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Unimog

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Chris Elliott, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Chris Elliott

    Chris Elliott Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    This is a pic of my first Unimog 406 with an S-3 Schmidt blower.

    snowblow.jpg
     
  2. Chris Elliott

    Chris Elliott Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    This is my second 406 with a 9' Fisher and "back blade".
     
  3. Chris Elliott

    Chris Elliott Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I hate it when I do that.

    ce406bh.jpg
     
  4. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    OOOH! I like those. Are you familiar with the pinzgaur? And if so are you aware of anyone using them for snow removal? And if you don't mind one more question, did you find these at local municipality auctions?

    I just noticed the link under your name, will check that out. Thank you.
     
  5. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Those are truely awesome vehicles. I don't think that there is an attachment that they don't make.:waving:
     
  6. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Are you familiar with the pinzgaur? And if so are you aware of anyone using them for snow removal? And if you don't mind one more question, did you find these at local municipality auctions?

    Pinzgauer? I've got a 710M here. I've sold a few and one 6x6 712M. (6 wheel drive with differential locks on all 3 axles).

    You can find some real bargans at auctions because most people don't know what they are and don't know all the parts are still being made and available.

    There is a dealer in Switzerland making a lightweight plow for the Pinz but I wouldn't do too much plowing with one due to the chassis design. (see below)

    712chas.jpg
     
  7. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I tell you i always wanted a mog to call my own, well maybe when i retire maybe....Rob
     
  8. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    well maybe when i retire maybe....

    Hi Rob,

    As in maybe you won't retire?

    This is how I set up the 406 in the summer. Either the chipper on front (Ducker 7" w/ hydraulic feed) or a dozer blade. The bed tips 3 ways so you don't need to unhitch the trailer when you dump.

    ce406bc.jpg
     
  9. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Who knows? I once had a chance to buy one 10 or so years ago. They had been retired units that Cleveland had been using. A guy I know had bought up 5 or so in an auction. If im rembering rite he was selling them for a couple thousand a piece. Needless to say they didnt last long.....Rob

    Btw. Thats a slic idea of putting a woodchipper on the front end. Can you raise and lower the unit?
     
  10. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Btw. Thats a slic idea of putting a woodchipper on the front end. Can you raise and lower the unit?

    Hi Rob,

    The Ducker chipper line is big in Germany. They make front mount units specifically for the Unimog and MB-Trac. The front PTO on the Mog is reverse rotation from typical tractors so it's a problem to bolt on an AG unit.

    Most implements that work on Mogs have a common mount system so swapping between them is easy. I swing the chipper mount out to rest above my mounting plate then hydraulically lower the mount, raising the chipper and then pin it in the operating position. The truck hydraulics run the feed.

    Take a look at:
    http://www.duecker.de/homepage.html
    Click on Holzhacker
    Click on 960
    All in German but the pics give you the gist.

    Also take a look at their Mix Schreder DMS (trailerable compost maker)
     
  11. jeepboy

    jeepboy Member
    Messages: 56

    My friend has one that he runs on old fryer oil,that he gets for free from arbys. He filters it and uses a heater. Neat vehicle,geared to run over anything,and built tough.
     
  12. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I agree with everyone else, those are way to cool !!:)
     
  13. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    My friend has one that he runs on old fryer oil,

    The problem with doing that is when running the exhaust smells like french fries. Gives you the munchies...

    There's a few guys on the Mog list either running or planning to run bio diesel.


    Chris

    78 Unimog 406 w/ 10' Fisher
    www.offroad-imports.com
     
  14. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Where can you find a good mog these days? What does a used one cost. I've seen a few off roaders use the axles from these because of the ruggedness and clearances. Fantastic vehicles. How do they run on a highway? Will they get up to 65-70 mph? Is it like running bulldozer at that speed?

    Sorry for all the ?????
     
  15. UpstateDzlGuy

    UpstateDzlGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    What does an un equiped machine go for? Something like that needs work and paint, a project truck as some may say. Thanks, Chris
     
  16. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Where can you find a good mog these days? What does a used one cost.

    What does an un equiped machine go for? Something like that needs work and paint, a project truck as some may say.

    Ok, I gotta warn you guys. I started out 5 years ago when I bought my first one and now I have 16 here in RI and 4 in Germany, 1 in Denmark, and we just bid on 15 in Belgium. It's a disease. One isn't enough.

    I think I'm supposed to take this off list because dealers aren't supposed to troll for business here. So I'll offer generic info. There are units that come up at auctions locally that typically were imported by Case, Goodyear, and Schmidt in the mid 70s to mid 80s. All those companies stopped importing and now there's a small group of dealers importing European units. (I'm one).

    There's a link on my Links Page that explains the history of the Unimog. They range from very small to quite large. No options to fully AG equipped. They are still made and the U-500 is being sold today by Freightliner in the US. (starting price around $110,000.) with a Freightliner badge. (Freightliner is owned by Daimler Chrysler as are names like American LaFrance and LTI).

    You can buy a 404 gas engine Mog project truck for as little as $5000., a fix-er-up-er 406 (same style as mine) for as little as $3000. at an auction to $30,000. for a restored fully equipped AG unit, and there's a number of larger styles that range from $15,000. to $100,000.

    If you're looking for a very basic 1960s gas engine truck without power steering or hydraulics you can get a real nice one (hard top or convertible) for $8,000. A turnkey 406 for $16,000. with power steering, air over hydraulic brakes, 4 front hydraulics.

    Mogs aren't fast. Speeds range from 47 to 62 mph +/- depending on which style, tires and axles. If you want to go off road or push a plow they are very capable. My 406 has a shorter turning radius than a CJ-7 and I push a 10 foot plow, it's also a convertible. (Those Ukranian working women really dig guys that drive a convertible Unimog <bg>).

    If anyone has specific questions please Email off list.


    Chris Elliott
    RImogs@aol.com
    www.offroad-imports.com
     
  17. UpstateDzlGuy

    UpstateDzlGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    One more question, are these machines street legal according to the government? I mean can I register and insure it for street use? Chris
     
  18. unimogr

    unimogr Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    One more question, are these machines street legal according to the government? I mean can I register and insure it for street use?

    Hi Chris,

    All imported vehicles over 25 years of age are legal for on road use. EPA regulates up to 21 years of age. There are many Unimogs registered in the US and in every state, even tough states like VA and CT.

    With my last customer I had to find him insurance because his agent got on her high horse and said it couldn't be done. I made one call and he had a quote that he went with.

    Most dealers will assist buyers getting what they need to get it registered. The City of Buffalo had a fleet of 406s they used in the 70s and 80s.


    Chris
    www.offroad-imports.com

    The attached is last years plow truck. It's now on it's way to CA to plant olive trees.

    dirty406.jpg
     
  19. jsheedy75

    jsheedy75 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 98

    I think I may need to get one of these. I would love to check one out, but then I would probably buy one.
     
  20. snowbiter

    snowbiter Member
    Messages: 68

    Unimogr, Love the unimogs! I have spent many hours lookin at unimog links in the past and have been to your site before.One of the coolest things I ever found on unimogs was a 12min promo video at atkinson vos ltd. It downloads real fast .

    check out:
    http://www.unimogs.co.uk/
    click on videos