Unimog Range Turns 10

This is shaping up to be, for all intents and purposes, a Unimog week. Mercedes-Benz has already announced two important events for the line of vehicles, the delivery of the 650 U 5000 to the German military and the 100 years celebration of the plant producing the models until 2002, Gaggenau (production of the Unimog range moved to Worth in 2002, leaving Gaggenau in charge with manufacturing axles and transmissions for the trucks manufactured by the Daimler group).

Now, the German manufacturer announces the celebration of ten years of production for two more model lines, the U 300/U 400/U 500 Unimog implement carrier, the successors to the classic and original Unimog vehicle. Currently selling in 20 countries (10,000 units sold so far), these models have slowly turned from agricultural machines to off-roaders used for many purposes.

Most visible during winter months, thanks to its ability to cleverly navigate through snow, the Unimog range is used for road maintenance and operation, in the construction and energy sectors and for road-rail operations.

“Product range 405 with its models U 300, U 400 and U 500 is a mainstay for Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks. This is proved by the roughly 10,000 units sold in over 20 countries during the last ten years since its launch,” said Yaris Pursun, Worth Truck Assembly Plant manager.

"We have an outstanding reputation for these vehicles for civilian use. This is also thanks to our decades of close cooperation with well-known implement manufacturers. They have specialised in designing implements which have solutions for almost all of our Unimog product ranges and models.”
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