Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423 in operation as a tractor unit: Unimog impresses with great economy

Jan 14, 2019
St. Neots / Cambridge (GB)
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  • Fuel savings of 30 litres a day compared to reference vehicles
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St. Neots / Cambridge – 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.

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).

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.

An impressive unit: the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423 with a tanker trailer for the transportation of waste oil.
Tom Shepperson and his Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423.
Unimog U 423 off-road with a tipper trailer.