortable amount of space. The driver's suspension seat and individual seats for the team of up to three passengers offer greater comfort
  • Six-speed Allison auto transmission with easily accessible controls
  • The turning circle, steering and cornering all handle like a car
  • Plenty of rear cupboard space
  • Reversing cameras
  • Steel bumper
  • Offers a natural gas variant that is particularly quiet and fuel-efficient
  • Adjustable steering wheel
  • Innovative engine line-up based on active environmental technology. The Econic NGT is one step ahead of all future environmental developments. The gas drive system meets the demanding ECE R110 certification specification and the stringent EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) emissions standard and falls within the planned Euro 5 emissions standard.

The Econic in the Public Service Sector

The Mercedes Benz Econic is equipped as standard with everything needed for intensive disposal work: Including a step for quick and safe entry/exit, a level floor for through-cab access, large windows for excellent visibility and a generously proportioned cab with room for up to four occupants.

The Econic in the Fire and Rescue Sector

From rescue operations to fire-fighting, salvage work and protective measures: The Mercedes Benz Econic is prepared for every eventuality. If you are operating a rescue truck with hydraulic platform, a turntable ladder, a fire-fighting tank vehicle or emergency response fire-fighting vehicle, the Econic deserves a close look. It has a low overall height; safe, spacious, crash-tested cabs; high-torque engines; and outstanding maneuverability. In emergency situations,the Econic takes you where you want to go – quickly, reliably and safely.

The Econic in Airport Service

Thanks to its low-floor concept the Econic is tailor-made for applications in airport operations: the entry into the cab is low and comfortable. The generously proportioned panoramic windows and the low instrument support provide outstanding visibility and allow for maneuverability down to the millimetre around the plane.

Whether it's operating as a catering vehicle or re-fueling truck, the Econic with low-roof cab is ideally suited to applications with a large number of aircraft sizes. All aircraft types – from the small MD80 to the large Airbus A320 – can be catered for without any difficulty.

Mercedes Benz Econic - Garbage truck

Mercedes Benz Econic - Fire truck

Mercedes Benz Econic - Airport truck

Econic Models & Specs

The Econic offers numerous equipment and accessory variants. Below is a summary of key technical data. Contact us for more details.

Available as a 4x2 (2 axle model)

Perm. GVW (kg)        
kW / HP             
Turning Circle         
Download Specs          
1824 LL &
1829 LL
 18,000  R6 / 7.21

175 / 238
210 / 286

6 Speed Auto     
3450 - 5100
14.8 - 21.5
1828 NGT
 18,000  R6 / 6.91
205 / 279
6 Speed Auto
3450 - 5100
14.8 - 21.5
1833 LL
 18,000  R6 / 7.21
240 / 326
6 Speed Auto
3450 - 5100
14.8 - 21.5

Econic Cab Options

The cabs for the Econic are produced in a lightweight aluminium design and available in two different variants – a high-roof and a low-roof cab. Both variants meet the European crash test standard, ECE R29/2. 

Features include:

  • Continuously level floor and a headroom of 193 cm in the high-roof cab, providing plenty of space for up to four people.
  • Spacious cab provides room for plenty of shelves and stowage compartments for a change of clothes or tools
  • A safe and comfortable exit and entry is achieved with the low-floor concept and the 620 mm wide pneumatic folding door
  • Optimum heat protection and the best possible ventilation is achieved with the generously proportioned panoramic windows

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