Unimog U 430 strengthens the team at Bremer Baumdienst.
Touching allowed – even if the name suggests otherwise. Maximilian Salzer from Bremer Baumdienst (tree and forest maintenance service) has given his newly acquired Unimog U 430 a forbidding nickname: the Beast. And yet the hard body hides a flexible and reliable ally in the struggle for a green future.
There is a lot to do up North.
"We spend a lot of time off the beaten track," is how Maximilian Salzer from Bremer Baumdienst describes his very varied working day. The company which he took over following the death of his father Dirk Salzer in 2016 manages tree populations across northern Germany. Thanks to the North's notorious "stiff breeze", the telephone at Bremer Baumdienst rings at regular intervals; operations to remove trees that have fallen across roads or stretches of rail track, for example, are not uncommon.
This is a challenge because the affected stretches of track are often off the beaten track. "A Unimog is perfectly suited to that because it is extremely capable in off-road terrain and regardless of its bodies or attachments driving always remains stable," says Maximilian Salzer about his new purchase.
With the "Beast" we can complete all of the work steps in one go.
Maximilian Salzer, Managing Director, Bremer Baumdienst
The orange Unimog U 430 was bought last December. The Special Truck is fitted with a body that can be tipped and also has a removable combined attachment from Ufkes Greentec, comprising a Cheetah 30 front-mounted shredder and a log grab. "When we fell trees or carry out clearing work we can shred the waste wood on-site, making it easier to transport," Maximilian Salzer further explains operations with the Unimog.
A telescopic crane can also be transported on a low loader and is the perfect complement to the Unimog: "The crane picks up the trees and an integrated grab arm puts the branches into the shredder at the front of the Unimog."