When maximum precision, sheer power and maximum braking performance are what counts. The Turbo Retarder Clutch (TRC) assists in starting and braking.

Finely controlled power. The Mercedes-Benz Arocs with TRC.

The Turbo Retarder Clutch assists in starting and braking.
  • Finely controlled power. The Mercedes-Benz Arocs with TRC.

  • Blasting!

    Some 2,500 cubic metres of white Jurassic rock come crashing down. That is how much is blasted off the rock walls of the quarry in Erkenbrechtsweiler on the Swabian Alb and turned into bulk material in the adjacent gravel mill every day.

    On this 42-hectare site featuring rock terraces of different heights, the most difficult uphill and downhill stretches and tricky loose ground in the landfill area, one character feels right at home: the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 4151 with four driven axles.

    Maximum precision, sheer power and maximum braking performance with the Turbo Retarder Clutch (TRC) assistance system.

    Enhanced dynamics, fast torque build-up.

    If this much power and traction is accompanied in addition by the new Turbo Retarder Clutch, the rough terrain resembles more of a playground for a terrain champion. The wear-free Turbo Retarder Clutch combines the functions of a hydrodynamic start-up clutch and a primary retarder in a single component.

    Wear-free starting at full torque is now possible with the Turbo Retarder Clutch (TRC) assistance system.

    The engine-speed retarder supplies up to 720 kW of brake power directly from low speeds, is finely controllable via five levels on the steering column lever and reduces brake wear. Video tutorials with tips from professional coaches are available on RoadStars.

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