1980 Mercedes-Benz U900 406 Unimog Snowblower

Is it wrong to buy a vehicle just for revenge? Okay, I’m sure it is – but what if said revenge vehicle is also otherwise useful? Let me set the stage so that you understand my question a bit better; I live in the middle of a semi-large city. Being a city, it’s full of fairly unpleasant people – one of which owns the house next to me. Now, she doesn’t live there, but this woman has become a bit of a slumlord who randomly works on her house generally when it is least convenient for us – you know, major holidays, evenings until 11 p.m. and quite early in the morning seem to be the only times she’s capable of working on the house. Not only that, but the “work” she needs to perform often is generally superfluous – things like raking the cement driveway for an hour or two at 10 p.m., for example. The list of reasons I hate her is pretty extensive, but I’ll share one more story that relates to today’s vehicle.

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1980 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 Loader


A lot of the Unimogs I write up are interesting fire trucks or post-military vehicles, but the Mog is capable in many more arenas. Some Mogs look tougher than they’ve actually been used, but there is no question that this 406 is a straight up worker. With a front loader and a rear digger, along with several augers to be attached to the front and rear power take-offs, you could take down a forest and dig for gold, then haul it out on the flat bed.

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1962 Mercedes-Benz Unimog


The Unimog is one of my favorite go-anywheremobiles, and while this recent bout of Bay Area rain has people driving like kittens walking on ice, I realize the rest of the country has had a hell of a winter that makes driving truly treacherous. All of a sudden the guys who bought snow mogs and have endured the esnuing “crazy dude with a SnowMog” derisions are looking like prophets. Well, if next winter is like this one, here’s your chance to stay ahead of the curve. Recently restored, this beplowed Unimog 406 looks awesome in red with a badass bed basket and is getting a lot of attention, with 57 Watchers on the auction.

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1979 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406

Welcome to another installment of German SUVs for sale…I think? I guess this really isn’t an SUV, as it’s more like an agricultural, or military vehicle than road car, but either way it’s awesome.

Originally designed as an agricultural vehicle after WW2, the Unimog’s combination of utility, and off road capability, found it many more uses, like construction, and military use. As the Unimog became more widely used,  Mercedes-Benz developed the model with more powerful engines and better drive-train technology, and later on as the vehicle’s popularity increased, so did its model range. By the 1960s Mercedes was selling all types Unimogs in different sizes for different purposes. The tall, flat-nosed vehicles came as pickup trucks, tractors, industrial vehicles and other configurations.

This model 406 for sale in Hayward, CA is a clean example of a go anywhere SU…whatever it is.

1979 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 on craigslist

1979 Mercedes Benz Unimog 406- $25,000. firm

Runs fantastic!!

Mileage: 24,000
Trans: 8 Speed Manual
Engine: Diesel
Color: Light Grey
Drive Train: 4WD
Tires: Fairly new 365/80 R20 tires (42″) w/ matching spare
Current CA Registration and Valid Title
12000 LB Warn Winch w/new controller
PTO front and rear.

Serious Inquiries only- 510-376-6579

This is one of those things that I’ve always had a fascination with. From the immense ground clearance to the center articulation of the chassis, it’s on my “I need to at least drive one of these” list. Priced at $25,000, it’s a bit out of my league, but it seems like the clean examples are commanding that sort of money. With newer tires, front and rear PTO, and a winch, this truck is ready for just about anything.