Just arrived the new Mercedes E-class on the market. A mid-size car that is equipped with oodles of Wizard already fit for an autonomous vehicle future. But the manufacturer from Stuttgart developed not only rolling computer manufactures highly practical commercial vehicles such as, for example, the Unimog. Exactly this model series is born, with the Mercedes Unimog U 323, which expands the 300 series in the future now.
Already the U 318 has a good reputation as a lightweight carrier with a gross vehicle weight of eleven tons of municipal use. But also in other areas such as construction, agriculture, forestry or energy industry proved the compact 4WDs with a wheelbase of 3000 mm and 177 Horsepower and 750 nm of torque from a 5.1 liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The new U 323 has not only more power (231 HP and 900 nm) as U 318, it is offered with two different wheelbases with 3,000 and 3,600 mm. Similarly also the permissible gross weight increased to 13.8 and 14 tons, respectively.
Mercedes sees the U 323 especially when clearing snow, spreading, or cleaning in use. But also transport and crane work would be possible. For this purpose the equipment features opposite the Metro expanded 318: there is a transmission power take-off, with the crane superstructures or high pressure pumps can be driven, and a dual circuit hydraulic snow plow-relief. In addition, you can order the all-rounder with a tilting platform, as a front loader or with swap bodies. A free Visual cabin with unobstructed views across the front attachment devices, ABS, provide good working conditions also four-wheel drive and differential locks. (ml)