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Trucks on Display

 

Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. When you visit, you’ll find more than what is featured here.

1963 Mercedes Unimog


Truck Information:
The design for this 1963 Mercedes Unimog is over 50 years old. Mercedes built them for the German military and they still make them today. They now have more creature comforts and options, but the design is still the same. It's an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The axles on this truck are higher than the center of the tires; they are driven by gears at the end of the axle hub. With the higher ground clearance this truck can go through water. If it gets stuck there is a nice, easy place to hook up a chain and pull it out. The small downward shining lights are for wartime conditions. They give the driver just enough light to drive by, but not so much than enemy aircraft could see the truck from above. It is a very difficult truck for the driver to get into and out of. You could easily fall trying to get in it; I imagine it would be even more difficult if you were wearing a bulletproof vest and other military gear. In the back there are two long fold-down benches on either side that will hold about eight people each. The benches fold down for troops, and up for cargo. It certainly is not a truck made for comfort.



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