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Sapeur Pompiers Colmar 68 Unimog Snow
Fire Engine Photos
No: 18928   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 1983   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: France
Sapeur Pompiers Colmar 68 Unimog Snow

Unimog Mercedes Benz - Camiva
Forest Fire Pumper

Here in the snow, purchased in 1975 and still in use in 2009
Picture added on 30 August 2009 at 11:42
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Brruuuuugh,the things we do to get that classic picture.This surely is a classic.Thanks Jacques

Added by Pete Matten on 30 August 2009.
Thankyou for this Jacques, I really admire the Unimog, its application as a fire engine is well suited. As they are in many other areas of life.

Added by John Stott on 30 August 2009.
Hi Pete and John.
I will post pictures from the Unimog now in 2009. As i said still there and still kicking in winter!!

Added by Jacques PETER on 31 August 2009.
Unusual to a snowplough being pulled rather pushed. I wonder if the guy following has something to do with the operation of the equipment.

Added by Steve Prosser on 03 February 2014.
Just shows what you can do with a Unimog!

Added by Rob Johnson on 03 February 2014.
the pulled snow plough is mostly an anachronism now but was not in times when a lot of heavy work was still done with horses or oxen or later simple tractors or trucks. They all were meant to pull rather than push. No hydraulics or front mounts needed. That's probably also why it's called a plough.

Added by Martin Siegel on 04 February 2014.
Unimogs are probably the most versatile medium size 4x4's in the world.
If you order a new model the list of extras that can be factory fitted is extensive, front or rear hydraulics, front and rear implement hitches, Central Tyre Inflation System and power take-offs just to name a few.
It's my favourite 4x4 by far.

Added by Steve Prosser on 04 February 2014.
Steve, if you ever get a chance you should try to take a trip to the port city of Marseille on the French Riviera during the brush fire season.

As well as enjoying some really nice weather, good wine and excellent food, you will get a chance to see the BMPM practising - and all too frequently using some or all of their 43 assorted Unimogs. They have various versions, including the tiddlers, the big 4x4s, the rear-steer models and the huge 6X6s with a 7000 liter tank.

And you have to see these superbly well-trained young fire crews driving them to believe where they can go!

Added by Rob Johnson on 04 February 2014.
Rob.I agree with you. With the right person behind the steeringwheel, its almost nothing stopping them to go ther they want to go! Anders F. Sweden.

Added by Anders Fallström on 24 June 2014.
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