The new Zetros.
Accept no limits.

 

Concept

No limits, no compromises.

From the outset, Zetros was designed to deliver on all fronts. The latest generation continues the Mercedes-Benz legacy of outstanding quality, and is more powerful and versatile than ever before. This range of trucks is extremely efficient, robust and user-friendly – and is at home on any terrain.

All roads and no roads.

You need more than a conventional truck. You need a reliable vehicle that can smoothly and swiftly switch between paved and non-paved surfaces – even when transporting heavy loads. One that can navigate extreme off-road conditions with ease, without compromising comfort or safety. And one tailored to your specific challenges.

  • Permanent all-wheel drive with mechanical differential locks
  • Reinforced dampers, large spring travel and axle-load-adapted springs
  • High-torque engines

Highly efficient, highly effective.

You want to maximize your return on investment. With this in mind, Zetros has been streamlined for efficiency. It boasts a high level of fuel economy and an innovative dual tank system, helping to keep costs down and reduce time spent refueling. It is easy to load, and it can transport either crew or cargo in line with your imperatives.

  • Easy distribution due to balanced axle load
  • Crew cab available
  • Large fuel volume

Built to succeed, built to last.

Zetros was developed with longevity front of mind. The result is a vehicle you can count on time and again under demanding conditions. It is designed to deliver outstanding performance on rough ground – even with low-quality fuel. From the blistering cold to scorching heat, it stays the course in any weather. You do not back down when going gets tough, and neither should your truck.

  • Reinforced frame
  • Robust steel cab
  • Application-optimized filter technology

Ease of operation, ease of maintenance.

Your time is valuable. So learning to operate your truck should be quick and straightforward. Zetros is highly intuitive – making it easy for drivers to unlock its full potential.  And to ensure it stays up and running, cleaning, maintenance and repairs are simple to carry out. Moreover, our extensive service network ensures spare parts and expert assistance are readily available, whenever and wherever you require them.

  • Resistant interior materials and easy-to-clean surfaces
  • Unsophisticated technologies and electronics
  • Easy access to engine compartment without cab tilting

Features

Delivers on all fronts.

Zetros is the product of more than 120 years’ experience and expertise. Built in the world’s largest truck assembly plant in Wörth, this unique range is of outstanding quality and “Made in Germany.” And now Mercedes-Benz is introducing the latest generation of Zetros – more powerful and more versatile than ever before. True to its legacy, it is designed to handle extreme conditions.

Zetros covers all the bases. It combines excellent on-road and off-road capabilities with comfort and robustness. What’s more, it is easy-to-operate and easy-to-repair. This powerful, versatile truck is in a league of its own. Meet the new Zetros models and learn why these are “trucks you can trust.”

Powertrain

Substantial horsepower meets high torque.

Engine

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.

Under the bonnet of the new Zetros:

  • Up to 350 kW (476 HP); Euro V variants with up to 375 kW (510 HP) expected in 2020
  • Inline 6-cylinder OM 460 engine
  • Compliance with Euro III emissions standard
  • 12.8 l displacement
  • Maximum torque of 2,300 Nm at 1,100 rpm

Transmission

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 on road. Moreover, the differential locks prevent individual wheels from spinning on rough terrain.

Reliable system for a wide range of applications:

  • Mechanical differential locks on front and rear axles and in the transfer case
  • Inter-axle and inter-wheel differential locks fitted as standard
  • Direct connection between shift lever and transmission via control cable
  • Integrated pneumatic power-assisted gear shifting

Off-road capability

A reliable and durable partner - even on extreme and challenging terrains.

Frame and chassis

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 frame is constructed to allow the truck to be lifted or towed with ease, and to enable quick and simple mounting of attachments.

    Reinforced for all terrains:

    • Enhanced shock absorbers
    • C-profile cross members and side members
    • Axle load compensation
    Fording depth and approach angle

    High ground clearance and compact outer dimensions mean Zetros can climb inclines of up to 35 degrees. Moreover, it can maneuver through deep water and mud, thanks to a fording depth of up to 0.8 meters.

    Axles and tires

    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.

    Designed for great flexibility:

    • Axle suspension based on parabolic springs
    • Axle articulation of 2 x 500 mm along diagonal

    83  %

    of the roads in sub-Saharan Africa are not fortified. War and weather have severely damaged the transport infrastructure.

    Comfort

    No matter where you are.

    Cab

    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.

    Ready when you are:

    • Easy entry as cab is placed behind engine
    • Easy exit as cab is lower than on conventional trucks
    • Ample leg room

    Firefighters have to transport a lot of equipment to the site. The Zetros offers plenty of room in the cab and saves the rescuers exhausting entries and exits.

    45  kg

    is the average weight of equipment a firefighter has to carry.

    Comfortable interior:

    • Full-sized passenger seat and optional middle seat
    • Up to 1,400 liters’ storage space in cab
    • Optional folding bench seat mounted to back wall

    Air conditioning

    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.

    Exactly what you need:

    • Powerful heating and ventilation system
    • Optional air conditioning
    • Optional auxiliary water heater
    • Optional additional heat insulation

    Durability

    Designed to last.

    Brakes

    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.

    Durable drum brake system:

    • Wear-resistant drum brakes
    • Integrated engine brake system
    • Extensive corrosion protection
    • Optional electrically actuated parking brake on rear axle or on all axles
    • Optional compressed air connection at front
    • Optional connection for trailer brakes

    Tanks

    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 Africa, South America and Asia, there are still particularly sulfur-containing diesel fuels in many regions.

    Ease of operation

    Tried-and-true Mercedes-Benz standard.

    Controls

    Controls and instruments are ergonomically positioned in line with tried-and-true Mercedes-Benz 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.

    Designed for rough operations:

    • Multifunctional steering wheel with adjustable height and tilt
    • Large display with white background illumination
    • Intuitive functionality

    Cleaning

    Interior and surfaces are very resistant to dirt and dust. This is especially advantageous in environments such as mines and construction sites. In addition, cleaning the cab is quick and easy.

    Maintenance

    Quick and easy for low downtimes.

    Maintenance

    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.

    Especially in remote areas of the world have workshops get along with simple means.

    1,1  billion

    people are not connected to a power grid.

    Done in a few simple steps:

    • Robust cyclone filter with a clear dirt chamber 
    • Simple electronics 
    • A walk-on hood and roof
    • Durable and easy-to-clean interior surfaces

    Applications

    Tough jobs call for tough trucks.

    Zetros can be deployed in a wide range of scenarios. Its broad choice of variants and configuration options make it suitable for transports, construction, fire and rescue, mining and energy, as well as for exploration and expeditions.

    Logistics

    Getting things where they need to go.

    No matter where you're going.

    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.

    Zetros ensures a safe and sound ride.

    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.

    Construction

    Supported by a powerful workhorse.

    Tough construction worker for every job.

    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.

    Providing the right tools wherever you need them.

    Key construction site body variants – including chassis 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.

    Mining and energy

    When the going gets tough, Zetros gets going.

    When teamwork is needed.

    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 radiator safeguards performance under extreme conditions. There is also an optional crew cab.

    Zetros gets you everywhere.

    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.

    Fire and rescue

    Help is on the way.

    When every second counts.

    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 35° without difficulty.

    Nothing should stop you.

    Deep water, mud and slush will not stop Zetros from bringing rescue workers to their destination. These vehicles have a fording depth of up to 0.8 meters.

    Exploration and expeditions

    Discover the world.

    You name the destination.

    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.

    It's all about what you want to do.

    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.

    Variants

    Tailored to your business.

    Zetros is available in a broad choice of variants ex-works. This includes both two-axle and three-axle options, with or without all-wheel drive. These can be combined with various bodies. Moreover, Zetros can be further customized in line with customers’ unique imperatives.

    Models and variants

    The right Zetros for every purpose.


    Variants

    Chassis, tipper or tractor
    6x6
    4x4*, 6x4*or 4x2*
     


    Engine

    OM 460 LA, 12,872 ccm
    Euro III 360*, 421 or 476 HP
    Euro V* 460* or 510* HP
     


    Gearbox

    G260-16 / 11.62-0.69 with CPS
     


    Gross vehicle weight

    40 t – 120 t
     


    Wheelbase

    4,700 mm – 5,100 mm
     

    *will follow in 2020.

    Custom Tailored Trucks

    For individual 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 guarantee. 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.

    Contact

    Quality vehicles, quality services.

    Mercedes-Benz knows no limits when it comes to achieving outstanding quality – be it in its Zetros range of trucks or its broad service offering. And both are available worldwide.

    Sales and financing.

    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.

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    Service.

    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.

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