The Mercedes-Benz Unimog team will be bringing a U530 and a U430 machine to LAMMA – as well as a UHE extreme off-roader with crane.
The company has introduced more powerful versions of its 4×4 Unimog UGE implement carrier. Now available for order, the U435 and U535 produce 260kW (354hp) – a 40kW (54hp) increase on the highest output previously available from the Euro VI Step E 7.
Maximum torque is up by 180Nm to 1,380Nm, which is available from 1,800rpm. Daimler Truck engineers have also purpose-designed and built an automated manual transmission to manage the higher outputs of the U435/U535.
Improved gear change co-ordination and clutch control produces quicker shifts that translate into a smoother ride and improved fuel-efficiency. Automated transition is expected to prove popular as an alternative to the standard-fit manual gearbox.
In other developments, the Unimog implement carrier can now be specified for the first time with self-levelling suspension for the rear axle. This employs gas storage tanks and hydraulic cylinders, instead of the usual coil springs.
As well as providing a constant driving level irrespective of load status or any rear attachments that may be fitted, the hydropneumatic system contributes to handling stability and assists operators when coupling and uncoupling implements.
The U435 and U535 have maximum gross weights (with relevant special equipment) of 14 tonnes and 16.5 tonnes respectively.