New UNIMOG Truck

MOE

PlowSite.com Veteran
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
 

zipp669

Junior Member
Location
adair iowa
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.
 

plowjockey

PlowSite.com Sponsor
Location
Dayton, Ohio USA
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 Saisons

Senior Member
WOWwww..this is really a truck for our winter works.

unimog.jpg


http://www.2bigbroncos.org/special/unimog2001/
http://www.freightliner.com/corp/eng_tech/unimog.asp
http://www.infrastructures.com/0101/unimog.htm

Denis
 

steveair

Senior Member
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
 

Larrytow

Junior Member
Location
Central WI
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
 

Mowingman

Junior Member
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.
 

Mark Oomkes

PlowSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
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
 

JCurtis

Banned
Location
Stamford, CT
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!!!!
 

MusGuy

Member
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
 

cutting edge

Junior Member
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]
 

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