A Unimog U 530 with frontloader and loading crane.
When Bernd Jastremski turns the corner in his Unimog, it can be a pretty breath-taking sight: anthracite paint finish, sun visor, work lamps, Hauer frontloader with pallet fork, Palfinger crane (27 metre-tonnes with additional arm), Palfinger cable winch (64 metres) and a steered rear axle.
Unimog with a rarity.
This U 530, supplied by Unimog general distributor Peter Meineke from Bad Fallingbostel-Dorfmark, has rarity value. What may initially look like a futuristic machine from a Mad Max film is in fact an indispensable work tool for Energie-Spar-Centrum Altenwahlingen.
Here in Heidekreis, near Walsrode in northern Germany, Bernd Jastremski and his Unimog are familiar faces. Assignments in Hamburg, Bremen and Hanover are also a common occurrence. "Our company specialises in photovoltaic systems," says the manager. Together with his team of four employees, he installs on average the equivalent of one megawatt of photovoltaic (PV) power each year. "And thanks to the Unimog, we're completely self-sufficient."
The turning circle is extraordinarily small. And that's a major advantage for us.
Bernd Jastremski, Manager, Energie-Spar-Centrum Altenwahlingen