Al Fahim to showcase Daimler's Zetros at ADIPEC

Al Fahim Group firm Emirates Motor Company plans to push the off-road Mercedes-Benz Zetros at Abu Dhabi oil and gas show

The 6x6 3643 AS tractor-head Zetros with a 12l engine, 428hp and a gross combination rating of 116t.
The 6x6 3643 AS tractor-head Zetros with a 12l engine, 428hp and a gross combination rating of 116t.

Emirates Motor Company (EMC), the Al Fahim Group firm and Abu Dhabi distributor for Daimler, is planning to highlight the utility of the Mercedes-Benz Zetros in demanding off-road conditions at the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016.

Available in two all-wheel-drive variants, the 4x4 and 6x6, for gross vehicle weights from 18t to 40t, the robust cab-behind-engine heavy-duty is built to haul large and heavy equipment and supplies.

The Zetros equips in-line 6-cylinder Mercedes-Benz engines ranging from the 7.2l-capacity OM926LA, which delivers 326hp, up to the 12l-capacity OM457LA, which delivers 428hp and 2,100 Nm.

At ADIPEC, Al Fahim and Daimler will be exhibiting the top-of-the-range 6x6 3643 AS tractor-head Zetros, fitted with the OM457LA, and capable of pulling a gross combination weight of 116t.

Bilal Al Ribi, GM for EMC Daimler CV, said: “Offering exceptional ride comfort and stability on the most extreme off-road terrains, the Zetros is ideally suited for tough applications and operations such as mining, oilfields and quarries.

“Given its outstanding high load-bearing capacity and ability to meet today’s extreme operating conditions, we are confident that the Zetros will soon become the preferred choice in the high-performance construction vehicles segment.”

Mercedes-Benz’s in-house Custom Tailored Trucks (CTT) division can also provide a tailored version of the Zetros to be delivered with a crew-cab providing seating capacity for up to seven people.

The off-road specifications of the truck also include robust planetary hub reduction axles with high ground clearance and options for either single or twin tyres, up to four differential locks, and a two-stage transfer case, providing outstanding capabilities on off-road terrain.

Additionally, a tyre pressure control system enables operators to adapt the tyres for on- and off-road use, and, for example, to lower the air pressure when driving across sand.

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