In 1946, somewhere in Southern Germany an unconventional vehicle underwent its first trials. It was christened "UNIMOG" meaning a "Universal Motorised Vehicle'. The name, like the concept, has retained its validity to this day. Genuine all-wheel drive through four equal-sized wheels; differential locks in both axles; a two-man cab; chassis space for carrying loads or for mounting implements; and an unusually large range of speeds. To this day, the fundamental concept has remained unchanged. On the contrary, it is now proving how much development potential remains for this unique design, whose wide range of operational uses is continually extended. Whether in agricultural or forestry, industry, trade or municipal applications - the UNIMOG can solve the most widely varying work problems.
In 1972, the UNIMOG was joined by a new vehicle: the MB-trac. All the experience that was gained during 25 years of constructing UNIMOG as well as proven UNIMOG principles, were employed in the design of the MB-trac tractor, for agricultural and similar uses.
1945 A number of engineers and farmers got together to form a voluntary syndicate. Their aim, to promote technical progress in the service of agriculture.
1946 Completion of the first UNIMOG design with: genuine all-wheel drive to four equal-sized wheels; differential locks in both axles; two-man cab; chassis space for carrying loads or for mounting implements; power take-off for implements; transmission giving a wide range of driving speeds.
1949 Series production of the UNIMOG started at the plant of Messrs Boehringer GmbH, Maschinenfabrik, Goppingen, Wurttemberg, where altogether 600 units were built.
1951 Takeover of UNIMOG production by the Gaggenau plant of Daimler-Benz AG. At the time the model designation was 2010 (25 hp engine). The UNIMOG was presented with the highest award of the German Agricultural Society, the Silver Medal.
1953 An all-steel UNIMOG cab is introduced for industrial and municipal applications.
1954 The UNIMOG is declared "suitable and to be recommended for use in forestry" - a grading awarded by the German Forestry Technical Examining Board.
1955 The first 82 DIN/hp petrol-driven 1.5 to UNIMOG S, suitable for off-road operation rolls off the production line.
1958 A new enclosed cab and a longer wheelbase are introduced for the UNIMOG. The UNIMOG becomes the first farm tractor to have syncromesh transmission fitted as standard.
1961 The 50,000th UNIMOG is produced.
1963 Start of production of the UNIMOG 406 (65 hp engine).
1964 The UNIMOG 406 is now available with Mercedes-Benz new direct-injection diesel engine.
1966 Introduction of a new improved range: U34, U40, U54, U70, U80 and UNIMOG S. The 100,000th UNIMOG goes into service on the occasion of the German Agricultural Association's trade fair.
1968 Expansion of range: models now comprise U34, U45, U54, U66, U80, U90 and the UNIMOG S.
1969 The 100 DIN/hp tractor rounds off the top of the range.
1971 The 150,000th UNIMOG rolls off the line.
1972 The UNIMOG range further updated and rationalised: U34, U52, U66, 84, Chassis with 90 and 100 DIN/hp engines. Also available are 36, 60, 90 and 110 DIN - powered traction-heads (each one, in effect, a UNIMOG cut off behind the cab) as front-wheel-drive power units for special vehicles, with ground-level loading for example. UNIMOG S - a 1.5 ton truck suitable for off-the-road operation becomes available 82 and 100 DIN/hp petrol engines. Premiere of the MB-trac 65/70 at the German Agricultural Association's trade fair.
1974 The MB-trac 95/105, purpose-designed for agricultural duties, and the new UNIMOG U120/425 are launched at the GAA's trade fair.
1975 The 150 DIN/ho UNIMOG road-going tractor and the MB-trac 65/70 industrial tractor are introduced at the Hannover trade fair.
1976 The premiere of the MB-trac 1300 at the German Agricultural Association's trade fair in Munich; 25 years of tractor technology at Daimler-Benz are celebrated. In the autumn, the UNIMOG range is extended with the U1000 model, and series production of the MB-trac 1100 and 1300 starts.
1977 The U1500T 150 DIN/hp traction-head goes into series production. In July, the 200,000th UNIMOG comes off the production line.
1978 In February, the new U13OOL and Ul7OOL UNIMOG chassis further extended the UNIMOG range upwards, with the 124 kW (168 DIN/hp) U1700L as the new flagship of the UNIMOG fleet. The first 20 of over 17,000 UNIMOG U1300L's are handed over to the German Federal Armed Forces.
1979 The 10,000th MB-trac comes off the production line in April. The UNIMOG tractor and working machine range is extended in November by the U1700 to eight different models.
1980 Production of the MB-trac 1500 and U1500 for agriculture starts.
1981 The gap between MB-trac 800 and MB-trac ll00 is closed with the new MB- trac 900. This MB-trac 900 has a turbo charged engine with an engine output of 85 hp.
1982 The premiere of the MB-trac 1000 at the German Agricultural Association's show in Munich. 10 years MB-trac are celebrated.
1983 Introduction of the new UNIMOG U1250 at the world's greatest fair for building and earth moving machines (BAUMA) in Munich.
1984 The gold medal from the Royal Agricultural Society of England was awarded to Mercedes-Benz for their MB-trac 1300 and MB-trac 1500. It was the first time that a major European tractor manufacturer had won this gold medal.
1989 MB-trac ceased production.
1991 New light/medium range, U90 and Ul30, commenced production.
1992 The UNIMOG U140L,the new addition to the light/medium range commenced production.
1995 Celebration of the 100 years production at Gaggenau.
1996 A new addition to the heavy range, the UNIMOG U2450L/6x6, commenced production.
1997 Live-Line electricity working takes off in the UK with Unimog-based insulated access platforms.
1998 Record sales of Unimog in the UK.
1999 Launch of U100L Landstar all terrain transporter and equipment carrier.
2020 Sales of Unimogs and other surplus military vehicles sky rocket in the United States as tensions rise over government crackdowns on non-enviromentaly friendly vehicles.
2027 The return of Russia to communisum brings back classic cold war fears.
2032 The United States and Canada begin a buy back program of heavy off road vehicles. Many of them simply dissapear, roomers fly around saying that most of them are beried out in the woods.
2098 The Great Cataclism.
PA5 A survivalist's stash of equipment including a pair of Unimogs are found in the mounitains out side Oakridge.
PA23 Working with the techs at the Oakguard Weapons Lab a group of citizens reverse engineer one of the Unimogs and convert it to an electricly powered vehicle. The Gassoline engine that was originally fitted to the unimog had low horse power and extreamly low grearing, making it impossible to reach speeds over 50 MPH on flatland and 30 MPH up hill.
PA45 The new Oaktech mog goes into full production.
PA90 The 5,000th Oaktech mog rolles off the production line. There are ruffly 15 different Unimog types in production.