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I might be state of delirium from the fever-- but this Unimog is calling to me..

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TatraFan, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    I don't know if it is the fever making this decision or the boredom that my infirmity is causing but this sweet little Unimog in Schwabach is looking better and better every time I view it.

    It has the 5.9L inline @160hp diesel with inter-cooler. The 8 speed main box with hi-lo range, working range, crawler range for a total of 24 possible gear ratios. It has front and rear pto's and 3 way tipper box. It has the front hydraulic hookups. It basically has everything I want in a Unimog.

    I think I must purchase it.

  2. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    :i like it::tymusic
  3. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    What does something like that go for?
  4. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    Right now the Euro is at roughly 1.3504 to 1 US dollar so it is like 40,361.00 or so ... Then you have to add in the VAT and shipping so grand total will be about 50-60k USD. But I think it is worth it myself. Then I have to add the 10ft Schmidt Plow and Schmidt Snow Cutter 1200ton per hour with a 35 inch diameter auger. I'm hoping to find those items in the US so shipping will be less.
  5. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

  6. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

  7. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    those things are bad aZZ i love them i have always wanted one. I think that the wife would divorce me if i got one. But then again if i got rid of here i could get my UNI and a girlfriend. maybe a win win.

    good luck take some pics when you get it over here to the states.
  8. bossman22

    bossman22 Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    That's one of the coolest ones i've ever seen!!
  9. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    I will... I think the truck will be fun both on and off road-- plus it fits in the back of my bigger truck rather nicely.
  10. Bird21

    Bird21 Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    Westside Tractor in Illinois has 2 for sale. Cheaper than that.
  11. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    dude that is freaking awesome keep us posted. i def want to see some pics with the plow set up. sounds sweet.
  12. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

  13. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    I've not seen a U1600 series setup with the 24spd gearbox for anything under 54k in the US. Is it the same model and everything?
  14. pushinpaul

    pushinpaul Member
    Messages: 67

  15. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    that thing looks set up to eat small hybrid cars that get in the way/stuck in the snow lol.

    does the blower motor come off easily as a unit when taking off the front blower? will that allow you to put a standard bed on the truck?
  16. pushinpaul

    pushinpaul Member
    Messages: 67

    Dont know how "easily" it would come off but anything is possible given enough time and enough tools lol
  17. pushinpaul

    pushinpaul Member
    Messages: 67

    And yes, I hear it needs a prius a day to keep in shape
  18. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    Well I woke up early this morning only to find that truck in Germany was sold... I'm bummed I should have attempted to purchase it yesterday. Oh well I'll find another.

    I was interested in that truck in the truck paper until I read it has the hydro-static drive... I'm not a fan of the hydro drive. I'm a fan of the separate engine for the blower unit however. But for me the dump box makes more sense since I want to use it construct my very own obstacle park for my Tatra T-815...
  19. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    So like I said some one sniped me out of my preferred Unimog... The first truck is white and green and it is Slovenia for 12,000+ dollars plus VAT and shipping but it comes with a tipper and 3 section 10ft Schmidt plow. The second is from the State of Washington and is setup only as Snow Cutter truck with a 110hp engine or 120hp in the rear for the snow cutter. It runs for 23,000USD. The third truck is from Canada it has the dump box and a snow blower but it is 35,000 CDN so that is really not a big bargin for me as the Canadian dollar is almost the full value of the US dollar currently. The forth truck is from Va and is 24K and has a front end loader, snow blower, back hoe, and Back Hoe as well... I think that might be the one I get-- but the other two lack the tipper bed-- and I really need a dump box if I'm going to create an off-road obstacle area for my Tatra... I really had my heart set on the U1600 in Germany... I'll just have to keep looking I guess!




  20. TatraFan

    TatraFan Senior Member
    Messages: 191

    Maybe I'll just buy another Tatra --- this time the classic T-813 model 8x8 quad cab... 17.6L Diesel Air-cooled and normally aspirated. It produces about 250hp and 770Ft-lbs of torque-- through a 5x2 box. it does about 50mph-53mph... But it can pull 65 metric tons-- and i can it in the Netherlands for a steal at 10,098.00 US before VAT and Shipping. So probably about 25K total for it to be sent to the port of NY. Which is what I basically paid to just buy my current T-815 model truck... I think I would like to have both actually. But want the Mog too-- I probably shouldn't do anything until I'm over my illness-- I think I be might purchasing things because I'm sick and bored.