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If anyone do not know about Unimog. Here is a picture of the portal axle from M-B.

 

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edited by mod. due to copyright violation. You can find pictures of the portal axle in the Mercedes-Benz archive link below.

<https://mercedes-benz-publicarchive.com/marsClassic/de/instance/ko/Willkommen-bei-Classic-MaRS.xhtml?oid=34685039>

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They are indeed great multi purpose vehicles, on the road and off road. I regularly drove an Unimog while with the German Army decades ago and I liked to drive off road, the climbing capability was amazing. Only the seating position, especially for people with long legs was awkward.

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Great thing!

The forestry Mog seems to be the big 406 six-cyl. (this long wheel base was called 416). The mil-Mog seems to be the small 4cyl. 404.

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My kids (and I) are having a highly modified 1/10 scale 406 to teach them off-road driving. Has reduction gear, 4WD, high torque motor, diff-locks, winch which can tow the vehicles weight (about 4 kg) vertically, all RC equipment water sealed etc. I created a track for their Unimog driving license, they are pretty good in driving low speed. One day we´ll have to get this in fullsize they say, but as a convertible 😉 

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vor 7 Minuten schrieb MarkP:

Always wanted one 🙂

Me too, unfortunately my private forest in the mountains is too small to justify one and it´s nature reserve now. Having an electric and eco-friendly one for the garden tracks is a good substitute so far. It climbs like a mountain goat with very sticky tyres. Rock crawling is pretty much fun for the whole family and you can try things you wouldn´t do with your Land Rover 😉

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If  you like a more practical M-B for off-road driving and especially winter driving there is nothing better than the W124 4-Matic in my opinion. It is a 3-WD with higher ground clearance than the normal W124. The ground clearance is the limitation, otherwise it is very capable. Modern passenger cars with their electronic differentials can not compete in snow or ice.

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