Previously the Actros – built for driving long distances on sealed roads – was not always able to drive onto construction sites. The off-road capable Arocs had to be deployed instead, but its robust design meant lower payloads. The road-oriented Actros 1843 LS prime mover with hydraulically-operated tipper body has now closed this gap. What matters for Andreas Weber: “The truck must have a very low tare weight so that it can carry a high payload. In addition, our drivers should be able to sleep in the truck. For moving around construction sites, it is important that the vehicle has as much ground clearance as possible and can handle steep slope and ramp angles.” For this reason, the road-oriented Actros 1843 LS with tipper trailer is designed to be best suited for transporting bulk goods predominantly on the road, with just the occasional off-road deployment. More at RoadStars.