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Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: First Unimog Featuring Euro VI is Delivered to Customer

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WÖRTH, GERMANY - October 21, 2013: The first Unimog featuring Euro VI technology has now been handed over at the production plant in Wörth am Rhein to its new owner from Winsen/Aller. The vehicle is a Unimog U 423, finished in municipal orange and equipped with a 170 kW (231 hp) engine, which is now all set to be put to work by Rosinsky Dienstleistungs GmbH. The vehicle will be deployed to tackle winter maintenance duties on behalf of municipal authorities in Lower Saxony. When the cold season comes to an end, the snow plough and salt spreader will be dismantled and replaced with an "embankment landscaping unit". With the aid of this device, the Unimog is able to build embankments at the sides of new roads by gathering together gravel and earth and compacting it. In addition, the vehicle will also be put to use on behalf of municipal authorities and road construction companies throughout Germany.

Located in Winsen an der Aller, Rosinsky Dienstleistungs GmbH was established by the current owner's father in 1985 with a Unimog U 411 as its first company vehicle which was used for winter maintenance services. Four years later the company became involved in the street cleaning business, for which it deployed a Unimog with sweeper unit – today it now has three such vehicles. In 1990 it also began transporting building machinery on low loaders. In the meantime the company has built up a staff of 60 employees and boasts a fleet of more than 100 vehicles – of which eleven are Unimogs and now include the new U 423.

Newly developed 2013 Unimog model series now boasts Euro VI

In terms of productivity, efficiency and environmental compatibility, the new Unimog Euro VI has reached a new level. The new BlueEfficiency engines meet Euro VI, boast increased output – up to 220 kW (300 hp) – and provide a higher level of torque than previously. In addition, the Unimog features more power and control for implement applications thanks to optimised working hydraulics and more powerful "VarioPower" power hydraulics.

The new synergistic travelling drive enables working speeds – for example in mowing applications – to be adjusted steplessly from zero to 50 km/h and then maintained via the cruise control function. Between manoeuvring and swapping over to new areas of application, it is now also possible to switch between the stepless hydrostatic and the mechanical drive systems while on the move.

The Unimog has earned its reputation as an all-year-round all-rounder by being able to provide maximum performance in a variety of disciplines and on up to 365 days a year. Furthermore, its four attachment and implement mounting areas as well as the hydraulic, mechanical and electric power supply for its implements mean it is able to deliver the correct drive system for countless tasks. The new, state-of-the-art Euro VI powertrain components combine low fuel consumption with maximum emissions control and enable the Unimog to be more efficient on the road, or in other words to consume less fuel, despite the extensive design measures required to comply with Euro VI.