Mercedes-Benz Unimog Trucks For Sale

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One of the manufacturer’s more unique-looking trucks, the Unimog stands out from the crowd of heavy-duty trucks. The main reason for that is every model is four-wheel drive, making them perfect for use as military vehicles. For civilian use, they’re just as handy, especially as tippers and pickup trucks on busy construction sites and are known for being as powerful as they look.

The most recent models come in three varieties – the smaller U20, the medium-sized 405 series and, at the higher end of the scale, the 437 series, known as the UHN. The most powerful of the lot comes with a diesel engine providing a whopping 280bhp. Most models both old and new tend to come with manual transmission, although some automatic models are available.

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1000
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Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1000 £15,950.00
1989 | Dropsides | 7500kg Mercedes Unimog U1000 7500kg (15,500 gtw), 8 speed manual gearbox, 80% tyres, Atlas AK910C 3 extension crane, dropside body, 160,000kms, clean.
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Click on the dates in the timeline below to view interesting events in the Mercedes-Benz Unimog's history. Click on the circles in the timeline to view key model updates and face lifts
01.01.1946
Launch
First prototype developed in post-war Germany to be used as agricultural equipment. It was designed with equal-sized wheels, a mounting bracket in front, a hitch at the rear and loading space in the centre to make it a multi-purpose vehicle that farmers could use in the field or on the road. First prototype equipped with a gasoline engine as the development of the OM636 diesel engine had not been finished.
01.01.1947
Production launched
Unimog went into production. OM636 Daimler Benz Diesel engines became standard equipment.
01.01.1951
Manufacturing moved
Vehicles began to be manufactured in Gaggenau.
01.01.1953
Enclosed cab launched
Enclosed cab vehicles became available.
01.01.1955
Unimog 404 S launched
Unimog 404 S series produced. This was intended to be a mobile cross-country truck instead of an agricultural implement.
01.01.2002
New Models Introduced
The larger U3000 and U5000 models were introduced.
01.01.1963
406 Series introduced.
406 Series introduced. These were equipped with a four cylinder Diesel.
01.01.2006
Unimog given Euro 5 engines
All Unimog models were made complete with BlueTec, designed to make them greener and more responsive.
01.01.1974
Unimog 425 launched
Unimog 425 series introduced as an additional heavy line. The new, angular cab had a large, forward hood sloping at the nose, flowing down to a wide, black grille. The appearance of this cab remained the same for more than 25 years.
01.01.1976
424 launched
New angular 424 middle series of Unimogs were produced. All Unimogs were quipped with four wheel disc brakes, years before this safety equipment was mandated for trucks.
01.01.1980
Production of the U404 ceased
Production of the U404 ended.
01.01.1985
Introduction of the 407 and 427
Introduction of the light and medium range 407 and 427.
01.01.1988
Introduction of the 437 series
Production of the 406 and 416 ceased. Introduction of the 437 series.
01.01.1991
Manufacturing of the MB Trac ceased
Manufacturing of the MB Trac series ended.
01.01.1992
introduction of the 408 and 418
Introduction of the new light models 408 and 418 with newly designed cabs to replace the predecessor models. A completely re-arranged cab with a high roof offered more space than previously and a new very diagonal front portion gave operators a good overview.
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New 2013 model UnimogThe Unimog is, as you might expect, not the fastest truck going. The U300, U400 and U500 models have a top speed of 56mph. However, the power is sufficient enough to lug around a significant payload, ranging from 156bhp to 286bhp. The newer models come complete with BlueTec, which reduces particulate emissions and improves fuel economy.

Typically, when buying a newer Unimog, you’re likely to have just the one cab type to choose from. Despite looking small on the inside, the cab does provide panoramic views from the front, while newer versions have been ergonomically-designed for maximum comfort.

Arguably the greatest asset possessed by the Unimog is its off-road ability. Equipped with chunky off-road tyres, it has been built for some of the more difficult jobs that truck drivers tend to do, especially when driving on sand or rocky terrain.

Payload capacity tends to vary between models. The larger ones can be expected to carry several tonnes, while the majority of Unimogs tend to weigh around 7.5 tonnes including attachments.

Mercedes Unimog In a nutshell

The Unimog is as rugged as trucks come and would be the perfect vehicle for any logistical off-road jobs that need doing.

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Read some of the reviews left by Trucklocator users regarding the Mercedes-Benz Unimog below. You can also view all Mercedes-Benz Unimog reviews.

The Unimog is an absolute beast. Throw anything at this truck and it keeps coming back for more. 5/5 by Bill Sutherland I briefly drove a Unimog U 400 that was kitted out as a snowplough. It worked across the Highland region of Scotland and was probably the best plough vehicle we had. 4x4 drive, crawler gear and eight... Read full review

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