Interview with Daniel – Let’s talk Unimogs

“I always wanted a Unimog, and my children really encouraged me to take the step...so I can blame them!” About our driver Daniel Daniel (40 years old) is a world citizen. He has lived in several countries such as the UK, China and Australia. For over 20 years he has been living in Melbourne. The biggest advantage of living in Australia? “This gives me easy access to glorious roads and coastal areas as well as the High Country, mountain passes, and great roads such as the Black Spur and Great Ocean Road.” So does Daniel work with Unimog’s in your normal day to day job? Nope, “I work in the technology space...so very different to the Unimog!”   His love isn’t only for Unimogs. Outside of his time with the Unimog, Daniel relish the chance to travel, ride his old BMW motorbikes, and work on restoring a classic 90's Toyota Supra! We think most Unimog owners can relate ;)     Which Unimog(s) do you currently own A 1984 Unimog factory DOKA 1300L…
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Let’s talk Unimogs – Our interview with Chris

In these columns you will read stories from fans, owners, and manufacturers about their Unimogs. This week you can read about Chris from Australia. Chris is an electrician, entrepeneur and proud owner of 5 Unimogs. He currently owns a U1000, a U1700, a U1300, a U4000 and a U2150 + 2450L 6x6. In this article you can read all about how he started as a Unimog fanatic and his future plans.     “Six years ago, I bought my first Unimog, the U1000 built in 1979. My father-in-law always talked about Unimogs and how strong they were. He used to use them when he was in the military.”   Chris was always interested in cars and vehicles, mainly in the sports-genre, he told us. All that changed after he bought his first Mog. Now, he spends every weekend in his garage, working on his Unimogs.   Toys for boys “We bought our first Mog around Easter in 2016. In Australia, we have a holiday on the 25th of April as well. We had to wait three days before we c…
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Unimog Cabins

Unimog Cabin Types – What You Need to Know As a truck with a prestigious history of 75 plus years, the Unimog has had a lot of changes over the years. This applies to not just the technology used in it, but also its shape and size. From being box-like to being frog-eyed, all the way to the current shape which is built for maximum efficiency. When you’ll look through the Unimog trucks for sale online, you’ll find a multitude of different cabin types and sizes. In fact, the cabin type is one of the most important factors when buying a Unimog. But as you’ll browse through the listings, you’ll find many different cabs, with many different names. The following piece shows you the Unimog cabin types that you can find online: Single Cab We begin with the single cab Unimog trucks; these are undoubtedly the most commonly found ones in the market. The single cab configuration is found in all sorts of trucks and the Unimog is no different. Where it is different from several truck…
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Importing a Unimog from Europe to the USA

Importing a Unimog The US has an amazing car culture but there are many vehicles that aren’t available in it. The Unimog truck is one of those vehicles. This is quite a disappointment as the country truly appreciates large and insane heavy-duty vehicles like the mog. However, just because the truck isn’t sold by Mercedes in the US, it doesn’t mean that you cannot have it. All you need to know is where to find the Unimog of your dreams and the process to get it to the states. The following piece shows you how to import a Unimog from Europe to the USA. Are Unimogs street legal in the USA? Can you drive a Unimog in the US? Yes, you definitely can. This is as long as the truck in question complies with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards followed in the country. This is not true for all European Unimog trucks, only the ones that are built as US spec vehicles. You can find this out by looking at a European Unimog’s compliance sticker. If it is not compliant under US …
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Unimog Crane

The Unimog Attachment for Heavy-Lifting Truck mounted cranes, or boom trucks are quite an underrated sight. One reason is particularly because many aren’t aware of their benefits. Another reason is that they’re known for issues with stability as compared to standard cranes. The latter isn’t a problem with Unimog trucks however. This is because a Unimog truck has a much better weight distribution than your average crane truck. Plus, it can be loaded with even more attachments due to its excellent versatility for more stability. A Unimog truck-mounted crane can optimize your workload and finances like no other. The following shows you why the Unimog crane trucks are so popular, and all the related info. How A Unimog Truck Crane Can Help You Versatility It isn’t uncommon to hear that a Unimog can do it all. This is evident by the sheer number of Unimog attachments out there. In fact, you can have different Unimog implements in the rear and front, while still being able t…
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Unimog 411

Unimog 411 – The Last of The Legendary This beast is one of the variants that made the Unimog a household name. The 411 is the successor to the legendary Unimog 401, the first ever mog to receive the three-pointed star badge from Mercedes. The 411 filled the shoes of its predecessor quite well and it sold almost 40k units. It was offered in a dozen variants, which were built on one of two wheelbases. The truck came in cab models as well and there were significant technical changes made throughout its production interval. The 411 stopped production in 1974 after completing a run of 18 years. It eventually became the last of its series and literature suggests that it was succeeded by the larger Unimog 421. The following piece is a tribute to the Unimog 411. The Military Unimog 411 Like the outgoing Unimog 401, the Unimog 411 was preferred for military applications. This is no surprise considering that it was at least 20 percent more powerful. Not only that, but it was bu…
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Unimog Implements

The 10 Types of Unimog Attachments You Can Find There are many reasons why Unimog trucks are so widely used as utility tractors. They are powerful and feature excellent 4WD or all-wheel-drive drivetrains for maximum mobility. Built heavy-duty, they’re tough to kill and no obstacle can stop them. But there’s another major reason for their popularity; Unimog trucks are easily the most versatile vehicles on this planet. Mercedes have built them to allow the usage of implements. These are attachments that’ll allow your Unimog to be useful for specific applications. There are many Unimog attachments to choose from. Some are manufactured by Mercedes themselves, but there are many aftermarket ones available as well. From agricultural equipment to heavy construction equipment, it all depends on what you require. The following piece shows you some of the most useful Unimog implements you can find. Unimog Attachments and Their Uses New Mercedes Unimog trucks can be found with…
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Unimog Municipality

Unimog for Municipality Usage: 6 Road Maintenance That A Unimog Can Do Unimog trucks are some of the most popular vehicles in Europe and North America. They’re trucks that can be used for all sorts of purposes. These trucks are the first choice is most regions for agricultural and industrial applications due to their power and construction. One of the main uses of Unimogs is municipality-related maintenance. Yes, these trucks are used by contractors to keep the streets and roads in shape. These trucks can be used throughout the year, even when it is snowing heavily. So, why are they used, what are they used for, and which ones are the best? Why A Unimog Should Be Chosen for Municipality Usage We could go on and on about the usefulness of a Unimog and still not finish. This is a truck that sports a multitude of features that help make it a primal choice for heavy usage. The following are some of the features that make it preferred for municipality usage: High Effici…
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MB Trac

How Great Was Mercedes-Benz at Making Tractors? Mercedes-Benz is well-known for making sporty and luxurious vehicles. But they’ve also got other things going on in terms of the design and production of trucks and vans. In fact, there was a time period between 1973 to 1991, where they made tractors as well. These were known as the MB Trac, now known as the WF Trac. These have received praise for being some of the toughest vehicles on planet earth. In addition to this, they’ve also been lauded for having great engines, and outperforming their competition. So, how great are these tractors, and how do they fare up today? MB Trac Features The MB Trac is a large tractor that can be used for all purposes. From agricultural ploughing to industrial hauling, and everything in between; it is an ideal machine. The tractor is highly based on the Unimog class of trucks, which is well-known for being versatile and durable. The Trac is large in size and it utilizes a four-wheel dri…
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Unimog Snow Service

Snow Maintenance The 3 Unimogs That Are the Best for The Snow! A Unimog truck is the ideal machine for most heavy usage applications. This includes industrial and agricultural applications, along with forestry. But what about when it gets freezing cold and it starts to snow? Will a Unimog work then, or will you have to call off work? The simple answer is yes! A Unimog can navigate to pretty much any corner of the planet if you equip it right. However, there are some models that are just better for the snow, and especially for snow maintenance applications. Read about them in the following piece. Why a Unimog Can Be Used in The Snow A Unimog can be used for anything, but it excels especially on snow. Go around the villages of Germany and you’ll find that Unimog trucks have been used to clear snow piles for generations. All it takes is the attachment of a snow plow, or a snow blower, and everything in the Unimog’s path is removed. The Unimog is chosen to deal with snow …
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Conquer the wild

There are no barriers for the UNIMOG If you want to buy a vehicle to do extreme offroading, you should consider purchasing a UNIMOG. The Mercedes Benz legendary 4x4 truck in any of its versions is an excellent choice to go through the most difficult terrains without a hassle. A little history The UNIMOG was first introduced as a multi-purpose agricultural vehicle. Some people see it as an all-wheel-drive tractor while others see it as a tough and bigger version of a Jeep Willys. The fact is that UNIMOGs are much more than that; many people regard them as “Swiss army knife” utility vehicles, and others think of them as strong off-road vehicles capable of climbing the most difficult hills and sorting the most difficult obstacles. Mercedes Benz conceived the UNIMOG as an agricultural vehicle, the name stands for UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät (universal motor device). The first UNIMOG was unveiled in August 1948 at the LG-Schau in Frankfurt. These units were powered by a 1.7 liter 4 …
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The Unimog Agrar Series

The Best Tool for Agriculture? The Mercedes Benz Unimog trucks are some of the most iconic beasts produced in the automotive world. These trucks are widely acclaimed for their workhorse capabilities and their durability. As a result, they’re some of the most popular trucks for sale in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, etc. The Agrar trucks are some of the most sought out when Unimogs are considered. These are primarily designed for agricultural usage. Unimog Agrar trucks are known to last an eternity and the latest versions are also very friendly to the environment. The following’s a brief overview of the Unimog Agrar: Agrar Features Agrar literally translates to “agriculture” in the German language, and that’s what this brand is all about. The Unimog Agrar trucks comes with a separate body type. Loaded with chunkier tires, they feature a dump truck bed, raisable by a hydraulic ramp. One can find some models that feature a plough upfront. On the models in the market, t…
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Gründe für den Kauf eines Unimogs

Darum sollten auch Sie sich für einen Unimog entscheiden Ein echter Klassiker, der nie alt wird. Kaum ein anderes Fahrzeug ist so vielseitig einsetzbar wie ein Unimog. Ob beim Militär, im Schienenverkehr, in der Landwirtschaft oder sogar im Einsatz bei der Feuerwehr dieses Fahrzeug hat kein Limit. Selbst als Privatfahrzeug wie beispielsweise als Wohnmobil kennt ein Unimog keine Grenzen. Durch seine hohe Vielseitigkeit und seine Modellvielfalt lässt ein Unimog kaum Wünsche offen. Wenn Sie überlegen, sich einen Unimog zu kaufen, dann haben wir hier fünf gute Gründe Sie darin zu bestärken:   Kult, Kulter, Unimog! Der Wiedererkennungswert eines Unimog ist unvergleichlich. Nur wenige Fahrzeuge verfügen über so einen hohen Kultstatus wie ein Unimog. Das Design ist besonders einzigartig und die Zuverlässigkeit und die damit verbundene Sicherheit dieses Fahrzeuges ist mehr als nur beeindruckend.   Nutzfahrzeug und familienfreundlich zugleich Ein…
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