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This would be cool with a pushbox...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bighornjd, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

  2. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    That would be cool no matter what.

    Umog or what ever you call them are a very interesting and just plain cool piece of equipment.. its on the list when I win the big one...
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    yep sure is a unimog.

    if you search them you will find tons of atachments for them.
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    That thing is sweet. Put a pusher box on it and it's good to go.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    looks like you could stack snow with it how it is now. pusher box would be sweet too
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Man, I'm half tempted to bid on the sucker but I'm not sure if it would work as well as you would think especially being a manual.

    Using the clutch constantly would kill you after a while. That and I can't tell if there is a float function on it, and if not could you modify the valve to be able to.

    That and my wife would probably kill me buying something like that.:realmad:
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    It would be a fun toy!!

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    I have heard that if you get a complete one, there are all kinds of tools and such in the tool boxes, hydraulic chainsaw, jacks,all kinds of goofy stuff that is powered off the unimog.
  9. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I'm really tempted to bid a few hundred. but with my luck I'd win then have to find a place to put it. :)
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I was thinking the same thing, but I do have a place for it. I was looking at the the code for the listing and it stated that it was fixable with parts of value.

    Makes me wonder if it's road worthy or not. There is two listed, one has an oil pan underneath it, and the other has chalks on the tires like the P-brake doesn't work or there is no driveline.

    Even so it would be a great winter rig. Even if you took the High Hoe off, sold that, and stuck a V-box salt spreader on it. Or even a Dump Box.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  11. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    I hope to own a Unimog someday before I die. Never seen one with a loader before though. I would think a pusher on the loader would be great to be able to stack high. I'm guessing they may be difficult to tag for highway use. I'm wondering if the gov ever used them on public roads? Wonder if they come with a regular title or not. My wife would kill me if I brought something like that home. Time to get a storage lot :)
  12. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    What would make it cooler was if it was self loading like a garbage truck. A self contained snow relocation truck. Think of the money you could make with that. Parts are expensive though and not super easy to get. I'll get a new one shipped over when I win MM or PB.
  13. cf1128

    cf1128 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 77

    They are cult vehicles like FJ40's and Scouts, unless they are total rats they will do between 8 and 14 grand. There are plenty of guys that do nothing but search for those, you can find gas 404's for under 5 grand, but you better know how to work on them.They can climb but have no guts, but very cool.
    When you get into diesel MB/Case Unimogs like those they are usually not too bad, under 15k, but start getting into DoKa's(quad cab diesels) a ratty one is 15k, nice ones 30k to 45k
    The new ones are sick, and about $100,000.
  14. aarons

    aarons Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    WOW my neighbor yells about my dually on the street.......I wonder how he would react with that warming up in the AM!!!!!
  15. bullettooth81

    bullettooth81 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    A self loading dump would be awesome! Just one piece of equpment.
  16. aarons

    aarons Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    That would be great..
  17. cf1128

    cf1128 Member
    from NH
    Messages: 77

    In Europe a lot of the farmers clean the roads with big 7 and 8000 series John Deere's and have a big auger on the front that blows over the top of them into 30 foot trailers, all self contained, it is a pretty cool evolution, you can find it on Youtube, I have also seen it with a Unimog with a Schmidt auger and another Unimog dump traveling behind it as a snow receptacle.
  18. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    better yet get a m35a2 (2.5ton 6x6 ) with the wistler turbo. he will realy love that. :laughing:
  19. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Yup, Closing bid was $16,611. They usually list after Govt sale around $22,000. Not a fan of the loader, but a dozer blade works well on them. That 406 will push a 10' plow and out turn a CJ7. (no really)