Unimog impresses with great economy

Unimog U 423 off-road with a tipper trailer.
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The medium-sized transportation company, T. Shepperson Contracting in St. Neots has chosen a Unimog U 423 as a tractor unit for various transportation tasks. The U 423 has a 5.1 litre in-line four-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 170 kW (231 hp) which it delivers to a transmission with eight forward and six reverse gears.

Tom Shepperson and his Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423.

The determining factor for the purchase was the comparison of fuel consumption in the Shepperson fleet with that of other tractor units and tractors; the Unimog won hands down. On average, the U 423 consumes 30 litres less per day, which is about 1,350 euros a month (£ 1,250).

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423 with a tanker trailer for the transportation of waste oil.

Tom Shepperson, the company’s boss uses his new vehicle for various haulage tasks; from the transportation of excavated earth to agricultural operations and the delivery of waste oil to waste disposal facilities.


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