Mercedes Benz Unimog, Modified #34

So here we finally have it… A Mercedes Benz Unimog! With plates saying REAL4WD.

I was so excited to shoot this rig as it’s the first ever Unimog I’ve been up close to in an Off-road environment.

Niel’s Unimog in particular looks very tough with its tray back look. Sitting next to this machine made my 79 series Landcruiser feel like a passenger vehicle.


Mercedes Benz Unimog on the track.

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It handled very well off-road and is very hard to get bogged with its 500mm clearance and taking on very steep sand dunes at speed was no problem with the mammoth approach angle and 44 inch rubber… Yep 44 inch!

It requires a crane to lift the tyres on and off the rear tray. Oh wait there is much more, 920l Diesel capacity, forward and rear winch, the list goes on.

Full specs and eye candy in the video at the bottom of page.


Vehicles specs (NOTE* modded details below):

Make model: Mercedes Benz Unimog – U2150L38

Engine:    OM366LA, 6L, 6cyl, turbo, 214hp

Drive train: 8 speed fwd, 8 speed rev high range + 8 fwd & 8 rev low range to portal axles

Suspension: Coil springs on front, double coil springs on rear



Neil’s Mod List For His Mercedes Benz Unimog. 

Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.

Engine:

·         Stock

·         Stainless 3.5” exhaust and stack


Electric upgrades:  

·         210 AHr AGM crank batts

·         210 AHr AGM house batts with smart relay


Lights: 

·         4x Hella Predator Xenon spotlights

·         LED headlights, tail and clearance

·         Internal lighting


Comms & GPS: 

·         Fixed Two way – Uniden

·         GPS gear – various portable devices


Suspension and tyres:

·         Stock suspension, 3 to 4 tonne pay load depending on fuel level

·         395/85 R20 (1170mm tall) on bead lock split rims (195 kg)



Bar work and exterior mods:

·         Bullbar

·         920L fuel – 3500km range

·         Replaced single cab with OEM 6 seat dual cab and tray


Back of the wagon/ute: 

·         Double draw tool box

·         Container locks

·         Removable crane

·         Underside toolboxes

Recovery gear: 

·         Front PTO winch

·         Rear electric winch

·         6.25T bow shackles on all recovery points

·         Snatch straps, chains, etc

·         Pneumatic 4WD and diff lock engaged on the fly


Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog.
Mercedes Benz Unimog.
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Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.
Mercedes Benz Unimog on the sand dunes at Lancelin in Western Australia.

Neil’s top 3 trips in the vehicle:

  1. Broome
  2. NT
  3. Power line track

Most scary situation in the vehicle: 

Just after we had the modifications done to the mog we took it for an off-road test run. It tipped sideways in a ditch and was saved from going too far by the height of the bank which meant we were able to back out.



Top 3 tips with the vehicle:

  1. Look out for other drivers as they tend to get distracted by this vehicle!
  2. Make sure you have the gear for self-recovery (even if it’s rarely needed)
  3. Bring spare parts.

The Modified Video.


Thanks to the following people for helping with my Unimog:

 

http://www.perth-radiator.com.au/


https://www.facebook.com/Real-4WD-370609486449027/




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