11-15-2003, 05:35 AM #1
Saw a show on the History Channel - about extreme trucks.
A portion of the show was devoted to showing the new UNIMOGs that have been built for use in industry, and the fire service in the US. I have to say I was inpressed.
The steering column can be moved from the left-side to the right-side and back again- it has 3 PTO points, and various locations for hydraulic hose hook up.
It accepts a multitude of attachments - from a plow, to a snowblower, to a crane, and a manlift.
I'll tell you- I think this little gem will go far in the fire service, and in municipal service as well. It is truly a multipurpose vehicle.
check out the website: www.unimogtrucks.com
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11-15-2003, 10:39 AM #2
I think they are great trucks too. They are quite expensive, made by Mercedes after all. Think of it as a heavier duty Hummer.
I think a few fire departments down near Cape Cod bought them for use as brush breakers in the state forests there."Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers
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11-15-2003, 05:20 PM #3
I've worked on both and the Uni will kick the Sh** out of the Hum-joke off road.Waaay more ground clearance and vastly superior off road gearing.Multiple Hyd. take off points,lifts frt and rear,Quik tac implements and on and on.One of the things Mercedes did half right.T.C.
11-15-2003, 09:48 PM #4
I saw one this summer at a local truck dealer, not sure who ordered it, but WOW what a truck, but still not a HEMMT.
I did notice the increadiable number of attachment points for accessories, there were at least 4 banks of hydraulic connectors (one on each side), a PTO on the front and rear bumpers, and enough ground clearance that I could just about duck walk under the damned thing, and I'm 6'7" !!! Anyone know how much they actually sell for?________________________________________________
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11-16-2003, 05:48 PM #5
mmmm i want one!
11-16-2003, 08:19 PM #6
Re; your hummer on steroids(Hemmet)
The main advantage to the Unimog over the hemmit is twofold.First the 'mog will go around corners that would take you five shots with the overgrown hummer.Secondly the 'mog won't bury nearly as easily in the nice Maine spring thaw due to it's large footprint to weight ratio.The Hemmit?Well,let's just say I got my doubts.Last but certainly not least,the 'Mog won't put NEARLY as big a dent in the piggybank.Now I know in youse twos area money isn't an issue but in mine;Well just make mine a 'mog.Hehe T.C.
11-17-2003, 07:08 PM #7
Re: Re; your hummer on steroids(Hemmet)Originally posted by Rescue101
Now I know in youse twos area money isn't an issue
11-17-2003, 11:07 PM #8
Here's two MOG's on Ebay for sale both Ex-German fire trucks both with working pumps.
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11-21-2003, 05:48 PM #9
One of the things that impresses me is how there is a seperate lever for reverse, so you can use 4 of the 6 gears in reverse. I dont remember the actually degrees, but it can take a pretty steep slope sideways, and stay on all four.
11-22-2003, 04:54 PM #10
The first time I saw this new brush truck I thought it was a unimog.. it was parked facing away from me. Once I got closer I saw it was a GMC. It may not be a mog, but it's a pretty sweet brush truck.http://www.sanantoniofire.org
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11-22-2003, 06:45 PM #11
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we use the same vehicles as posted above in Oz, except we know them as Isuzu[IMG]H:/sacfs-hppy-24p.jpg[/IMG]
11-22-2003, 06:46 PM #12
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woops stuffed that picture post!!
11-22-2003, 06:51 PM #13
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We will try this again!!
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