The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has acquired EH/W 200 BISON tactical wheeled recovery vehicles form the German company EMPL Fahrzeugwerk GmbH. The first vehicle was recently shipped to the Middle East nation.
The vehicle is based on the Mercedes-Benz Zetros 3643A 6×4 high-mobility truck chassis.
Two hydraulic winches with a capacity of 30 t and 15 t are installed on the lifting boom. In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a 6 t front winch and a cable extension winch at the rear.
The storage boxes are made from stainless steel with keyhole bars and are rubber coated on the inside. Hinged doors in the front section of the body and fold-up doors in the area of the rear axles provide maximum storage space and unrestricted access to the extensive equipment. In addition to the standard equipment such as lifting forks, strap sets, towing bolts, pulley block, bullbar and adapter for NATO fitting, the equipment includes a separate compressor and a 3,500 W power converter for supplying external consuming units.
The lighting and safety equipment includes a flyer with light bar, flashing lights, work light and a reversing video system with monitoring camera.