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The Project Begins

We were approached by an Australian client in the Mining Industry who was looking for a reliable and capable 4x4 truck for use as a Generator Unit for an electric wheel loader for a mine in West Africa.

The Result

The Unimog chassis was ideal for their needs and we were able to supply the vehicle to meet their requirements including braided fuel lines, heat shields to reduce fire risk as well as a full refurbishment & left hand drive conversion.

Find Out How We Did It

Ready for the Mines

The Starting Point

We started off by discussing various vehicles with our customer suitable for the work they were going to carry out.

We settled on this U2150L38 which was ideal with its central tyre inflation (CTIS) and long wheelbase.

However we had to be careful with heights of the vehicle as a generator was going to be placed on the back and needed to be aligned with the customers specification.

In The Workshop

The work begins in our workshop.

We started to rectify all the defects on the Unimog which we had discovered in our initial workshop assessment.

We also went about welding and repairing the cab and removing the engine and repairing any oil leaks.

Back From The Paintshop

The U2150L38 then got a new paint job inside and out of the cab and the chassis painted black.

We then commenced in fitting numerous LED lights for the Mining Industry.

Cab Protection Frame

Protecting the Unimog from any unnecessary damage was essential.

Here you can see we fitted our cab protection frame, which is a neat integrated frame specifically designed for the Unimog.


Generator Fitted

Our customer had supplied us with the generator seen here.

We went about making a few modifications to the back body and fitting the generator in place.

Fitting Braided Fuel Lines

Due to the conditions in the Mine and the risk of fires we were tasked to replace all of the fuel lines with braided fuel lines.

Bullbar fitted

We had fabricated a Bullbar to fit onto the Unimog.

Again saving the Unimog from unnecessary damage during service. 

Fabricated Aluminium Diesel Tank

We fitted this fabricated 285 litre Diesel tank to the Unimog.

This was to maximise fuel capacity as requested by the customer.

The Finished Article

The Unimog with all defects and accessories fitted.

All ready to be shipped and put to work.

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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

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"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."

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"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.


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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I have waited many years to start my expedition RV project and the team at Atkinson Vos has helped to bring this to fruition. Appreciated the quick responses to the myriad of questions I had additionally the support from build to delivery state side. Many thanks to the entire team at AV.

Mike Greenberg

"We have always prided ourselves with finding the best qualified people available, be they doctors, lawyers, engineers, or whomever. We applied the same process to finding our dream Mog Expedition Camper and have not been disappointed with Atkinson Vos. Paul and Emma both have done superb jobs answering our many questions and leading us through the purchasing / export / import process. Based on their performance to date, we are confident Atkinson Vos support will be there in the future where ever our travels may take us.”

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"Paul, Simon, Mark and the team, we just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all, what a firm. We couldn’t recommend you all highly enough, from the friendliness, the efficiency and the quality of the overall product. Absolutely 1st class, and we will be looking forward to working with you again on future projects, thank you all again, all the best Danny and nobby."

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