Apart from being the top choice of overland adventure types, the Unimog can be found all over the globe, performing duties that make full use of its unique strengths and capabilities.
In Sonthofen, Germany, the Unimog’s dependability and versatility has inspired a company specializing in scaffoldings to use these Mercedes trucks for the past three decades. Schneider Ltd., has been supplying and renting out scaffoldings to churches, hospitals, schools, industrial buildings and mountain railway stations up to 50 metres high. And one of the scaffolding company’s key operations is renting out over 40 self-propelling aerial working platforms.
To this end, the company’s Unimogs have been outfitted with ball type and jaw type trailer couplings for various types of trailers, compressed air connections, winches on the flatbed and implements for winter service. With its off-road capabilities, manoeuvrability, handling and narrow 2.2 meter width, the Unimogs are uniquely suited for the requirements of the Sonthofen-based scaffolding company. The way it deals with the mountainous terrain and inaccessible construction sites found in the company’s operating area make Unimogs the logical choice.