The Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 318, a light-duty implement carrier with eleven tonnes permissible gross vehicle weight, enjoys an excellent reputation especially in the municipal sector. The compact and fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicle has also proved its worth many times over in other areas of application, such as construction, agriculture, forestry and the energy sector. To fill the product gap between U 318 and U 423, Mercedes-Benz now offers the 170 kW (231 hp) Unimog U 323, a new top-of-the-line model from the mid-size class (300 Series).
The Unimog U 323 is not only more powerful than the U 318, it is also available in 3000-millimetre and now also 3600-millimetre wheelbases as well as with a maximum permissible gross vehicle weight of 13.8 and 14.0 tonnes, respectively. The Unimog U 323 also offers higher axle loads to match (front axle up to seven tonnes / rear axle up to eight tonnes). This makes it an efficient vehicle solution – from snow-clearing, gritting or cleaning to transport to crane work – at an attractive price.
The new Unimog U 323 is not just versatile, it is also suitable for off-road use and fuel-efficient. With its long wheelbase and larger platform, it can cope with heavy payloads. In addition to being more powerful, the U 323 also comes with a host of optional extras already valued by U 423 customers, such as AutomaticShift, a transmission-driven PTO (which can be used to power crane bodies or high-pressure pumps) and several hydraulic options, such as fully proportional 2-circuit hydraulics with snow plough weight transfer.
Equipped with a tilting platform, front loader or swap body, such as a water tank, the U 323 demonstrates its talents as a work / transport vehicle. Its standardised interfaces for fast implement mounting and demounting, along with high manoeuvrability thanks to its compact dimensions, give it the flexibility to professionally handle a range of tasks throughout the year.
The ergonomic panoramic cab with an unimpeded view of front-mounted implements, together with ABS, all-wheel drive and differential locks, makes for optimal working conditions. The multifunction joystick offers convenient control of implement / hydraulic / driving functions. The new Unimog U 323 is thus ideally equipped for work in the municipal sector, agriculture or construction, e.g. as a crane vehicle.
Source: Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks