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Mercedes-Benz Unimog


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Unimog is a of multi-purpose auto four-wheel medium trucks produced by a division of Daimler AG. In the United and Canada, the Unimog is sold as the Unimog . The name Unimog is [ˈuːnɪmɔk] in German and is an acronym for the UNI versal- MO tor- G erät . being the German word for or device . Daimler Benz over manufacture of the Unimog in and they are currently built in the truck plant in Wörth am in Germany. [ 1 ] Another Mercedes-Benz A.Ş. plant assembles in Aksaray. Turkey. [ 2 ] Unimogs also built in Argentina the first years of the 1980s, in the Catán factory.

New Unimogs can be purchased in one of two series.

The series 405, also as the UGN (Geräteträger or equipment carrier), is as the U300 through U500

The heavy series 437, known as the UHN (Hochgeländegängig or highly cross country), is available as the model.

The first model was shortly after World War II to be in agriculture as a self-propelled machine a power take-off to operate in forests or harvesting machines on It was designed with permanent drive, with equal-size in order to be driven on roads at speeds than standard tractors. With their high ground clearance and a frame that is essentially a of the suspension, Unimogs are not designed to as much load as regular [ citation needed ]

Due to their off-road capabilities, can be found in jungles, mountains and as military vehicles, fire expedition campers, and even in like truck trials and Rally rally raids. In Europe, they are commonly as snowploughs. municipal equipment agricultural implements, construction and road-rail vehicles .


Unimog features [ ]

Design [ edit ]

Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Unimogs very high ground made possible by portal that allow the axles and to be higher than the tires’ Unimogs also feature a frame that allows the a wide range of vertical to allow the truck to comfortably over extremely uneven even boulders of one metre in They are equipped with visibility driving cabs to the operator to see the terrain and more manipulate mounted tools. The Unimog models can be changed left-hand drive to right-hand in the field to permit operators to on the more convenient side of the The ability to operate on highways the Unimog to be returned to a home or yard to thwart vandalism.

Equipment [ edit ]

Unimogs can be with front and rear mounting brackets and hydraulic to allow bucket loaders and arms to be used. Most have a power takeoff connection to operate rotary such as snow brooms, blowers. brush mowers, or conveyor belts .

Variants [ ]

All Unimog models except for the have a Diesel power varying from 25 horsepower (19 kW) to of 280 horsepower (205 kW). are available with short for tool carrier operations or wheelbases for all-terrain cargo operations.

The Unimog model with the single-design production run is the Unimog The most common versions of model were produced in carrier and radio box/signal variants for the Bundeswehr and other European armies. It is powered by a M180 water cooled petrol engine that 80 horsepower (60 kW ) as standard. This was based on that offered in 220 [ disambiguation needed ] cars and power was available, up to 145 horsepower kW), with high heads. The 404.0 was available the 2.8-litre M130 petrol that produced 110 horsepower (82 kW) as with up to 185 horsepower (138 kW) with high compression and fuel injection.

Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Mercedes-Benz Unimog

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