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15 Unimogs to Africa!

15 Unimogs to Africa!

One of our biggest projects to date! It came from an exploration company whom we have dealt with for more than 20 years. They are one the largest international seismic contractors in the world who provide a range of on and offshore geophysical and geological services to their wide client base.

This particular project consisted of a total 15 Unimogs; 10 U1350Ls, 3 U1300Ls and 2 U1750L38s

Four of the U1350Ls were supplied with standard drop side bodies for general duties. We fitted 4 as personnel carriers with 16 individual seats & belts. One was fitted with a 2500 litre diesel tank and another with a water tank of the same capacity. Two U1300Ls were supplied as standard drop side trucks with DV15 electric winch and the final U1300L as a basic personnel carrier with 4 rows of bench seats. The two U1750L38s were required with 5000 litre fuel tanks.

The base vehicles were sourced from Germany, Belgium and Australia! The project started with the demilitarisation of the Unimogs (removal of military breathers, air dryers and turrets. We then equipped them all with heavy duty radiators, audible warnings for engine overheating, and a set of chocks and brackets. Finally we fitted new rims and tyres, a cab roll frame and soundproofing kit before sending them on to the bodyshop for a complete repaint in the required corporate colours of blue and white.

We set ourselves a deadline of 3 months to do the bulk of the work which kept us busy in the last quarter running up to Christmas. During January we made any final touches and a completed a Pre Delivery Inspection on each vehicle. Now the project is complete we are pleased to say 'Mission Accomplished!' - We have just waved goodbye to the final 6 and now all the Unimogs have been shipped to both Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Lars-Erik Bammis Ohlsson

When I bought my U1000 “Rustbucket” , Simon gave me a fair & frank appraisal of its condition. The mog was cleaned and shipped professionally with no issues upon landing here in Australia. Since then, AV has provided me with excellent spares support and the occasional bit of advice. Posting was always prompt and economical via Royal Mail – this has taken a lot of the pain out of restoration. Highly recommended.


Atkinson Vos not only supplied my Unimog some years ago but they have been ever present when I needed any advice or assistance. My Unimog recently underwent a full refurbishment in their workshop and I have to say the result has been nothing short of superb. My Moggy is not only in great mechanical shape but it looks great too. Top marks Atkinson Vos.

James Mc Donnell, Ireland

Whenever I drive my MOG on to their yard, I have a feeling of excitement about the opportunities for upgrade and improvement that Atkinson Vos offers. Anything is possible, and everything is done to a very high standard!. Atkinson Vos prepared my Unimog to an excellent standard. Their aftersales service is great too.


Hi Simon, The shims arrived last week. My unimog is now running perfectly! Thank you a lot for the excellent service, I really appreciate it!

Casper Hanekamp

We have been using Atkinson Vos for a number of years now, they have carried out some upgrades and all servicing and repairs, their staff are friendly and always willing to help. The workshop guys always offer advice and easy fix solutions over the phone and on the odd occasion visited our workshop to view and inspect the vehicle. I would not hesitate to recommend the company, Thanks to all the staff.

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