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
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.