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Offline Jonnysc

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Hello everybody!
« on: July 31, 2018, 09:45:20 pm »
I have just registered with the club. I have admired Unimogs for as long as I can remember and would love to own one, I currently own a vintage tractor which works for its living on some land we have planted as an orchard and occasionally gets shown at local shows. The Unimog will be used in the same way, to be used around the orchard, moving trailers and getting firewood in and a bit of gentle off-roading! Now I have a use for one I think it's now or never to own one.
I've seen a few displays of Unimogs at various tractor shows, mainly The Tractor World Show at Malvern (not sure if anyone on here shows there?) and always try and speak to owners.
I am thinking along the lines of a 404 (smaller, more basic and possibly more manoverable than a newer mog?) something with a pto would come in handy.
Would be interested to hear owners views and if you think I am looking for the right truck for my uses?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
Jon.

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Re: Hello everybody!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 10:46:50 pm »
Hi Jon,
I have used a 404 for that purpose for many years. Most of the 404s that come on the market are petrol although there are a few diesel around. The ex military ones like mine had a 6 cyl sometimes twin carb engine which was around 100bhp but very thirsty! A lot of diesel convesions were done using low revving diesels like the old Perkins, but because the 404 is so low geared this makes them woefully slow on the road. In my opinion you need an engine which will hit 3500 - 4000 rev to make them usable. I have an Iveco 2.5 turbo diesel fitted and this is fine. you will also have to uprate the brakes for todays traffic! Mine has a pto non live drive although they are harder to find for the 404 now? I use mine with a mower, a crane with timber pincers and a tipping body - hard to beat in the woods!
Welcome and good luck!
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Re: Hello everybody!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 08:34:59 am »
Hi Phil, thanks for the insight. I will bear it in mind when I start looking......I have a classic car to find a new owner for before I seriously start the search. ;D

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Re: Hello everybody!
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 08:48:30 pm »
Hi Jon,

Sounds like a 411 or 421 would probably be best for you, as you can get linkage for them. I am currently restoring a 411 for a customer at the moment, theres a couple of videos on facebook on it www.fisher.engineering
If you have any questions feel free to ask :)

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Re: Hello everybody!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 12:43:21 pm »
Hi Brian, Thanks for the reply!
Yes, the more I look at them I think the 411 would be ideal. The only trouble is finding one for sale that I can look at? Are they generally worth more being as there are less about?
Cheers Jonny.

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2018, 03:04:05 pm »
Yes 411's are getting hard to come by at reasonable money now, i have 3 people waiting for me to find them 411's for me to restore for them, as you say the trouble is i can find them abroad, but they can't view them and shipping also is a problem.
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