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Old 20th May 2005, 21:01   #1
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Does anyone know which is the most reliable Mercedes Benz vehicle ever built.No its not the S-class or the G-Wagen.It is this...

Mercedes Benz Unimog

UNIMOG in German stands for Universal Motorized Implement .Most of these extra capable 4x4 built from the 50's are still in use today.Costing above 90K $ these are specially built 4x4 vehicles available in many platforms and cab designs.see these links for more information.

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Looking at the pics, the trucks seem to have the capability to be ordered for a specific purpose. Am sure it must be really versatile vehicle.
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Hummer's dad. Were used for everything from desert recons to mobile military radio stations. Most hardcore MB fans are in awe of the bloody things. Combine the go-anywhere of an American Hummer with the Teutonic build quality of (old!) Mercs. Impressed yet?
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nice information any more details on the engine such as power bhp??
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here are the features of the UNIMOG U500

This is the interior photo with something unique called Vario Pilot.

Vario Pilot® with which one can change from left hand drive to right hand drive in under one minute by lifting center console.

Corrosion-free, noise dampening, lightweight carbon fiber composite
Large front and side windows

Cab Appointments
Single or optional twin passenger seat
Cloth seats
Air conditioning
Hand throttle
Cruise control
RPM limiter
Exhaust brake
Modular instrument cluster
Solar treated tinted glass to reduce heat loading and glare
Optimized cab air flow
3 sunvisors

Diesel Engine
Mercedes-Benz MBE900, 6 cylinder, 260 hp, turbocharged, intercooled

High performance hydraulic system. Joystick with 1 and 2 circuits. Quick disconnect couplings available front and rear. Single, double and double proportional systems available

Cooling System
Aluminum radiator
Electronically regulated, hydraulically-driven fan

Right hand horizontal muffler and tailpipe with 45-degree elbow

Mercedes-Benz 8-forward speeds, 6-reverse, with Telligent® automated manual shifting (EPS)
Auxiliary drive transmission

Transfer Case
Integrated single speed, 1:1 ratio, equal torque split

Front & Rear Axles
Mercedes-Benz hub reduction portal axle-link controlled, inter axle and rear axle differential locks

Front & Rear Suspensions
High articulating coil spring suspension
Progressive rate coil springs, 15 inches of travel

Front & Rear Brakes
Dual circuit disc brakes on all four wheels, anti-lock brakes

132" standard (154" optional)

Fuel Tank
60 gallon tank

Front & Rear Wheels
Michelin 315/80R22.5
Various model, widths and vocational tread patterns available
9 x 22.5 steel wheels

All-Wheel Drive
Permanent full-time all-wheel drive
Differential lock, rear (standard), front (optional)

26,000 lbs. to 33,000 lbs.

Optional Features
Working gear range
Crawler gear range
Transmission mounted PTO
Front differential lock
Mechanical front-PTO shaft 1,000 RPM maximum 204 hp
Adjustable front implement mounting plate
Hydraulic cab tilt device
High mounted auxiliary snow plow headlamps
Heated windshield
Electric side windows

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