Long vehicles. Mercedes trucks
A 4x2 hauler, 6x2 and 4x2 truck. TTD power 230hp, max speed 85 km/h, introduced in 1963, life 15 years, cost 5 166 £ + refitting cost 380 £, running cost 460 £/year, weight 9 tons, reliability decay 15. Capacity base 45 crates, 35 tonnes, 37000 litres, loading amount base 15, 9, 11.
- Oil tanker with random cargo
- Water tanker
- Refrigerator for Food and Fruit
- Rubber truck (3 states)
- Coal truck (3 states)
- Iron ore truck (3 states)
- Copper ore truck (3 states)
- Grain truck (4 states) for Grain, Wheat and Maize
- Wood truck (3 states)
- Steel truck with random cargo ingots (3 states) big short pipes (3 states)
- Paper truck (3 in-transit state, 3 loading states)
- Goods van with random cargo
- Goods van (1 in-transit state, 5 loading states)
- Heavy cargo platform, depending on landscape with random cargo
- machinery in temperate carrying the tracktor (2 states) and the combine (2 states)
- cable drums in sub-tropic (2 states)
- Chemicals tanker with random livery depending on year of build
- in 1955-1960, 1970-1975, 1985-1990, 2000-2005, 2015-2020, 2030-2035, 2045-2050, 2060-2065
- before 1950, in 1960-1965, 1975-1980, 1990-1995, 2005-2010, 2020-2025, 2035-2040, 2050-2055, after 2065
- in 1950-1955, 1965-1970, 1980-1985, 1995-2000, 2010-2015, 2025-2030, 2040-2045, 2055-2060
- Stake platform for plywood (6 states)
- Mail truck with random cargo
- Livestock truck with random cargo and gradual loading cows (4 states)
- Armoured truck for valuables, gold and diamonds
The cargo graphics (wood, cable drums, steel products, plywood, paper truck tarpaulin, heavy cargo) are taken from the CargoSet
and DB Set v0.6
for TTDPatch and are kindly provided by Michael Blunck
The following text is by DaimlerChrysler and can be found here
LP with angular cab and direct injection engine
The COE truck may not have been Daimler-Benz's favourite for quite some time, but this was to change dramatically in 1963. The vehicles continued to carry the LP designation, but the new products from Gaggenau no longer had anything in common with the previous COE trucks. This already began with the model designations. The LP 1620, for instance, was a truck with a gross weight of 16 tonnes and an engine output of 200 hp - the era of mysterious design codes being used as model designations from 1955 had come to an end.
The new series impressed buyers with the clear-cut, cubic design of its cabs. The latter were generously glazed and soon after also available in an extended version with sleeper compartment for long-distance haulage. Underneath the distinctive cab were the proven six-cylinder in-line engines, with which the step from the prechamber principle to the economically more efficient direct injection system with output ratings up to 210 hp had been achieved in 1964. Output and displacement were raised over the years. In addition, Daimler-Benz introduced three-axle trucks and, in late 1969, a tilt cab that significantly facilitated access to the major components.
Engine revolution with V-engines from the 400 series
The tilt cab was just the outward sign of a genuine revolution taking place under the sheet metal. At the same time, the heavy-duty COE trucks were enhanced by new engines.
Daimler-Benz replaced the modular six-cylinder in-line engines by particularly compact V8 and V10 units from the new 400 series. The latter was to be further developed during the subsequent two-and-a-half decades, thereby acquiring an outstanding reputation. The V8 and V10 were joined by V6 units as well as by six-cylinder in-line engines for short-nose trucks and service buses. The Mercedes-Benz LP 1632 flagship boasted impressive performance with, initially, 320 hp from the 16 litres of its OM 403 engine. But the 256 hp from the eight-cylinder unit were equally convincing. The company initially produced the new heavy-duty LP trucks in Gaggenau before moving production to the newly constructed Worth plant a few years later.