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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?

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thank you. can you answer this - the hydraulic connections are not labeled. are they "universal" or specific and, if so, what does each operate?
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Can you please complete your CP user profile and put in where you are located and the year and model of your car(s) there?



Once that's done, go directly to the Unimog subforum (here) and repost the question.

We have a large crew of people with 'Mogs that will help you.



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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?

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