Automover News: Mercedes-Benz Unimog 5000 Climbs to Mountain Tops and Volcanoes which is known as Universal Motor Device the Unimog lives up to its name by taking on toughest terrain, thanks to its off-road capability. So much so, that the Unimog 5000 has served as the main mode of transport for tourists who want to enjoy the sights of the famous lava field of the famous Torre del Filosofo.
Getting there can be quite a challenge, but climbing 9629 feet above sea level and traveling through the rough tracks and ash fields of Europe highest active volcano is not a problem for Mercedes-Benz Unimog. It is equipped with flexible ladder frame, all wheel drive with differential locks in both portal axles, and a central tire inflation system. Tourists sit comfortably inside, thanks to bus body that it wears atop its frame.
A second Unimog, a U550L also works dutifully on mountain by clearing snow and ash from tracks. But Mount Etna is not only place where Unimogs are used. The ultimate off-roaders are used for fire services, disaster control, and expedition support.