At -20° C, a Unimog U 430 arranges for snow-free roads.
In cold winters, the Unimog is an indispensable helper in the fight against snow and ice – since 2016, that also holds true for the municipality of Leogang in the state of Salzburg. In the skiing region there, temperatures can sink as low as minus 20° C at night with 50 cm of fresh snow in a few hours being anything but a rarity. In such cases, the Unimog has to be on the road by 5 a.m. to ensure that the most frequented routes are cleared before the morning rush hour begins.
Mastering the challenges of hard winter services requies a sophisticatedand reliable technology. Due to all-wheel steering, Quick Reverse and snowplough relie, the Unimog is optimally equipped.
All-wheel steering increases manoeuvrability.
With all-wheel steering, the front and rear wheels can drive in exactly the same tracks. This is necessary, for example, when the Unimog has cut a curved path through deep snow and must then back up in its previous tracks.
"Electronic Quick Reverse", on the other hand, allows the Unimog to very swiftly switch between forward and reverse gears. After all, the Unimog does not just have one reverse gear, but three. When clearing car parks, the Unimog often drives back and forth: quickly changing from forwards to backwards increases the snow clearing performance – car parks can thus be cleared faster than without this technology.