Universality is the core competency of Daniel Linder's small business.
A man – a vehicle! The Linder municipal works and transport service business relies on maximum flexibility. With the new Unimog U 430, Daniel Linder now has the ideal vehicle for his job. Because every day poses new challenges: trading in hay and straw in summer; maintaining roadside verges; transporting roof timbers; and in the winter months providing snow and ice clearing services. All in all, the contractor spends as many as 1,400 hours a year at work in the cab of his Unimog. The equipment features of the new addition, liveried in smart anthracite, are correspondingly flexible.
Its versatility is unique.
The 38 year-old Linder really liked the great flexibility of his previous vehicle – a 400 with mounted agricultural equipment: "Nothing beats a Unimog in terms of speed and flexibility for my jobs maintaining walking paths in a morning and towing my low-loader in the afternoon," he says. When placing his order for the U 430, Daniel Linder relied on the assistance of Unimog distributor Henne to specify an equipment configuration tailored to his particular application needs.
"A particularly important aspect for me was the height-adjustable Scharmüller trailer hitch, which enables me to switch between my hay trailer and the low-loader really quickly," he explains. Another extra which Linder really likes is the EasyDrive hydrostatic traction drive, which he uses mainly when maintaining roadside verges and clearing walking paths. "Henne met my special requirements quickly and in an uncomplicated way," the contractor comments with obvious satisfaction.
Daniel Linder provides transport services for his regular customers. He mainly transports machinery and heavy lumber, including prefabricated house components and complete roof timbers which he delivers from the manufacturer to the final assembly point. "I am constantly amazed at the Unimog's manoeuvrability on-site, which enables me to get closer in than anyone else," he reports with a grin.
I am constantly amazed at the Unimog's manoeuvrability on-site, which enables me to get closer in than anyone else
Daniel Linder, Managing Director Linder Transporte
His main business in summer is transporting hay. In those operations, it's less about the flexibility of the vehicle than about responding spontaneously to orders when the weather is right. The Unimog features a tyre pressure control system as a means of optimising ground clearance when carrying out jobs for agricultural customers. It means Linder is able to adjust the tyre pressure rapidly from wet field to dry asphalt conditions, and so move quickly between fields.