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.