Germany supports Ukrainian logistics with a large batch of Mercedes-Benz Zetros trucks

By Defence Industry Europe

Germany has already supplied the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence with a total of 200 Mercedes-Benz Zetros military trucks, as confirmed by the German Chancellor's Office.


Germany delivered a substantial quantity of new military trucks to Ukraine in a very short time. In September of this year, Daimler Truck announced that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had received 100 Mercedes-Benz Zetros trucks at that time. This means that Mercedes-Benz Special Truck provided Ukraine with an additional batch of 100 trucks in less than two months.



According to a statement issued by the German government, all Mercedes-Benz Zetros trucks delivered to Ukraine came directly from the company’s stock, with the deliveries being financed by the German government.

Furthermore, aside from the batch of 200 Mercedes-Benz Zetros trucks supplied to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence, the German government had previously provided trucks of this type to the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior.

In addition, Mercedes Menz Special Trucks are offering extensive services to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence related to the vehicles. Even before the delivery of the Zetros trucks, drivers completed training courses and deployments with the new cab-behind-engine vehicles.



The Mercedes-Benz Zetros off-road specialist is designed to excel in harsh conditions. Whether it’s soft ground, forest navigation, or steep terrain, the Zetros, equipped with a powerful engine, 16-speed transmission, and a two-stage transfer case, often makes it possible to traverse terrain that would otherwise require detours. For transportation with a high payload, drivers benefit from the Zetros’s large slope and gradient angles and fording capability on rough terrain. The engageable differential locks can provide propulsion even if individual wheels lose grip. The seat position behind the front axle ensures a relatively smooth driving experience and good vehicle control, even at high speeds and on poor road conditions.



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