Re: [MV] Unimog coming to Freightliner dealers

From: Patrick Jankowiak (
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 20:23:30 PST

This is what I was afraid of.. $$$ I was almost in love with a unimog
radio truck, all that great ground clearance. but I was warned by a
mercedes mechanic who had worked on them in a past life, that I had
better have plenty $ in case anything broke. He showed me a diagram of
the drivetrain, described what you have to do to work on the engine, and
that basically scared me away.

Maybe in 10 years or so, JC Whitney will start importing Asian-made
repro/substitute MOG parts. Just take an "O" out of good ole MOOG, and
you get MOG.

I'd still like to have one though, to do some light 4-wheeling and

How's the Pinzgaur stack up?

Andreas Mehlhorn wrote:
> UNIMOG spare parts are very expensive. FERRARI parts are cheaper! The UNIMOG
> is a very expensive vehicle to keep and maintain. The brake system of
> the modern MOGs
> is very complicated. You need a very good mechanic (or you have to be one).
> Best regards from Germany (home of the UNIMOGs)
> Andreas
> Greg wrote:
> >Sure, they've surplused a few. The ones that have made it into private hands
> >have demonstrated just how expensive M-B parts are for the 409 series...I
> >think there have been some surprises for the new owners. I'd expect that in
> >a couple of years the parts inventory will make it out too, which should
> >make it easier.
> >
> >Greg
> >Vista, CA
> >
> >
> >
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