Hexawheels of Mercedes-Benz is the project of Siyamak Rouhi Dehkordi, 35 years old engineer from Iran for Mercedes in 2010. It is an 6×6 articulated in pitch and roll wheeled vehicle like Flextrac of Meili.
Equipped with hydraulic positive pitch control for better crossing obstacles, will it be a true model for the future, time will tell?
The idea of a drive wheel trailer was developed and tested by Land Rover many years ago with the Forward Control model for the military. The project was abandoned after issues with the towing vehicle becoming unstable and rolling over in tight cornering off road situations.
Since the initial press releases of the time, all has gone quiet on the project, which we think is a shame as the vehicle could be of interest for utility companies, rescue services and farm/ land owners especially with the large cargo capacity and if there is availability for custom body builds.