Off Road Rig With A Ridiculously Low Top Speed
September 8th, 2017
Typical off-road vehicles have crawl ratios between about 30 and 100. However, the Mercedes Unimog has a “Super Crawler” gear with a crawl ratio of over 3000. That means the rig has unstoppable crawling power and a ridiculously low top speed.
Just looking at the controls will probably scare you off. YouTuber ExpedImports walks us through them all his video. And while there’s no confirmation of the actual crawl ratio and top-speed figures with any official Mercedes documentation, the guys at Truck Yeah did find a brochure for the Unimog U500 and found that the first gear can be used in “road gear” or “working gear” mode and that the rig has an electronically limited top speed of 0.09 mph, or 475 feet per hour. Talk about getting the job done slowly.
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