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Mercedes Puts Spotlight on Its Farm Machinery Vehicle
Jan 06, 2010
Low fuel consumption, fast transport speed and super-sized towing capacity. Sounds like a real farm workhorse, doesn’t it?
However, there isn’t much that’s conventional about the Mercedes Unimog. For starters, consider its name.
But this vehicle is able to stack up against other farm machinery in the field, and Mercedes is hopping to find success in putting a spotlight on the Unimog. With their stronger presence in Europe, Mercedes isn’t currently pursuing the North American market. But the Unimog has a history of U.S. distribution ranging from Case tractor dealerships (pre-Case / International Harvester merger) to a brief contract with Freighliner for import and service.
The versatility of the vehicle is provided by up to four attachment and mounting points, and the vehicle comes standard with a dump bed.
Its traction is aided by a four-wheel-drive, and all four wheels are the same size. The Unimog can be outfitted with front and rear PTOs, and its hydraulic flow is up to 70+ gal./min.
You can see a promotional video here. The Unimog is shown doing everything from hay and forage tasks, to on-road transport, to light tillage, to spraying applications. I think the most impressive part of the video is at the end with the Unimog mounted with a sprayer and showing its suspension performance across a bump track.