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Ideal for Middle Eastern Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733 A in operation as luxurious hunting and vehicle

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25.03.2011 / Stuttgart – Ulan – Abu Dhabi /

The first time I saw the Benz Zetros was at the outstanding Benz stand during the 2010 IAA Nutzfahrzeuge Motor for Commercial Vehicles.

I thought it not take too long until Benz 6×6 customized mobile home superstructures arrive to Saudi Arabia, the Arab Emirates or Qatar. But I was wrong: They were to two proud Mongolian owners in the Ulan Bator which use them for hunting and for outdoor excursions.

So, why did the two Mongolian gentlemen the Mercedes Zetros instead of any model?

Well, the all-wheel Mercedes-Benz Zetros is in its element all-terrain capabilities and a high are required.

Mainly because cab-behind-engine model for difficult conditions is not only suitable as a vehicle, but also because it is suitable as a basis for recreational and vehicles.

This is now demonstrated by two Zetros 6×6 with bodies and interior fittings have recently been to Ulan-Bator, the capital of Mongolia.

love their freedom, and enjoy excursions into the natural surroundings of their homeland. Whereas only the was once a suitable means of for this purpose, two bus

inessmen in Ulan-Bator – one of them owns a where beer is brewed to a recipe, while the other wealthy as a shareholder in coal and mines – decided in favour of the as a more modern and luxurious way of the terrain. The two friends use their jumbo off-roaders for multi-day into the Altai mountains, for where they hunt for with an eagle.

Chassis load capacity of 16


As a three-axle truck with a gross vehicle weight of 25 – up to 27 tonnes for export – the Zetros has a (chassis load capacity body) or around 16 tonnes. The and chassis of the Zetros are based on the and Axor series. It was developed at the plant, where it is also All variants of the Zetros are powered by the OM 926 LA 6-cylinder in-line engine an output of 240 kW (326 hp) and an impressive torque of 1300 Nm from to 1600 rpm.

A choice of two is available: the standard unit is the shifted

G 131-9 nine-speed (eight forward gears + with a direct-ratio top gear, a six-speed Allison 3000 fully-automatic transmission available as an The VG 1700 transfer case for the all-wheel drive has proved its for decades. At 1.690 the off-road is a good 20 percent lower in the Actros and Axor all-wheel models (which have an ratio of 1.403). This extremely slow speeds an important attribute e.g. on steep downhill stretches. power is increased by around 70 compared to the on-road gears. distribution between the front and axle(s) is 1:3.21 in the splitter and 1:1 if the differential lock is engaged.

Three mechanical differential as standard:

The Zetros is equipped three mechanical differential as standard, and these can be easily by the driver using a rotary This rotary control the logical sequence in which the should be engaged as the terrain more difficult: first then inter-wheel at the rear and inter-wheel at the front.

Considering the attributes of this all-wheel cab-behind-engine vehicle, it is no wonder the Zetros series has met with interest from the energy sector, exploration and fire/emergency It combines outstanding all-terrain with equally excellent ride comfort, and these also convince private looking for a base vehicle which to undertake longer off the beaten track.

Accordingly two of the Mercedes-Benz Zetros have converted into hunting and vehicles according to customer

In each case the base was the Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733 A 6×6 drive (wheelbase mm) and the standard cab. The cab’s include a padded sleeping for the driver, an air conditioning system, a 24 V system with CD player, a CD a Bluetooth hands-free system and a touch?¬screen to which a reversing is connected.

A carrier system with a capacity of up to 100 kg is installed on the cab roof. auxiliary spotlights and a twin air are mounted on this carrier, and the grille houses four in red and blue. At the rear there is a for two spare wheels, with a lifting system which enables cargo to be hoisted the cab roof.

The reversing camera is to activate additional spotlights at the for safe manoeuvring at night. An operating range in remote is provided by diesel tanks 300 and 200 litres.

In addition to difficult conditions, the body and interior work had to take into the very special climatic in the desert, where the vehicles are to be Extreme temperature fluctuations particularly good insulation, and all the features were planned and to ensure that they are to withstand the punishing conditions of operations. The furniture was specially for use in tropical and desert regions.

in the rear vehicle bay:

vehicles have substantially bodies, though one of the two examples has a rear vehicle bay able to a quadbike. The luxury long-distance have an imposing length of m (plus 60 cm for the model with vehicle bay), a width of m and a height of 4.20 m.

Zetros

The living is a fully-insulated sandwich construction walls, roof and floor of sandwich panels insulated hard PU foam and bonded The body structure is reinforced additional edge sections. The and roof have a thickness of 100 mm, while the side walls are 50 mm thick. The complete body is painted in the colour of the cab. The 800 mm entrance to the living area x 255 x 200 cm) is on the right-hand side of the vehicle. is assisted by integrated steps and handles, and the robust high-security with triple action can be from both inside and The windows of the living area are can all be opened and are fitted with nets and roller blinds.

Luxurious bathroom with floor and underfloor heating:

The is clearly divided into functional areas. The bedroom is in the rear, and the comfortable leather group for four to six people is in the There is also a luxurious with a marble floor and heating, as well as a large

In addition to the bedroom in the rear is sleeping space available in the area itself. The table in the group can be electrically raised and and when lowered it creates an large bed.

The galley is equipped with a ceramic microwave with grill, bar and coffee machine. The sink has a hot and water supply, and a precisely dinner set for eight people is on board. For outdoor use the vehicles mobile twin-burner gas cookers two 11 kg gas bottles. The bathroom has a separate cubicle, a WC/bidet combination, and three-door vanity unit.

46-inch flatscreen monitor:

The is separated from the living by a partition wall with flatscreen TV monitors (40-inch and one each facing the bedroom and group). In line with the use as a hunting vehicle, a safe for (400 x 400 x 300 mm) and a gunsafe for hunting are permanently integrated into the Neither is there any lack of as the vehicles are equipped with a SAT with an electrically self-aligning SAT a DVD/CD player, an MP3 player, a hi-fi sound system and a Mac plus W-LAN router.

The technology is also very It is controlled and monitored by a central with separately fused A water-cooled diesel generator indepen-dence from the power with energy stored by a set with four 220 Ah batteries. The are charged by an automatic charger to the generator, or via the solar panels on the consisting of two modules with 80 each. All the electrical equipment is to the 230 V onboard network, and is supplied via an 24/230 V transformer.

The air conditioning powered by the generator is separately and adjustable for all the rooms in the body There are also electric in the bathroom and galley. A comfortably living area is assured by a heater which can be operated when stationary and on the move.

Separate water systems drinking water and water for the with a total volume of 250 litres (volume of waste tank around 100 litres), and the water passes through a filter. A separate pump the fresh water tank outside, while a 230 V hot water holding 20 litres provides hot for the galley and bathroom. If the weather it is also possible to use the exterior

Especially as a 6×6 variant six driven wheels, the Mercedes-Benz represents an unrivalled vehicle providing outstanding mobility and traction.

I am pretty sure such customized luxurious home superstructures could lots of fans in the Middle especially in the gulf region. Now Nutzfahrzeuge only needs to such exclusive vehicles in the and regional motor-shows for commercial and other selected VIP event.

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