Up big from Daim­ler Trucks

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trans­port ter­rain.

“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.

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"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.

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