Mercedes-Benz delivers new-gen Arocs SLTs to Al Faris Group

April 15, 2021

Heavy transportation and heavy equipment rental company Al Faris Group purchased two latest generation Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT trucks, a first in the Middle East and North Africa, from Emirates Motor Company.

Hillary Pinto, Managing Director of Al Faris Group, said during the handover ceremony: “We have performed numerous heavy transport operations for abnormally sized objects for more than 25 years and it has always been our priority to provide safe, innovative, and reliable solutions for heavy lifting, heavy transport and energy projects.

“When it comes to heavy transportation, the Arocs SLT meets the demands and our high standards. The addition of these two new trucks will add value to the company and we look forward to our long-term partnership with Emirates Motor Company.”

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The Mercedes-Benz Arocs 4058 AS 6×6 SLT is a particular heavy-duty tractor unit. It is driven by Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ most powerful engine: the six-cylinder in-line OM 473 engine with 15.6l displacement with an output of 578 hp (425 kW), offering torque of 2,800 Nm in Euro 5 emission norm.

To take to the road with transport loads of up to 250 tonnes, the truck is equipped with the automated Mercedes PowerShift 3 gearshift system and G 280 transmission with 16 gears and a fluid coupling.

Bilal Al Ribi, General Manager Commercial Vehicles of Emirates Motor Company, said: “Heavy duty transportation requires very high-tech equipment and uncompromising reliability, and this is precisely what the Arocs SLT delivers. We thank Al Faris Group for their confidence in us. We are committed to providing long-term support to Al Faris Group and to contributing to their business growth.”

Source: Construction Business News Middle East (

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