Test: Iveco Eurocargo 120E25 for Distribution Traffic

The new Iveco Eurocargo has an impressive number of registrations in Germany as well, and is therefore more successful than its larger siblings, Stralis and Trakker. The testers from lastauto omnibus, who investigated the Iveco Eurocargo 120E25 version more than two years ago, ascribed this to its unfussy appearance and maturity after 20 years of …

Scania R 480: Lower Price for Euro-5

The Scania R 480 is available with the engine options Euro-5 and Euro-6. Some time ago, the magazines lastauto omnibus and FERNFAHRER took the trouble to test which standard is cheaper for carriers. The Euro-6 engine scored surprisingly well regarding fuel consumption; however, this is offset by the extra cost of approx. 12 000 € for a this new tractor. Euro-6 tractors are therefore only cost-effective if they also have significant advantages regarding road toll. It is currently not clear whether there will be a special toll class for Euro-6 engines. And even if this happens, it would have to be a clear difference in the toll per mile for Euro-5 and Euro-6 engines. Experts assume that it would require a difference of at least 6.5 cents/mile (4 cents/km). It therefore may not always be worthwhile to bet on the latest technology.


DAF CF 85.410: Comfortably through the Construction Site

More than two years ago, the experts from lastauto omnibus magazine thoroughly tested the DAF CF 85.410 dump truck. They found some good sides of the Dutch truck. The roof-mounted handrail was mentioned in this context, as were the lateral running board on the driver’s cab and the massive rubber straps hanging from the first …

Moving-Floor Trailers by Knapen are Watertight

Knapen Trailers has tested one of its moving-floor trailers for water-tightness. 3175 gallons (12 000 liters) of water was pumped into the vehicle to put it to the test. The purpose of the test was to show that not a single drop of water would escape from the semitrailer.

The tested model was a fully leak-proof semitrailer that was part of a series of Knapen trailers for transporting wet waste that must not come into contact with the road surface, due to the strict legal regulations. This includes slaughterhouse waste, batteries, and sewage sludge. Has the trailer passed the test? Look for yourself!


Test: Mercedes Atego

Mercedes-Benz presented its new Atego in spring. But its predecessor is no slouch, either. The editors from lastauto omnibus compared the hybrid drive to an automatic transmission with start-stop automatic and to a manual transmission. Which Mercedes Atego is most advantageous for distribution transport companies? The Mercedes-Benz Atego offers copious different models in the distribution …