The Mercedes Axor is the smaller brother of the Actros and even there is also a long haul model the truck was built especially for the light construction sites. Unlike its bigger sibling, the Axor is equipped with slightly weaker engines and has a more serene character. The Axor has a wide range of engine options and is available in tipper, rigid and tractor forms. The Axor construction vehicles are equipped with the 180 mm longer, European version of the S-cab which offers plenty of space for daytime operations.
Besides the common three axles semitrailer tractors (4x2 and 6x2) there are also heavy solo trucks available with two axles (4x2 und 4x4) and a gross vehicle weight of 18 t, three-axle variants with 25 t (6x2) and 26 t (6x4) gross vehicle weight and four-axle variants with a GVW of 32 t in an 8x4 configuration as a platform for tipper and concrete mixer bodies. The Axor comes with two years repair warranty available for up to 160,000 km per year.
The Mercedes-Benz Actros range had a huge success and it even won the "Truck of the Year" award for 2009 and 2012. The vehicle is highly appreciated for its premium cabin and the strong build quality. The Mercedes Actros and Volvo FH are considered the most reliable trucks in the 44 tones segment and the German company also offers the biggest warranties for its parts. Moreover, when equipped with the Euro 6 engines, The Actros is also the most efficient truck in the segment and can be rivaled only by DAF’s models. During its history the German truck has been continuously revised and the latest updates were made in 2012.
The Mercedes Actros is available in both rigid and tractor configurations with 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 and 8x4 axles. There are also four different cabs available including ClassicSpace, StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace.
MAN trucks are considered by many the best option for long haul heavy duty transportation. The TGX is the biggest truck in the manufacturer’s lineup and has received its latest upgrades in 2007. It is hard to find a perfect truck and all models have both strong and weak points. Compared to its 44 tonnes rivals from Scania and Volvo , the TGX V8 range of engines is weaker while the overall build quality is also inferior. However, the TGX offers one of the biggest and comfortable cabs in the segment and its engines are very efficient. Moreover, the reliability factor and the low cost of maintenance are also worth to be mentioned. The MAN TGX is available in three cab designs - XL, XLX, XXL - and three axle configurations - 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4.
The Iveco Stralis is one of the most fuel efficient and cost efficient trucks in the 44 tones segment. The Stralis offers a wide range of models and can carry out many missions thanks to its versatile character.
The Iveco Stralis range includes 3 engines (by 8, 10 and 13 litres), 3 cabins (Active Day, Active Time, Active Space) and 3 heights (short roof, medium roof, and high roof). The AD is the smallest cab configuration while the AS high roof is the biggest and marks Iveco’s entry into the premium ‘big cab’ market, offering one of the most spacious high roof cabs available in the 44 tones segment. The AT (Active Time) model is destined for the single driver missions and fills the niche of medium to long range distribution. The starting price of the Iveco Stralis is 76.000 euro (without VAT) and benefits from a comprehensive two year, unlimited mileage warranty.