Start off by shunting heavy loads on rails, then skip off the tracks and drive on the road to where the next rail task awaits you. Only one vehicle can do this – the Mercedes-Benz Unimog road-railer.
Great pulling power: with the Unimog road-railer you have a fully fledged shunter at your disposal. It is perfectly adapted for a hauling capacity of up to 1000 t. It is equipped for exceptional ease of operation and comfortable driving. Not only do you save up to 60% on the purchasing cost over a conventional shunting locomotive, you also save significantly on fuel and other service products. And you save additional money in maintenance, service and intermediate/main inspections. The Unimog's direct on-track/off-track capabilities help to save you time and money. Simply drive the Unimog on the road to the next job and transfer it to the tracks again using a lifting and pivoting system in a matter of minutes. All you need is an embedded track section of approx. 5 metres in length.
As a professional equipment carrier, the Unimog road-railer can also be utilised for a huge range of tasks within the rail track infrastructure. From cutting back overgrown trees to track cleaning and maintenance, from maintaining overhead lines to clearing snow from the tracks. You can also convert the Unimog for work operations away from the track, e.g. a winter service vehicle for your plant site.
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