Unimog U 530: A versatile professional on the Baltic coast.
In the far north of Germany, on the Eckernförde bay, lies the home of Sönke Greve and his business. He carries out work that many people would not notice in their everyday lives, but which is of great importance.
Everyday hero with tradition.
Sönke Greve specialises in pest control. That includes wide-ranging preventive measures which are an essential element especially in the food wholesaling, retailing and processing industries. Measures which are obligatory for every supermarket, but which no consumer ever consciously notices. Greve also provides crop protection services to farms, as well as handling winter road clearing and caring for roadside verges on behalf of a number of local authorities.
The business was founded shortly after the Second World War. The fleet was soon enhanced with its first Unimog featuring a built-on sprayer unit – at the time still originating from Böhringer. This laid the foundation stone for a long-standing partnership between the company and Unimog. Sönke Greve, grandson of the company's founder, can today only guess at how many Unimog vehicles there have actually been across the three family generations: "It must have been around 20."
The current backbone of the business is a state-of-the-art Unimog U 530 – the third Unimog from the implement carrier series to perform that role. A Dammann crop sprayer is mounted on it to carry out the main work duties. The sprayer has a 3,000 litre capacity, and can work at widths from 24 to 30 metres. That enables Greve to meet a wide variety of different customer wishes. The state-of-the-art GPS control permits high-precision spraying. Special sensors ensure that the bar is kept at exactly the right height. Some 5,000 hectares are treated in this way every year.