Mercedes-Benz manuals now on Acterras

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WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Mercedes-Benz manual transmissions are now available for order on Sterling Acterra Class 5-8 trucks.

The six-speed Mercedes-Benz manual transmissions feature hydraulically-actuated clutch systems and are offered in two versions — the direct-drive MBT520 for trucks up to 40,000 pounds gross combination weight and the over-drive MBT660 for trucks up to 60,000 pounds GCW.

The transmissions are available for the Class 5-8 Sterling Acterra models working in beverage hauling, towing, pick-up and delivery, utility service, construction and other applications.

“Mercedes-Benz manual transmissions give our Acterra customers a new option for enhancing equipment productivity and reducing vehicle operating costs,” says John Merrifield, senior vice-president, Sales and Marketing, Sterling Truck Corporation.

“These smooth-shifting transmissions will be appreciated by drivers and fleet managers alike.”

The MBT520 is a direct-drive transmission with an overall gear ratio of 9.20, for engines that produce peak torque up to 520 pound-feet.

The MBT660 is an overdrive transmission for engines up to 660 pound-feet peak torque, with an overall gear ratio of 9.18.

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