First test: Mercedes Unimog, Swiss Army knife on wheels

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Speaking of the Unimog is referring to a historical icon within the segment of road vehicles, although the versatility it brings this model makes this is just one of the many facets of which boasts.

conceived ago seventy years as an agricultural vehicle looking somewhat jaded, halfway between a tractor and a truck of small dimensions, Unimog It is today an icon to successive evolutions They have placed him at the head of multifunction vehicles, capable of perform different tasks simultaneously, which have made him a sort of Swiss Army Knife with wheels.

And in fact the Unimog is much more than a 4X4 truck, as your skills allow you to enter a wide repertoire professional tasks assigned for example to an agricultural or forestry tractor, emergency service or winter maintenance, putting in all cases the bar very high efficiency.

The Unimog U5023 on which we made this contact is equipped with OM934 engine spec BlueTec 6 in reference to the approval under the emission standard, for which a gas recirculation system (EGR), particulate filter and injection installs AdBlue SCR catalyst.

This bench four-piston online and 5.1 liter internal capacity, it provides power 231 hp with a torque of 900 Nm at a rate of between 1200-1600 rpm, and it connects box semiautomatic change It is offering eight forward speeds and six reverse gears.

Curiously we say that the last two developments are electronically blocked to avoid drive faster than 60 km / h "back", so they are reserved exclusively for such exotic features such as the Unimog passes on train tracks dragging a convoy.

So the range

The new Unimog range currently includes eight models different for MMA of 10 to 16.5, with lengths ranging from 4.9 to 6.2 meters higher tonnage variants.

To do this multipurpose vehicle uses a compact, rugged chassis, which unlike other trucks joining by welding to strengthen the connections between the beams and tubular cross, what It allows up to 600 mm writhe either way when winding contort in areas outside asphalt.

To ensure progress, traction is entrusted to a scheme Drive to the rear wheels, connectable to both axes, which are of the "gate".

A technique using a gear system, raises the height of the transmission assembly, carenándolo below the frame, which It serves as protection against possible impacts that could occur when, for example Unimog encarrilado passes between ruts.

The articulation of both rolling trains is entrusted to a traditional system coil springs as an elastic element, a scheme that provides huge free tour these wheels to maintain contact with the ground.

- Keep reading: we tried the Mercedes Unimog.

Speaking of the Unimog is referring to a historical icon within the segment of road vehicles, although the versatility it brings this model makes this is just one of the many facets of which boasts.

conceived ago seventy years as an agricultural vehicle looking somewhat jaded, halfway between a tractor and a truck of small dimensions, Unimog It is today an icon to successive evolutions They have placed him at the head of multifunction vehicles, capable of perform different tasks simultaneously, which have made him a sort of Swiss Army Knife with wheels.

And in fact the Unimog is much more than a 4X4 truck, as your skills allow you to enter a wide repertoire professional tasks assigned for example to an agricultural or forestry tractor, emergency service or winter maintenance, putting in all cases the bar very high efficiency.

The Unimog U5023 on which we made this contact is equipped with OM934 engine spec BlueTec 6 in reference to the approval under the emission standard, for which a gas recirculation system (EGR), particulate filter and injection installs AdBlue SCR catalyst.

This bench four-piston online and 5.1 liter internal capacity, it provides power 231 hp with a torque of 900 Nm at a rate of between 1200-1600 rpm, and it connects box semiautomatic change It is offering eight forward speeds and six reverse gears.

Curiously we say that the last two developments are electronically blocked to avoid drive faster than 60 km / h "back", so they are reserved exclusively for such exotic features such as the Unimog passes on train tracks dragging a convoy.

So the range

The new Unimog range currently includes eight models different for MMA of 10 to 16.5, with lengths ranging from 4.9 to 6.2 meters higher tonnage variants.

To do this multipurpose vehicle uses a compact, rugged chassis, which unlike other trucks joining by welding to strengthen the connections between the beams and tubular cross, what It allows up to 600 mm writhe either way when winding contort in areas outside asphalt.

To ensure progress, traction is entrusted to a scheme Drive to the rear wheels, connectable to both axes, which are of the "gate".

A technique using a gear system, raises the height of the transmission assembly, carenándolo below the frame, which It serves as protection against possible impacts that could occur when, for example Unimog encarrilado passes between ruts.

The articulation of both rolling trains is entrusted to a traditional system coil springs as an elastic element, a scheme that provides huge free tour these wheels to maintain contact with the ground.

- Keep reading: we tried the Mercedes Unimog.

Unstoppable

Reference say that the front forms a angle of 44º, a parable ventral 34º and no friction will occur with back if not exceed 45 of altitude, bearing lateral inclinations of up to 38º.

When traction is complicated, the driver can set the range of low gears on board computer and start locking the center differential, front and rear in this order successively.

At the wheel

The Unimog is a complex vehicle handling, although not in driving, since the possibility of a large number of tasks simultaneously, requires the operator has training and the need to make the most concentration.

Overcome the initial intimidation against assortment repertoire of commands, check that driving from this vantage as cabin no minimum problem, because it is a vehicle measures only 4.900 mm between both ends with an amazing ability to address the obstacles that present themselves to him.

Four specialized huge wheels, in all cases mount single format or bend, where the rear faithfully follow the path described by the front axle, with capacity maneuver It is allowing off a circle in just 6.3 meters.

A right direction in touch and multiplication, not filtered at all roughnesses pavement, as happens with the spring suspension that encourages occupants to jump in their seats if it is very elated at walking pace in conductor.

We tackle the first obstacles and drive system who have gone adding "irons"As they have complicated grip conditions and verticality, make us think that he operated a Tracked vehicle moved by, rather than on tires.

We have found particularly interesting the new system called Tirecontrol, which allows you to program inflation pressure tire depending on the type of pavement on which it circulate and activate automatically moving.

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