"With the portal design of the axles, the axle tube and the differential are both above the centre axis of the wheel. The result is an extremely high ground clearance yet a low centre of gravity. Obstacles up to half a metre high can be overcome by the Unimog without difficulty. In addition, the drive-train components are subjected to less strain because the full driving torque is reached only at the wheel itself, not before. Both axles are of identical design and strength."
PTOs can use full engine power to drive implements.
The transmission PTO is a cost-effective feature, since the gearbox clutch and the PTO shaft clutch are identical. Possible uses include the powering of winches, compressors and generators. An additional, fast running PTO is also available for instance for driving the hydraulic pump of a loading crane, or for fire fighting pumps or generators.
Powerful hydraulics for versatility of operation.
Mercedes-Benz supplies an efficient hydraulic system ex-factory. Pump capacities range from 40 to 55 litres / minute at an operating pressure of 180 - 200 bar. Up to 4 double-acting control valves permit a total of 8 hydraulic connections at the front and 4 at the rear, each with a separate return line. This makes it convenient to use different implements simultaneously, such as a winch as well as hydraulic tools etc.
And because the Unimogs are registered as ...