The Unimog lends a hand to the Bayer Uerdingen e.V. sailing club when towing yachts.
Tanker, truck-mounted crane, Unimog – Theo Lufen knows almost every truck and is also at home in heavy goods transport. And that is what his club mates from the Segelclub Bayer Uerdingen e. V. appreciate so much about their harbour master. With his truck driving licence and 30 years of professional experience, he always transports the club's yachts, which weigh tons, safely to their destination. In Theo's view, the Unimog U 430 is the ideal solution for the difficult logistical job.
A case for Theo – and his Unimog.
When things get heavy and tricky, only Theo can help! His last employment: When the Oeding, a 14-metre long and 4.20-metre wide sailing yacht (X46), was to be launched again after the overhaul in the rented boat hall, the truck driver came on the scene. The 12-tonne sailing boat and its 21.50-metre mast were hoisted onto the special trailer by truck-mounted crane.
With a police escort to the port.
To cover the 20-kilometre distance from the club grounds to the Linner harbour on the Rhine near Krefeld, the Unimog general agency RKF-Bleses provided a towing vehicle befitting the occasion: The Unimog U 430 with its big 6-cylinder engine with 299 hp and rotating beacons was exactly what Theo needed. The fact that the police suddenly turned up and sat both in front of and behind the team with one vehicle each left Theo cold. He is used to a lot of flashing lights and fuss when he sits on the truck.