2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423
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Meet the ultimate farming and hunting tool: Mercedes Unimog U 423

Mercedes-Benz has just released their new 2014 Unimog U 423 at the Agritechnica - the leading trade fair concerning everything to do with technology in agriculture.
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If you aren’t into farming, this new Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423 will make you want to play in the dirt. Mercedes is producing the finest farming tools on the planet and the new Unimog U 423 is a good example of the latest technology in agriculture today. More than 400 000 professional visitors will visit the Agritechnica trade fair from November 10 to November 16 to see the everything around agricultural equipment.

Mercedes-Benz will have a big presence at the show presenting their new Unimog, the first implement carrier that complies with the Euro VI em­ission standard for trucks. They will also display a special agricultural truck based on the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs.

The new Unimog U 423 equipped for agricultural will likely be a big hit at the show. It features special equipment designed especially for agricultural. It comes with a special platform with high side boards, agricultural tires and a newly designed mechanical rear po­w­er take-off. It can be used for work in the firld or for transporting goods on the road.

We can just imagine this beauty being used to go hunting on the weekends when the work in the field is done in November. The Unimog U 423 has 170kW (231 hp) and a fully synchronized transmission with 8 forward and 6 reverse gears. A permanent all-wheel drive with the link-located portal axes with coil springs that typically go along with it make it highly suitable for off-roading.

The engines are BlueEfficency Power units- three, four-cylinder and too six-cylinder engines with outputs ranging from 115kW (156 hp) to 220kW (299hp). The advanced powerplants reduced fuel consumption saving up to three per cent over the previous generation engines. And they meet the new requirements for compliance with Euro VI.

And talk about going to work (or play) in style. The first thing you notice is the big Unimog U 423 panoramic cab in an ultramodern design. Outside the new bumpers include bi-halogen head lamps with daytime running lamps. The superb view of both road, implements and deer or elk is improved even more by the new front camera mon­itor system, which also further simplifies the mounting of implements.

On the inside, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423 offers all the comfort a farmer or hunter could want. It features a new multifunction steering wheel including an adjustable steering column lever and optimized elements for operating driving functions. Mercedes offers a new Unimog guide for your smartphone and tablet. Want the ultimate farming and hunting tool? The new Unimog U 423 is a sure bet to deliver for work or play.


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Comments

Unimogs are the bomb. Sadly, they are priced well out of reach for most farmers to be a general tractor. They are, however, on my short list of dream vehicles to own.