First Allison-equipped Mercedes-Benz Antos rear-loader vehicles destined for German waste management company
6th February 2017

Refuse fleet market demand called for new release of the Allison 3200 model transmission in the Mercedes-Benz Antos; Jakob Becker Group has selected Allison transmissions for almost 20 years

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The first Mercedes-Benz Antos rear-loader vehicles with Allison fully automatic transmissions will be delivered to Jakob Becker Group in Mehlingen. The trucks, expected to arrive in April, will be used for waste paper collection in the county of Kaiserslautern.  The three premiere vehicles have a three-axle flatbed chassis Mercedes-Benz Antos 2535L 6×2 with steered rear axle and Faun Powerpress body. Weighing 26 tonnes, they are equipped with a 7.7 litre, 260 kW (354 hp) OM 936 engine and an Allison 3000 Series™ transmission.

Jakob Becker has been using Allison-equipped refuse collection vehicles since the end of the 1990s, due to their contribution to high vehicle availability, reduced maintenance and driving comfort. “Regardless of the application, we have had only positive experiences with Allison transmissions over the years,” said Thomas Becker, executive director of Jakob Becker. “We expect the same with the new Mercedes-Benz Antos rear loaders.”

With the new release of the Allison 3200 model transmission in the Mercedes-Benz Antos, Daimler AG responded to refuse fleet market demand for improved vehicle performance, reliability and simple operation under severe driving conditions.

Allison transmissions incorporate a patented torque converter for reduced driveline wear, lower maintenance and superior vehicle startability. This feature also allows precise vehicle control for exact alignment of bins and containers, while driving within confined spaces and working at extremely low speeds.

Furthermore, Allison Automatics deliver seamless uninterrupted power shifts for increased average speed, productivity and operator comfort. The Mercedes-Benz Antos configuration also features FuelSense®, Allison’s latest fuel-saving technology that automatically selects the optimum shift schedule based on duty cycle and road conditions. “As a municipal waste management company, the special shift schedule set according to the vehicle’s duty cycle is a real advantage that eases daily workloads,” said Becker.

Jakob Becker currently has 20 Allison-equipped trucks for refuse and recycling services.

Overview Mercedes-Benz Antos 2535L 6×2 rear loader with steered rear axle and Allison 3200 fully automatic transmission

End userJakob Becker Group, Mehlingen
Chassis (manufacturer)Mercedes-Benz
Chassis (type)Mercedes-Benz Antos 2535L 6×2
Body (manufacturer)Faun
Body (type)Powerpress
EngineMercedes-Benz OM 936 at 7.7 liters
Engine output260 kW (354 hp)
Torque1,400 Nm
TransmissionAllison 3200 fully automatic transmission
Exhaust gas classEuro 6
Gross vehicle weight26 tonnes

High res image of the Allison 3000 Series™ transmission, ideal for refuse vehicles with engine power up to 276 kW (370 hp). © Allison Transmission.

High res image of Thomas Becker, executive director of Jakob Becker Group. © Jakob Becker Entsorgungs GmbH.

High res image of Mercedes-Benz Antos rear-loader vehicles. © FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG.

High res image of Mercedes-Benz Antos rear-loader vehicles. © FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG.

High res image of Mercedes-Benz Antos rear-loader vehicles. © Daimler AG, Branch Information Center (BIC), Jochen K. Silbernagel.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit

About Jakob Becker Group

Jakob Becker is one of the pioneers of waste managing industry. When Kaiserslautern introduced the “removal of household refuse” in 1898, Becker was one of the removal companies from the beginning. Today, the group operates across Europe and has 39 companies at 60 locations in Germany and neighboring countries. The multifunctional recycling company employs around 2,000 people and is one of Germany’s largest and most successful refuse disposal companies. To this day, Jakob Becker has remained a family business. With a vehicle fleet of more than 750 predominantly special vehicles for the collection of refuse, with suction and flushing vehicles as well as channel inspection and tube cleaning vehicles, construction and transport vehicles  and many more, Jakob Becker offers all disposal and recycling services.