Designed without compromise for on road distribution applications, the new frame is wider and stiffer to provide improved roadholding and a better ride. The complete hole pattern, spaced at 50 mm intervals, makes for fast easy fitment of bodies and other equipment.
In addition, the Antos provides an enlarged range of wheelbases and overhangs as well as free choice in positioning of rear cross members.
All of the seats in the Antos are completely new to give optimum driver comfort, with a wider seat, increased adjustment range and a wide range of finishes available. The standard Air Suspended seat with Flat-weave cover in our range of cabs is impressively comfortable, and Velour, Leather or Dinamica® Star covers are optionally available. In addition to optional heated and ventilated seats, the Antos also offers the option of a centre seat for a third crew member.
In just the same way as new Actros, the Antos offers a variant for maximum payload in a more systematic manner than ever before. As a result, the Antos Loader is extremely light despite the Euro VI technology, achieved by a whole raft of standard-fit weight-reducing measures, some minor and some more major, which combine together to enable you to carry more payload.
Both as tractor unit or rigid, the new Antos Loader models are offered with a wide range of frugal engine options to suit the task at hand: 7.7 l displacement and an output of 200 kW*) (272 hp) up to 260 kW (354 hp), or 10.7 l displacement and an output of 240 kW (326 hp) up to 315 kW (428 hp), all with 8 or 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmissions and super-wide tyres on aluminium rims as standard.
There is a choice of all four ClassicSpace cabs, as S-Cab or M-Cab and with 170 mm or 320 mm engine tunnels – offering the ultimate in flexibility to suit the operation. The fact that the Antos Loader is one of the lightest trucks in distribution doesn’t mean that you have to do without the high levels of safety so typical for a Mercedes-Benz Truck. As with all Actros models, the Antos Loader is available with a complete range of safety systems – either singly or bundled in appropriate and particularly reasonably-priced optional Safety Packs. Large payloads don’t pay off until they have arrived safely at their destination.
Whether you need a low frame height high volume transport or for ease of loading, the Antos Volumer model offers much more - fuel-saving powertrain configurations, an increased range and perfect alignment to the application for which you intend to deploy it – the Antos Volumer shows how tractor units and rigid trucks need to be built today, to make high-volume haulage especially profitable.
Other than class-leading frame heights, the Antos Volumer offers so many other benefits.
The range of fuel tanks provide a huge volume – up to 1000 l despite the addition of Euro VI exhaust technology. The full range of 13 engine ratings from 175 kW (238 hp) to 350 kW (476 hp)* play their part in increasing the range, by using less fuel per kilometre travelled –helped even further by the range of direct-drive transmissions. For ultimate flexibility, a wide range of chassis configurations are available, along with all 6 application matched cabs in the Antos range.
For more information on the features of the Antos Volumer model, a brochure is available to download.
*Higher power ratings are available for certain models
The Antos is available with a choice of four engine displacements and 16 power ratings from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp), each designed for maximum fuel efficiency, maximum torque and driveability, low noise & emissions and a long life with unsurpassed reliability. All ratings are offered complying with the most stringent Euro VI emissions standard, helping you to future-proof your business.
All are designed for economy, and the Antos delivers outstanding fuel savings of up to 4% at Euro VI (compared to the already frugal predecessors). Just one of the impressive credentials, and on the OM 47x 10.7, 12.8 and 15.6 l engines this impressive figure can be attributed in part to the X-Pulse common-rail high-pressure injection system which injects fuel into the cylinders at up to 2,100 bar.
In addition to saving on fuel, the new truck engines will save in other areas with reduced AdBlue consumption of up to 40% reduction with Euro VI, reduced maintenance costs, and increased design life.
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