TXM Plant now own a fleet of six Unimog’s, four of which have been procured from across Europe and so new additions to the UK market. One of these four is a U1650L Crew Cab, with an additional 3 seats behind the driver allowing a safe place to carry additional passengers on site. As with all Upgrades, it has it been through the TXM Plant “pre upgrade” programme, including replacement of starter motor, alternator, water pump, belts etc. along with the upgrade to RIS1530PLT Issue 6. It has also been extensively reworked by Allan J Hargreaves, having a complete new rear body manufactured to incorporate the “slab weight” to maximise the traction and pulling power of a U1650.
The six cylinder turbo diesel engine is a simple, well proven and reliable power unit,. As we know the Mercedes Unimog U1650’s are used for a wide range of applications; MEWPs, vegetation works, sweepers, some even fitted with cranes. The machines are used for pulling and shunting multiple trailers, a maximum capacity of 12 in fact. The shunters are specifically designed and built for pulling rolling stock up to 52 axles 1200t (or 1400t on the continent), so the current certified capacity of 380t is well within the capability of such a bespoke and unique machine.