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  • Unimog

    dude whats a unimog??

    i though it was a big racing truck type thingy
    But there's no danger
    It's a professional career
    Though it could be arranged
    With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
    If you're out of luck you're out of work
    We could send you to johannesburg.

    (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

  • #2
    Originally posted by turbocalves View Post
    dude whats a unimog??

    i though it was a big racing truck type thingy
    They are the clasic rough terrain truck from Merc.



    more at http://classicunimogs.com/
    but if you want new go to http://www.mercedes-benz.ie/content/...del_range.html
    or even the new military version http://www.army-technology.com/contr...mler_chrysler/
    luchi
    Cut backs
    Last edited by luchi; 1 April 2008, 00:32.
    Without supplies no army is brave.

    —Frederick the Great,

    Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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    • #3
      I think the Unimog in question is of this variety



      Do a search for some comedy comments on their capabilities.
      Meh.

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      • #4
        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

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        • #5
          Originally posted by yooklid View Post
          I think the Unimog in question is of this variety



          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://www.mercedes-benz.ie/content/...0_euro4_EN.pdf
          Goldie fish
          Tim Horgan
          Last edited by Goldie fish; 1 April 2008, 04:38.


          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by yooklid View Post
            I think the Unimog in question is of this variety



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

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            • #7
              Here's a guy that restored an old unimog. It's a class site - made me want to do it too!

              http://vonsmog.com/
              Meh.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                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?


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

                Or this little ex-army baby
                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!!
                Without supplies no army is brave.

                —Frederick the Great,

                Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                  Wow, I took that photo...many years ago...
                  It's a good shot. Captures just how weird the damn thing is!
                  Meh.

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                  • #10
                    The designers favourite word that week was "dihedral".


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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