1988 Mercedes Benz Unimog SBU U1250 Dump Bed Hydraulics Crawler Gears
Price: US $29,000.00 Item location: Plano, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: Other
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: U1250
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 132,000
- VIN: WDB4271101W145978
- Color: Orange
- Engine size: 6.0 Liter Mercedes Benz Turbo Diesel, OM366a
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1980 Mercedes-Benz Other***Actually a 1988, ad to list as 1980 because of the VIN***
I am selling my SBU Unimog. It is a 1988 Mercedes Benz Unimog U1250 that I imported from Germany from one of the top Unimog shops in Germany, erex. It is in great mechanical shape with no problems and everything working as it should. These trucks are meant to last while being used hard. For those that don't know, t has a Mercedes 6.0L turbo diesel engine that is very efficient with lots of torque. It was factory rated at 125hp, ut this one has been turned up to 150hp. Doesnt sound like much with the diesels nowadays, ut it is plenty for its use.
It has many very usable options that are hard to find, aking it great for playing or for use on a farm or ranch. Being that farm work is a big part of what these do overseas, hey accept most all farm implements.
3 circuit hydraulics on the front and the back, ontrolled in the cab
Additional extra volume hydraulic pump controlled by switch when needed
8 speed transmission on the stick, ith working gears as well, lus all gears available in forward and reverse, 2 speeds total
Working gears is an add on
Fast axles because of the OM366a engine
Currently equipped with 42" tires, an easily run the 46.5's (395/85r20)
Does about 56mph right now, ith the 46's it will go 65mph
VonsMog front diff breathers to control oil in the front hubs for highway driving
All hubs ran with Redline Shockproof gear oil
3 Way tipper bed
Air over hyraulic brakes with trailer air brake connections as well
Military ring style rear hitch
Sliding rear windows
Air actuated front, ear and center differential lockers
Of course the famous portal axles
16.5k GVW, an take 6K lbs in the bed, ff road, p a ditch, ackwards
212k KM's (~132k miles)
Several new items:
Brand new radiator
Brand new air brake foot valve
Brand new fuel filters and oil filters
Upgraded, ew style oil filter housing
Fluids always kept changed and used synthetic
Small hydraulic fluid leak coming out of the cap of the hydraulic fluid reservoir
Front tires are worn (have good tread larger tires available for purchase)
Rust as described elsewhere
Broken exhaust pipe after muffler before stack
Over 9 feet tall
128 inch wheelbase
Surprisingly not too wide at all, as to fit on Euro streets. Turning radius is better than any domestic truck.
I am sure I am missing several things that the average person wouldn't know about Unimogs that I would have forgotten to ad. Please feel free to ask any questions.
There are many good websites out there to learn more about Unimogs and the different models and options. This would be considered a 435 series.
This was used as a fun vehicle and it is the most fun I have ever had driving a vehicle. Great for parades or just driving around, ets looks everywhere you go. For its weight, t gets surprisingly good gas mileage, taying around 12-14 mpg from what I have measured. I have taken it on a 7 hour journey with no problems at all. It does not ride rough like you would think, ven though it is a big truck it is sprung very soft to be good offroad, o it doesnt jar you to death. Being an 88, he body is not perfect as it has never been restored. There is rust in the bed and a few places on the body, s described in the condition. If you know Unimogs you will see this one is not near as bad as many others out there.
It has a clean and clear, ormal Texas title in my name. It was imported with all official and correct paperwork and given a normal title with correct Unimog VIN. Titled as a classic vehicle so you dont have to pay for inspections and cheap registration. Ive never had a problem whenever I drive it. Dont have to worry about anything with commercial vehicles or licenses. I had it insured through State Farm no problem.
As Unimogs are very unique and no two are alike, lease feel free to message me on here, r call or text at 281-Seven Three 2-26 Three Zero. I am available to show the vehicle to local buyers anytime if you make an appointment.