Tough, rugged, versatile Mercedes Unimog

In the market for a reliable, tough and durable Mercedes Benz truck for sale? The Mercedes Benz Unimog might just be what you are looking for.

Overview of the Mercedes Unimog

High performance trucks are an integral part to most mining and industrial businesses. One of the most important things to consider when you are deciding which truck to buy is durability. As a business owner you always want to make sure you are getting value for your money by buying machinery that will give you more return on your investment. With a Mercedes Benz truck you can rest assured that you will be buying a truck that is both useful to your business and durable enough to cut your maintenance cost.

The Mercedes Unimog is one truck that you may want to invest in. It comes built with a high level of versatility allowing it to operate optimally in all conditions. Regardless of where your project is based, with the Unimog you will have a truck that is capable of operating at its fullest capability. The truck is capable of manoeuvring all terrains and in the most extreme conditions.

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Image Source: Mercedes Benz South Africa Website / Model Brochure.

The Mercedes Benz Unimog range consists of two models; the Mercedes Unimog U4000 and the Mercedes Unimog U5000. Throughout this article we will look through both models and give you a detailed comparison allowing you to make a better decision in buying your next Mercedes truck.

Chassis and off-road capabilities of the Unimog

When it comes to the chassis of this Mercedes Benz truck, you can expect the highest calibre design and performance. Both the Mercedes Benz Unimog U4000 and the Mercedes Benz Unimog U 5000 live up to Mercedes Benz’s reputation of excellence.

The U4000 Unimog and the U5000 model come built with a fully engage-able four wheel drive option, portal axes and a reduction in gears to allow for a better off-road experience. The flexible design of the lower body allows both these truck models to maintain rigidity on the road.

With this highly flexible body you are assured that your drivers have a safe and very controlled driving experience in any situation and condition.

Aside from the flexible body, another interesting feature that comes built into this Mercedes Benz Unimog is the portal axle. The portal axles on these trucks give this truck greater ground clearance capabilities. This allows the truck to perform better in rough terrains.

With the Unimog, Mercedes Benz has ensured that they have built a truck with axle suspensions that create enough stabilising force to keep both the front and rear tyres on this Mercedes Truck stable. This added stability makes these trucks a very safe truck to drive with a great ability to operate off road.

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Image Source: Mercedes Benz South Africa Website / Model Brochure.

The Unimog is built with a short frame overhang at both its front and rear. This build gives this truck greater ability to drive up steep roads with the greatest of ease. If you anticipate driving your vehicle in watery conditions you will be happy to know that the Mercedes Unimog has been built with thrust tube technology, waterproofed components and an air intake pipe. All these features allow these models to be capable of driving in water up to 1.2 metres deep without this causing any substantial damage to the vehicle.

Attachments and mounting areas

With regards to attachments and mounting areas, both the U4000 and the U5000 come built with features maximising mounting area capabilities. The Mercedes Benz Unimog U4000 and the U5000 come built with a double three-point mounting system that allows for twist and stain free mounting.

With this mounting system you even have the capability to use either your Mercedes Unimog U5000 to mount superstructures. You can also, as an added option, install a sub-frame together with the double three-point mounting to allow for easier fitting of box-type superstructures and to be able to carry larger superstructures such as building cranes.

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Image Source: Mercedes Benz South Africa Website / Model Brochure.

Both the Mercedes Unimog U4000 and the U5000 come with auxiliary drives and a hydraulic system. With these two features, your Mercedes Benz truck will have the power to run commercial hydraulic pumps for cranes or excavators.

Mercedes Unimog Cab options and features

The cab of the Mercedes Benz Unimog models are built with a lot of space for both the driver and any passenger and they are ergonomically designed making them great trucks to drive. Your drivers will have a working environment that keep them productive and reduces the possibility of them getting any back injuries from sitting in these trucks for a long period of time.

Mercedes Benz Unimog Specifications

Learn more about the engine, performance and specifications of the Unimog Mercedes Benz trucks below:

Mercedes Unimog U4000Mercedes Unimog U5000
Engine ModelOM 904 LA | PM 924 LAOM 924 LA
Emissions ClassEuro 5Euro 5
Displacement4 250 cc | 4 800 cc4 800 cc
Maximum Output130 kW @ 2 200 rpm |160 kW @ 2 200 rpm160 kW @ 2 200 rpm
Maximum Torque675 Nm | 810 Nm810 Nm

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