Unimog U 218 – U 530

Unimog U 218 - U 530.

Flexibility and productivity unite.

Model Overview

The Unimog implement carrier.

Its robustness and reliability, as well as its impressive versatility have made the Unimog the implement carrier of choice for professionals for several decades now. The reason for that is that the “Universal-Motor-Gerät” (universal motorised device) – as it was originally known – is a vehicle which was specifically developed with these aims in mind. In conjunction with numerous implement manufacturers and bodybuilders, as well as the great know-how of the Unimog partners, a system came into existence whose flexibility and productivity are unparalleled. Despite its broad scope of practical skills, its dimensions were able to be kept extremely compact – and it’s for this specific reason that the Unimog can make use of its effectiveness virtually anywhere you need it.

Comfort.

Practical functions and modern technology.

Cab.

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.

The Unimog implement carrier is one of the most modern workplaces around. It includes the standard height and tilt-adjustable steering column which allows for an optimal seating position. In conjunction with the low-vibration cab, the optional air-sprung driver’s seat helps reduce fatigue. And anyone spending longer periods of time in the new cab comes to appreciate the powerful air-conditioning and heating system: regardless of the weather, it ensures comfortable temperatures inside the vehicle. What’s more, in winter, the seat heating can be switched on.

Ergonomics.

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.

Operating concept.

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.

Those spending longer periods of time in the new cab will appreciate the efficient air-conditioning and heating system: regardless of the weather, it ensures comfortable temperatures in the vehicle. Whilst, in winter, the heated seat function can be switched on. To allow work to start punctually there is a programmable auxiliary heating system. Heated windows and mirrors ensure clear vision right from the start.

A removable multifunction joystick can be found in the centre console allowing the operator to control both vehicle speed and implements. It is also used to operate the synchronised Electronic Quick Reverse (EQR) reversing group.

Vision

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.

Thanks to the optional VarioPilot® transferable steering, drivers always have the best possible seating position. A mowing door with a swivel seat is also available as an optional extra.

Optimising the overview and simultaneously facilitating the coupling up of implements are the two main advantages of the optional camera system. The system comprises a front-mounted and rear-mounted camera, as well as a freely-positionable additional camera for mounted implements. The camera images are shown on a monitor in the interior. As a result, the driver also has a view of the areas around the vehicle, as well as a perfect view of the front mounting plate when swapping implements.

Drive concept.

Built to work.

Vehicle concept.

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.?

The optional engine-powered PTO drives the power hydraulics, but it can also be used to run powerful implements in combination with a hydrostatic drive. The gearbox PTO with its standardised flange allows fitment of hydraulic pumps to operate cranes and elevating work platforms. Output speed and rotational direction are identical to the engine speed and rotational direction.

Front-attached implements requiring a great deal of power are run off the front PTO shaft which takes its power directly from the drivetrain of the engine. It is oil-cooled as a standard feature and with a 1¾” splined shaft, it allows for a high torque transfer whilst also ensuring a very high degree of efficiency – especially in continuous operation.

Even during gear changes, the flow of power is uninterrupted, plus, the coupling can even be actuated under load. The power take-off shaft’s rotational speed (up to 1000 rpm) can be simply and precisely set. It is thus possible to work both comfortably and powerfully at the same time. The front power take-off shaft delivers up to 160 kW while at the mechanical rear power take-off shaft, as much as 220 kW is readily available.

 

Electrical drives.?

Four standard interfaces in the cab and on the outside allow electrical consumers to be connected or implements to be operated without the need for any cabling work. The on-board 24 V electrical system is supplied by a three-phase 150 A alternator. The parametrisable on-board electronics run via the CAN bus and therefore make it easy to change settings such as: limiting the engine speed to protect mechanically driven implements; activating the drive-away lock when the supports are deployed; or restricting the speed.

Suspension.

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.

The optional rear-axle auxiliary steering available on the models from the U 423 to the U 530 serves to reduce the turning circle by a further 20 percent. Accordingly, the vehicle’s manoeuvrability also benefits from this in operations during which every centimetre counts. Four types of steering are available: normal steering, all-wheel steering, manual steering and offset track steering (so-called “crab steering”). This variant can help counteract downhill force. When reversing, only the rear wheels steer.

Transmission.

Top performing technology with power as standard.

Two drive programs help reduce the driver’s workload: in automatic mode “A” – whilst taking into account the load, accelerator position, engine operation, climbs/inclines and the engine brake – the drive program handles gear changes and clutch operation entirely. However, if it becomes necessary for the driver to manually change gear using the multifunction lever, this is also possible.

Complete control is offered by the “M” drive program (manual). Here, gear selection is also made using the multifunction lever. The driver determines the gear and the clutch operation occurs automatically.

Powerful transmission.

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.

Two drive programs help reduce the driver’s workload: in automatic mode “A” – whilst taking into account the load, accelerator position, engine operation, climbs/inclines and the engine brake – the drive program handles gear changes and clutch operation entirely. However, if it becomes necessary for the driver to manually change gear using the multifunction lever, this is also possible.

Complete control is offered by the “M” drive program (manual). Here, gear selection is also made using the multifunction lever. The driver determines the gear and the clutch operation occurs automatically.

The Unimog implement carrier is a workhorse. And the fully synchronous manual transmission with eight forwards and six (or optionally eight) reverse gears is true proof of that. The fine graduation in the lower gears allows easier individual adjustment of the speed to the current operations. Rapid changing of direction and rocking free are no problem at all thanks to the truck’s synchronised reversing gears: it is possible to shift directly between forwards and reverse gears. The low positioning and modular design are conducive to a low vehicle centre of gravity and low transfer of engine vibrations.

There are three variants of transmission-driven power take-off available. For example, the rapid transmission power take-off with 4-hole flange can be used to drive hydraulic pumps. The rotational speed and direction of the power take-off are the same as the engine speed and its direction of rotation. For implement control from outside the cab, a remote control is also available. Programming of the maximum rotational speed prevents overstepping the permissible upper rotational speed limit.

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.

Hydraulics systems.

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.

The load-sensing system is a hydraulic control mechanism in which the pressure and/or flow volume of the hydraulic pump is/are adapted to the conditions required by the consumers. In regular hydraulic circuits, the flow volume to the motor is throttled by means of pressure restriction valves or pressure control valves. The hydraulic pump always supplies the full power, even in the case of the flow volume being throttled. In some cases, this can cause high power losses. The load-sensing system, however, ensures that the pump only supplies the flow volume which is currently required for all active consumers.

Two circuits, both with 125 l hydraulic oil through-flow per minute and 280 bar pressure: the VarioPower® power hydraulics don’t shy away from work, however hard it may be. Regardless of whether several different tasks have to be carried out simultaneously or a single job requires high output. The two open circuits III and IV have the same high through-flow of 125 l/min, system pressure of 280 bar and a maximum output of 58 kW. Operation via the steering wheel buttons of the multifunction steering wheel means it is particularly easy to control. All the settings are displayed in the new instrument cluster.

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.

The engines are also used for braking: the strong premium engine brake reduces mechanical wear and tear on the brakes and makes a great contribution to economic efficiency.

The exhaust gas aftertreatment system uses BlueTec 6 technology which has already proven its worth in daily use over many millions of kilometres in our heavy-duty mass-production engines. In the exhaust gas aftertreatment unit, the SCR catalytic converter reduces the nitrogen oxides to a minimum. And the diesel particulate filter prevents almost any soot particles from escaping.

With the U 423, U 429 and U 529 models, the Unimog implement carrier is available with modern Mercedes-Benz engines (OM 934/OM 936, 4 and 6-cylinder) in Euro V and Euromot IV versions. In these versions, no diesel particulate filter, camshaft adjustment and HC metering is used. As a result, such things as the maintenance and life cycle costs are reduced. The general model variant of the three vehicle types corresponds to the basic concept of the current implement carrier model series.

Combined with emissions level Tier4f, approval as an agricultural tractor is possible. Providing the highest economic efficiency in these applications. The Unimog fulfils the emissions standards applicable to tractors.

Axles.

UGE versatility.

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.

Portal axles.

1. Hub reduction gear
2. Wheel centre
3. Axle centre

Tirecontrol Plus.

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.

Municipal applications.

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.

Changing attachments and implement bodies can be done easily, thanks to the quick-swap system. Four attachment and mounting areas accept a range of implements to be mounted allowing owners to fully utilise the Unimog all year round, for example for mowing and winter service work. Be it in the fields or on the road, the Unimog is an impressive transport solution and, thanks to the low fuel consumption offered by the BlueTec 6 technology, it’s also especially economical.

Energy.

Professional implement carrier, powerful transport vehicle, mobile workshop: the Mercedes-Benz Unimog combines all of these talents in a single vehicle. And thus covers the whole scope of functionality that an effective fleet in the energy sector needs.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s new energy sources that you’re looking for, whether mining is your thing, or whether you’re responsible for the maintenance, checking and repairing of worldwide supply networks – thanks to its unique vehicle concept, the Unimog allows you to get where you need to be fully loaded and with full steam. To the places where the energy industry takes you on a daily basis: off-road.

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.

Fire service.

More compact and manoeuvrable than hardly any other commercial vehicle: the Unimog implement carrier is characterised by its compact dimensions. They allow emergency services to make the most of the vehicle’s system competence – even in the narrow alleyways of historical city centres.

The combination of four attachment and mounting areas, hydraulic and mechanical implement drives, as well as its off-roading capabilities provide the Unimog with a uniquely diverse scope of skills. Thanks to powerful engines and a high payload, the Unimog is capable of tackling almost any challenge that comes its way.

Road-rail operations.

Impressive economy, maximum flexibility.

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.

Even the Unimog BlueTec 6 generation with its environmentally friendly innovations is – depending on the equipment and body fitted – a fully fledged shunting vehicle. Perfectly tuned for a towing capacity of up to 1000 t and equipped with phenomenal working and driving comfort, the Unimog isn’t just much cheaper to purchase than a shunting locomotive, it pays off in terms of running costs too: and that’s not just thanks to its low fuel consumption, but also in terms of maintenance and service costs. One such example is the fact that the vehicle can be driven directly to a nearby service partner.

Airfield operations.

One Unimog. Many possibilities.

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.

Construction.

It’s more than capable.

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.

Technical data.

Everything including engines, dimensions, axles and fuel tank volumes, as well as approach and departure angles.

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
Output kW/hp 130/177 170/231
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

Engines.

Compare the engines here.
Model variant 934.971 934.972
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
Fan drive Hydrostatic Hydrostatic

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.

System competence.

Top performance in the most diverse of disciplines, 365 days a year.

Pure competence: the all-year-round all-rounder.

The Unimog implement carrier has more than earned its reputation as a workhorse. It delivers top-level performance in the most diverse of disciplines, 365 days a year. This is thanks to the impressive four attachment and mounting areas which the Unimog offers. The hydraulic, mechanical and electrical supply of implements makes working particularly flexible whilst also providing the right type of drive for any of the innumerable tasks the Unimog will face.

The Unimog brings many innovative solutions onto the road which ensure its high level of efficiency and significantly reduced emissions. This includes fulfilling the Euro VI emissions norm, but also physical components designed specifically for the Unimog, such as its modern diesel engines, powerful transmissions and the axles with high load-bearing capacity.

A highlight of the Unimog is the EasyDrive synergetic traction drive system. It combines the advantages of the fuel-saving manual transmission with a hydrostatic traction drive system. The advantage: the working speed can be steplessly set at any speed between 0 and 50 km/h, independently of the engine speed and can then be maintained using the cruise control function. What’s more, the driver can also choose to make an instantaneous switch between the stepless and mechanical drive system when changing locations.

The Unimog implement carrier is more compact and manoeuvrable than any other truck of its kind: short wheelbases starting at 2800 mm, the small turning circle and the optional rear-axle auxiliary steering simplify manoeuvring, even in the tightest of spaces. Despite these small dimensions, something which is big are the user-friendliness and ergonomics of the modern cab. Here, numerous requests from users were also implemented as part of the vehicle’s development. The comfortable seating position behind the front axle, simple implement operation using the multifunction joystick and the settings options for all vehicle functions in the instrument cluster are just a few examples of the high driving and operating comfort which can be experienced in the Unimog implement carrier.

Highly specialised and certified implement manufacturers and bodybuilders have created a reliable system solution which makes it possible for customers to use the vehicle to the full for a wide variety of applications. The close collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and our partners means that we can ensure long-term high quality of the entire vehicle.

Attachment and mounting areas.

The Unimog implement carrier excels with its great operational versatility.

Surprisingly versatile.

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.

Thanks to standardised interfaces, various implements can be combined and innumerable applications carried out. Among the equipment are the standardised front mounting plate, attachment points on the frame, mounting brackets on the sides and at the rear as well as ball-point positions on the platform sub-frame. This creates a total of three attachment areas at the front, between the axles and at the rear of the vehicle. They can be used simultaneously and enable highly efficient working.

The mounting area is located on the platform. Attachments can be fastened directly onto the ladder-type frame or onto ball points on the platform frame. With the platform removed, the payload is increased considerably. The mounting brackets at the rear can withstand a load of up to 2.5 t.

Safety.

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.

As a modern commercial vehicle, the Unimog makes no compromises.

EasyDrive.

This system combines the advantages of a fuel-saving manual transmission with a hydrostatic traction drive for working at speeds between 0.1 and 50 km/h. Advantage: working speed can be set steplessly and independently of engine speed and can be maintained at that level with the cruise control function. Incidentally, you can also use it to pull away and manoeuvre without causing any wear to the clutch. Plus, the driver can also choose to make an instantaneous switch between the stepless and mechanical drive system when changing locations. All of that results in high levels of efficiency and relieves drivers of more stress so that they can better concentrate on the work.

The synergetic traction drive can be varied simply in four different ways:

  • Using the accelerator and brake pedals
  • Using the working mode cruise control
  • Using the left-hand steering column control
  • Using the multifunction joystick
The synergetic traction drive.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Gears can be changed during driving
  • Swift change between manual transmission and hydrostatic traction drive
  • Simple operation and activation
  • Working mode for working with a constant engine speed
  • Drive mode for stepless driving between 0 and 50 km/h
  • Choice of practically-oriented drive settings “efficient”, “comfortable” and “powerful”

Off-road capabilities.

With its tried-and-tested chassis concept which is based on the robust ladder-type 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.

With its tried-and-tested chassis concept, the Unimog can master even the biggest of challenges.

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