Tags
Fleets & Technology

Freightliner unveils EconicSD low-entry COE waste collection truck at WasteExpo

Freightliner's new line of low-cab-forward trucks equipped with the Detroit DD8 mid-range engine and Assurance suite of safety systems

Freightliner Trucks has introduced the new EconicSD waste collection truck at WasteExpo this week. The Freightliner EconicSD is a modern, low-entry cab-over-engine (COE) waste collection truck for the North American market that provides superior safety, uptime and productivity. Freightliner Trucks is featuring the Freightliner EconicSD in booth #2617 at WasteExpo. The truck will be available for order as of summer, 2018.

"By working closely with our North American waste collection customers and analyzing how we could provide a solution that best benefits their businesses, we recognized the opportunity to adapt the Freightliner EconicSD for this market," said Roger Nielsen, president and CEO for Daimler Trucks North America. "Our customers continually seek to elevate the safety and performance of their waste collection vehicles, and the Freightliner EconicSD is the right solution for the distinct needs of this segment."  

The cab and chassis are designed and manufactured in Woerth, Germany - Daimler's largest truck plant. More than 125 modifications were made to optimize the truck for North American operations. Final assembly of the cab and chassis will be completed in Gaffney, S.C., at the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) manufacturing facility.  

Freightliner Trucks also partnered with Heil Environmental and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, two of the leading truck equipment manufacturers (TEMs) in the waste collection industry, to ensure the Freightliner EconicSD is ideal for the North American market.  

"The cab-over-engine design for the North American waste collection market is a unique concept, so collaborating with Heil and McNeilus was critical to ensure a streamlined upfit process and efficiencies from the very beginning," said Richard Howard, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America.

Powered by DetroitEquipped with the new Detroit™ DD8™ mid-range engine, the Freightliner EconicSD is built for productivity. With a rating of 350HP and 1050 lb-ft torque, the DD8 has best-in-class maintenance intervals that are up to three times longer than the competition. Ideal for the waste collection market, the DD8's variable exhaust cam phasing optimizes exhaust temperatures during low-load operations for more efficient aftertreatment performance.

The DD8 also features Detroit™ Connect Virtual TechnicianSM remote diagnostic service for maximized uptime and productivity. "The robust design and the technological achievements found with the DD8 engine make it well suited for the demands associated with waste collection," noted Jeff Allen, senior vice president, operations and specialty vehicles for Daimler Trucks North America. "The Freightliner EconicSD and the DD8 make a durable and efficient combination." 

Unparalleled Safety "Waste collection vehicles need to navigate tight turns, busy urban streets and suburban neighborhoods, so safety is a critical concern at all times," said Allen. 

The Freightliner EconicSD is engineered to enhance the safety of not only the driver and crew, but also pedestrians and drivers of other vehicles. The truck's panoramic windshield and low seating position provide outstanding visibility, while the mirror system offers an expanded field of vision for work areas and potential blind spots. The short wheelbase and aggressive wheel cut deliver superior maneuverability. 

Further contributing to the Freightliner EconicSD's safety is the Detroit Assurance® suite of safety systems. The Freightliner EconicSD comes standard with active brake assist, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning to mitigate potential collisions. Optional safety features include side guard assist and a built-in camera system with 360-degree views displayed on a flat screen dash monitor. 

Designed for the DriverThe Freightliner EconicSD's low entry means only one step is needed to enter the cab, with just one more step to the driver's platform. The first step is only 19 inches, half the first-step height of many conventional waste collection trucks. A kneeling feature further reduces step-in height, while a lifting feature improves clearance over objects. 

"Waste collection vehicle drivers and passengers are in and out of their trucks all day. The Freightliner EconicSD's ergonomic design reduces fatigue and provides a more comfortable and productive work environment," said Allen.

Inside the Econic SD cab.
Inside the Econic SD cab.

The spacious cab has an air-suspended driver's seat, with additional single seating to accommodate up to three passengers in the high cab model. The Freightliner EconicSD comes standard with digitized instrument cluster that displays key information on an LCD screen on the dash, and is operated by intuitive steering wheel controls.  

"Inside and out, every aspect of the Freightliner EconicSD is designed with the customer in mind. We understand what impacts their bottom lines, and as their partners we are driven to create solutions that contribute to their long-term success," said Howard. "The Freightliner EconicSD is an exceptional solution that we are proud to bring to the North American waste collection market." 

The Freightliner EconicSD will be available to start ordering in the summer of 2018. Cab configurations for the EconicSD in 6x4, high cab and low cab, and rear and side loader configurations will be available.   

The Freightliner EconicSD was adapted from the Mercedes-Benz Econic, a low-entry COE chassis that is popular with waste collection customers in Europe, Aus

Company Info

  • Freightliner Trucks

    2477 Deerfield Drive,
    Fort Mill , SC
    US , 29715

    Freightliner Trucks is the largest division of Daimler Trucks North America and is one of the most recognizable and respected names in the trucking industry. Since 1942, Freightliner Trucks has been building reliable vehicles that keep businesses running efficiently. We offer a broad lineup of heavy-duty vocational trucks that are suited for a variety of applications.

    Read more

Related Products

Latest News

Tags
Wood Recycling

​Kreider Mulch leans heavily on Doppstadt machines for organics processing efficiency

Kreider Mulch is the proud owner of the first SM 720SA trommel manufactured by Germany-based Doppstadt , along with multiple AK model horizontal grinders, and most recently, a DW 3060 slow-speed shredder.

Randy Kreider grew up in Lancaster, a quaint small town in rural eastern Pennsylvania. Unless you're inside the urban boundaries of Philadelphia, most of this half of the state is economically driven by agriculture and other natural products. As the owner of Kreider Mulch, Randy has been able to capitalize on those opportunities, turning this once-small bark mulch lot into a successful business that produces more than 150,000 yards annually. He recently built a robust topsoil operation to complement the mulch products.

Read More

Sponsored Content

"Rolling Out the Recycling Red Carpet – 2018 RCA Conference"

"The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) 2018 Waste Reduction Conference "Rolling Out the Recycling Red Carpet" will be held September 19-21, 2018 at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta. This conference offers an exciting and progressive array of current topics and high quality speakers, including keynote speaker Glen Murray, Executive Director of the Pembina Institute and former Environment Minister in Ontario, where he championed Extended Producer Responsibility and the Circular Economy. Sessions cover topics ranging from legal issues to international programs and an EPR bearpit. An interesting choice of tours helps to round out a very comprehensive waste reduction learning experience in one of the world's most beautiful and inspiring locations. Join your waste reduction peers in Banff at this premier waste reduction event. Program updates, registration information, and other details are now available on the conference web site. Be sure to come back to this site often - the program will continue to be updated as speakers, sessions, and other feature events are confirmed."

Learn More about the 2018 RCA Waste Reduction Conference

Tags
C&D Recycling

​A-1 Sandrock paves the way with recycled asphalt shingles and Terex equipment

A-1 Sandrock added two CBI 5800BT grinders in 2017 to help process asphalt shingles as well as wood waste.

With 12 million tons of tear-off roofing material being generated each year in the United States, and increased regulations, the industry demands efficient recyclers. Efficiency is second nature to A-1 Sandrock. The company has rose to the challenge over the last few years, growing their shingle disposal program into a massive operation that's convenient for roofers, communities, North Carolina, and the surrounding states.

Read More

Tags
Industry News
Metals Recycling

ISRI’s Annual Commodities Roundtable to focus on domestic consumption with an eye on global markets

ISRI’s Annual Commodities Roundtable to focus on domestic consumption with an eye on global markets

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, is hosting its annual Commodities Roundtable Forum, September 5 to 7, 2018, in Chicago. This event attracts brokers, traders, buyers, and sellers of scrap materials for up-to-date discussions on commodities markets and the state of global and domestic trade.

Read More

Tags
Fleets & Technology
Solid Waste

NEW WAY and Recology partner on project to put first electric-powered waste collection trucks on the road in Seattle

New Way Trucks and Recology have announced a continued partnership that is working on a project that will bring  the first two electric refuse collection trucks to Seattle, Washington. The BYD Motors 8R Class-8 battery-electric trucks, fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader bodies, are scheduled for delivery to Recology in early 2019. The two trucks will be used for residential solid waste pick up and will be the first electric refuse trucks in the Pacific Northwest region, according to New Way. 

Read More

Tags
Metals Recycling
Tire Recycling

​Puritan rotating drum magnets designed for continuous self-cleaning and high productivity in recycling

​Puritan rotating drum magnets designed for continuous self-cleaning and high productivity in recycling

Rotating Drum Magnets from Michigan-based Puritan Magnetics, Inc. are designed for continuous self-cleaning of ferrous materials from product flow streams. As product enters the housing inlet, an adjustable feed gate meters the flow of product to the drum face. The drum has a stationary internal magnet with an outer drum that rotates. 

Read More

Tags
Metals Recycling

WENDT announces exclusive strategic partnership with MOROS Industrias Hidraulicas SA

WENDT announces exclusive strategic partnership with MOROS Industrias Hidraulicas SA

WENDT CORPORATION, a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of automobile shredding and non-ferrous separation equipment, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with MOROS Industrias Hidraulicas SA, a Spanish manufacturer of high-quality and robust machinery for the ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling industry. The exclusive partnership will allow the Zargoza, Spain-based MOROS to offer their shears and balers to the North American marketplace, through the WENDT sales and service platform. The agreement will extend to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Read More

Tags
Metals Recycling

​Eriez RevX-E ECS with quick change belt helps Andersen's Sales & Salvage produce quality twitch package

Andersen's Sales & Salvage in Greeley, Colorado, takes the quality of its shredded nonferrous metals products seriously — to the extent that it developed its own patented IQASR system to create premium zorba and zurik grades. IQASR technology uses horizontal airflow to separate heavy fraction ASR from the light fraction.

Read More

Tags
Metals Recycling

New 855 E expands Sennebogen product line

SENNEBOGEN has introduced the new 855 E model to its line-up of material handlers, which the company says completes the largest product line of purpose-built material handlers worldwide. With an operating weight of approx. 160,000 lb. (72.5 tons) the new 855 features reach packages from 59 to 68 feet (18 to 21 meters), a powerful 305 HP (227 kW) Cummins Tier 4f diesel engine as well as SENNEBOGEN's "Green Hybrid" technology. The new 855 E as well as all other models are available as rubber tired, crawler and stationary versions and can be equipped with diesel engines or electric motors, applicable for a range of applications, including port and recycling.

Read More

Tags
Paper Recycling
Plastics Recycling

​Paperboard to replace plastic for Swedish card manufacturer and others, including products from IKEA and Apple

Gift cards using paperboard rather than plastic materials can drastically reduce  environmental impact of the product, according to Iggesund Paperboard.

According to a press release from Iggesund Paperboard, part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen,  a number of global companies have replaced, or are doing trials to replace, the material in their gift cards - from plastic to paperboard. Sweden's largest cinema chain, SF Bio, has taken the plunge and is now replacing all its cards.

Read More

Tags
C&D Recycling
Metals Recycling
Solid Waste

New orange-peel grapples from Cat designed for a range of applications

The new Cat GSH420 and GSH520 orange-peel grapples can be used for moving waste, rocks, scrap and more.

The new Cat GSH420 and GSH520 orange-peel grapples, replacing the GSH15B Series grapples, are designed for a wide range of applications, including handling shredded scrap, such as long structural beams and car bodies; handling rocks at construction sites; and waste at recycling and transfer stations. The performance and efficiency of the new Cat grapples help waste-handling operations, in particular, meet the challenges of increased environmental regulation, growing pressure to recycle a mix of materials, and stringent budgets.

Read More

Tags
Metals Recycling

New Cat mobile shears designed for scrap and demolition applications

The new Cat mobile shears are designed for use in scrap and recycling operations.

The new Cat S2000/S3000 Series mobile shears, designed for hydraulic excavators working in scrap and demolition applications, feature optimum force-to-weight ratios that yield faster cycle times and more cuts per hour, compared with predecessor models. Manufactured from alloy steel that has both superior yield- and tensile-strength properties, as well as substantially greater hardness ratings than T1-type steel, the new S2000/S3000 Series shears are engineered for long, productive service.

Read More

Tags
Industry News
Metals Recycling

U.S. recycling industry united on goal of addressing key industry issues

U.S. recycling industry united on goal of addressing key industry issues

In May, a group of organizations representing various segments of the recycling industry met to discuss ways to better collaborate to advance the industry as a whole. The initial meeting, which took place in Washington, DC, at the headquarters of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, was an open discussion aimed at identifying ways throughout the recycling stream to improve quality, increase demand for material, and promote products made with recycled content.

Read More