Unimog Magazine:
September 2017 issue.

Success story of the Unimog mower train.

The Biäsche depot in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen manages 280 kilometres of highway. A Unimog with a trailer for grass cuttings aids its work. Its operators call it "the mower train". And indeed: the Unimog U 530 operated by the eastern Switzerland highway maintenance department is used to pull a special trailer for grass cuttings. It is fed by a Mulag mower combination with two booms.

More highlight topics.

"The green thumb on wheels"
Agricultural products cooperative Raiffeisen-Warengenossenschaft Hildburghausen relies on a U 530 with all-wheel drive and a manure spreader to ensure good harvests.

Klaus Fischinger, spokesman of the management board of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks talks about the advantages of the Unimog concept – which Mercedes-Benz is intent on upholding – and about new developments in prospect.

"Power to the people"
Maintaining overhead power lines is a complicated job. Power company Northern Powergrid relies on a U 530 with a Versalift platform.

"The hero of the strawberry field"
When you've got 35 strawberry fields to cultivate, you need a good helper. Strawberry grower Harald Funck has found one: a U 527 with Agrio Tiger special body unit.

"Heading off-road"
We have already reported on the Unimog operated by ED Netze. Now, 15 of the company's staff have completed a Mercedes-Benz off-road driving safety training course in order to make even better use of their U 530.

"Under test in ice and snow"
VR Track in Finland specialises in railway engineering and track construction. On a pilot project, a U 427 is having to prove that it is fit to upgrade the company's fleet.

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