Unimog is a range of multi-purpose auto four-wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz. In the United States and Canada, the Unimog was sold as the Freightliner Unimog. The name Unimog is an acronym for the German “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, Daimler Benz took over manufacture of the Unimog in 1951. Unimogs have very high ground clearance made possible by portal gears that allow the axles and transmission to be higher than the tyres’ centres. Unimogs also feature a flexible frame that allows the tyres a wide range of vertical movement to allow the truck to comfortably drive over extremely uneven terrain, even boulders of one metre in height. They are equipped with high visibility driving cabs to enable the operator to see the terrain and more easily manipulate mounted tools.
The newest Unimog models can be changed from left-hand drive to right-hand drive in the field to permit operators to work on the more convenient side of the truck. Unimogs can be equipped with front and rear tool mounting brackets and hydraulic connections to allow bucket loaders and hydraulic arms to be used. Most units have a power takeoff (PTO) connection to operate rotary equipment such as snow brooms, snow blowers, brush mowers, loaders or stationary conveyor belts. All Unimog models except for the 404S have a diesel power plant varying from 25 horsepower (19 kW) to upwards of 280 horsepower (205 kW). Unimogs are available with short wheelbases for tool carrier operations or long wheelbases for all-terrain cargo carrying operations.
This fantastic Unimog was subject to a 3 year restoration that was finished in 2014 and it has not been used since then. Equipped and registered in Italy as a camper. A legendary truck that is ready to go anywhere!