The chassis team

Robust, durable and ideal for mounting bodies – the frame


The frame of the Actros offers the benefits of a robust, durable construction that is ideal for mounting bodies, minimal weight, and two other outstanding features: the innovative integral rear section on 4x2* and 6x2 semitrailer tractors, which is described in more detail in a separate section, and the intelligently designed frame head. All connections are bolted connections, making it easier – and therefore less costly – to exchange any of the parts during repair work. In addition, the weight-optimised front underride protection cuts the kerb weight. Another advantage of the Actros design is that the head lamps are positioned above the areas of the front apron which are at particularly high risk from stone chipping.

Further advantages:

  • four different longitudinal member thicknesses are available to suit different gross vehicle weights: 7 mm, 8 mm, 9.5 mm and 9.5 mm with reinforcements for construction vehicles
  • uniform frame taper and 50 mm hole pattern for precise, efficient body planning or implementation of standardised bodies
  • Corrosion protection as a result of cathodic dip priming
  • Wheelbase variants from 3300 mm to 6000 mm

Actros Lowliner

If your profitability is dictated by volume rather than payload capacity, the Actros lowliner is just what you're looking for. It has much more to offer than a 3 m loading height: it includes an application-based powertrain, for example. Operating in conjunction with direct-drive transmissions, the single-reduction HL 6 hypoid axle ensures low fuel consumption.


* optional extra; standard in conjunction with Megaspace-cab