Weststar presents New Mercedes-Benz Atego 1718 refuse collector compactor

Weststar Associates, Authorized General Distributors of Mercedes-Benz in the Federal Republic of Nigeria are proud to officially announce the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz Atego 1718 Chassis with Usimeca Refuse Collector-Compactor.

Produced in the same high-tech factories in South America, this truck comes at a competitive price without any compromises on Mercedes-Benz renowned values of Durability, Quality, Reliability and Safety.

The Refuse Collector-Compactor body has a capacity of 12 cubic meters and the chassis has a wheel base of 4760mm.

It possesses a Euro 3 engine version with 6-speed manual transmission and an output of 180Hp. Special safety features present are the front and rear axle drum brakes with Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS) and auto brake adjustment which yield a longer brake service life.


Best suited for the Nigerian operating terrain, the Mercedes-Benz Refuse Collector Compactor is equipped with reinforced parabolic steel spring Suspension System, an adjustable steering column and maintenance free batteries for easy operation.

On the inside, the 17.1-ton Variant Chassis with Daycab provides a seating capacity of 2 passengers with exterior seating for up to four runners to climb in and out to load bins.

Other features include fabric seating, air-conditioning (for maximum driver comfort), radio pre-wiring, rotating safety beacons and exterior LED work lights. This 4 x 2 truck rides on 22.5 inch tires and possesses steel bumpers to help protect the headlights from hazardous objects.

“As promised earlier on in the year, this is in line with the commercial strategy for the proposed launch of new products better suited for the Nigerian market. The Atego 1718 Chassis with Usimeca Refuse Collector-Compactor body offers an impressive Total Cost of Ownership, ease of operation and excellent value for money. It is designed for easy integration into the Nigerian operating environment and backed up by our well-established Mercedes-Benz Aftersales and Parts Network.” stated Mirko Plath, MD/CEO of Weststar Associates.

This diesel truck is readily available for immediate delivery at Weststar Associates Limited.

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