A unique feature is the self-protection system. It has the ability to spray the tyres and windscreen should the vehicle come into close contact with flames. The heat protection package, which is already available ex works includes, for example, the sheathing of important cables to protect them from heat and damage.
With its operational tactical preparations – for example the round roof hatch for firefighting directly from the cab – the Unimog effectively supports emergency forces. On top of all this, the optional crewcab provides space for up to 7 firefighters.
The engine or transmission power take-off makes the Unimog the perfect vehicle for fast forest firefighting. The transmission with off-road group ensures that the vehicle can also be operated in difficult terrain or for “pump & roll” at extremely low driving speeds. The drive system is designed in such a manner as to enable fording of bodies of water with a depth of up to 80 cm (optionally 120 cm). These are further highlights: the Tirecontrol Plus central tyre inflation system with “road”, “sand” and “rough” modes and the powerful transmission with the Electronic Quick Reverse gearshift, the off-road reduction gear and the electronically automated EAS gear shift.