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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2001, 07:49 AM
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Unimog reach 80 mph?

New to Unimog but thinking of getting one instead of the F550....

Is there a Unimog than can go around 80mph comfortably on road? I travel very long distances on road in my expeditions.

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Re: Unimog reach 80 mph?

freightliner would be the one to get ahold of for that question
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Re: Unimog reach 80 mph?

Well that depends on which one you are talking about. The older ones, NO, they would be capable or 55-maybe60mph. The NEW ones I believe MIGHT be able to. I know it will be a while for the new one to come out, and I expect 100K+ price for it. I have seen the prototype at the SAE tradeshow in Portland Oregon, and it is really badass, If i had the coin I would definately buy one.

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Re: Unimog reach 80 mph?

in the 404 Unimogs - no, although an M130 engine conversion w/ turbo might get you up to 75mph or so, it'd be at ballistic rpms.

starting with the U1100 series ( 406/416's), there was a 'high speed' gearset available for use in firefighting rigs, etc. no idea of cost, or availability, but they do exist - I think top speed on a 5.7 diesel w/ high speed gearset was ~85, or 90 mph.

for details on the high speed box, try the 'Unimog forever' website - he has the complete drivetrain ratios for the 404, 406, and 416 models available on his site, including the granny, and crawler cascade boxes for each model.

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