Steering conversion for Unimog using genuine Mercedes-Benz parts.
The older a vehicle gets, the harder it becomes to find suitable spare parts – that's the generalisation cited by most experts, and the main reason why Unimog is constantly working to improve the reliable provision of spare parts. At the Unimog works, service technicians are constantly developing new solutions for converting older model series. And as you'd expect from Mercedes-Benz there's no compromise on quality.
Their latest development is a package of components for installing a current steering gear into older Unimog models from the 1980s and 90s.
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In the 80s and 90s around 30,000 Unimog were supplied from the factory with LS 3 and LS 6 steering gears – these included the popular U 427, U 435 and U 437 model series. According to Unimog technician Ralf Hermann, even after 30 years these vehicles are still in use today in many places thanks to their reliability and durability.
However, as the manufacturer recently stopped supplying replacement parts for the LS3 and LS6 steering gear, Mercedes-Benz decided to develop its own solution for any owners whose vehicles had steering problems.
Ralf Hermann and his colleagues got down to work. "We don't abandon our customers," says the expert from the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant. "At Unimog Service our top priority is ensuring that our customers' vehicles remain operational. We work for all the drivers who rely on their all-rounders to perform for them day-in, day-out."
Steering gears are converted from the LS 3/LS 6 to the current 8095 steering gear.
The commitment paid off, with the development work resulting in a conversion kit to be proud of. Affected customers will be able to get their steering gear converted with no trouble by their competent Service Partner from the LS 3/LS 6 to the current 8095 steering gear which is presently fitted as standard in the new Unimog U 4023 and U 5023.