The Federal Office for civil protection and disaster relief, short BBK, equips its forces with a large fleet of new Mercedes fire engines. The special feature of the torque usage devices? They are more environmentally friendly than their predecessors.
Same 96 vehicles of the type "Mercedes Atego 1323 AF 4 x 4 Euro VI" provided in the fleet of BBK. The fire trucks meet the strict emissions legislation Euro 6 and are environmentally friendly on the road in the event of an emergency. Comparison: models that were built after the Euro 5 standard, create up to five times higher particulate and NOX emissions as the new Atego. In addition, versions of the Euro 6 consume around five percent less fuel than the old vehicles. Also the noise emissions reduced thanks to Euro 6.
The Atego are driven 1323 AF 4 x 4 Euro VI by a four-cylinder engine with 231 HP and 900 nm. A 1,200 liter fuel tank takes up the extinguishing agent, the pump at the rear provides a flow rate of 1,000 l / min at a pressure of 10 bar. The all-wheel drive vehicles are nearly 7.20 m long, 3.30 meters high and 2.50 meters long. There is space in the rear for a nine-strong crew.
Of the 96 ordered vehicles already passed the first six copies. The new cars are stationed at various locations in North Rhine-Westphalia and passed on to the civil protection to supplement its own fleet in an emergency. (mf)