Mercedes-Benz lowers truck parts prices
Also launches a new range of smart engines that offer maintenance advantages
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia has realigned the price of over 10,000 parts for current and previous generation Actros models, with reductions of up to 30 per cent on key items.
The initiative also includes expansion of its product range of remanufactured parts to over 3000 items and lowering the price of remanufactured engines and transmissions by 30 per cent.
The company says the initiative will help its customers drive down operational costs.
Built to the latest specifications incorporating product upgrades and modifications and tested on the same production line that builds and tests new series production units, the company says the new remanufactured items will offer more long-term cost-effective options to users.
Mercedes-Benz says its new range of smart engines also offer maintenance advantages, with service intervals stretching up to 80,000km depending on the application.
The remanufactured part portfolio includes engine short blocks, transmissions, starter motors, alternators, turbos, water pumps, compressors, brake calipers, clutch kits and compressors.
The company has also improved stock levels of critical components across its dealership network.
The news comes as the company roll outs its new truck range, making the "business case for the new truck even better".
"Our customers are already telling us about the money they are saving on fuel with our new generation truck compared to what they have been running," Mercedes-Benz Truck and Bus director Michael May says.
"We want to make the business case for our truck even better by reducing the cost of our quality parts."
With regards to the new truck, the company says its engineers had "running costs in mind when they developed the new-generation truck, coming up with simpler designs for key parts and aiming to lengthen the life cycle of parts by 20 percent".