Kerax 8×8 Download Brochure



The Mack Kerax family of militarized rigid trucks and tractors is based on commercial vehicles which are adapted to the specific needs of armed forces. They are ideally suited for logistic missions and benefit from the low lifecycle costs of a standard platform. The Kerax is also able to be modified to a larger extent for tactical missions with improved off-road capacity and air transportability.

The Kerax 8×8 is a rigid logistic or tactical truck available with an armored cab and self defense weapon system. The twin steer front axles provide a tight turning radius and high performance with superior ride quality.



GVW: 70,550 to 92,600 lbs.  (32 to 42 tonnes)
Payload (unarmored): 37,500 to 50,700 lbs.  (17 to 23 tonnes)
GTW: 88,200 to 176,375 lbs.  (40-80 tonnes)


Wheelbase: 211 or 222 inches  (5.35 or 5.65 m)
Overall length/width/height: 402/98/130 inches  (10.2 / 2.5 / 3.3 m)
Ground clearance (under belly): 16.9 inches  (0.43 m)
Number of seats: 2 to 6


Type: 11 liter turbodiesel
Specifications: 6-cylinder, 4 stroke, high-pressure fuel injection
Emissions compliance: Euro V (Euro III also available)
Max power: 460 hp  (338 kW)
Max torque: 1,655 lb.-ft. at 950-1400 rpm  (2,244 Nm)


Drive: On-road: 8×4  / Off-road: 8×8
Gearbox: ZF 16S  2520 TO mechanical (16+2 speeds)
Transfer case: 2 speed
Steering: Hydraulic power assisted
Tires: 395/85 R20
Brakes: 8 drum brakes with ABS and EBS
Alternator: 130A


Max. speed: 70 mph  (110 km/h)
Max. range: 620 miles at 50 mph  (1,000  km at 80 km/h)
Fuel tank capacity: 83 gallons  (315 liters)
Fording (with preparation): 32 inches (47 inches)  [0.8 m (1.2 m)]
Vertical obstacle: 13.75 inches  (0.35 m)
Trench: 36 inches (0.9 m)
Gradient: 50 percent
Side-slope: 30 percent
Air transportable: A400M / C-130 / C-160 (with options)


Cab: Unarmored or armored as per STANAG 4569
Additional armoring levels/standards available.


Comfort: Air conditioning
Cold starting -25° F (-32° C)
Mobility: Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)
Run-flat tires
Automatic gearbox Allison® 4500 SP
Hydraulic winch
Higher capacity fuel tanks
13R22,5 or 395/85 R20 tires
Systems: 5.56 / 7.62 / 12.7 mm self defense weapon system
C-130 / 160 air-transportable cab

Customized options available to meet mission requirements.