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Fire & rescue
Unimog U 4023/U 5023

Fire & rescue

A very tough performer.

Forest fires in the Mediterranean, floods on the Danube and Elbe, violent hurricanes and autumn storms all over Europe, plus hail or earthquakes: The number of natural disasters is on the increase all around the world - and with them the major and special operations of fire brigades and disaster control organisations. This means that the emergency forces are facing ever greater challenges – and so are the emergency vehicles. No other vehicle offers a performance potential under the toughest conditions comparable to that of the Unimog: as a transport vehicle for a work team, material, tools and equipment. And on site as fire-fighting vehicle, clearing vehicle or recovery vehicle.

The Unimog meets this requirement, for example, with its cranked and welded vehicle frame, thrust tube technology for extreme diagonal twisting of up to 600 mm, large approach, departure and ramp breakover angles, portal axles, all-wheel drive and differential locks as well as high traction and climbing capability.

A special feature is the self-protection system. It sprinkles tyres and windscreen when the flames come too close to the vehicle. The heat protection package, which is already available ex works, includes, for example, the sheathing of important cables to protect them from heat and damage.

With its operational tactical preparations - for example the round roof hatch for firefighting directly from the cab - the Unimog effectively supports emergency forces. And the optional crewcab provides space for up to 7 firefighters.

The engine or transmission power take-off makes the Unimog the perfect vehicle for fast forest firefighting. The transmission with off-road group ensures that the vehicle can also be operated in difficult terrain or for "pump & roll" at extremely low driving speeds. The drive system is designed in such a manner as to enable fording of bodies of water with a depth of up to 80 cm (optionally 120 cm). These are further highlights: the Tirecontrol plus central tyre inflation system with "road", "sand" and "bad road" modes and the powerful transmission with the Electronic Quick Reverse gearshift, the off-road reduction gear and the electronically automated EAS gear shift.