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What is a Unimog?

A Unimog is a small truck

The word Unimog comes from the German: Universal motor Gerät and thus means as much as a universal motor machine. The design of the Unimog comes from something after the Second World War and it was intended as a slow-moving agricultural vehicle. Since 1951, Unimogs are made and supplied under the name of Mercedes-Benz. Because of its construction the UNIMOG can be used as a car, but because of the high ground clearance and the flexible frame the Unimox can drive on very uneven terrain. Although it is originally intended for use in agriculture (working on land, powering and transporting of tools, etc.), the UNIMOG is also widely used in various armies, in the fire department and Ambulance services. Nowadays it is probably more used in other areas and still rarely as agricultural vehicle. The first development of the UNIMOG was in 1946 and production started already in 1947 with a diesel engine of 25 hp. This first production was done by Boehringer, despite the fact that there was an agreement with Erhard & Söhne. The reason for this was that there was not enough capacity to build Unimogs and the fact that Daimler-Benz was not yet allowed to build 4 wheel-drive vehicles. In 1951, the production was taken over by Mercedes-Benz as they had more experience in making vehicles on a larger scale. In 1966, the 100,000 e Unimog was produced, with several types of cabins: with a vouwkap or a metal roof. Inmidddels the UNIMOG is delivered to the fire, EOD, army, ambulances and companies working in forestry. Special editions were also made: for example, for the Deutsche Post AG a special version for use at an airport, or one with Caterpillar drive (which is also called the Unitrac). The special agriculture Unimogs are no longer made. Interested in the Unimog?, take a look at the huge list of Unimogs to buy.

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