Unimog: outstanding characteristics in areas with safety implications.
The Unimog's design combines a short front end and a wide field of vision with controlled braking behaviour, stable driving performance, easy snow chain fitting, rear-impact safety features and excellent vibration protection.
Short front end dimensions.
The front end dimension refers to the distance between the front edge of any attached equipment and the centre of the steering wheel. The instruction leaflet about attached equipment, issued by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, specifies a statutory maximum front end dimension of 3.50 m. Most of the equipment that can be mounted on the Unimog fits comfortably within this limit.
Zooming in: More safety for the driver.
Especially when working in constricted conditions, the Unimog's short front end dimension is a decisive factor in making things safer. If a Unimog fitted with a snow plough or any other attached equipment is approaching a road junction along a narrow lane, it is essential that the driver can spot in good time a vehicle which may be crossing from left or right. Because the earlier you see what's coming, the quicker you can react. The driving position in the Unimog and the short distance to the front edge of the attached equipment have a positive effect on visibility – making things safer for the Unimog driver and for all other road users.