Date registered: May 2009
Vehicle: 1980 Unimog 406
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Thanks, Cascade. I've completed the profile questions, here's the repost:
I'm just returning from a remote part of Haiti where our mission group does its work. We own a 1980 MB Unimog 406. It's been refurbished and seems to run well. The Unimog seems to be a strong, adaptable vehicle, well suited to our projects. We drill water wells, pulling the rig behind the Unimog. It's also used for excavation and other construction projects. A driller consultant recommended it's purchase and he went there a year ago to set up the machine and train locals to operate the Unimog and drill.
After a year, things are starting to need maintenance. While there, I changed the clutch slave cylinder and surveyed other needed repairs. I'm a couselor by profession, but restore cars as a hobby, so I know something about mechanics, but little about heavy equipment or hydraulics.
We obtained a technical manual, but it either makes a lot of presumptions about the mechanic being well trained on this machine or "leaves a lot out." I'm looking for "friends" who can help answer questions to basic things, guide to to parts vendors, or send us to the right people when we get deeply in trouble.
Somebody out there?