Mercedes-Benz LP 333 platform truck.

The LP 333 was popularly referred to as the millipede because of its two steered front axles. Mercedes-Benz introduced the new design in 1958 when the Federal German government imposed legal restrictions on the dimensions, axle loads and payloads of trucks to protect the railways from competition. The additional axle permitted a higher payload and enhanced the economic efficiency of the vehicle.

  • Cylinders 6
  • Displacement 660 cu in
  • Output 200 hp (147 kW)
  • at engine speed 2200/min
  • Top speed 57 mph
  • Payload capacity 20065 lbs
  • Production period 1958-1961
  • Units produced 1833