The first model (U 25) was designed to serve as both a tractor for working the field and harvesting and a truck to carry the produce to market.
"Since 1978 I have been in the Transmission industry. In the mid 80s I worked for a company that converted 2-wheel drive trucks and vans to 4-wheel drive. These included pickups, dump trucks, and even fire trucks. In the past I have worked for a parts company which sold transmission parts across the country. Also, I've owned my own shop and rebuilt transmissions, specializing in 4-wheel drive. I've worked on aircrafts including modifying water tankers for fire fighting.
From my experience, the Mercedes Unimog is superior in it's engineering over any other truck for it's size. Let your next 4X4 be a Mercedes Unimog."
Mid Continent Unimog
Unimogs serve as municipal vehicles, ambulances, snow plows, fire trucks, logging trucks, and a multitude of other vehicles in areas where no other vehicle could function. Since the first model, Unimogs have maintained their diverse applications complete with tractor type PTO and factory hydraulics.