Up big from Daimler Trucks
“We have been pleasantly surprised with the fuel economy and performance of the new trucks based in Orange, which operate on the mountainous route between Sydney and the western region of New South Wales,” Ron Finemore Transport group fleet and maintenance officer Laurie Brothers said.
“The partnership with Daimler Trucks and its product sales, engineering and uptime teams has paid off and we have the right specifications for our tasks.”
The Orange fleet is running mostly 510hp versions of the new generation 13-litre in-line six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz engine that is delivering gutsy performance and strong fuel economy figures, while also meeting stringent Euro 6 emissions standards. generation of Freightliner Coronado product and we learnt a lot from the first fleet to enable us order a slightly different specification with Freightliner’s support and we are now seeing the benefits,” Mr Brothers said.
“The drivers welcome the space in the cab and the manoeuvrability of the vehicle in and out of tight delivery sites throughout central western NSW. They are also very impressed with the power and the way it handles the tough climbs.”
The Coronados are 114 models equipped with a 15-litre Detroit engine that pumps out 560hp, as well as a fully automated Eaton UltraShift transmission, making them well suited for the hilly terrain.
The Finemore Transport purchase no doubt cut a fine deal with Daimler’s bean counters, but the investment demonstrates faith in the new generation product.
"We have been pleasantly surprised with the fuel economy and performance of the new trucks based in Orange, which operate on the mountainous routes,” Finemore fleet maintenance officer Laurie Brothers said.
Coronado B-double fuel tankers up to 61.5 tonnes, fitted with additional step and grab-rails for safety.