Mercedes-Benz Econic

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Mercedes-Benz Econic
Mercedes-Benz Econic refuse truck (left) and aerial fire apparatus (right)
Body and chassis

The Mercedes-Benz Econic is a low-entry truck introduced by Mercedes-Benz from 1998 to present. It is normally used for waste collection, fire and emergency purposes and airport ground services.

It is available in weights of 18 t and 26 t and is powered by a 6-cylinder inline engine with turbo and intercooler, it is designed with special characteristics such as low floor, low overall height, automatic gearbox and even a natural gas engine to adapt to all above-mentioned tasks.

The ten thousandth Econic truck was manufactured in February 2011.[1]


  1. ^ "Mercedes builds the 10,000th Econic with an Allison auto too...Biglorryblog reports on his favourite low-entry cab! - Biglorryblog". Retrieved 2011-02-24.