Juffali Commercial Vehicles, the sole distributor of Mercedes-Benz trucks in Saudi Arabia, now offers the latest generation of the Zetros in the kingdom. The unique off-road truck represents the excellent quality associated with the ‘Made in Germany’ label, according to a top official of the company.
“Zetros are trucks you can trust and result from more than 120 years of experience and know-how. They are manufactured in Wörth, Germany, at the largest truck assembly plant in the world,” says Heiko Schulze, CEO of Juffali Commercial Vehicles (JCV), which represents Daimler trucks, vans and buses, including the Mercedes-Benz brand, in Saudi Arabia.
He comments: “The latest generation of the Zetros is more powerful, uncompromising, and versatile than ever before. Right down to the smallest of details, it is made for extreme conditions – be those on the road or in rough terrain. Tried-and-tested features remain or have been further improved. Without compromise, the Zetros is now pursuing its mission: to reach every destination. And now, it's even more powerful.”
In addition to its extraordinary off-road qualities and proven operational strength under extreme conditions, the striking cab-behind-engine truck is now a reliable contender for long-distance haulage, and over rough and dusty tracks or asphalt roads in disrepair, he adds.
The Zetros overcomes potholes and muddy ruts, mountains and hills – through sand and dust, in heat and cold – while impressing driver and crew alike with its comfort and safety.
“The Zetros is the perfect vehicle off-road and on the road – whatever the destination, this truck is a perfect choice. Wherever a conventional truck reaches its limits, the Zetros continues its journey – thanks to proven electronic systems and easily accessible technology,” Schulze comments.
Twelve variants of the Zetros are available ex-works – as a dumper, platform vehicle, or semi-trailer truck – with two or three axles, with or without all-wheel drive. They are compliant with Euro III emissions standards.
The overall concept of the Zetros is also reflected in the engine, which offers a high output (360 hp to 476 hp), with long maintenance intervals and low service expenditure having been the focus from the start.
The Zetros is available as a 4×2/4×4 vehicle with a six-cylinder in-line engine in the 18- to 22-ton weight variants. The 6×4/6×6 variants of the Zetros with a six-cylinder in-line engine are available as 25 to 40-ton weight variants.
As a three-axle semitrailer tractor powered by the OM 460 engine, with a permissible gross combination weight of up to 120 tons, the Zetros offers enough reserves to reliably transport the heaviest loads on multi-axle trailers far beyond paved roads, Schulze concludes.
The Zetros is available from Juffali Commercial Vehicles with a two-year or 250,000-km warranty, whichever comes first (the first year covers bumper-to-bumper while the second year is a powertrain warranty).