On the Verge of Mowing

Browse StockBrowse Stock

Call +44 (0)15242 62922
Chat
online with a Unimog expert

On the Verge of Mowing

On the Verge of Mowing

In 2012 we sold a U1200AG to Bob Cragg, owner of Altak Ltd who provide highway maintenance work such as grass-cutting, weed-spraying and hedge-cutting for their local authority in Cheshire.

There was a need for greater flexibility and ever higher health and safety requirements so Altak Ltd decided to bring the job "in-house". They'd seen other contractors using a conventional tractor and side-arm mower, but having given the job some thought decided a Unimog would be preferable for road safety, driver comfort and road speed. He said, "I did not relish the thought of hours sat on a tractor with no suspension doing 25mph with a trail of traffic behind me".

Bob came to us for some advice for a suitable Unimog after having bought a cheap din plate mounted verge mower elsewhere. Due to cuts and a tight budget, they bought a used 30 year old U1200 which went through the AV workshop for a full service and repairs. The Unimog is now in it's third season and Bob says there are three of them who share the driving responsibility and despite it's age, all really enjoy driving it.

The original verge mower had it's limitations, and after hunting around for a suitable side-arm mower, early last autumn they spotted a used Feidler on our website which we then fitted to the U1200AG in our workshop. Bob told us how pleased he is now with the end result, "as far as I am concerned it is the ultimate verge mowing machine!". They have also kitted it with a small flail topper on the rear and describe it now to be 'neat, versatile, easy and enjoyable to use'. Bob tells the side-shift ability of the mower will cut the narrowest of roads, and despite their size the Unimogs are narrower than a lot of tractors so can cut the narrow hill roads on the edge of the peak district at the far end of their area.

Now sold on Unimogs they bought another last autumn elsewhere and had our engineers assess it's mechanical health and put it through the .workshop for a Turbo and upgraded fuel pum

Buy a Unimog

Check out our current stock list. We ship Unimogs all over the world so if you see something you like we can get it to you - wherever you are.

Current StockCurrent Stock

Find a Spare

We offer a huge range of new, reconditioned and used spare parts for every current and past Unimog model.

Spare PartsParts & Spares

Your Unimog

Do you dream of a Unimog built to your own specifications? Dream no more. Complete the wish list and we’ll help make your dream come true.

Your UnimogYour Unimog
Operating for 36 Years

Operating for36 Years

Exported to 150 Countries

Exported to150 Countries

Exceptional Service

ExceptionalService

13,000 Customers

13,000Customers

What Our Customers Say

I couldn't recommend Simon and the team highly enough, they sorted all transportation and took all the stress out of the situation. A1 service guys, thank you

Nick & Martin

Apex Tree Surgeons

"Atkinson Vos know what they are talking about and offer great advice whenever you need it. They are always ready to help at the end of a phone line too."

Gerard Bredenoord

"Brilliant company to deal with and a really helpful group of people who know what they are talking about."

Ben Mauger

"First contact with Atkinson Vos became a success, smooth ordering parts, great prices, great support. Fully satisfied customer from Sweden."

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.

Pieter

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.

Roelf

Previous Slide
Next Slide

Latest News

Compact Stainless Steel Exhaust System

More

Posted on Mar 20, 2017

Superfast Crown wheel & Pinion

More

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

Gerards Unimog

More

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

Atkinson Vos - Social media

More

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

See All NewsSee All News

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Hobgoblin
  • Transport for London
  • United Nations
  • Morgan Sindall
  • MAG