Delivers on all counts.
High power meets high torque.
Each and every component in Zetros’s engine has been designed for the most demanding of deployments. It delivers both substantial horsepower and high torque. The engine’s cooling system has been engineered for high performance and extreme climatic conditions.
Zetros boasts continuous all-wheel drive with mechanical differential locks. The proven transmission design enables excellent directional stability and traction – both on- and off-road. Moreover, the differential locks prevent individual wheels from spinning on rough terrain.
Zetros all wheel drive variants (4x4/6x6) make use off permanent all wheel drive technology. This provides maximum traction under all conditions and with the 100% differtial locks enables full traction on slipery ground and supports the driver as only diff locks need to be operated in difficult situations.
The Zetros family of vehicles utilizes the Mercedes Benz heavy duty axles. For the standard truck it uses a robust rigid axle (1), for all wheel drive truck it uses the planatary hub reduction axle line (2) proven in Mercedes-Benz heavy duty construction trucks all over the world. These axles are equipped with drum brakes and a self adjusting mechanism. Spring loaded brake cylinders are available on all axles as an option.
Blaze your own trail.
The reinforced, ladder-type frame provides excellent strength and can transport substantial loads on all terrains. And it has high torsional flexibility even when equipped with heavy bodies. The front of the frame is constructed to allow the truck to be lifted or towed with ease, and to enable quick and simple mounting of attachments.
High ground clearance and compact outer dimensions mean Zetros can climb inclines of up to 60 % and masters approach/departure angles of up to 35°. Moreover, it can maneuver through deep water and mud, thanks to a fording depth of up to 0.8 meters.
The cast-steel planetary axles are extraordinarily robust, allowing high axle loads. Moreover, Zetros comes with a spare wheel of equal quality to the standard wheels fitted to the vehicle ex-works. The spare is securely stored in a space-saving and easily-accessible location.
of roads in Sub-Saharan Africa are unpaved. War and weather have severely damaged infrastructure.
Making light of hard work.
The spacious, steel cab was designed to help drivers complete long hauls and workdays as safely and comfortably as possible. To this end, the cab is equipped with a 3-point rubber mount, and seats are positioned behind the front axle.
Firefighters must transport a significant amount of equipment to the deployment site. Zetros’s cab boasts large storage capacity. It also spares rescuers unnecessary stress and strain by allowing quick and easy entry and exit.
The average weight of equipment a firefighter must carry is
The Zetros interior remains comfortable – no matter what the weather outside. Drivers can concentrate on the task at hand, even in extreme climates such as deserts and permafrost regions.
Built to last.
Mercedes-Benz’s standard components are designed and built with durability front of mind. They have been tested the world over, and come with “Made in Germany” quality. Plus, selected Zetros parts have been enhanced specifically to withstand extreme conditions and daily off-road stresses.
In many regions, high-grade diesel is in short supply. This is no issue for Zetros. Its engine is designed to consistently achieve excellent performance even with poor-quality fuel, and it has already proven its worth across the globe.
Particularly in many regions of Africa, South America and Asia, there are still diesel fuels that contain much sulfur.
Up to two additional heatable fuelfilters are available as option to safegard operations with fuel containing dirt or water and offering longer intervalls between the need of cleaning up.
Easy to drive, easy to clean.
Controls and instruments are ergonomically positioned in line with tried-and-true Daimler standards, and will be instantly familiar to many drivers. The cab’s windshield extends down low, granting an excellent view of surroundings from the driver’s seat.
Cleaning the windscreen can be done safely and easily standing on the hood. This also supports the adjustment of the optionally mounted headligths on the roof or cleaning the cylon filter.
It just keeps on trucking.
Zetros has been conceived to limit downtime and make any repairs quick and simple, with easy access to the engine. Moreover, Mercedes-Benz has an extensive service network, so expert assistance is readily available in all four corners of the globe. This makes Zetros a reliable choice no matter where you are based, even in remote areas.
In remote areas of the world, many workshops have to make do with very rudimentary tools and equipment.
people are not connected to a power grid.
Tough jobs call for tough trucks.
Getting things where they need to go.
Zetros reliably transports goods and people across all types of terrain, and even under the most arduous conditions. It can cope with extreme heat and cold, potholes, dust and more.
Its ideal axle weight distribution ensures it can move heavy loads and equipment even across rough ground – up to 120 metric tons with a tractor body. Moreover, Zetros’s large tank allows it to travel long distances without having to refuel.
Transporting loads does not have to be exhausting and uncomfortable – even on long hauls. Zetros boasts a spacious cab, a fine-tuned suspension system, and a driver’s seat positioned behind the front axle.
A powerful workhorse.
Zetros’s all-wheel drive can tackle everything from smoothly paved roads to highly uneven construction sites. Its two-speed transfer case and high-torque, inline six engine enables it to master steep ups and downs. The cleverly designed cab grants the driver an excellent view of their surroundings, and allows them to enter and exit with ease.
Key frame variants for construction sites – including dumpers and tractors – are available ex-works. It is also possible to equip trucks with 3-directional dumpers, grapple loaders and more, along the entire vehicle length where required.
When the going gets tough, Zetros gets going.
Zetros brings equipment, materials and crew safely and dependably to where they are needed – difficult terrain or not. The truck’s comprehensive corrosion protection and reinforced cooling system safeguards performance under extreme conditions. There is also an optional crew cab.
A low vehicle height means Zetros can be deployed underground without requiring major modifications to tunnels or infrastructure. The truck’s off-road capability and robustness make it well suited to these harsh environments.
Help is on the way.
Zetros is the ideal choice for fighting forest fires – where the direct route is typically the fastest. It is not hampered by treacherous topography, and can transport first responders quickly and safely. Continuous all-wheel drive and superb ground clearance mean these trucks can tackle inclines of up to 60 % and master approach/departure angles of up to 35° without difficulty.
Deep water, mud and slush will not stop Zetros from bringing rescue workers to their destination. These vehicles have an optional fording ability of up to 0.8 meters.
Discover the world.
A dependable truck is a must for adventures through deserts, snow and off the beaten trail. Zetros’s robust technology and user-friendly electronics make it an ideal travel companion for the rough and tumble. What’s more, it has long maintenance intervals and is simple to repair, with spare parts available worldwide.
Customized body solutions mean there is a made-to-measure answer to any requirement. In addition, Zetros trucks provide ample space for expedition equipment, without sacrificing comfort.
Tailored to your business.
The right Zetros for every purpose.
Chassis, tipper or tractor
4x4*, 6x4*or 4x2*
OM 460 LA, 12,872 ccm
Euro III 360*, 421 or 476 HP
Euro V* 449* or 510* HP
G260-16 / 11.62-0.69 with CPS
Gross vehicle weight
16,5 t – 40 t
Gross combination weight
up to 120 t
4,700 mm – 5,100 mm
For made-to-measure solutions.
Mercedes-Benz has a proven track record when it comes to providing tailor-made solutions. With Custom Tailored Trucks (CTT), you can be sure of the perfect vehicle for your challenges, featuring Mercedes-Benz quality, backed by a Mercedes-Benz warranty. The CTT team provides expert advice and superb service, and has a network of excellent conversion partners.
As unique as your challenges.
Zetros was designed with custom mounted bodies in mind. It has an easy-to-modify frame, and can support heavy weights. It also has a low vehicle height, allowing specialized bodies to be fitted.
Quality vehicles, quality services.
Zetros can be tailored to meet your unique needs. The same holds true for Mercedes-Benz’s financing and leasing options – even for entire fleets. Your Mercedes-Benz partner is happy to advise you on your many choices.
Mercedes-Benz boasts a trusted service network that comprises over 5,000 certified workshops across more than 160 countries. Each delivers the same consistently high level of customer care and support, including original spare parts.
No matter where you are located, Mercedes-Benz is close-by.