bauma 2022, the leading trade fair for the construction sector, will take place in Munich next October. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is getting ready for the key exhibition: a few days ago, the company released a statement about its own offer on display in the Bayern capital city. By the way, Sustainable Truck&Van will be there and report live from the long-awaited bauma.
More into details, the exhibited range extends from the Atego and Unimog to the Arocs, Actros and eActros. The latter will be on display with the eWorX all-in-one solution. eWorX is built on the eActros and was developed by ZF together with a roll-off tipper from MEILLER and a set-down skip loader from PALFINGER. eWorX establishes the link between the vehicle’s energy management system and the truck body and makes it possible to efficiently electrify power take-offs for operating hydraulic work equipment.
The eActros will be part of Mercedes-Benz exhibited vehicles at bauma
Mercedes-Benz Trucks relies on the ePowertrain for the eActros in the form of an electric rigid axle with two integrated electric motors and a two-speed transmission. The eActros’ batteries are comprised of either three (eActros 300) or four battery packs (eActros 400), each of which offers an installed capacity of 112 kWh and a usable capacity of around 97 kWh. With four battery packs, the eActros 400 has a range of up to 400 kilometers. The eActros LongHaul, scheduled for series production in 2024, will boast a range of around 500 kilometers on a single battery charge, making it another interesting alternative for road-oriented construction applications.
The eActros, as well as the Actros and Arocs trucks for distribution haulage, will be all equipped with the second generation mirror camera system, in use since April 2022. One of the benefits of shortening the camera arms is that drivers can now reverse in a straight line more easily than was the case with the first generation. This is because the MirrorCam’s perspective now even more closely resembles that of a conventional glass mirror, which, in turn, facilitates the transition from mirrors to MirrorCam. Collisions with objects at the edge of the roadway are better avoided.