Special Trucks

  • Stuttgart/ Cardiff, May 25, 2021 - Transport for Wales was looking for two special vehicles to assure traffic safety. The catalogue of requirements was extensive and very precise – and the search ended with the procurement of a vehicle from Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: the Econic.
  • Stuttgart / Bremen , Apr 30, 2021 - The Unimog U 430 is an indispensable member of the team at Bremer Baumdienst in northern Germany.
  • Stuttgart/Gaggenau, Apr 27, 2021 - In 1951, the Unimog was added to the Daimler-Benz portfolio and the U 25 (2010 model series) was produced at the Gaggenau plant between 1951 and 1953.
  • Stuttgart/Hartlepool (Großbritannien), Apr 14, 2021 - J&B Recycling is a waste disposal firm which employs a staff of more than 200 and is based in Hartlepool, north-east England. The company puts its trust in the reliability, efficiency and safety technologies from Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 1, 2021 - In 1948 the Unimog was yet to bear the Mercedes-Benz name and was instead produced by the Boehringer machine-building company in Göppingen.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 22, 2021 - Near-series prototypes of battery-electric trucks from Mercedes-Benz face snow and ice, both in everyday transport operation at customers and in intensive use on the test track.
  • Stuttgart/Rottach-Egern , Jan 20, 2021 - When the snowstorm is so bad that you don't want to put your nose outside - then it's Unimog weather.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 10, 2020 - Whereas in the past a tractor used to collect the milk from farms, now a new Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 430 is in operation.
  • Stuttgart, Nov 5, 2020 - The huge tyres of the Unimog U 5023 seem formidable when compared to the narrow tyres of the Mercedes Simplex from 1902. That's no surprise: last year the U 5023 had to overcome extremely steep climbs to break the world record for driving at high altitudes in Chile and it had to deal with sharp-edged rocks too.
  • Stuttgart /Göppingen, Oct 26, 2020 - 27 October marks the 70th anniversary of the Unimog take-over by Daimler-Benz AG. This date thus marks the birth of the now legendary Mercedes-Benz Unimog, which has proven its strengths many hundreds of thousands of times.
  • Stuttgart / Wörth am Rhein, Sep 23, 2020 - “Now & Next” is the theme under which Mercedes-Benz Trucks is presenting its new products at the Wörth plant and giving an insight into the future of sustainable mobility.
  • Stuttgart / Kawasaki, Japan / Portland, USA, Sep 10, 2020 - Daimler Trucks & Buses is celebrating another milestone on the road to the electrification of its vehicle portfolio: Customers worldwide have already covered more than seven million kilometers with battery-powered, locally CO2-neutral trucks and buses.
  • Stuttgart / Singapore, Aug 26, 2020 - The words "Don't trash it, repurpose it" can be read on the new Mercedes-Benz Econic waste collection vehicles in Singapore. Don't trash it – repurpose it: in Singapore, not only waste avoidance, but recycling is also an important strategy for keeping the megacity clean.
  • Stuttgart / Leicestershire, Aug 13, 2020 - Luke Finney from Leicestershire owns several horses and, since recently also a Mercedes-Benz Unimog workhorse. “If I’d known the Unimog was this good I would have bought one years ago. Having experienced the vehicle’s amazing range of abilities, I can’t understand why anyone in my line of work would choose anything else,” says the convinced Briton.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 10, 2020 - Everyone's thirsty on hot summer's days. And even the flowers and plants in urban parks and on traffic islands need a drink from time to time.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 29, 2020 - The small island of Mauritius is currently implementing an important big project – the construction of a 37 kilometre tram system.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 10, 2020 - The Unimog is always there, where other vehicles have to admit defeat. Time and again that is the view of the readers of "Off Road" magazine, who voted it off-roader of the year in the "Special Vehicles" category for the sixteenth time in a row.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 23, 2020 - For 70 years, the Unimog has been a celebrated vehicle when it comes to scientific expeditions in all places and climates around our earth.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 16, 2020 - Daimler Trucks is taking the next logical step in the electrification of trucks with the battery-electric low-floor truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic.
  • Stuttgart /Brunsbüttel, Nov 19, 2019 - Jan Peters from Lower Saxony has covered 1000 kilometres all over Germany in his 1949 Unimog and in the process has collected donations for a social charity.
  • Stuttgart, Oct 23, 2019 - World premiere of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Zetros. The robust off-road specialist is made for transport goods in tough and inaccessible terrain.
  • Stuttgart / Amsterdam, Oct 10, 2019 - The new M52 metro line in Amsterdam is 9.7 km long; 7.1 km of which runs underground. If a train breaks down, help is needed quickly. To this end, two Mercedes-Benz Unimog road-rail trucks stand ready to help.
  • Stuttgart / Hoo (Kent, UK), Sep 13, 2019 - For 30 years, entrepreneur Guy Gregson has been relying on the Unimog. And now he has bought a new U 218 to mark the anniversary. It is the fifth Unimog with which the contractor from Kent has worked.
  • Stuttgart / London , Aug 19, 2019 - Integrated waste management and recycling leader Biffa has expanded its fleet with 43 new Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 25, 2019 - Vehicles that rise to top form in extreme terrain, have captivated with amazing technological feats for decades and have a dedicated worldwide fan base in their corner. Mercedes-Benz has no less than two of them.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 5, 2019 - The Unimog is at home where other vehicles have to admit defeat. This was also the view of the readers of "Off Road" magazine who voted it off-roader of the year in the "Special Vehicles" category for the fifteenth time in a row.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 24, 2019 - The birds are singing and buds are sprouting – time for a spot of spring cleaning.
  • Worcester, Great Britain, Apr 23, 2019 - Fletcher Access based in Worcester/Great Britain is a company specialised in mobile working at great heights.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 5, 2019 - Every year the famous Hahnenkamm ski race takes place in the ski resort at Kitzbühel.
  • St. Neots / Cambridge (GB), Jan 14, 2019 - The medium-sized transportation company, T. Shepperson Contracting in St. Neots has chosen a Unimog U 423 as a tractor unit for various transportation tasks.
  • Stuttgart/Hochgurgl, Dec 6, 2018 - Drivers who are often confronted with difficult road conditions, and may even find themselves in mountainous regions, know the true value of all-wheel drive. At Mercedes-Benz there is a host of tailor-made solutions right across the entire range for drivers who appreciate high reserves of traction and excellent agility combined with optimum handling safety, and who therefore turn to a 4x4 drive system.
    Fuel consumption, combined: 9.9-5.7 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 261-151 g/km*
  • Stuttgart, Nov 2, 2018 - "Protecting vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians is our top priority," says John Moriarty. He is the boss of Moriarty Haulage and recently bought 15 Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks for the transportation of concrete. And these are frequently on the road in heavy traffic.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 21, 2018 - The first new-generation Unimog with a crewcab and conversion to a road/rail vehicle has just been handed over to the Magdeburg transportation company Magdeburger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH & Co. KG (MVB) at the "Innotrans" show in Berlin.
  • Stuttgart, Sep 20, 2018 - Who are the world's best truck drivers? This is the question to which the 14th iteration of the Fleetboard Drivers’ League once again provided the answer.
  • Stuttgart/Berlin, Sep 18, 2018 - The latest Unimog road-railers will be on view at the InnoTrans show in Berlin (18 to 21 September), the world's leading international trade fair for the rail sector.
  • Stuttgart / London, Aug 30, 2018 - Tarmac, the largest British roadbuilding company, has ordered 25 new Mercedes-Benz Econic 3235 L concrete mixers and tippers for use on London construction sites.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 15, 2018 - Tree surgery, ground clearance services and a black, 220 kW (299 hp) powerhouse – that is the formula behind the success of brothers Brett and Ryan Skelton and their company Greenworx, based in England.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 9, 2018 - Due to the current extreme temperatures the danger of forest fires - but also of wildfires in fields and meadows - is very high.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 8, 2018 - Decades of experience, thousands of kilometres and an unrelenting search for top-level performance – these are the ingredients behind the top-class special-purpose bodies built by EarthCruiser Australia. And, of course, a top-class chassis is an absolute must.
  • Stuttgart / Wörth / Munich, Jul 19, 2018 - Attention all forestry workers and professionals: In the outside area of the 13th Interforst show from 18-22 July 2018 in Munich, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks is for the first time represented with its own stand (open area F10, stand no. 1010/3).
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