Mercedes Benz recently added the Unimog U529 to its local line-up.
This Unimog is a new concept in the South African agricultural industry offering significant farming versatility with haul speeds of up to 80 km/h. The Unimog UGE529 employs a six cylinder 7.7-litre Mercedes-Benz OM 936 Euro 5 engine, that is equipped with an engine compression brake and offers maximum torque output from as low as 1150 rpm.
It also has a central tyre inflation system (CTIS), which allows for inflation and deflation of the vehicle tyres while the vehicle is in motion. The advantage of the CTIS is that it offers excellent traction, protects the soil, prevents compaction, and avoids wheel-spin leading to excessive tyre wear when operating in field.
The key concept behind the Unimog U529 is its amazing versatility allowing it to be used in all four seasons, fulfilling agricultural roles including manure spreading, high speed haulage, crop spraying, fertiliser spreading, mowing, raking, baling, firefighting and combine harvester chasing.
It has permanent all-wheel drive with driver selectable centre and cross-axle diff locks,
portal Axles on long travel coil springs attached to the chassis via parallel torque arm system. The brake system is a full air system actuating dry discs on all four wheels with a fail-safe spring actuated parking brake on the rear axle.
The new Unimog U529 comes standard with a 4 year/or 5000 hour warranty.
Sales and aftersales support for the Unimog UGE product is available from selected Mercedes-Benz truck outlets in Gauteng, KZN, Mpumalanga, Free State, Western and Eastern Cape.