Abenteuer & Allrad 2018 shows Unimog and Zetros for off-road travels.
You might not guess it right away, but Bad Kissingen in Germany is the global hub of the off-road scene – at least for a few days a year: The local trade fair Abenteuer & Allrad is the largest event of its kind for outdoor travel and off-road expeditions. For the 20th anniversary of the fair, visitors can expect more than 300 international exhibitors and an extensive supporting programme from 31 May to 3 June 2018. Of course, the off-road pros Unimog and Zetros must not be missing.
Always stay in track.
True to the motto of this year's event "Always a little bit deeper", the Abenteuer & Allrad will be showing four days of concentrated off-road power: from quads to desert vehicles, from pick-ups to exclusive motorhomes. In addition to the vehicles, manufacturers are presenting new equipment and accessories for a successful off-road adventure.
The special character of the event: it focuses on experiences and encounters. For example, there is an own camp area for the more than 50,000 expected visitors, plus lectures on exciting expeditions. And those who want to get behind the wheel themselves can do so on the specially created course and test tracks.
Unimog and Zetros as off-road mobile homes.
This is what off-road fans need: a robust vehicle that is fully off-road capable and at the same time offers enough space for living, sleeping and eating. In cooperation with specialist bodybuilders, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks can be equipped precisely to meet these requirements. The vehicle manufacturers show on the Abenteuer & Allrad that uncompromising off-road capability and comfort are no opposites thanks to sophisticated technology and clever ideas of space.
The all-terrain Unimog U 4023 and U 5023 with a gross vehicle weight of 7.5 t to 14.5 t provide sufficient payload at all times. Particularly important for long-distance mobile homes: the axle ratio of the Unimog provides more comfort thanks to reduced engine speed.
The all-wheel drive Zetros combines the off-road capability of a Unimog with the high payload and robustness of a heavy truck, and is available as a 2-axle (1833) and 3-axle (2733).
Unimog and Zetros are among the world's most popular off-road trucks. All components have been tested many times, are of Mercedes-Benz quality and guarantee maximum reliability. In addition, a worldwide network of certified Mercedes-Benz Service Partners is available for service, maintenance and repair – so that any interruptions in travel can be as short as possible thanks to fast help with genuine parts.
Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks exhibits at a glance:
Hellgeth & Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks (booth M 15)
Unimog U 4023 double cabin with finishing by Hellgeth Engineering
Unimog U 4023 chassis, equipped for camper bodies
Unimog U 4023 with flatbed
Unimog U 4000 with flatbed
Zetros 1833 chassis, equipped for camper bodies
Bliss Mobil (booth M 14)
Unimog U 5023 with13 ft camper body
Zetros 6 x 6 with 20 ft camper body
Bimobil (booth Z 37)
Unimog U 4023 with camper body „EX 435“
Bocklet (booth M 18)
Unimog U 4023 with camper body „Dakar U690“
Ziegler Adventure (booth Z 15)
Unimog U 4023 with camper body
Unimog U 4023 with camper body (alternative layout)
Unicat (booth Z 46)
Unimog with lifting roof camper body
Strong together: Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks and Partners.
Anyone driving Unimog or Zetros not only benefits from the long-standing tradition and experience of the vehicle manufacturers. Adventurers can also rely on perfectly matched vehicle solutions developed by Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks together with numerous partner companies. On the basis of the Special Trucks, highly specialised off-road mobile vehicles are created, as can be seen on the Abenteuer & Allrad.
Specialty of Hellgeth Engineering from Thuringia is the conversion of Unimog U 4023 and U 5023 from 4- to 6-cylinder. In addition, Hellgeth offers a wide range of equipment options - such as special suspension options, carbon fiber bumpers, multipiece alloy wheels or optimized noise and heat insulation for enhanced comfort.
Bliss Mobil from the Netherlands shows a Zetros 6 x 6 with 4.2 t expedition setup for up to four people and a Unimog U 5023 with a 2.3 t body for two people. The cabin of the Zetros has the same dimensions as a freight container, allowing it to be transported and shipped just like a container.
As a manufacturer that has been building expedition vehicles based on the Unimog for a long time, Bimobil is known to many off-road fans. The specialist from Oberpframmern in Bavaria uses the concentrated off-road quality of the current Unimog U 4023 for its long-distance cabin EX 435.
Bocklet from Koblenz in Germany has been building personalised long-distance mobile homes according to customer requirements for more than three decades. With great attention to detail, perfectly tailored expedition vehicles of the latest technical standard come into being.
Ziegler Adventure from Bavaria brings two Unimog U 4023 with different layouts to Bad Kissingen. Solely components of renowned manufacturers are used in the "Mog Home". And: Their series production involves a lot of manual work.
Unicat from Dettenheim in Germany specialises in exclusive long-distance travel and expedition vehicles. The special feature of the camper exhibited at the show is the living cabin, equipped with a lifting roof. It keeps the vehicle comparatively flat while driving. In the stand, the roof is completely raised, thus ensuring a large and very spacious living area.