New UNIMOG Truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MOE, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. MOE

    MOE PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 24

    Anybody hear about the new UNIMOG from Frightliner/Chrysler ? I heard the are touting it as a plow truck it will be the largest suv ever made.4x4 diesel 20 feet long and over 9 feet high. (available with leather and 4 cup holders. (I'm drooling already)
    Oh yea, it's $84,000

    Moe
     
  2. zipp669

    zipp669 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Will those cup holders be heated & cooled to keep your beverage of choice at the right temp along with being spill proof for when you hit the pile that doesnt move?
    Actually no I have not but I think it would be worth a look.
     
  3. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    20' long? I'll bet that would play heck getting around that cul-de-sac in the residential driveways. On the other hand...Huge!! Powerful!! Expensive!!! All the ingrediants for a wife's nightmare and a man's premium playtoy.

    Bruce
     
  4. 4 Saisons

    4 Saisons Senior Member
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  5. steveair

    steveair Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    Hello,

    All I know is I hope they designed this one to at least be able to accomodate a person over 4'8" tall. For some reason, the old ones were designed for midgets. Must be a lot of short germans out there.

    steveair
     
  6. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    What a beast!

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    I'd bet that thing would move some snow...

    -Tim

    [Edited by SlimJim Z71 on 02-22-2001 at 07:30 AM]
     
  7. Caneplow

    Caneplow Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Some how I don't think I see the type of people that are in the photo driving this thing
     
  8. Larrytow

    Larrytow Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    That would make a real beast of a tow truck too. Kinda makes a Humvee look wimpy! Be fun to show up at church in one of them.

    Regards, Larry
     
  9. Mowingman

    Mowingman Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Those of you who are as old as I am (50) will probably remember that the Unimog has been sold here in the US on a sporadic basis for about the last 20 years or so. They were sold at Case construction equipment dealers and were painted "Case" yellow with "Case" decals. I just saw one here at a repair shop last month.
     
  10. 4 Saisons

    4 Saisons Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Tim, im looking at your first picture, this is not a unimog, look for the mercedes logo in the front grill. but it look great too.

    Denis
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 34,137

    Denis, Freightliner is owned by Mercedes/Chrysler or whatever they are calling it now. I read that you can put a snowblower, mower, auger, etc on it. Front and rear PTO's. Supposedly climb an 80% grade. No problem stacking snow with that. lol
     
  12. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    THIS BEAST LOOKS SHARP !!!

    Where is the dotted line for me to sign?

    Just kidding, But it does look like it would be a beast.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm lets see 2 or 3 of these, a couple of Airflo spreaders, plus one or two Hummers, and a couple of Chevy HD duramax diesels, all painted Black, decked out in Fisher V's and straight blades, with Whelen Towman light bars.

    Thats a hell of a fleet, and one hell of a price tag!!!

    My wife just hid the checkbook and tore up my credit cards!!!!
     
  13. MusGuy

    MusGuy Member
    Messages: 65

    What a beast.....

    Their is a guy on our crew that has a hummer, well let's just say that he plows as a hobby... He has a plow on it and I want to cry when I see this thing smashing in to snow piles, and ramming the A frame in to the truck... I know they are Super Heavy Duty, but I would rather waste 30 grand in 5 years then 80 in 7
     
  14. cutting edge

    cutting edge Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    To learn some "real facts" about the new Unimog go here http://www.car-truck.com and click on the Buzz section then click
    BUZZ WATCH
    AMERICAN LAFRANCE DURANGO
    "MONSTER SUV" / UNIMOG BUZZ

    It seems the New York Times misrepresented this vehicle in a recent article.

    [Edited by cutting edge on 02-23-2001 at 10:40 AM]