Staff at the city of Nideggen's construction yard are excited about the Unimog implement carrier.
Construction yard staff didn't have to wait long. The new Unimog implement carrier was delivered to the premises of Nideggen's construction yard within four months of having placed the order. The very short delivery time compared with its competitors was a crucial decision-making criterion for Mayor Marco Schmunkamp and his team at the construction yard, as other truck manufacturers' estimated waiting times were up to a year and a half. Markus Förster from Unimog's general distributor RKF-Bleses GmbH delivered on schedule and demonstrated the technological intricacies of the new implement carrier.
With its 299 hp, six-cylinder engine and a long wheelbase, the Unimog U 530 quickly became construction yard staff's favourite. The vehicle replaced the Mercedes-Benz Arocs used in winter service, which reliably ensured roads remained free from snow and ice for many years around the hilltops and streets above the central Rur valley in Nideggen.
However, the basis for purchasing the Unimog U 530 was its multifunctionality, an element that goes far beyond mere winter service. The flexible attachment options of the Unimog implement carrier enable a variety of uses for the municipality all year round. Among other things, the construction yard is planning to adapt an irrigation system, a trench cutter and a mower unit. These steps are intended to make the fleet more adaptable and ultimately more cost-efficient.
Pleasant side effect: procurement costs of the new Unimog were significantly lower than those offered by competitors, thus relieving Nideggen's municipal treasury and giving local decision-makers more financial leeway for other, equally important projects.