Extraordinary Unimog celebrates 60 years of conquering all terrains
Published 20/04/2011 | 05:00
THE Mercedes-Benz Unimog is 60 years old this year.
This is an extraordinary piece of machinery. It can go nearly anywhere with its permanent four-wheel drive, powerful engines and high-ground clearance.
Originally used for agriculture, it is widely used by the likes of the ESB Network's fleet, the defence forces, local authorities, firefighters, utility companies and others who need an all-terrain vehicle.
For example, they are often used as snowploughs, or in the depth of jungles, on mountains and across deserts.
And 60 years on its birthday will be celebrated at a special ceremony planned with a huge assortment of classic and current Unimogs.