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Old 06-22-2009, 01:43 PM   #46
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Here's my Unimog.


And here's one I parked next to at an airshow.




Striking family resemblance.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:03 PM   #47
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I know they are slow and heavy but
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:03 PM   #48
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My Army unit had a few of these:

Backhoe in the back, PTO/hydraulics for pretty much anything you can think of (from chainsaws to ??) and a bucket in the front.

Could keep up in a convoy and not require a truck/trailer...

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:29 PM   #49
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That pic brings up some good memories....

My Dad was one of the few salesmen that sold the Case version of the 'mog when they were importing them back in the late '70s. If that machine originated on the east coast, it was probably sold and delivered by my Dad.

He used to bring them home at night if he was delivering or doing a demo the next day. I pretty much learned how to drive behind the wheel of one of those Case Unimogs. It's a shame that they were only used by the railroads and some municipalities. It was a good idea that never really took off. I think Dad still has all kinds of original literature and promo stuff from that era.
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:06 PM   #50
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:16 PM   #51
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:20 PM   #52
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404s "funk wagon"
I had one just like this one... Damm I miss it so!
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:29 PM   #53
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Wonder how the Landie's stack up against the Mogs?

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Old 06-23-2009, 09:58 PM   #54
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Shit...

I didn't need this... I'm broke and this rivals my motorcycle hornies.

Me too. My biggest farkle magnet has a Jeep sticker on it!!


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Old 06-24-2009, 06:58 AM   #55
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Wonder how the Landie's stack up against the Mogs?

Leaf springs & open diffs? Not so well, I'd wager.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:25 AM   #56
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Based on the Series LRs, this is a neat little truck. It has a lockable centre diff, but axle articulation is not that great.
I drove a Landrover Defender 110 back in Germany. Coil Springs all around, lockable Center Diff. Superb axle articulation. Even only w. a center diff lock it was better then most other offroad vehicles

But Unimogs are really unique. The concept of rel. small engines w. lots of torque, flexible frame, long travel springs, highly advanced Portal axles and drivetrain is incredible.

But expensive....
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:33 AM   #57
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I saw this one at a truck stop back in late '06:



I saw this one parked outside someone's house in a housing tract back in '04:





At the time I didn't know what either one was or that they were different vintages of the same model. All I knew was that they were awesome trucks and I wanted one.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:35 PM   #58
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Does anyone remember a movie from Austrailia where the guy drives a cab forward truck to deliver mail and supplies to people outback? I think the emblem on the front was ATC (Austrailian Truck Company?) Looks very similar to a Pinzgauer or LR.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:46 PM   #59
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Ok, I'll see your Uni Mog with this!

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Old 06-24-2009, 08:28 PM   #60
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I've posted this one before in the other Unimog/Unicat/RV threads, but this Aussie guy is a friggin' genius, who has built his own RV-type box on a truck chassis similar to a Unimog. His website is a bit wonky to navigate until you figure it out, but the build logs are amazing ingenuitous. (There are 2. He built one from scratch, rode around in it for a couple years, then took it off and built another one.)

Both versions had provisions to carry bikes.
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