Mercedes-Benz will demonstrate its fire and rescue strength with a new Econic-based fire response vehicle. The company and a leading body manufacturer will reveal a unique fire response vehicle that will make its debut on the stand.
Mercedes-Benz is keeping its cards close to its chest and attendees will need to head to the stand to check out this truly unique vehicle.
What Mercedes-Benz is prepared to discuss is that the vehicle is based on the Econic truck with a high-roof cab and features air suspension on all axles. It runs an advanced Euro 6 rated 7.7-litre six-cylinder engine linked to an Allison 3000 six-speed automatic transmission.
The truck is equipped with advanced safety features including Active Brake Assist, Lane Assist and Proximity Control Assist.
While the Econic will be featured this year, it is just one of several vehicles Mercedes-Benz offers that can be used for fire and rescue applications.
These include new generation Mercedes-Benz truck models, the off-road bonneted Zetros and go-anywhere Unimog.
The Unimog is currently being prepared for duty with Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning as a fire response vehicle (pictured).
It is a rugged off-road truck with extreme ground clearance, traction and optional wading ability up to 800mm.