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The Mercedes-Benz Turbo Retarder Clutch

For moving off in the most challenging traction conditions and manoeuvring at the very lowest speeds, Mercedes-Benz Turbo Retarder Clutch delivers unmatched precision and control of the heaviest loads. Perfectly suited to the logging and construction industries, the Turbo Retarder Clutch puts your power on the road and lets you tackle extreme gradients or tricky terrain with ease and confidence. With the Turbo Retarder Clutch, Mercedes-Benz have delivered a unique additional drive and braking sy...

July 2, 2019

Fieldays 2019 - The Trucks & Trailers Experience

Once again, the Trucks & Trailers team pulled out all the stops and created a great atmosphere on the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner stands at this year's Fieldays. Thousands of visitors from around the world descended upon Mystery Creek near Hamilton to see everything great about New Zealand Agriculture....

June 17, 2019

Trucks that save money & the planet

What Euro 6 means to you? Euro 6 is a standard that specifies the minimum acceptable level of harmful pollutants emitted from, both petrol and diesel, vehicle exhausts. It emerged in 2015 and has been steadily rolled out by some engine manufacturers, though knowledge of the advantages is not widespread. Now in it’s sixth iteration since Euro 1 was established in 1993, the unique thing about Euro 6 is that it not only protects the environment but delivers superior performance, less wear on engi...

June 5, 2019

Right hook and uppercut - Cascadia ‘test truck’ stars for Freightliner

Freightliner has revealed the first right-hand drive Cascadia test truck at the Brisbane Truck Show. It is part of a growing Australian fleet that makes up part of an exhaustive Freightliner test program being held on both sides of the Pacific. The testing is part of a $100 million right-hand drive development program for Australia and New Zealand markets. Freightliner is confident the Cascadia, which is the best-selling truck in the United States, will set a new standard for safety, effici...

May 27, 2019

New Mercedes-Benz truck MirrorCam, Action

Mercedes-Benz has announced it will launch an advanced new truck in Australia next year with cameras for mirrors.  The company also confirmed it has begun a comprehensive Australian validation program for the truck, which features a range of driver-focussed improvements including MirrorCam; a system that uses aerodynamic cameras connected to two large screens in the cabin that dramatically boost driver vision. The new Mercedes-Benz model, which was presented to the public for the first...

May 27, 2019

Mercedes-Benz showcases new Actros

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its advanced new Actros model featuring cameras instead of mirrors.The vehicle was shown to local public for the first time at the Brisbane Truck Show and is expected to hit Australian and New Zealand roads by 2020. The company has begun it’s validation programme for the truck featuring a range of driver-focussed improvements including the MirrorCam system that uses aerodynamic cameras connected to two large screens in the cabin. The new Mercedes-Benz model also feat...

May 24, 2019

Land a great Fieldays® deal

Nail a great offer on the X-Class X250d POWER with automatic transmission, from $59,990 including GST plus on roads*. Visit us at Fieldays® between June 12-15 at our site in the Commercial Vehicle Zone on C street. Talk to our Mercedes-Benz Van Specialist Team to book a test drive. *Special recommended price for standard specification new X250d POWER with automatic transmission, including GST, plus on road costs, purchased and delivered from participating authorised Mercedes-Benz Vans dealers b...

May 21, 2019

Euro 6 winning over customers for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is celebrating a strong customer response to its new Euro 6 range in New Zealand. It’s the only brand in the country with a complete range of models that meet the stringent emissions standard, the company says. Daimler Truck and Bus senior manager Pieter Theron says individuals and companies are actively seeking to purchase Euro 6 rated trucks as an easy way to reduce their carbon footprint. “Our customers realise that it is very easy to be socially environmentally respo...

May 17, 2019

Mercedes-Benz V6 X-Class 350d Launch Video

Watch the official Mercedes-Benz X-Class 350d Launch Video! Contact Trucks & Trailers on 0800 X Class (0800 925 277) to book a test drive....

February 18, 2019

NZ Hunter Part 2 - Driving the X-Class Off-Road

Check out NZ Hunters awesome video demonstrating the strengths of, and providing tips on, driving the Mercedes-Benz X-Class off-road.  ...

December 20, 2018

Features of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute is a force to be reckoned with. It delivers everything you expect from a ute with added strength, technology, safety, and comfort.  Check out this video on the features of the X-Class 250d Power, 4-cylinder model!...

November 21, 2018

NZ Hunter putting the X-Class to the test!

We know at Trucks & Trailers how good the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is, but NZ Hunter is out there proving it. We have loaned them an X-Class for the last 6 months to put it to the test and here is what they have to say about it. Check out this awesome video!...

October 10, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Actros - Bound to turn-heads on the highway

Buckie Murray of JD Transport has been driving trucks since he was 18 years old.  He started driving for his father, who always drove and owned trucks, 26 years ago.  Nine years ago he purchased his first truck, and since then he’s gone on to purchase four more.  Carting for Foodstuffs on highway from Hamilton and locally around the Auckland area, he’s a big fan of European trucks for their safety and comfort.  Last month he purchased his first Mercedes-Benz Actros, and w...

July 11, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Arocs - One Year On And Going Strong!

It’s been a year since we saw the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz New Dimension Truck range: the Actros, Arocs, Atego, and Econic to New Zealand. One of the early adopters of the new Arocs and first to put it into the logging industry is Leon Edge of Northern Linehaul Ltd.  Leon bought his Arocs 3263L 8x4 with OM473 Inline 6, Euro 5, 630Hp, 460Kw, 3000Nm, 15.6L engine, and a large sleeper cab, in mid-2017.  Over the last year Leon has put it to the test contracting to Rotorua Forest Hau...

June 7, 2018

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Awarded Five Stars for Safety

Stuttgart. With five stars, the new X-Class has been awarded the highest possible score in the independent safety test "Euro NCAP Test". The  Mercedes-Benz pickup impressed in the categories of occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and assistance systems. The X-Class owes this result above all to its especially sturdy body with high-strength passenger cell and a structure with front and rear ends capable of absorbing energy through selective deformation as well as with an exc...

November 30, 2017

The New Mercedes-Benz X-Class – A Close Encounter With What’s To Come!

It was an overwhelming few days for Trucks & Trailers Vijay Chhagn, who recently took out a top Mercedes-Benz Van salesman prize that landed him in Austria at the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Global Training Experience Centre.  Here Vijay spent five days getting close and personal with the first of a new kind of Ute, due to hit the New Zealand market in early 2018.  He is one of the first in the world to see and test drive the X-Class and it’s fair to say he’s now more excited than ever a...

November 30, 2017

Freightliner Argosy and dual purpose drop - side tipper, a perfect combination for Riordan & West

There’s no ignoring Riordan & West Transports latest addition, a Freightliner Argosy with drop-sided tipper trailer built by Domett. The trailer sides fold in and are strapped to one end to create a flatbed trailer for dual-purpose use. It’s the second of these combination units to be added to Dave West’s fleet, replacing a 2009 Argosy that had covered just over one million kilometers for the company. The new Argosy’s 90-inch sleeper cab fitted with a TV makes comfortable accommodation f...

October 11, 2017

Mercedes-Benz 4x4 Revolutionising the Groundspread Industry

It’s a familiar site seeing a Wealleans Groundspread 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Atego or Axor rolling over the hills of the Waikato or Bay of Plenty countryside.  The introduction of the modern high horse power 4x4 Mercedes-Benz models has revolutionised the Wealleans business and Groundspread industry according to Shane Wealleans, Managing Director.   “The Mercedes-Benz 4x4 models have provided us with on road efficiency while maintaining off road capability.  The Atego and Axor model...

August 31, 2017

The first Mercedes-Benz Actros in New Zealand, 20 years on and still going strong!

“It’s still a bloody good truck,” says Chris Carr of Carr & Haslam Transport referring to his Mercedes-Benz Actros, the first Actros to be purchased in New Zealand in 1997.  The truck and trailer unit hit the road 20 years ago, and now with over a million kilometers on the clock, the truck and trailer combo are still going strong.  “She’s still on the road six days a week and in perfect working order,” he says, “it’s a great truck to drive, designed well and still pleas...

July 31, 2017

Freightliner Argosy & 18 Meter, 50 Ton Stem Trailer an Industry First

It's a real wow moment when Mark Pittar Transport's latest addition enters Pan Pac Mill in Napier. Aesthetically the black Freightliner and Patchell trailer is a good-looking pair, but the job the truck and trailer combo do together has revolutionised Mark's business and is keeping this contractor very happy. Since joining the industry in 1999, Mark knew something could be done to assist him in taking longer stems and a greater payload. Years later he began his homework and engaged with Patchel...

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