Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a heftier, more defensible Unimog

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Daimler AG has announced the Mercedes-Benz Zetros, a heavy duty work truck available in 4x4 and 6x6 variants for use by militaries, hauling fleets, and other industrial transportation infrastructures around the world. Think Unimog but even bigger.

To give you some idea of the sort of conditions these vehicles are likely to be used, check out this little bit from the press release:

The all-in-one concept (chassis, cab and vehicle bodies) meets all the requirements associated with highly-mobile, on-road and off-road vehicles. The forward tilting bonnet in this series facilitates fast and easy servicing. The cab does not need to be tilted to service the vehicle, which is technically much harder with armoured cab-over-engine trucks. This means that some of the crew can stay in the cab for communications or protection tasks.

Talk about a bullet point. It's not often you get a feature list that mentions that the engine can be worked on while keeping a man free for covering fire.

Mercedes Zetros: When You Need A Bigger Unimog [Jalopnik]

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  1. An update to this amazing truck via eMercedesbenz.

    The new Mercedes-Benz Zetros is celebrating its public debut at the 2008 International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover. This all-wheel-drive cab-behind-engine truck will be available as the three-axle Zetros 2733 A 6×6 and the two-axle Zetros 1833 A 4×4. The all-terrain Zetros enjoys a unique position, complementing the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Axor and Atego truck series.

    http://emercedesbenz.com/Sep08/23_001411_Mercedes_Benz_At_The_2008_International_Commercial_Vehicle_Show_2.html

    Who knew the Zetros was so handy

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