From the trade fair to the machine park: new road-rail Unimog delivered at the InnoTrans.
The road-rail Unimog at the InnoTrans 2018 painted in vivid colours were real eye-catchers in more than just a visual sense. The innovative vehicle solutions also put a number of technical highlights on the road and rails. Their equipment features make the Unimog custom heroes in the industry-specific daily routine. Two operators were able to take delivery of their new vehicles at the InnoTrans in person: Magdeburger Verkehrsbetriebe (MVB) and Evers Umweltpflege Company from Bunde.
Road-rail Unimog with crewcab for Magdeburg's rails.
The first Unimog of the new generation with crewcab and conversion to road-rail vehicle was handed over to MVB at the trade fair. Managing Director Birgit Münster-Rendel accepted the symbolic vehicle key for the road-rail Unimog from Dr Ralf Forcher, Head of Marketing, Sales and Service at Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks, and Andreas Angenstein, District Manager of Unimog general agent Ahlborn. "Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and technology, the new Unimog will shorten the operating times and improve the working conditions for our employees at the same time", said a delighted Birgit Münster-Rendel.
Holger Doth, responsible for the segment of road-rail vehicles at Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: "We are pleased that Magdeburger Verkehrsbetriebe continue to put their trust in the performance capability and versatility of the Unimog".
The Unimog U 423 is designed as an emergency vehicle for municipal transport companies and is equipped with a Zagro bogie rail guide for very tight curve radii, a crewcab from Kronenburg Company with room for up to seven people as well as a box body for transporting hydraulic rerailer equipment. The Unimog chassis was delivered ex-factory already with several body-specific chassis modifications by Mercedes-Benz Custom Tailored Trucks (CTT) – for example, with a wheelbase extended to 4,500 mm to prepare the vehicle for the extensive external body scopes.