RE: Mercedes Unimog: A real-life Tonka toy

RE: Mercedes Unimog: A real-life Tonka toy

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Remagel2507

1,455 posts

140 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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RichardR said:
I've loved Unimogs ever since I had a Corgi Unimog tipper as a kid!

I had a model Unimog as a child too although I didn't really understand how much of a special vehicle they were until a saw a real life one a good few years later. One of those oddball vehicles which I love but can't explain to others why.
Would be on my purchase list if I had some cash and the land to use it properly.

Also how mental does this look!!!



yellowstreak

531 posts

100 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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Anything with portal axles is awesome! As long as I already had a pinz, this would be on the lottery list!

helix402

5,115 posts

130 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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In England we have a driving licence. In America they have a driving license. I had a toy Unimog which was green.

louiebaby

9,200 posts

139 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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This looks pretty cool:



I've wanted one since I saw a full expedition spec one near the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies.

A Brabus one would be fun, but I'm not sure what for.

Or this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263090265786

Bonefish Blues

14,140 posts

171 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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louiebaby

9,200 posts

139 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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Bonefish Blues said:
Your application to drive it back from Germany for me has been approved.

Please provide your own cheese and pickle sandwiches.

Cfnteabag

1,048 posts

144 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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I have absolutely no need for one of these, my garden has no external access and even if it did can be mowed in about 5 mins but I have a need for one of these!

Luckily though I think my new job will allow me to work on some!

aaron_2000

3,331 posts

31 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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A guy near me as an old one that he uses for his Tree Surgeon business. They look insane in person, I'd have one in my lotto garage

austinsmirk

3,617 posts

71 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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always worth looking on you tube for videos of them doing their thing. eg driving at vertical walls and somehow managing to climb them !!

Or anything with Russian trucks/8 x 8 things/tankers and military stuff churning away in mud.

alas I'm at work, so no linky.

Bonefish Blues

14,140 posts

171 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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louiebaby said:
Bonefish Blues said:
Your application to drive it back from Germany for me has been approved.

Please provide your own cheese and pickle sandwiches.
To bratwurst and beyond!

Such a cool thing.

grumpy52

4,088 posts

114 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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I am old enough to remember point to point tests on the TV on a Saturday, landrovers and forward control landies and amazing Unimogs .
Things either completed the courses or fell over .
Always fancied a go in one .
Like many have mentioned there are a couple knocking about locally used by tree specialists .

Kierkegaard

2,179 posts

46 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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These must be like an F1 car. You know, being able to be driven upside down due to downforce. And even 100% vertical gradients...wow!

I'd have one alongside a G-Wagen as the rough-stuff-Mercedes collection.

spyder dryver

1,212 posts

164 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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A rail infrastructure company local to me was showing this off to potential clients last week. It has a rear mounted drill for geosurvey use.


406dogvan

5,326 posts

213 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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soad said:
cool Would I need a HGV licence? Tyres must cost a fortune too.
In case someone didn't reply to this - and from memory...

If you have a regular 'car' (Class B) licence and passed after 1-Jan-1997 you can drive vehicles upto 3.5t total laden weight

Those who passed 1996 or earlier may also have Class C1 entitlement (you must have specifically transferred it if you changed your licence) - that allows vehicles upto 7.5t total laden weight.

Note: those amounts are the max weight of the vehicle fully loaded - a Unimog 404 is apparently 4.4t with a 1.5t load limit so you'd need C1 entitlement to cover it's 5.9t total laden weight

Marcq

40 posts

45 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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Bonefish Blues said:
To bratwurst and beyond!

Such a cool thing.
Is that a genuine advert? It doesn't appear on eBay.de which makes me slightly suspicious!

GranCab

1,659 posts

94 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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What in heaven's name is "plowing" snow ???

English language please - not bastardised American lazy excuse for spelling and pronunciation.

Edited by GranCab on Monday 9th October 21:19

Tempest_5

484 posts

145 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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I once shared an office with a German colleague who had done his national service in the German army in the 80's. During that time he had had a Unimog to look after. He reckoned it was the greatest thing ever to drive, and he was payed to do it. To get one stuck seemed to be a great failing from what he said.

He also said that the worst thing he had ever driven was a Kettenrad. He seemed to hate the Kettenrad with the same amount of passion as he loved the Unimog.

Tempest_5

484 posts

145 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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I should add I never asked how he came to drive a Kettenrad.

dinkel

25,066 posts

206 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Doshy said:
I know some of the older ones are classed as tractors, I'm not sure what the law is on driving tractors.
That's right. They are in between cars and tractors.