In the district of Vechta, contractor Rainer Fischer relies on three Unimog.
In the year 9 AD, a military tragedy occurred in Germania: three Roman legions, led by Publius Quintilius Varus, were caught in an ambush. According to ancient tradition, battles ensued lasting several days and covering a number of locations. In 2020 AD, researchers are still not all of one mind about whether the battlefield extended over the area of Kalkriese, near Damme in the district of Osnabrück. There is a museum there now to commemorate the battle. It's all action to the west of Lake Dümmer.
Service providers by choice.
One entirely peaceful contemporary resident of the region is Rainer Fischer. He is the third-generation owner of an agricultural contracting business in Damme. Last year he purchased three Unimog U 529 trucks. “It’s all go here as well,” he says, full of praise for the manoeuvrability and versatility of his three new acquisitions. His battlefield is the region’s farmland. His work includes spreading manure, chopping and compressing maize, building roads and paths, and smaller jobs in the forests. “We like to do niche jobs, things that not everyone does,” Fischer explains. His grandfather August started the business in 1935 and his father Heinrich took over in 1960. That same year Rainer Fischer was born.
In those days, the Fischers were reliant on a 54 hp Unimog. “54 hp in an 84 hp chassis just wasn’t enough,” Rainer Fischer recalls. Soon a more powerful Unimog arrived in the yard, followed by a U 1000. Another two Unimog vehicles were acquired from a colleague.