Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks

  • Wörth am Rhein / Fulda, May 11, 2022 - Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks will be exhibiting a Unimog U 5023 with Rosenbauer TLF 3000 body at the leading exhibition for rescue and mobility – RETTmobil 2022– in Fulda, Germany, from May 11 - 13 2022, at stand no. F 17. The extreme off-roader Unimog U°5023 is both efficient and robust.
  • Stuttgart / Rovaniemi, Finland , Mar 15, 2022 - Before the impending start of series production in the second half of the year, the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eEconic proved itself in the Arctic Circle winter test. At icy temperatures down to -25°C, development engineers from Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks tested the e-truck intended for municipal use in Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Stuttgart/Bangkok, Dec 17, 2021 - Two new Unimog U 423s for rail/road applications have commenced operations in Bangkok. These vehicles carry out a wide range of maintenance work on the new Red Line metro route in the Thai capital.
  • Stuttgart / St. Blasien, Dec 15, 2021 - Exactly 70 years ago, the success story of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog for snow clearing began. Just at the right time when there was demand, Alfred Schmidt, a young qualified engineer from St. Blasien in the Black Forest had the right idea.
  • Stuttgart, Dec 14, 2021 - The Unimog concept may be 75 years old, but continual innovation makes sure it stays state of the art. In 2021, the Unimog stands out with its two new top-of-the-range variants, U 435 and U 535, as well as a new variant in the medium weight class, the U 327, which combines a lot of power with maneuverability and a high payload.
  • Stuttgart/Bukarest, Oct 14, 2021 - Romania's national road administration (CNAIR) has ordered 135 Unimog vehicles. The first batch of 45 vehicles has now been delivered to Romania. The remaining vehicles will follow in two further stages until 2023.
  • Gaggenau, Sep 7, 2021 - 75 years of the Unimog were celebrated this weekend in Gaggenau among other things with a convoy of 75 Unimog vehicles which weaved its way from the production plant in Wörth am Rhein via Karlsruhe and along the country roads to the Unimog's home town of Gaggenau in the Murg Valley.
  • Stuttgart/Munich , Jul 29, 2021 - The readers of the specialist magazine "Off Road" voted the Unimog "Off-Road Vehicle of the Year" with 54.9 percent of the votes – that's even a few more than last year. Thus the "Universal-Motorgerät" won first place in the special vehicles category for the 17th time in a row.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 27, 2021 - Mercedes-Benz Trucks is pushing resolutely ahead with the development of the battery-electric eEconic for municipal operations in multiple intensive trial series.
  • Stuttgart/Gaggenau, Jul 6, 2021 - Beer from Schwaben: previously used as a tractor unit, this U 25 is from the 401 model series and was available to order from September 1953 with a completely steel cab. It was built by Westfalia in Rheda-Wiedenbrück.
  • Stuttgart/ Cardiff, May 25, 2021 - Transport for Wales was looking for two special vehicles to assure traffic safety. The catalogue of requirements was extensive and very precise – and the search ended with the procurement of a vehicle from Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: the Econic.
  • Stuttgart / Bremen , Apr 30, 2021 - The Unimog U 430 is an indispensable member of the team at Bremer Baumdienst in northern Germany.
  • Stuttgart/Gaggenau, Apr 27, 2021 - In 1951, the Unimog was added to the Daimler-Benz portfolio and the U 25 (2010 model series) was produced at the Gaggenau plant between 1951 and 1953.
  • Stuttgart/Hartlepool (Großbritannien), Apr 14, 2021 - J&B Recycling is a waste disposal firm which employs a staff of more than 200 and is based in Hartlepool, north-east England. The company puts its trust in the reliability, efficiency and safety technologies from Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 1, 2021 - In 1948 the Unimog was yet to bear the Mercedes-Benz name and was instead produced by the Boehringer machine-building company in Göppingen.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 22, 2021 - Near-series prototypes of battery-electric trucks from Mercedes-Benz face snow and ice, both in everyday transport operation at customers and in intensive use on the test track.
  • Stuttgart/Rottach-Egern , Jan 20, 2021 - When the snowstorm is so bad that you don't want to put your nose outside - then it's Unimog weather.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 10, 2020 - Whereas in the past a tractor used to collect the milk from farms, now a new Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 430 is in operation.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 5, 2020 - The huge tyres of the Unimog U 5023 seem formidable when compared to the narrow tyres of the Mercedes Simplex from 1902. That's no surprise: last year the U 5023 had to overcome extremely steep climbs to break the world record for driving at high altitudes in Chile and it had to deal with sharp-edged rocks too.
  • Stuttgart /Göppingen, Oct 26, 2020 - 27 October marks the 70th anniversary of the Unimog take-over by Daimler-Benz AG. This date thus marks the birth of the now legendary Mercedes-Benz Unimog, which has proven its strengths many hundreds of thousands of times.
  • Stuttgart / Wörth am Rhein, Sep 23, 2020 - “Now & Next” is the theme under which Mercedes-Benz Trucks is presenting its new products at the Wörth plant and giving an insight into the future of sustainable mobility.
  • Stuttgart / Kawasaki, Japan / Portland, USA, Sep 10, 2020 - Daimler Trucks & Buses is celebrating another milestone on the road to the electrification of its vehicle portfolio: Customers worldwide have already covered more than seven million kilometers with battery-powered, locally CO2-neutral trucks and buses.
  • Stuttgart / Singapore, Aug 26, 2020 - The words "Don't trash it, repurpose it" can be read on the new Mercedes-Benz Econic waste collection vehicles in Singapore. Don't trash it – repurpose it: in Singapore, not only waste avoidance, but recycling is also an important strategy for keeping the megacity clean.
  • Stuttgart / Leicestershire, Aug 13, 2020 - Luke Finney from Leicestershire owns several horses and, since recently also a Mercedes-Benz Unimog workhorse. “If I’d known the Unimog was this good I would have bought one years ago. Having experienced the vehicle’s amazing range of abilities, I can’t understand why anyone in my line of work would choose anything else,” says the convinced Briton.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 10, 2020 - Everyone's thirsty on hot summer's days. And even the flowers and plants in urban parks and on traffic islands need a drink from time to time.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 29, 2020 - The small island of Mauritius is currently implementing an important big project – the construction of a 37 kilometre tram system.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 10, 2020 - The Unimog is always there, where other vehicles have to admit defeat. Time and again that is the view of the readers of "Off Road" magazine, who voted it off-roader of the year in the "Special Vehicles" category for the sixteenth time in a row.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 23, 2020 - For 70 years, the Unimog has been a celebrated vehicle when it comes to scientific expeditions in all places and climates around our earth.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 16, 2020 - Daimler Trucks is taking the next logical step in the electrification of trucks with the battery-electric low-floor truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic.
  • Stuttgart /Brunsbüttel, Nov 19, 2019 - Jan Peters from Lower Saxony has covered 1000 kilometres all over Germany in his 1949 Unimog and in the process has collected donations for a social charity.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 23, 2019 - World premiere of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Zetros. The robust off-road specialist is made for transport goods in tough and inaccessible terrain.
  • Stuttgart / Amsterdam, Oct 10, 2019 - The new M52 metro line in Amsterdam is 9.7 km long; 7.1 km of which runs underground. If a train breaks down, help is needed quickly. To this end, two Mercedes-Benz Unimog road-rail trucks stand ready to help.
  • Stuttgart / Hoo (Kent, UK), Sep 13, 2019 - For 30 years, entrepreneur Guy Gregson has been relying on the Unimog. And now he has bought a new U 218 to mark the anniversary. It is the fifth Unimog with which the contractor from Kent has worked.
  • Stuttgart / London , Aug 19, 2019 - Integrated waste management and recycling leader Biffa has expanded its fleet with 43 new Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 5, 2019 - The Unimog is at home where other vehicles have to admit defeat. This was also the view of the readers of "Off Road" magazine who voted it off-roader of the year in the "Special Vehicles" category for the fifteenth time in a row.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 24, 2019 - The birds are singing and buds are sprouting – time for a spot of spring cleaning.
  • Worcester, Great Britain, Apr 23, 2019 - Fletcher Access based in Worcester/Great Britain is a company specialised in mobile working at great heights.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 5, 2019 - Every year the famous Hahnenkamm ski race takes place in the ski resort at Kitzbühel.
  • St. Neots / Cambridge (GB), Jan 14, 2019 - The medium-sized transportation company, T. Shepperson Contracting in St. Neots has chosen a Unimog U 423 as a tractor unit for various transportation tasks.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 2, 2018 - "Protecting vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians is our top priority," says John Moriarty. He is the boss of Moriarty Haulage and recently bought 15 Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks for the transportation of concrete. And these are frequently on the road in heavy traffic.
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