Friday, December 2, 2022

Mercedes-Benz company made a practical demonstration of Zetros off-road truck in Argentina

Mercedes-Benz company made a practical demonstration of Zetros 1833 off-road truck  on the test track of the military garrison Boulogne in Argentina, that reported by

Brigadier General “VGM” Luciano Mario Alberto Corvalan, received representatives of the company Mercedes Benz, who gave a presentation on the capabilities of the Zetros 1833 4×4 vehicle designed for military use only.

The Zetros is based on the standard production Axor series, modified for off-road use. The 4×4 version has a payload capacity of 4 – 6 tons.


A three-seater cab is located behind the engine. Bonnet is tilted forward for servicing. It can be fitted with various levels of armor for ballistic and mine protection.

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros 1833 uses proven automotive components of the Axor/Actros ranges. It is available only with one engine. It is a Mercedes-Benz OM 962 LA turbocharged diesel unit, developing 326 hp. It is compatible with EURO IV emission requirements. Vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive. The Mercedes-Benz Zetros can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules or the TRANSALL C-160 transport aircraft with only the slightest of preparation.

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