ZF offers the matching driveline technology for many different special vehicles and their requirements.
ZF offers the appropriate technology for a variety of special vehicles and their individual requirements. Jobs of all kinds, maneuverability even on difficult terrain, constantly changing work sites – ZF provides transmission technology that quickly, safely, and economically increases the performance of mobile cranes and special vehicles both at work and on the road. To do this requires flexibility.
The competition for shipping lines drives terminal operators to improve their profitability and as such their efficiency, productivity, and fuel consumption. With the increase in environmental awareness, reducing emissions becomes increasingly important. In addition, terminal tractors face a tough stop-and-go working environment while running nearly 24/7. Thus, it is also crucial to keep downtime at a low level.
Rescue operations at airports pose a special challenge to fire trucks. They have to be able to transport several thousand liters of water for fire fighting, but must also be able to accelerate quickly, take on any terrain and perform tough driving maneuvers. As rescue teams need to be able to get anywhere in the airport grounds within three minutes, the drivelines of these heavy, multi-axle and all-wheel drive special vehicles are put under a lot of stress.
A rally truck is exposed to extreme conditions: During the Dakar Rally for example, it has to fight many thousands of kilometers through meter-high dunes and deep canyons. In order to withstand continuously operating in dusty, and sandy conditions, reliable components with a robust design are required.
For the Dakar Rally 2020, ZF electrifies an off-road truck for the first time. The centerpiece of the newly developed hybrid driveline is a central electric drive. Besides the electric motor, ZF also supplies integrated power electronics and the hybrid control unit, including the software. An automatic transmission and a transfer case from ZF convert the truck into an all-wheel off-road vehicle.