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RE: Driven: Mercedes Unimog

RE: Driven: Mercedes Unimog

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Hellbound

2,300 posts

82 months

Monday 26th December 2011
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Ash1

145 posts

73 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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What makes the hiss and clunk when changing gear?

Jimbo.

3,203 posts

95 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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The clutch and/or the 'box itself (air assists with the shoving of gears back/forth).

sc4589

1,896 posts

71 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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I love these things, have done since I was small! Would love to visit the specialist for a giggle!

It's worth noting that the Brabus Unimog apparently does NOT have any extra power- just goes on a diet, losing all the useful stuff, and then replaces it with pointless chintz crap- I mean, really, wheel trims on a Unimog? Shiny diamond plate in the cargo bay? Just no. Tonka toy yellow and all the toys, please.

It's also a shame that Mercedes decided to launch their stupid M-Class in The Lost World. If they'd sent these in, the dinosaurs wouldn't have stood a chance.

mgrays

174 posts

96 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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sc4589 said:
I love these things, have done since I was small! Would love to visit the specialist for a giggle!

It's worth noting that the Brabus Unimog apparently does NOT have any extra power- just goes on a diet, losing all the useful stuff, and then replaces it with pointless chintz crap- I mean, really, wheel trims on a Unimog? Shiny diamond plate in the cargo bay? Just no. Tonka toy yellow and all the toys, please.

It's also a shame that Mercedes decided to launch their stupid M-Class in The Lost World. If they'd sent these in, the dinosaurs wouldn't have stood a chance.
Err... they did have 2-3 'mogs in there; http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unimog/1442977-mog...

They "might" have had a chance pulling that camper up the clift with a Mog..but 7t odd on a clift verus anything on slick mud.. about a Cat D9 was the only thing that would have worked! (It's only a movie... yeah but we are still under 1G conditions!)

Still working slowly on my old father's 1968 406..
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JoeBolt

155 posts

68 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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The RAF Harrier squadrons used to use Unimogs for towing aircraft. The Unimog was needed as opposed to a standard aircraft towing tractor for deployments into the field. I had many a happy time doing a bit of impromtu 'bondu bashing' in one, remembering first of course to unhitch the Harrier.

sc4589

1,896 posts

71 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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mgrays said:
Err... they did have 2-3 'mogs in there; http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unimog/1442977-mog...

They "might" have had a chance pulling that camper up the clift with a Mog..but 7t odd on a clift verus anything on slick mud.. about a Cat D9 was the only thing that would have worked! (It's only a movie... yeah but we are still under 1G conditions!)

Still working slowly on my old father's 1968 406..
Ah but the 'Mog would've withstood the T-Rexes so much better! And apparently the M-Class was 'nearly' pulling the hench truck back up (believe it when I see it... hehe ). So in movie terms, by the time the 'Rexes had arrived back to deal with Eddie Carr, they'd've been long gone and ready to go.

Technically.

Stop crushing my dreams.

frown

robinessex

3,839 posts

87 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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So, after the Mog, we'll all want one of these as well..............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg


johnpeat

Original Poster:

4,857 posts

171 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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minky monkey said:
Q plates?

Ozzie Osmond

19,607 posts

152 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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Ooooh Matron!


_g_

741 posts

107 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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robinessex said:
So, after the Mog, we'll all want one of these as well..............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg

The stuff I've read about them before suggests that actually they don't offer much over some decently chunky big dirt tyres - though obviously going to have more issues fitting those to a drift car smile.

Alicatt1

664 posts

101 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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I prefer something a bit more home grown


One I built earlier


normalbloke

2,892 posts

125 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Alicatt1 said:
I prefer something a bit more home grown


One I built earlier

Nasty.... Just look at that diff pan scraping on the tarmac!!

Watchman

4,118 posts

151 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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_g_ said:
robinessex said:
So, after the Mog, we'll all want one of these as well..............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg

The stuff I've read about them before suggests that actually they don't offer much over some decently chunky big dirt tyres - though obviously going to have more issues fitting those to a drift car smile.
There's quite a few youtube vids showing vehicles with Matttracks going places where normal cars can't. One in particular where a Hummer is tried with and without Matttracks in deep snow. It's quite convincing.

BTWANGO

26 posts

157 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Please forgive the off-topic.
I recollect seeing a program about Paris-Dakar support vehicles.(I'm guessing about 10 years ago). I seem to recollect a truck that had a cabin at both ends. That is, if it got stuck going one way the driver could get out of the "front", go to the "back" and drive forward. Can someone tell me the brand/model this could have been?

Sort of back on topic.I have always thought a Pinzgauer 6x6 looks superior to a Unimog because of the extra axle. I am not talking about real world capability; just "just won the lottery" buying fantasy.

b

Lefty

14,378 posts

108 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Ahem


Alicatt1

664 posts

101 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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normalbloke said:
Nasty.... Just look at that diff pan scraping on the tarmac!!
yeah but the hubs don't fall off wink

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

110 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Alicatt1 said:
normalbloke said:
Nasty.... Just look at that diff pan scraping on the tarmac!!
yeah but the hubs don't fall off wink
Yep one of the main straights of the unimog is the portal axles




Which gives a lot more ground clearance

Mavican

134 posts

70 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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BTWANGO said:
Please forgive the off-topic.
I recollect seeing a program about Paris-Dakar support vehicles.(I'm guessing about 10 years ago). I seem to recollect a truck that had a cabin at both ends. That is, if it got stuck going one way the driver could get out of the "front", go to the "back" and drive forward. Can someone tell me the brand/model this could have been?

Sort of back on topic.I have always thought a Pinzgauer 6x6 looks superior to a Unimog because of the extra axle. I am not talking about real world capability; just "just won the lottery" buying fantasy.

b
Probably an old Tatra or Liaz.

justanotherJC

269 posts

58 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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I am loving all the pics of 'Mogs, but it's not easy for the uninitiated to appreciate the size of these machines.
My kids (5 and 3) LOVE Land Rovers (especially Defenders), so when they saw one parked next to a Mog a few weeks back, they were just speechless: