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turbocalves
31st March 2008, 23:10
dude whats a unimog??

i though it was a big racing truck type thingy

luchi
1st April 2008, 00:27
dude whats a unimog??

i though it was a big racing truck type thingy

They are the clasic rough terrain truck from Merc.

http://www.classicunimogs.com/gaggenau/images/416_whitedoka_8.jpg.jpg

more at http://classicunimogs.com/
but if you want new go to http://www.mercedes-benz.ie/content/ireland/mpc/mpc_ireland_website/en/mpc_splashpage/home/home/commercial_vehicles/model_range.html
or even the new military version http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/vehicles/daimler_chrysler/

yooklid
1st April 2008, 00:36
I think the Unimog in question is of this variety

http://www.geocities.com/irisharmoredvehicles/Landsv_Unimog.jpg

Do a search for some comedy comments on their capabilities.

GoneToTheCanner
1st April 2008, 01:06
Next time you see an ESB line crew out and about, watch what they have as load carriers: Unimogs.Trucks, that is.They also have IVECOs and Landys.perhaps someone should get the DoD to talk to the ESB about vehicles for hard off-road duties??!!
regards
GttC

Goldie fish
1st April 2008, 04:09
I think the Unimog in question is of this variety

http://www.geocities.com/irisharmoredvehicles/Landsv_Unimog.jpg

Do a search for some comedy comments on their capabilities.

Wow, I took that photo...many years ago...
There is a museum dedicated to the Company who made these.
http://www2.landskrona.se/kultur/landsverk/index.html
They were built by the same people who Made our landsverk L180s. The person responsible even mentioned he has the original order book, with our vehicles mentioned in them.

As for unimog trucks: They still have one in the Glen for dragging out the armour targets. Its Bright Yellow. Problem with Unimog trucks is each one is built to order, to the owners specification.And they all have a very short wheelbase. They are primarily tool carriers.
Remember when Homer Simpson was allowed design a car?
All the ESB wagons are ideal for carrying poles and cables out into the middle of a field, but lately, most of the real off road work is done with Quads. They also Use Ducato 4x4. Aslo the current Unimog all terrain truck is Butt Ugly.
http://static.blogo.it/autoblog/new_unimog_01.jpg
http://static.blogo.it/autoblog/unimog_500_black_01.jpg
http://www.mercedes-benz.ie/content/media_library/hq/hq_mpc_reference_site/unimog/System_Unimog/Model_Ranges/U_3000_U_4000_U_5000/Technical_Data/unimog_systemunimog_modelranges_u3000_u4000_u5000_ technicaldatasheet_u3000_u4000_euro4_01_500_en_INT _05-2007_pdf.object-Single-MEDIA.download.tmp//Users/han/Desktop/u3000_u4000_euro4_EN.pdf

DeV
1st April 2008, 20:40
I think the Unimog in question is of this variety

http://www.geocities.com/irisharmoredvehicles/Landsv_Unimog.jpg

Do a search for some comedy comments on their capabilities.
http://www.geocities.com/irisharmoredvehicles/Lands_SH_Unimog.html

yooklid
1st April 2008, 21:15
Here's a guy that restored an old unimog. It's a class site - made me want to do it too!

http://vonsmog.com/

luchi
2nd April 2008, 21:20
Problem with Unimog trucks is each one is built to order, to the owners specification.And they all have a very short wheelbase. They are primarily tool carriers.

Tool carriers?
http://i8.ebayimg.com/08/m/000/85/fc/1399_24.JPG (http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/showDetails.html?id=15650105&tabNumber=2&scopeId=AT&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&sortOption.sortOrder=ASCENDING&makeModelVariant1.makeId=24580&makeModelVariant1.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant2.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant3.searchInFreetext=false&segment=Truck&minPrice=2001&maxPrice=7000&negativeFeatures=EXPORT&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&grossPrice=false&customerIdsAsString=&lang=en&pageNumber=1) http://i5.ebayimg.com/05/m/000/85/fc/10d6_24.JPG (http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/showDetails.html?id=15650105&tabNumber=2&scopeId=AT&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&sortOption.sortOrder=ASCENDING&makeModelVariant1.makeId=24580&makeModelVariant1.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant2.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant3.searchInFreetext=false&segment=Truck&minPrice=2001&maxPrice=7000&negativeFeatures=EXPORT&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&grossPrice=false&customerIdsAsString=&lang=en&pageNumber=1)

GVW 7.5t. You would want a lot of tools.

Or this little ex-army baby
http://i10.ebayimg.com/06/m/000/80/29/6430_24.JPG (http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/showDetails.html?id=2240990&tabNumber=2&scopeId=AT&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&sortOption.sortOrder=ASCENDING&makeModelVariant1.makeId=24580&makeModelVariant1.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant2.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant3.searchInFreetext=false&segment=Truck&minPrice=25001&maxPrice=50000&negativeFeatures=EXPORT&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&grossPrice=false&customerIdsAsString=&lang=en&pageNumber=1) http://i4.ebayimg.com/07/m/000/80/29/6481_24.JPG (http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/showDetails.html?id=2240990&tabNumber=2&scopeId=AT&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&sortOption.sortOrder=ASCENDING&makeModelVariant1.makeId=24580&makeModelVariant1.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant2.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant3.searchInFreetext=false&segment=Truck&minPrice=25001&maxPrice=50000&negativeFeatures=EXPORT&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&grossPrice=false&customerIdsAsString=&lang=en&pageNumber=1) Small body but still GVW 8.5t

The new model may not be to everyones taste but at €150k for one thats about 2 years old you really would only get one if you really needed it!!

yooklid
2nd April 2008, 21:49
Wow, I took that photo...many years ago...


It's a good shot. Captures just how weird the damn thing is!

Goldie fish
2nd April 2008, 22:33
The designers favourite word that week was "dihedral".