The Unimog is equipped to tackle vegetation fires and other important firefighting operations.
As a result of climate change, the number of vegetation fires is on the rise worldwide. At the same time, floods occur more frequently. And that has changed the daily lives of fire services. Plus, efficient and versatile drive concepts, as well as the health and safety of crews have become even more important topics. In line with these trends, decision-makers, crews and their equipment need to keep up with the increased pace. But that’s no problem at all for the Unimog. Today already, the all-rounder from Mercedes-Benz has some impressive solutions up its sleeve.
Unimog in fire protection: a success story.
In order to be well-equipped for the future, the ability to build on tradition and experience is a major advantage. The well-proven universally applicable motorised device – or Unimog for short – has been used in firefighting since the 1950s and also ticks both of the afore mentioned boxes. With its legendary chassis concept, the off-road professional has spent 75 years providing help wherever it was needed. Even in places which are impossible for other vehicles to reach.
The extreme off-roader’s great suitability for use in firefighting and aid relief operations comes above all from its high payload and the versatile body interfaces. The offset vehicle frame with torque tubes and a transmission with special off-road reduction ensure that the vehicle is perfectly adapted to take on all manner of terrain.