New Mercedes-Benz Trucks Presented at Bauma Fair 2010

Under the “Trucks you can trust” slogan, Mercedes-Benz is showcasing its full product range and new additions at the Bauma fair in Munich these days. Highlights include the new Zetros series of off-road trucks and the third generation of the Construction Actros.

The latter is represented by three vehicles with special features: a new, Mercedes-Benz patented road construction package, and also the Mercedes PowerShift Offroad automated transmission.

The new Zetros semi-forward control truck can be used in forestry and energy sectors, firefighting and disaster relief. Mercedes-Benz supplies the Zetros with permanent all-wheel drive and a two-stage transfer case with an off-road reduction ratio of 1.69, as well as differential locks on all axles. The payload of the two-axle version ranges from four to six tonnes, with a gross vehicle weight of either 16 or 18 tonnes.

Mercedes-Benz is also exhibiting the new Actros SLT 4165 S heavy-duty tractor unit, which develops an output of 480 kW (653 hp) for gross combination weights of up to 250 tonnes.

On the other hand, the Atego truck series features include a two-axle, all-wheel drive Atego crane tipper with a Meiller tipper body, Palfinger crane and a mounting plate for a snowplough, as well as a start/stop system.

The range of vehicles on display is rounded off by two G 300 CDI G-Klasse Professional vehicles, with a ladder-type frame and rigid axles, permanent all-wheel drive, automatic transmission with reduction gear and three 100% differential locks as standard.
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