Uprooting trees.

The Unimog U 535 delivers 354 hp in the woods.

Good news: If you want to feel like you can uproot trees, you don't necessarily have to sweat in the gym. Entrepreneur Adam Watmough from Leicestershire in England is taking a different approach. With a brand new Unimog U 535. At the wheel of the most powerful implement carrier in the series, he uses it to uproot, saw and transport trees in his arboriculture business Watmough’s Forestry.

"The most expensive tyre I’ve ever bought."

Just on time for the 21st anniversary of the business, the Unimog arrived at Watmough’s Forestry in Melton Mowbray near Leicester, England. He hadn't planned it this way.

In fact, Adam Watmough had only gone to pick up a spare tyre from his trusty Unimog dealer, Arthur Ibbett. He ended up buying a new Unimog U 535 implement carrier. "That was the most expensive tyre I’ve ever bought," he laughs. But he didn't have any doubts. He confirmed the order the next day. Buying something like this without planning to? It's a great vote of confidence.

Adam Watmough is well known as the "tree surgeon" in his region. He originally wanted to buy a second-hand Unimog and have it repainted to match the colour of his company. Then he heard about the famous Mercedes-Benz tourmaline green, a colour almost identical to the traditional Watmough green. This paved the way from a used vehicle to a new one.

"The investment in a second Unimog made sense for me because the demand from commercial, utility and private customers was so great and we are looking forward to another busy year," explains Adam Watmough. "The two vehicles save us the costs of renting extra equipment."

"I saved a lot of money because I didn't have to have to repaint a used vehicle," adds the entrepreneur. "What's more, I was able to tailor the specification precisely to my work and benefit from the three-year manufacturer warranty. It gives me peace of mind." A sales argument for the feeling of safety. A sales argument for the soul: "I have to say that I’m a bit addicted to shiny new toys," he admits with a grin.

I was able to tailor the specification precisely to my work.

Adam Watmough, Managing Director, Watmough’s Forestry

New addition to the family.

Adam Watmough already had experience with the power and reliability of the Unimog since buying his first, an extreme off-road Unimog U 2150, second-hand nine years ago. "I’ve always bought my spare parts from Arthur Ibbett because he’s not far away from me and offers fantastic service," he says.


Strong as a tree.

The U 535 implement carrier is a real powerhouse: Equipped with a 7.7 l Euro VI six-cylinder in-line engine, which delivers 260 kW (354 hp) and a maximum torque of 1380 Nm, it is the most powerful truck in the series. The engine is coupled with the EAS automated manual transmission, which is specially equipped for the more powerful engine with the improved transmission tuning.

The strengthened UG 130 manual transmission was specially designed for the 354 hp engine – including the specially adapted gearshift software. It offers improved shift coordination and clutch control, which in turn allows faster shift operations. This results in smoother handling and higher fuel efficiency. The Unimog brings all its power to the road too. The power to literally uproot trees.

That's what Adam Watmough wants: He often has to transport heavy tree trunks. He can also rely on his Unimog for the gross vehicle weight. With a load capacity of up to 12.7 t, it can handle even particularly heavy loads.

Unimog U 530 powerhouse in operation as a semitrailer tractor.

Out of the woods, the Unimog is as quick as a ferret: With a maximum speed of up to 90 km/h, driving on country roads and motorways is fast and efficient. "The Unimog is much more economical than a conventional tractor when we’re on the road," says Adam Watmough.

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Forestry in comfort.

Another plus is the electrohydraulic comfort steering, which makes it easier for the driver to turn the steering wheel at low speeds or when stationary. This is particularly helpful if the vehicle is equipped with large tyres or heavy front-mounted implements.

The new Unimog is also convenient in terms of equipment and driving. Compared to his tried and tested Unimog U 2150, Adam Watmough's U 535 gives points for air conditioning, seat heating, power windows and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors.

Seamlessly equipped.

The Unimog U 535 already has everything you need for forestry work. And it carries a front power take-off shaft and a hydraulics package, as well as a three-way tipper – on which the bodybuilder Hutton Coachbuilders has mounted a woodchip box with side-hinged rear doors.

The Unimog also has a lockable toolbox on the front as well as a hydraulic trailer hitch for agriculture. Arthur Ibbett had it added to allow towing a wood chipper or a second woodchip trailer.

Kids on tour.

Back to sweating: Here's a little anecdote from Adam Watmough. He has passed on his enthusiasm for Unimog to his children. When he drives his two youngest to school in it, the Mercedes-Benz all-rounder gets a lot of attention. "The Unimog attracts a lot of interest when I drive up with the warning lamps on. It beats all the other parents’ cars," explains Adam Watmough. After all, how can anyone compete with it. "I toot the horn and the children’s faces light up." Pole position with no effort.

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