Unimog U 218 - U 530.
Flexibility and productivity unite.
The Unimog implement carrier.
Practical functions and modern technology.
Optimum working conditions.
Makes living with Unimog a pleasure: the cab.
The Unimog is built to achieve great things. Unimog features a well-thought out and productive workplace for both driver and up to two crew members. The spacious cab and the flat cab floor provide ample head and leg room. The intuitive operating controls make daily operation more efficient. Controls are arranged so that they can be reached easily. A modular switch panel is installed in the centre console and its position can be altered as required.
Climb in. Feel good. Get going.
The Unimog fulfils high expectations when it comes to operation, safety and comfort.
The Unimog is a capable on and off-road vehicle for day-today use and has a configuration to suit the varying needs of business. The practically-oriented workplace and the cockpit has been optimally adapted to suite operators, designed to create the best possible working environment. That helps ensure that every task can be carried out with full concentration and a relaxed approach. For example through the arrangement of controls within easy reach.
A comfortable seating position behind the front axle, air-sprung comfort seats with 3-point seat belts, head restraints and seat heating, as well as auxiliary heating and an air-conditioning system – the panoramic cab of the Unimog implement carrier fulfils high demands in terms of operation, safety and comfort. That helps ensure that every task can be carried out with full concentration and a relaxed approach.
The standard height- and tilt-adjustable steering column allows for an optimal seating position for the driver.
Tailored for your business’s needs.
Everything within easy reach.
The operating concept of the implement carrier has been tailored to the needs of operators and drivers: the Unimog’s instrument cluster can be controlled using the multi-function steering wheel. There the driver can check the vehicle’s oil level, air pressure and alter the Unimog’s hydraulic system settings. Gear selection, engine brake activation and the EasyDrive synergetic traction drive system are controlled via the steering column.A removable multifunction joystick can be found in the centre console allowing the operator to control vehicle speed and implements. Operation is especially flexible and the user can control the system in accordance with their needs and desires.
The Unimog features many practical stowage compartments and includes a CD/radio with Bluetooth® hands free mobile phone connection.
Powerful air-conditioning and heating system.
Always keep an eye on the situation.
Panoramic cab and short distance from implement to axle centre.
The front-end dimensions and the position of the driver are especially important when working with front-mounted implements. Unlike the majority of bonneted vehicles, the short nose of the Unimog gives much greater visibility of the working areas to the front, especially when large implements such as snow ploughs are fitted.
In the Unimog, the line of sight reaches the road much closer to the vehicle, reducing blind spots and providing optimal all-round visibility thanks to its large-scale panoramic glazing, the driver’s seating position and the short front-end dimensions. The Mercedes-Benz Unimog thus helps actively ensure that the driver recognises dangerous situations early on and can thus also react more quickly to them. And that advantage can be made even better thanks to the optionally available camera system with up to three cameras and a single monitor.
Camera and monitor system.
Built to work.
The Unimog’s operational safety features and robust design have established it as a versatile implement carrier for professionals. That’s because the Mercedes-Benz Unimog was developed specifically for professionals. In conjunction with reputable implement manufacturers/bodybuilders, combined with input from our Unimog partners, the Unimog’s continuous development has created a flexible platform that is unparalleled. Despite its relatively compact design the Unimog can undertake any number of tasks. Operating the Unimog is made easier, safer and more efficient through the use of the removable multifunction joystick.
Full power: mechanical implement drives.?
On-board options: engine and transmission-driven power take-offs.
Powerful front and rear power take-off shafts.
Simply plug in – job done.
A master of hard work.
Nothing can unsettle a Unimog.
With its tried-and-tested chassis concept which is based on the robust sub-frame, the Unimog can master even the biggest of challenges in tough everyday operations. Characteristic features are permanent all-wheel drive, great ground clearance resulting from the use of portal axles, high ride comfort, excellent axle articulation and differential locks on both axles. The implement carrier’s single tyres, Tirecontrol Plus central tyre inflation system and optimal weight distribution mean it is in its element, even off the beaten track.
Even more agile thanks to all-wheel steering.
Top performing technology with power as standard.
Total control, total relief: automated shifting.
In the Unimog, the fully synchronised electro-pneumatic transmission with its eight forward and six reverse gears provides the tractive power. Unimog is characterised by reliability, robustness and efficiency. And the synchronised Electronic Quick Reverse feature makes it easier to change direction quickly, for instance, during snow-clearing or manoeuvring. There is also the option of a forward-reverse switch which can be integrated into the multifunction joystick.
Total control, total relief: automated shifting.
Made for everyday operations.
Proven top-level performance.
Equally as powerful is the transmission-driven power take-off with 6-hole flange. For applications whereby a very high power take-up is required, such as for fire service pumps, the third variety – also with standardised 6-hole flange – offers an optimal solution. With a nominal engine speed of 2200 rpm, a working speed of up to 3606 rpm can be attained. Here, too, a remote control for use outside the vehicle is also available.
Power meets precision.
Fully proportional working hydraulics.
Excellent hydraulic performance which is more precise than ever before: the working hydraulics control implements precisely and without jerky movements. With this in mind, the fully proportional hydraulics system increases efficiency in daily operations. The working hydraulics allow for two positioning movements to be carried out at the same time – simply by using the multifunction joystick. Further functions can be set via the steering wheel buttons. Larger trailer tipping cylinders can also be filled with up to 30 litres of hydraulic oil to draw on as required.
The four-cell working hydraulics and communal hydraulics in accordance with the EN 15431 norm that are used on the implement carrier feature two circuits. Circuit I controls up to eight implement adjustments with a system pressure of 200 bar (32 l/min) over two to four dual-operation valves; alternatively it drives hydraulic motors at the lower output range. When combined, circuits I and II (32 plus 55 l/min) can now mobilise an impressive 35 kW at up to 240 bar. Positioning movements and the powering of hydraulic motors can be carried out independently of one another.
Load-sensing hydraulics with 110 l/min, 240 bar.
More power, more efficiency: the VarioPower® power hydraulics.
|Tipping hydraulics||20 l/min, 185 bar|
|Working hydraulics (Single circuit)||Working hydraulics|
|Working hydraulics (Dual circuit)||32 l/min, 210 bar (circuit I)|
|55 l/min, 210 bar (circuit II)|
|87 l/min, 240 bar (circuit I + II)|
|Load-sensing hydraulics||110 l/min, 240 bar|
|Power hydraulics (Circuit III)||125 l/min, 280 bar|
|Power hydraulics (Circuit IV)||125 l/min, 280 bar|
Engine and emissions technology.
Economical. Powerful. Environmentally friendly.
The economical engine.
The Unimog implement carrier is equipped with the most modern Mercedes-Benz BlueTec 6 technology. Tested in large-scale series production, the Euro VI engine generation sets new standards for its class and takes no half-measures where conserving the environment, economic efficiency and top performance are concerned. The 4 and 6-cylinder engines ranging from 115 to 220 kW are especially easy to maintain, economical, smooth-running and powerful. They have high torque of up to 1200 Nm as well as good results for exhaust emissions, consumption and power-to-weight ratios. 4-valve technology and common rail injection up to 2400 bar further increase efficiency.
Perfectly tuned drive system technology.
Unimog implement carrier in Euro V/Euromot IV variant.
Stay flexible – always.
Application versatility is the trademark of the Unimog. Its reinforced portal axles with hub reduction gear guarantee high ground clearance for the most diverse of tasks – even off the beaten track.
To this end, the differential and the drive shafts connected with it are repositioned higher up. The axle tube and differential lie above the wheel centre. In this way, obstacles are easier to overcome and the vehicle’s centre of gravity remains low.
The Unimog is unchallenged.
Areas of application.
Unimog is unparalleled when it comes to versatility.
Indispensable on off-road terrain.
The Unimog is unchallenged: setting the right tyre pressure for the task at hand is conveniently carried out at the push of a button on the display. The driver has the choice between the three pre-configured modes “Road”, “Sand”, “Rough” and “Manual”. The tyre pressure is then automatically adjusted. Thus, the Unimog can be driven with low tyre pressure on loose ground such as sand or mud and hence has a greater tyre contact area. That leads to better traction, less slipping and less damage to the land – including growing crops. Or economical and safe driving on-road thanks to a high tyre pressure and smaller tyre contact area.
The Tirecontrol Plus central tyre inflation system is available ex factory and no special conversions are necessary.
Areas of application.
Unimog is unparalleled when it comes to versatility.
Remarkably versatile: system and implement-carrying expertise.
Unimog is unparalleled when it comes to versatility. The Unimog implement carrier is a unique vehicle concept which was specially developed for implement carrier operations. In conjunction with qualified implement partners, tailored solutions are created that increase productivity and vehicle usage through multiple applications. Even in terms of implement operation and control, the implement carrier is a top performer. Plus, the removable multifunction joystick makes operation simpler and safer.
In municipal applications, economic operation, environmental considerations and performance are what count. As a professional implement carrier for road service work, the Unimog sets benchmarks. There are plenty of good reasons to choose a Unimog for municipal operations. For example, the intuitive operating concept and the innovative EasyDrive synergetic traction drive system, which allows users to switch between stepless working speeds of 0.1 to 50 km/h whilst the vehicle is in motion. Then there’s also the economical and clean BlueTec 6 engine generation.
Especially in municipal applications, the Unimog benefits from all of its conceptual advantages: the all-year-round all-rounder takes on a huge scope of tasks for which a whole fleet of vehicles would otherwise be required – and that on every single day of the year.
Agriculture and forestry.
It masters any task, even if it’s off the beaten track.
With increasing cost pressures and longer distances to cover, farmers and contractors in particular require quick and efficient transport solutions. When you need to move from fields to roads and on to the silo, the Unimog delivers the most wide-ranging performance around: capable off-road and kind to the fields, fast and safe – all with a great payload figure and high tractive force. The Unimog lives up to day-to-day challenges efficiently with low operating costs per kilometre.
Efficiency that pays off.
Even if things are out of action, the Unimog really gets things going. If there’s a problem in your network, it brings your team, machinery, tools and materials directly to site without you having to load them onto different transport vehicles. You can then quickly set up and resolve the incident as quickly as possible. Power up, costs down: the calculation works to your advantage.
Start off by shunting heavy loads on rails, then skip off the tracks and drive on the road to where the next rail task awaits you. Only one vehicle can do this – the Unimog from Mercedes-Benz. For years, the versatile road-rail Unimog has proven itself on rail and road, convincing customers of its economy and great flexibility. That’s because the professional road-rail Unimog implement carrier can tackle the most diverse range of tasks, ranging from maintenance of overhead lines to track works as well as clearing snow from the rails or cutting clearance spaces in trees and bushes.
To ensure safe flight operations, there are a good many tasks which need to be carried out in the airport grounds all year round. Here, the Unimog can be used with great versatility as an implement carrier, where it provides diligent service in all areas. From winter service operations with a snow plough or blower-cutter, right up to removing rubber remnants in the touchdown zone of the runway. From mowing grassed areas to fighting ice on the access routes. From sweeping the service areas to use as a tug. Be it on the apron, taxiways or runways, be it a dusting of snow, a mass of slush or even metre-high walls of snow, the Unimog can comfortably cope with almost any situation.
Building roads? Constructing canals and waterways? Drilling? Other special tasks in mind? In the construction sector, the robust Unimog demonstrates its advantages. Specially developed for use with implements, the professional implement carrier is impressively versatile. With three attachment areas, powerful implement drives, high payloads and a panoramic cab, it’s ready to work anywhere power is a must. The combination of off-road workhorse and motorway-capable truck make it a particularly efficient choice: it doesn’t just have the advantages of a work machine, it’s also has great advantages as a prime mover. Furthermore, it both economically and rapidly gets to where it needs to be thanks to high traction… even in places where the beaten track ends. It is compact, powerful and efficient: a true builder which grows with its tasks.
In this area, we will provide you with information about technical details of all model variants of the Unimog implement carrier – starting with the engines and the dimensions, right up to axles and fuel tank volumes, as well as approach and departure angles.
The technical data is also available as a PDF document for you to download in the Downloads area.
Models and variants.
|Compare the models here.|
|Model variant||C 405.090||C 405.125|
|Wheelbase||2.800 mm||3.600 mm|
|Engine (Euro VI)||OM 934||OM 934|
|Maximum torque speed (1/min)||750/1.200–1.600||900/1.200-1.600|
|Clutch||Single-plate dry clutch SAE-2 Ø mm, pressed||Single-plate dry clutch SAE-2 Ø mm, pressed|
|Transmissions||UG 100/8 with integrated transfer case||UG 100/8 with integrated transfer case|
|Axles||Link-located portal axles with coil springs||Link-located portal axles with coil springs|
|front axle||AU 4/3 CS 5,1||AU 5/5 CS 7,0|
|Rear axle||HU 4/3 CS 5,5||HU 5/5 CS 8,0|
|Electrics||24 V||24 V|
|Battery capacity||140 Ah||140 Ah|
|Tank volume (fuel tank) (standard/optional)||145 l||200 l/250 l|
|Tank volume (AdBlue)||18 l||25 l|
|Steering with max. steering pressure||ZF 8095/170 bar||ZF 8098/150 bar|
|Brakes||Pneumatic disc brakes||Pneumatic disc brakes|
|Drive type (permanent all-wheel drive)||4 x 4||4 x 4|
|Perm. GVW (max. with relevant optional extras)||10,0 t||14,0 t|
|Max. weight on front axle||5,2 t||7,0 t|
|Max. weight on rear axle||5,5 t||8,0 t|
|Angle of approach with biggest tyres||25°||33°|
|Turning circle||12,6 m||16,5 m|
|Minimum vehicle dimensions (length × width × height)||4.900 × 2.150 × 2.820 mm||5.600 × 2.200 × 2.900 mm|
|Dump body interior dimensions||2.200 × 2.075 × 400 mm||2.900 × 2.075 × 400 mm|
|Compare the engines here.|
|Output according to DIN (kW/hp)||130/177||170/231|
|Number of cylinders/arrangement||4 Vertical in-line||4 Vertical in-line|
|Operating principle||4-stroke diesel direct injection||4-stroke diesel direct injection|
|Total displacement (cubic centimetres)||5.132||5.132|
|Injection pressure (bar)||Until 2.400||Until 2.400|
|Compression ratio||17,6 : 1||17,6 : 1|
|Max. torque (Nm)||750||900|
|Torque increase (%)||33||22|
Highlights and other facts.
Set the standards. Move the limits.
The implement carriers from Mercedes-Benz.
Advancement and safety, perfection and responsibility, power and innovation – those are just some of the values which Unimog customers rightfully connect with Mercedes-Benz. The Unimog implement carrier combines modern commercial vehicle technology with extraordinary system and chassis competence, thus creating a winning overall concept, which achieves a likewise high level when it comes to productivity, efficiency and environmental considerations. And that’s why, more than ever, the Unimog is an investment in the future.
Top performance in the most diverse of disciplines, 365 days a year.
Pure competence: the all-year-round all-rounder.
Efficiently into the future.
Modern drive system technology.
Together in the name of quality.
Attachment and mounting areas.
The Unimog implement carrier excels with its great operational versatility.
For generations, the Unimog has remained unparalleled when it comes to versatility in year-round operations. The reason behind that is that the implement carrier is a unique vehicle concept which was specifically developed for use with implements. In conjunction with the many qualified implement partners, individual system solutions are created which help increase productivity and vehicle usage within fleets. Even in terms of implement operation and control, the implement carrier is a top performer. Plus, the removable multifunction joystick makes operation simpler and thus safer.
A productive work machine.
With the Unimog, not only are its users safe on the road, but also other road users. The most important features are: outstanding visibility to the front thanks to the short bonnet; directional stability; ABS; precision steering; optimum axle load distribution; and the workplace with three-point seat belt and head restraint, which is mounted in such a way as to ensure minimal vibrations. The exterior design with its short front-end and very wide field of vision over both the driving and working areas make the Unimog a particularly safe commercial vehicle. The windscreen wiper system is mounted above the windscreen and optimises the cleaning of the windscreen, especially in the case of winter service work. What’s more, the headlamps featuring daytime driving lights not only help Unimog users to see better, but also to be seen better. The optional front-end camera and monitoring system also improves vision in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and makes the mounting of implements easier at the front.
The front-end dimensions and the position of the driver are especially important when working with front-mounted implements. The Unimog minimises blind spots to the front, even when operating with large implements like snow ploughs.
Its balanced axle load ratio is particularly helpful to the Unimog when cornering on slippery road surfaces.