Unimogs have gained fans from all over the world. So far, they haven't been very common in North America, however, due to a lack of dealers on this side of the pond. However, many Unimog fans can import the vehicles through various channels. People buy them used and go on outings with other Unimog owners, such as the members of the Rocky Mountain Moggers in the United States. Many people use them as recreational off-road vehicles, too [source: Rocky Mountain Moggers].
In Europe, Africa and Asia, Unimogs are purchased by governments and businesses as construction and hauling vehicles. They're also quite common in the military. The British Special Boat Service uses them to get across rugged terrain, and the German army employs the trucks as haulers of people and equipment.
So where can someone in the United States buy a Unimog? As with all things, the Internet has made it easier than ever. Web sites like Unimogsales.com sell a variety of models, including military trucks, snow plows, crane-equipped 'Mogs and firefighting units. Older ones can be bought from sites like ClassicUnimogs.com.
Some of the Unimogs listed on these sites and others may need to be imported from other countries, while others found online are already located in America. Lots of domestic ones can be found on the Unimog Exchange, a kind of Craigslist for the vehicles.
Like the versatile Unimog itself, if you want one, you have a lot of options to get one depending on how much you're willing to pay for it. Just be ready to answer lots of questions from curious motorists the next time you fill up its gas tank!
For more information about Unimogs, trucks and other related topics, follow the links below.
More Great Links
- Mercedes-Benz Tunisia. "The Unimog -- A lively legend." (Feb. 9, 2011) https://emb-cda.mercedes-benz.com/content/tunisia/mpc/mpc_tunisia_website/en/home_mpc/unimog_home/home/unimog_world/unimog_history.https.html
- Rocky Mountain Moggers. "FAQ." (Feb. 11, 2011)http://www.rockymountainmoggers.com/faq.html
- Rocky Mountain Moggers. "Trip Reports." (Feb. 11, 2011)http://www.rockymountainmoggers.com/trips.html
- Unimog International. "System Unimog." (Feb. 10, 2011)http://www.unimog-international.com/content/unimog_int/mpc/mpc_unimog_website/en/home_mpc/unimogs/home/system_unimog/showroom_by_model.flash.html
- Unimog International. "The Unimog -- A child with many parents." (Feb. 9, 2011)http://www.unimog-international.com/content/unimog_int/mpc/mpc_unimog_website/en/home_mpc/unimogs/home/business_sectors/chronology/1945-1950.0002.html