Unimog in the construction industry.

A real construction worker.

Building roads, constructing canals and waterways, drilling or specialised tasks: In the construction sector, the robust Unimog demonstrates its advantages. With its outstanding off-road capabilities, the Unimog has been perfectly designed for driving off the beaten track. This professional implement carrier has been specially developed for use with a host of equipment and boasts impressive versatility. With three attachment areas, powerful implement drives, high payloads and a panoramic cab, it's ready to work anywhere where performance is what is needed. The combination of off-road and motorway capability makes it particularly efficient.

One vehicle, two model series.

Unimog is not just universal by name. The all-rounder from Mercedes-Benz is available as an implement carrier and extreme off-road vehicle. Both model series make their mark in the construction industry with their characteristic advantages.

Unimog implement carrier.

TheUnimog U 219 – U 535 impresses with its design benefits, particularly where compact dimensions and versatility are required.

Extreme off-road mobility

The Unimog U 4023/U 5023 is the vehicle of choice for all applications requiring utmost off-road mobility. The Unimog off-roader has proved itself when working in rough terrain under extremely difficult conditions all over the world.

All in one.

Unimog: master
of many construction industry tasks.


Road construction.

The Unimog supports contractors and service providers 365 days a year thanks to a wide range of add-on and body solutions.

As a universal implement carrier for professionals, no matter what the situation, the Unimog is the perfect vehicle for the task at hand. It combines its typical power, manoeuvrability, robustness and reliability with well thought-out details and innovations – a great advantage when building and maintaining roads and paths. In the winter season, the all-rounder can be used for clearing and spreading work.

  • Water tank
  • Spray attachment
  • Tarmac removal machine
  • Bulldozer blade
  • Plate compactor
  • Roadside paver
  • Sweeper
  • Thermal container

Working towards intact infrastructure.

Roadside paver and plate compactors.

Three work steps in one drive: With a front-mounted roadside paver, side plate compactor and rear brush for simultaneous use – for maximum efficiency and work quality.  VarioPilot® variable steering ensures an optimum view of the work area. What's more, the Unimog has up to four independent hydraulic systems, safeguarding sufficient power reserves to drive and control attachments.

Bulldozer blade.

With the Unimog, you can carry out three applications at the same time. What's more, this vehicle is precise and economical in equal measure. For example, it can operate as a compact work unit with water tank on the platform body, grader on the front and rear ripper.

Bitumen sprayer.

The road is cleaned with the front-mounted sweeper before the binder is applied. From the panoramic cab for an excellent view of the working areas to VarioPilot® variable steering and hydraulics ex works that generate high speeds even when reversing: the Unimog delivers outstanding working conditions.

For those who always strive for more.

Contractors and service providers carry out road service with the Unimog all year round, proving that this vehicle is a master of more than just one discipline.

In winter, its tasks include clearing and removing snow, which it completes effortlessly thanks to its permanent all-wheel drive, differential locks and single tyres, optional snow chains, as well as its powerful mechanical and hydraulic drives.

In warmer months, the focus is on roadside maintenance and mowing – this is also not a problem for the Unimog, with its VarioPilot® interchangeable steering and EasyDrive traction drive.

Its variability and high capacity that comes with this make this all-rounder particularly economical.

All in one go.

If you want to build 350 kilometres of road per year, you need efficient construction machines. For the Stolz brothers, a roadside paver based on the Unimog U 530 is perfect for the job.

Environmentally friendly and economical.

The Unimog is both environmentally friendly and economical in the care and maintenance of municipal road networks as well as agricultural and forestry transport paths – with road maintenance technology from HEN.

Partner in construction.

Jürgen Kleineidam, owner of a construction machinery rental company, gets the job done, both in his office and in his silver-grey Unimog U 430.



Equipped with a tipper, platform body or trailer, the Unimog can transport building materials and equipment to even the most remote locations.

Whether in the city or off-road: the Unimog is perfect for the job. It never fails to impress with a unique combination of compact dimensions, off-road capability and payload. The all-rounder can handle loads of up to 3 t on and to construction sites. And high trailer loads are also not a problem! Special Truck offers further advantages in terms of overall gross vehicle combination length and legal regulations like the Sunday driving ban.

  • Tipper
  • Low loader
  • Trailer
  • Front loader
  • Skip loader
  • Hook lift

Variety in transport.

Skip loader.

Deliver and collect: Skip loader systems offer a space-saving and efficient solution for material transportation.


Efficient, economical, fast: with a trailer, the agile Unimog can be transformed into a powerful transportation professional in no time.


An incredible space-saver: despite its compact dimensions, the Unimog with tipper system transports rubble just like bigger vehicles do.

Unimog with skip loader container system transports debris.

Power through the city and across the country.

As a tractor vehicle, the Unimog delivers some major advantages. With its compact dimensions, it is ideally suited for transport with low loaders or trailers along narrow inner-city streets. What's more, it gets to where it needs to be both quickly and economically thanks to its high levels of grip, even in places where the beaten track ends. Compact, powerful, efficient: a true builder that grows with its tasks.

Popular models.

Powerful range of output variants, attractively priced. Unimog U 323 and U 327.  These efficient specialists in winter service and transport combine a whole fleet's worth into just one single vehicle.

Manoeuvrability matters.

A Unimog U 427 drives to and from skips and regularly travels from Föhr to the Flensburg landfill site. Heiko Kohn's verdict is simple: “we would have been mad to choose anything other than the Unimog.”  

All-rounder on the building site.

Well equipped for the job, the Unimog owned by Florian Dambauer transports construction machinery to both densely populated cities and the most remote  locations.

On assignment in the foothills of the Alps.

During the summer, transportation of materials  like aggregate, gravel and earth is part of daily business at Erdbau Wallasch. The Unimog can also tow heavy construction equipment on a tandem tipper trailer or with a large low loader.


Lifting platform.

At work, the Unimog meets high demands in a very real sense of the word!

Often, difficult tasks have to be taken care of by hand – and at dangerous heights. No problem for the Unimog! The Unimog implement carrier and off-road specialist can be equipped with lifting platform or crane and work cage. Thanks to its optimal weight distribution and secure positioning, the equipment gets teams to where they need to be. A prime example? The Unimog implement carrier combined with the powerful Palfinger lifting platform with a jack lift of 1,300 mm and a reach of up to 16.9 m.

  • Lifting platform
  • Work cage

On secure footing, even off-road.

With its short wheelbase and compact turning circle, the Unimog can also get to hard-to-reach places of use. Off-road, the permanent all-wheel drive, drop centre axles and differential locks on both axles do the rest. TireControl plus tyre pressure control system is also available as additional equipment.

Among other things, vertical supports ensure that the Unimog is positioned securely. The outriggers' large cylinder allows the lift basket to be set up on uneven ground.


With the Palfinger Platforms lifting platform, the Unimog U 219 L can reach almost anything! This custom-built vehicle really comes into its own when forestry workers have to reach high treetops from uneven ground.


A Unimog U 400 with Hiab crane, fitted with a work cage, takes workers at Karle tree surgery onwards and upwards. The contractor is also planning on adding a work cage with a Palfinger boom to the Unimog U 529.

Masts secured and peak voltage.

Climbing overhead cable masts and working in the crane cage to inspect or repair insulators and cables: the team at Netze BW is heading out to work with a Unimog U 5023 featuring a crane with 18-metre extension.


Crane applications.

Unimog supports tradespeople in lifting building materials, PV systems, radiators, etc.

A lot depends on the Unimog: despite its compact size, it offers very long crane ranges – stable, powerful and precise. The special truck can travel up to 89 km/h to reach its deployment site and can also tow heavy trailers. It's manoeuvrable, suitable for off-road use and gentle on the ground. The ideal work tool for carpenters, heating engineers and other tradespeople driving along narrow inner-city streets as well as across uneven terrain.

  • Loading crane
  • Rear-mounted crane

Compact with excellent off-road capabilities.

In addition to the equipment carrier, the Unimog is also available for crane applications. Even with a crane body, the off-road pro still stays below a total height of 3.5 m – a decisive advantage for low thoroughfares like underpasses on the way to the construction site.


The Unimog is a truly excellent all-rounder, and all its implement solutions strive to do justice to it. Bodybuilder Fischbacher has now developed a rear-mounted crane for this special truck which – just like the Unimog itself – is brilliant in operation thanks in particular to its flexibility. What's more, it's also been named after the much-loved Unimog: Kranimog.

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Unimog mixes concrete.

Betonbau Hamburger boasts two new Unimog U 530 vehicles with special bodies. The Hamburger 2 crane system features a boom with a horizontal length up to 23m and a maximum lifting torque of 33 mt.

“At my company persons no longer do the heavy lifting.”

“Buying the Unimog was a magnificent idea”, says plumbing and heating engineer Michael Bürsner happily. Almost everyone in his region recognizes his black U 530 with 299 hp under the bonnet featuring a black Palfinger crane.

Mad Max sends his regards!

What at first glance looks like a futuristic vehicle from a Mad Max movie is in reality an indispensable piece of equipment for Altenwahlingen Energy Saving Centre  - a Unimog U 530 with Hauer front loader including pallet fork, Palfinger crane (27 mt), Palfinger cable winch (64 m) and steerable rear axle.

Product benefits
you can build on.

Unimog implement carriers and the Unimog with off-road capability
are ideally prepared for demanding tasks.

Product benefits

Unimog implement carrier.

With the powerful implement carrier, you can keep an eye on the entire driving and working area.

Specially developed for use with implements, this implement carrier for professional use is impressively versatile. With three attachment areas, powerful implement drives, high payloads and a panoramic cab, it's ready to work anywhere where power is a must, and also operates economically, powerfully and efficiently.

Unimog implement carrier for the construction industry:

  • Delivers outstanding performance
  • Its fuel economy is a huge advantage
  • Con-vinces with intuitive ergonomics and operating concept

Up to 354 hp

of engine power, the Unimog implement carrier delivers.


standardised attachment interfaces on the implement carrier.

365 days

a year, the Unimog is rearing to go at any time thanks to a host of equipment options.

  • The modern cab affords safety and offers excellent ride comfort thanks to a fully sprung chassis, a seating position behind the front axle and comfort seats with integrated seatbelts.
  • All the controls for the implement, hydraulic and drive functions can be conveniently operated with a multifunction joystick.
  • VarioPilot®: Steering and seating position can be quickly changed from left to right depending on use.

Efficient 4 and 6-cylinder Common Rail engines from 140 to 260 kW (190 to 354 hp) with high performance delivery and reduced fuel consumption as well as up to 90% lower emissions thanks to Euro VIe technology.

  • Permanent all-wheel drive, single tyres and differential locks as standard, up to 89 km/h on the road.
  • It offers up to 24 forwards and 22 reverse gears:
  • driving without a clutch thanks to AutomaticShift.
  • EasyDrive hydrostatic drive for seamless driving at up to 50 km/h in operation.
  • Portal axles.
  • High axle loads, e.g. for heavy front attachments.
  • The short front overhang and low panoramic windscreen guarantee optimum visibility of the front-mounted attachments.
  • What's more, the lighting package with work and roof-mounted floodlights combined with a new windscreen wiper design also ensures perfect visibility even under tough conditions.

Compact dimensions: Vehicle width from 2.20 m, small turning circle from 12.6 m.

The redesigned Tirecontrol Plus tyre pressure control system is available as an option. It has been integrated into the portal axles, works either automatically or manually, and is easy to activate from the steering wheel. There are three selectable modes, providing optimum grip in fields, reduced consumption on the road and good handling at speed.

Up to four hydraulic circuits with load sensing and VarioPower® power hydraulics.

Keeps things moving.

Front installation space with front mounting plate (size 3 or 5), front PTO and load-sensing hydraulics (4-cell), e.g. for front brush, panel compactor or roadside paving machine.

Carries what it needs.

Mounting space for platform body with floor assembly for mounting on ball points, e.g. for water/bitumen drums or 3-way tippers. Engine and transmission PTOs ex works.

Pulls its weight.

Rear mounting area for trailer loads of up to 40 t gross train weight (e.g. for excavator transport with low loader) or 24 t at 3 t drawbar load (e.g. for dumpers). With rear power take-off (hydraulic or mechanical), height-adjustable trailer coupling, with 80 ball and rear power lift available in various versions.

Unimog offers optimum working conditions.


No matter what the day holds in store for you or which tasks lie ahead, the panoramic cab of the Unimog implement carrier meets the highest requirements for operation, comfort and safety. Intuitive and ergonomic controls are characteristic of the cab's thoughtful design, as are the comfortable seating position, air-suspension comfort seats with 3-point seat belts, headrests, seat heating, auxiliary heating and air conditioning. ABS and the 3-point cab mount add more to the ergonomic design and ride comfort. The panorama cab comes with a choice of either two or three full-size single seats and offers optimum visibility across the working area.

Multifunction joystick.

In the centre console, the removable multifunction joystick can be used to control the working functions and working speed. It's also used to operate the synchronised Electronic Quick Reverse (EQR) reversing group.

Steering-column lever.

Driving functions like the gear changes, engine brake (on the right) and the EasyDrive hydrostatic drive system (on the left) have been integrated into the steering column controls.

Instrument cluster.

The instrument cluster's large and bright screen displays all important information like oil level, air pressure and hydraulic system settings.

Camera system with monitor.

Up to three optional cameras are available to improve visibility of the vicinity immediately around the vehicle (front, rear and implement cameras).

Multifunction steering wheel.

The multifunction steering wheel fits comfortably into your hands and allows for easy access to the instrument cluster and hands-free system displays.

Steering column.

The standard height and  tilt-adjustable steering column creates the best seating position  for the driver.

Comfort steering.

Electromotive power steering reduces the force needed for steering,  increasing driving comfort and ergonomics. The system works on a speed-dependent basis and adapts to the respective driving situation.

Enhanced occupant safety.

The reinforcements to the cab underbody and the new tubular frame make the Unimog cab compliant with the ECE-R29/3 standard for cab stability. 

Vario-Pilot® variable steering.

To provide the best simultaneous view of the road  and working area, the Unimog has the option of being equipped with the practical  VarioPilot® transferable steering system. This allows the driver to change seating position   to the other side of the vehicle, depending on the type of work that is being carried out.

In combination with the optional glass mowing door, users have a perfect view of the implements when mowing or maintaining roadside verges.

Right-hand/left-hand variable steering:

  • Changes the steering wheel position including the instrument cluster and pedals in less than 30 seconds
  • Best seating position for any job
  • Supports single-person operation and improves economy, especially when working on tasks such as mowing and sweeping
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Ventilated seats for improved climate comfort.

Important tasks often work up a sweat. But that doesn't have to be the case. Unimog implement carriers can be retrofitted with ventilated seats for driver and co-driver. The climate-control function of the seat and the numerous individual adjustment options provide enhanced comfort during operations – with a wider seat cushion and higher backrest featuring integral head restraint. Driver's and co-driver's seats in familiar Genuine Mercedes-Benz quality.

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Trailer coupling.

The Unimog implement carrier can be equipped with a height-adjustable trailer coupling, 80 ball and rear power lift with a lifting capacity of up to 6 t.

Hydraulic systems.

From simple tilting hydraulics to power hydraulics, VarioPower® delivers the optimum solution for a whole range of purposes, e.g. the new load-sensing hydraulic system with up to 110l/min oil flow and 240 bars of pressure.

Tire-Control plus.

The Unimog can go almost anywhere and can do so in a cost-efficient manner on the most diverse types of ground. This is thanks to TireControl plus, the tyre pressure control system. With the option to select between three modes – road, sand and rough track – the correct setting for the vehicle's weight and speed is just a button push away. And nature benefits too: driving off-road with lowered tyre pressure improves traction while reducing the impact on the surface.

Product benefits

Extreme off-road Unimog.

Rocks, sand, unpaved roads: the extreme off-road Unimog finds a way.

All-wheel drive, fording capability and extreme torsional flexibility give the robust commercial vehicle a head start in rough terrain: the Unimog will take crews, material and heavy implements to any location, no matter how remote. Three attachment spaces with standardised connection points make it easy to attach bodies and change implements.

Unimog: an off-road professional in the construction industry.

  • Offers efficient transportation thanks to high payload.
  • Thanks to compact dimensions and off-road capability it can reach almost any construction site
  • Impresses with durability and long service life


Attachment and body mounting spaces with standardised connection points make it very easy to attach bodies and swap implements.


Axle articulation enables full flexibility off-road.

1.20 m

fording depth is mastered without difficulty by the extreme off-road Unimog.

  • Fully-sprung chassis and cab.
  • Large radiator in a protected location above the bumper.
  • Fully welded frame and sealed drivetrain for long service life on tough terrain.
  • High-performance engine with 170 kW (231 hp).
  • High payload.
  • Engine PTO as mechanical interface for implement drive (600 Nm), transmission PTO and hydraulic pumps.
  • Vehicle speed of up to 89 km/h
  • Central Tire Control plus tyre pressure control system.
  • All-wheel drive for powerful grip.
  • Good ground clearance thanks to portal axles.
  • Differential locks.
  • Short frame overhangs for extreme approach and ramp angles.
  • Off-road reduction for a climbing capability of up to 100%.
  • Torsionally flexible vehicle frame.
  • Fording capability up to 1.20 m.
  • Front camera to increase visibility.
  • Reversing camera.
  • Comfortable, modern cab.

Equipped for extremes.

Extreme off-road capability.

The extreme off-road Unimog is a true off-road professional. It owes its high ground clearance to drop centre axles that allow obstacles to be overcome with ease. The hub reduction gear is protected against dust and dirt. The Unimog’s extreme torsional capability is based on its torsional frame: all wheels are in constant contact with the ground. The chassis enables a vast axle articulation of max. 30° thanks to the use of torque tube technology and coil springs, as well as a minimum stress load on the body thanks to double three-point mounting. The cab and body can be twisted by up to 12° relative to each other. Uncompromising all-wheel drive, differential locks and constant maximum traction also ensure extreme off-road capability.

Single tyres.

The principle: rear wheels follow in the tracks made by the front wheels. This improves traction and protects the terrain.

Fording capability up to 1.2 m.

The drive system of the extreme off-road Unimog is designed to enable the vehicle to ford to depths of up to 0.8 m or, on request, 1.2 m. In addition, the Unimog is also equipped with waterproof main headlights, central, high ventilation system and a double seal on the wheel hub. The catalytic converter and upright exhaust ultimately make the vehicle fully suitable for fording.

Tire-Control plus.

The switching logic allows the user to choose between the pre-set "Road", "Sand" and "Rough" modes. This means the correct mode for the current road surface can be set intuitively, making operator error virtually impossible. TireControl  also brings benefits for nature: driving off-road with lowered tyre pressure improves traction while reducing the impact on the surface.


The typical Unimog transmission takes pressure off the driver and contributes to safety and comfort with practical details like Electronic Quick Reverse, off-road gear reduction and the EAS electronic automated gearshift system.

Use of implements.

An advantage when used with front-mounted implements is the front mounting plate for attaching snowploughs, earth pushers or front-mounted sweepers. What's more, the hydraulics for cable winch operation (60 l/min) and transmisison PTO are additional plus points ex works.

The right choice.

The Unimog model range ranges from versatile smaller vehicles
to high-performance all-rounders.

Model series

The Unimog implement carrier models.

From the Unimog U 219 to the U 535.

The U 200 series.

U 219

Expert implement-carrying system for service providers and local authorities.

The U 219 is the smallest Unimog model with an extremely short wheelbase of just 2.8 mm. This makes it able to work in all those places where every millimetre counts. With its 140 kW (190 hp) engine, the U 219 model has enough power for almost any challenge that comes its way. Plus, it offers three different load values ranging from 7.5 to 10 t and so is well-equipped for a whole host of tasks.

The U 300 series.

U 319 | U 323 | U 327

High endurance for small and medium-sized towns.

With an engine output of 130 kW (177 hp) and a gross weight of 11 t, the U 319 reliably meets all the important municipal requirements. Together with the special models U 323 (170 kW/231 hp) and U 327 (200 kW/272 hp) with a permissible gross weight of up to 14 t, this model series fits the bill for everything for which an entire fleet would otherwise often be required. 

The U 400 series.

U 423 | U 427 | U 430 | U 435

Versatile top performers.

If you're a Unimog user who moves heavy loads works on a wide range of jobs, the U 423 – U 435 models with gross vehicle weights from 11.99 t to 14.0 t are perfect for you! All four are available with either a short or a long wheelbase. The main differences are in their engine performance. This can be 170, 200, 220 or 260 kW (231, 272, 299 or 354 hp).

The U 500 series.

U 527 | U 530 | U 535

There's no obstacle it can't overcome.

Giving everything you need all year round yet still having power reserves to hand – this is what the 500 models with 200, 220 or 260 kW output (272, 299 or 354 hp) are all about. And with their gross vehicle weight of maximum 16.5 t, they can both shoulder heavy loads too. The wheelbases are 3.35 or 3.9 m (long version), the longest in the range.

Model series

Extreme off-road Unimog models.

All-terrain Unimog U 4023 and U 5023.

The U 4023.

Powerful service provider.

The robust commercial vehicle is characterised by all-wheel drive and extreme torsional flexibility. With a wheelbase of 3.8 m, a fording depth of up to 1.2 m and a permissible gross vehicle weight of 10.3 t, the U 4023 takes you into almost any terrain.

The U 5023.

Universal extreme athlete.

The U 5023 is the right choice for anyone who needs maximum off-road performance. 3.8 m wheelbase, a fording depth of up to 1.2 m, a permissible gross vehicle weight of 15.0 t and an impressive angle of approach/departure of 44°/50° make the Unimog a reliable workhorse.

A strong community.

Both during and after purchase:
we'll never let you down.

Service & parts

part of a legend!

We care about customer satisfaction. The Unimog is not just any old vehicle, it's an indestructible power pack, a versatile endurance runner and an adventurous all-rounder. In order to keep it at its best for many years to come, all professional Unimog users are provided with the very best support right from the start.

The Unimog is an automotive legend, in which every individual part has a role to play. Every service is decisive in  how the story continues. That’s why every Mercedes-Benz Unimog service partner is more than just a workshop – it’s part of a legend. We are all part of this committed community, in which every part down to the smallest screw as well as every service appointment is crucial in making sure that the Unimog is cost effective and ready for action – empowering your Unimog to master everyday life with gusto – day in, day out.

Schweinfurt's Waterways and Shipping Authority in Schweinfurt has been very impressed with the Unimog's genuine parts.

As Norbert Eusemann chats with us about his Unimog, his excitement is contagious. The U 400 is the fourth model that the 57 year-old has been driving since he started working at the Volkach site of Schweinfurt's Waterways and Shipping Authority (WSA) in 1981. His passion for the Unimog was ignited when he was just eight years old and later, his passion became his profession. He is also very impressed with the service it provides. He says: "Mercedes-Benz Service has definitely earned its star."