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Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks in woods and forests: Mercedes-Benz Unimog at the 2018 Interforst show for the first time.

Chopping: Unimog U 530 with front-mounted chipper, winch and high-level bucket loader for maximum efficiency when chipping timber

Attention all forestry workers and professionals: In the outside area of the 13th Interforst show from 18-22 July 2018 in Munich, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks is for the first time represented with its own stand (open area F10, stand no. 1010/3). On display are specific vehicle variants and innovative implements based on the universal implement carrier, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog. This forestry all-rounder is tailor-made for year-round use by municipal forestry departments, private forest owners, forestry managers and contractors.

The Interforst show is the leading international fair for the forestry sector. At four-year intervals it presents future-oriented solutions for the entire timber and forestry sector. In 2018 a total of 451 exhibitors are displaying their products on an area of over 70,000 square metres. In 2014 the show had 50,000 visitors from 72 countries.

Three highlight exhibits

Three highlight exhibits of the Unimog implement carrier series show the great bandwidth and flexibility of the Unimog in forestry applications. On display at the 2018 Interforst show are a Unimog U 529 with a two-axle tandem push-trailer by Fliegl and a Unimog U 530 with long wheelbase equipped with a front-mounted chipper by Schliesing Machinery GmbH; its cable winch and high-level bucket loader are by Fahrzeugbau Huber GmbH in Chemnitz. Also presented is a Unimog U 530 with a height-adjustable cab by Werner Forst- und Industrietechnik GmbH. This is for professional operation of the body-mounted crane and the towed chipper by Jenz Maschinen- und Fahrzeugbau with which this exhibit is equipped. With this combination of implements, the Unimog will exhibit its outstanding performance potential during various live demonstrations taking place on the Mercedes-Benz stand during Interforst 2018.

Fast, manoeuvrable, high in traction and environmentally friendly in forestry applications

As a universal, professional implement carrier with a high payload and towing capacity, the Unimog is available for use on 365 days of the year, and dependably takes care of a wide variety of applications related to forest management. In the spring it helps to maintain paths, in the summer it maintains wooded and green areas, in the autumn it chops timber and in the winter it clears the roads and paths of snow. Its compact dimensions make it particularly manoeuvrable – an important criterion when things get tight during the care and maintenance of forests, grassed areas and networks of paths. Auxiliary rear axle steering is available to reduce the already small turning circle by a further 20 percent or so, which further improves manoeuvrability.

Thanks to its fast road speed of up to 80 km/h, the Unimog is always quick to get where it is needed. At the same time its outstanding off-road capabilities ensure good progress even on difficult terrain.

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