Unimog North America will showcase the Unimog U500 vocational vehicle across the United States and Canada during the “Unimog 2U” 2004 Tour. A trio of Unimogs, each pulling a trailer full of implements, will travel to participating Unimog dealer locations to demonstrate the vehicle's on- and off-highway capabilities.
The Unimog 2U Tour will have three legs: Winter Tour East, Winter Tour West, and the Canadian Tour. The East and West tours kicked off February 9, and the Canadian tour began February 16. Each leg lasts for several months. Participating dealerships will customize their own promotional programs.
The Unimog 2U Tour will demonstrate mostly winter-related applications, utilizing snow plows, snow blowers, salt and sand spreaders, front-mounted brooms, hand-held hydraulic tools, tree cutters, and snow chains.
Built as an implement carrier, the Class 6 and 7 Unimog U500 vehicle accommodates a range of equipment. The Unimog's factory-installed hydraulic system and controls provide seamless implement changeovers. Equipment commonly used with the vehicle includes aerial man lifts, tree trimmers, augers, cranes, snowplows, salt spreaders, street sweepers, and specialized brush cutting and firefighting equipment. A new automated transmission for the Unimog will be featured on the tour. The Unimog U500 is available at selected Freightliner Trucks, Sterling, Western Star, and American LaFrance dealerships in the United States and Canada.
Those interested in attending a Unimog 2U tour stop should phone 877-701-3000 or visit www.unimogtrucks.com.