The Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 430 is now being used for efficient
vegetation management by a company based in England. Tree surgery, ground
clearance services and a black, 299 hp powerhouse – that is the formula behind
the success of brothers Brett and Ryan Skelton and their company Greenworx,
based in England.
To make their vegetation management business more
cost-effective, they have purchased a Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 430. "We were
using an agricultural tractor," says Brett Skelton, "but the Unimog
needs less fuel. And with a top speed of over 80 km/h, it's a big advantage on
the road, even with a heavily laden low-loader trailer. It means we get to our
job sites faster now," added the satisfied new Unimog owner.
Eicher Trucks & Buses,
part of VE Commercial Vehicles, has bagged an order for 350 heavy duty trucks
from Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC). BRTC has bought 350 units of
Eicher 20.16, which is a 16 tonnes GVW haulage truck.
The delivery of the order is
expected to take place within 8 months. Commenting on this development, SS Gill, Senior Vice President and Head,
International Business, VE Commercial
Vehicles said, “The commercial vehicle industry in Bangladesh has been growing
rapidly in the past few years. This market is a key export region for us and
there is a growing demand for fuel efficient, reliable trucks to fulfil
customer requirements. Eicher Trucks & Buses has led the introduction of
modern technology in Bangladesh with best-in-class fuel efficiency, superior
reliability and a host of features to enhance the comfort and safety of drivers
and profitability for transporters. This order further strengthens our position
in Bangladesh, where we have been growing by over 37% CAGR for the last 5
Mekra Lang GmbH & Co. KG
is the leading global supplier of vision systems for the commercial vehicle
industry. At the IAA 2018, Mekra Lang showcased a digital vision system design
that is the product of the many years of expertise and know-how the company
acquired in the development of exceptional mirror systems.
The Mekra Lang Digital
VisionSystem (DVS) sets a new vision standard for commercial vehicles and will
go into series production in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros in 2019. “This
groundbreaking achievement is based on our long-standing partnership with
Mercedes-Benz and has resulted in the first ever application of a digital
mirror replacement system in series production,” says Dr. Werner Lang, Managing
Director at Mekra Lang.
The DVS replaces both large
mirrors outside the driver’s cab with aerodynamically optimised camera wings.
The resulting reduction in air resistance decreases fuel consumption by up to
two percent. Cutting-edge optics and image processing software specifically
developed for trucks provide optimised imaging, covering the entire spectrum of
driving situations and environmental conditions. With its software- and
hardware-based self-monitoring functions, this Digital VisionSystem offers the
driver a degree of reliability and safety that is second to none.
The image captured by the
cameras is presented to the driver 60 times per second in real time on
high-resolution Bosch monitors installed in the driver’s cab. Optimised monitor
placement within the cab ensures significantly enhanced direct vision and
improved safety while driving. The system adapts the view displayed on the
screens to the specific situation and provides the driver with dynamic vision
while driving forward, optimized vision while backing-up, as well as numerous
additional assistance functions.
As technology leader we are
committed to revolutionizing the market and doing our part in making road
traffic safer for all. Mekra Lang’s new Digital VisionSystem represents an
ideal platform solution for commercial vehicles that can be universally applied
and adapted. Our new camera platform and the BOSCH displays offer solutions for
all areas of electronic vision enhancement to provide ideal vision and safety
in any everyday situation.
Source: Mekra Lang
TVS Tyres, one of India’s largest manufacturers &
exporters of two & three wheeler tyres showcased their off-highway and
two-wheeler range of products at the Krishi Darshan Expo, that is being
conducted by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Department of
Agriculture Cooperation at Northern Region Farm Machinery Training &
Testing Institute, Sirsa Road, Hisar from 13th-15th October 2018. TVS Eurogrip
is the company’s leading range of Off-Highway tyres that includes Industrial
Pneumatic Tyres, Skid Steer & Multi-Purpose tyres, Farm & Implement
tyres, Motor Grader and Agricultural Tyres, all of which will be showcased at
Speaking on the participation at the Krishi Darshan Expo, P. Vijayaraghavan, Director,
TVS Srichakra Ltd. noted, “It gives us great pleasure to participate and
showcase TVS Eurogrip range of off-highway tyres at the Krishi Darshan Expo,
this is our first time in this exhibition. TVS Eurogrip range of off-highway
tyres have a strong footprint in more than 70 countries across the globe, and
our participation in this expo underscores our commitment to reach out to our
customers in India too. We look forward
to welcoming our customers and partners at our stall at the expo.”
Krishi Darshan Expo is the country’s leading trade
exhibition which attracts large number of visitors from across the country
including government officials, manufacturers, dealers, distributors and trade
visitors. The show offers a platform for industry players to display their
latest products and explore new opportunities.
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