Its operational safety and reliability as well as its excellent system and implement carrier competence have, over several decades, made the Unimog the professional implement carrier of choice. That's because the Mercedes-Benz Unimog was developed solely for that purpose. In conjunction with the many qualified implement manufacturers and bodybuilders, as well as the immense know-how of the Unimog partners, a system came into existence whose flexibility and productivity are unparalleled. Despite its broad scope of practical skills, its dimensions were able to be kept extremely compact – and it's for this specific reason that the implement carrier can make use of its effectiveness virtually anywhere you need it. The Unimog is also the measure of all things when it comes to implement operation and control – for example, the removable multifunction joystick offers even more simple and safe operation.
Unique vehicle concept.
Full power: mechanical implement drives.
Optionally on-board: engine and transmission-driven power take-offs.
The optional engine-powered PTO drives the power hydraulics, but it can also be used to run powerful implements in combination with a hydrostatic drive. The implement PTO with its standardised flange on the manual transmission allows commercially available hydraulic pumps to operate cranes and elevating work platforms. Output speed and rotational direction are identical to the engine speed and rotational direction.
Powerful front and rear power take-off shafts.
Front-mounted implements requiring a great deal of power are run off the front PTO shaft which takes its power directly from the engine's drive line. It is oil-cooled as a standard feature and, with a 1¾-inch splined shaft, it allows for a high torque transfer whilst also ensuring a very high degree of efficiency – especially in continuous operation.
Even during gear changes, the flow of power remains uninterrupted, plus, the clutch can even be actuated under load. The power take-off shaft's rotational speed (up to 1000 rpm) can be simply and precisely set. It is thus possible to work both comfortably and powerfully at the same time. The front power take-off shaft delivers 160 kW while at the mechanical rear power take-off shaft, as much as 220 kW is readily available.
Simply plug in – job done.
Four standard interfaces in the cab and on the outside allow electrical consumers to be connected or implements to be operated without the need for any cabling work. The on-board electrical system is supplied by a three-phase alternator with 24 V and 150 A. The parametrisable on-board electronics run via the CAN bus and therefore make it easy to change settings such as: limiting the engine speed to protect mechanically driven implements; activating the drive-away lock when the supports are deployed; or restricting the speed.