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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Sep 2000
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    179
    Location
    central Indiana
    Tractor
    L3010 HST

    Default Re: Ploughing with my 4wd Truck

    My mechanic that does the maintenance on our diesel trucks (99 F350 SuperDuty 4x4 Powerstroke and a 94 K2500 Suburban 4x4 6.5TD) used to be a Ford mechanic. He went to factory training and they showed tapes of stolen Ford diesel pickups in Mexico being used to plow fields. FBI said there was a market for those trucks down south so they get quite a few stolen from the southwest US and they end up in Mexico! How true it is I don't know but it was kind of funny to picture that.

    Brad, kubota L3010HST, loader, R4 tires
    Pictures at http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Album...9207&a=9183978

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    255
    Location
    Athens, Georgia
    Tractor
    B2410HSD

    Default Re:unimog

    CNN has a good article on these things. 20' long, 7' wide, almost 10' high, 12,500 lbs and seats 3! Very nice indeed.


  3. #13
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    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    6,236
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Tractor
    John Deere 790

    Default Re:unimog

    DC must be launching a subtle marketing blitz. I heard a bit on NPR this evening about Unimogs. Apparently, they are becoming available in the US. NPR interviewed a young girl who drove one from South America to Texas (I think?). They then had it disassembled and shipped to Seattle. The girl didn't seem too intent on the mechanicals of the beast, but she did enjoy driving it.

    Still a bit pricey for me, and one of few vehicles that would get worse mileage than my truck [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


  4. #14

    Join Date
    Aug 2000
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    Location
    California - S.F. East Bay & Sierra foothills
    Tractor
    Kubota L2500DT Standard Transmission

    Default Re:unimog

    Darned if they didn't make the 10 o'clock news out here tonight.

    What I don't quite get is that they're pitching them as the ultimate SUV. Do you suppose the consumer version will still have the hydraulics and PTO's? Critics say that among other things they won't fit in normal parking spaces, but I bet if you have the right attachments, you could darn well make your own parking space wherever you wanted. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    'Scuse me while I go ask my wife if we have 84 grand to spare. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]


  5. #15

    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    94
    Location
    Western New Hampshire, Conn. River Valley
    Tractor
    John Deere 4100 Hydro, Turf Tires

    Default Re:unimog

    [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Blessed are those who understand tractors and pickups, for they will not be seduced by useless SUV's . . .


  6. #16

    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    14
    Location
    Troy, Illinois
    Tractor
    JD 4100 HST w/FEL R4s

    Default Re:unimog

    Read this article for some clarity on DC and Unimog....

    http://www.car-truck.com/chryed/buzz/b022201.htm


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