This Massive Unimog U500 Is the Ultimate Insane Mercedes Pickup Truck

Doug DeMuro

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    The Unimog is the craziest pickup truck ever -- and specifically this Unimog, which is the ultimate truck. Today I'm reviewing this Unimog, and I'll show you all the quirks and features of the Unimog. I'm also going to drive the Unimog and review the driving experience of one of the most unbelievable trucks in history.
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    1. A Z

      American mister bean 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 i like the way he talk.

    2. donkmeister

      15:12 are you sure about that? The Unimog is a bit special but in most European commercial diesels the green simply signifies the "economy band"; this is the most fuel efficient rev range to keep the engine in. So whilst you shift gears to try and keep it in the green, it's not a case of "wait until you are on the yellow then shift".

    3. donkmeister

      11:46 Funnily enough, they also provide English owners manuals for the UK market Unimogs, which have been sold here since the 1950s.. Just in case anyone is watching this in America, thinking "Hey I'd love to import an earlier or later Unimog but I don't speak German". Fun fact: the Unimog is such a versatile vehicle that in the UK it doesn't neatly slot into one particular vehicle category. So, when you buy one new, the specification you choose affects what licence you need to drive it, the tax categories and speed limits applicable to you despite it being the same basic vehicle underneath. Choose some options "just in case" and all of a sudden you need a commercial licence and you can't drive at more than 40mph even on a motorway.

    4. XGamer

      26:45 now watch the GAZ Volga video by Doug and see how he reacted when a 1970's deisgned car didn't have rear seatbelts

    5. XGamer

      The guage cluster looks like it's from lada niva

    6. Ryan

      I JUST REALIZED HE'S NOT WEARING TWO T-SHIRTS AND CARGO SHORTS...THIS IS SUCH A BIG MOMENT IN HIS CAREER

    7. Alex Harmon

      The sockets outside front and rear are for hydraulics and with this transmission you can block change by pushing the gear selector forward twice.

    8. Rick C

      So... does Doug have a Class B license? Pretty sure where I live, what with its size, mass, and air brakes, you'd need a Class B.

    9. joelfromportland

      The front and rear connections are hydraulic, not electrical.

    10. A R

      hes so excited with this one lol

    11. Ahsan Mohammed

      Fix a camera looking forward as well to show the driving view

    12. Yuri Grozenok

      "Tires Hanging On a Pole" button = heated mirrors

    13. Ben Haworth

      One of the very rare videos where Doug isn’t wearing shorts.

    14. J Higgs

      Rather have full manual

    15. maximusfuscus

      2.4k hipsters disliked the video. Mercedes-Benz. The best or nothing.

    16. Michael Plantz

      Tire on a pole is the heated mirrors... the light switch is for strobe lights if the vehicle is equipped with them... the start stop is for the hydraulic system that the vehicle is equipped with, there are hydraulic ports on the front of the vehicle... almost 90% of those buttons/switches are not factory, aftermarket fabricators will apply whatever the customer needs to get the job done... from farming, emergency services to public maintenance departments. Particularly Snow and Ice removal as a snow plow truck and sand/salt spreader... the really interesting thing about this truck to me is the triple differential lock. the fact that the front wheels can be diff locked is really interesting... the back little circles... are not POWER they are hydraulic... that fuel tank will probably get you maybe one full day of constant highway driving... with an average MPG about 6 to 8... reason for no back window is the bed of the truck does not have a "headache" rack to stop shifting loads from penetrating the cab... the original bed/body would have had a "headache" rack... Again the outlets in the front are not electrical they are hydraulic... TLDR this is a commercial vehicle... not a pickup truck, any similarities are mute.

    17. Toffi Kai

      My uncle migrated from germany to rural new zealand southern island in the mid 80s with his family and he could afford to bring two ship cargo containers of goods with him. One was for his and the families household stuff and the other one was just for his unimog. :D

    18. kledderman

      Those outlets aren't electric, they're hydraulic. Great vid!

    19. Grant

      Used a lot by utility companies here in Scotland. Obviously good for driving off-road to fix electric supply, telecom poles etc. How many times does Doug say 'Unimog'??!

    20. da man

      not sure why you keep laughing and snickering at everything .....if you have a large farm or where a 1 ton or 3 ton is used...this is the best of a pick up or 1 ton world......its versatile btw "the button that has the tire hanging off"...is the heated mirror/s.......

    21. ric mad the silver slayer

      Can you stop with the annoying giggles please

    22. MisterJei

      I assume that the interior rear section of the Unimog crew cab was designed by the same committee that worked on the Volga Gaz 24-10.

    23. Thx! O

      It is funny to see him review and wonder about this vehicle. In germany you see an Unimog almost every day, it is totally normal :-D

    24. HellenKellerBestSeller

      Jeez Doug ease up on the cars and bids we get it.

    25. Ryan Bowley

      It’s so cool to see how Mercedes have changed through the years

    26. Hei Hei

      Unimog reporting in. Decepticons, mobilize! Hail Megatron!

    27. liveAiming

      Coolest Unimogs are, where you can slide the whole stearing column from the left to the right side of the cabin

    28. -Omega Zero-

      This isn’t a pickup. It’s a mega truck

    29. Joseph Zander

      Not luxury

    30. JunnYahh

      Hey Doug hope you enjoyed your time in Massachusetts! Nice too see you this way!

    31. Brad C

      3.9 million subscribers and he's kinda clueless about so many things. That's kinda sad.

    32. Dylan Van Lent

      It's not a truck. It's a tractor. It always has been a tractor

    33. Δημήτρης Κυριάκου

      Actually the outlets in front and in the back it isn't for electricity but to attach hydraulic tools! Nice video 👍

    34. Alex Mikhael

      dude... 11:30 ''tire hanging from a rope thing'' ??? DUDE... I BET that's the HEATED MIRRORS!!!! :)

    35. Trystan Gibb

      If it has air brakes then you're not allowed to drive it without your airbrake license

    36. Mike Bruschke

      Doug would probably be just as excited about a Mercedes Econic garbage truck.

    37. Engelbert Kohl

      ein typischer Autoverkäufer - grauenhafter Plauderer...

    38. RedlegOcelotShoutoutFromTexas

      The allies trying to restrict german technology after ww2 heavily restricted tractors, agriculture equipment and everything else....their loophole? Suburban warfare. Mogs go back to the late 50s I believe. Used to come with a PTO as standard equipment

    39. RedTeamWolf

      I think that "power connector" is just hydraulics

    40. BOPING ICKE

      The strange button who looks like a tire on a rope, is the mirrow heater Kind regards from Germany

    41. Plant/Vegetable Rights Matter

      Lmfao Doug that’s not a pickup truck, that’s a semi-truck

    42. chris l

      wish i had one.

    43. Ryan Gilday

      Do a sherp

    44. Jozef Kostelansky

      It s funny, what everything is funny for this crazy American. 😀 It s not a big pick-up, but a small truck/lorry. And truck in this video is just a half of a truck. Second part are different technical attachments. With them this truck is able to do almost everything you are able to imagine.

    45. Pleb Failsworth

      dang, the bid is about 70k over what i'm willing to give.

    46. Isaac Graham

      Anyone know what the powerplant is? Doug said i6 turbo diesel. I'm assuming it's a cummins or cat?

    47. John Mika

      Dude, those are hydraulic couplers not electrical connections.

    48. Traylay

      14:00 Preshifting has nothing do to with people not being able to coordinate properly. Preshifted gears allow for achange with minimal loss in power. So if you pull a heavy load the transmission will transfer the load nearly constantly. As a result you loose less speed.

    49. Shelby Brothers Ltd

      Now next time review a reagular european transport truck

    50. Steven

      This gets a 10 out of 10 in the gitty factor category.

    51. W P

      30:33 you can see everything on the planet :o))

    52. Zenji Zenji

      The cab is too expose, The truck should have a longer nose!

    53. Jeff Brenning

      The “power” outlets, are hydraulic ports. Not really providing “electricity”

    54. Brad

      Doug has 3.91M subscribers but still doesn't know what a heated side mirror switch is

    55. Dane

      spam the zero button! lol

    56. Megadriver

      How is a suspension seat a quirk... Just about semi-truck, bus and larger van have suspension seats. Driving all day on stiff suspension is torture on your back, so it's not a luxury... but a necessity! My company extra long Sprinter comes with a suspension seat, climate control, rear camera and automatic for optimum safety and efficiency. An irritated and stressed driver who's hot and has a bad back is not gonna give it their best. But give the driver their necessary comfort and they will happily rank up those miles! PS: The hanging tire is heated side mirrors and the funny light thing is for auxiliary lights (light bar, sirens, etc) The joystick pannel is for other auxiliary functions (snow plow, street cleaning equipment, farming equipment, etc)

    57. Bed Bugs

      Can I drive it to school?

    58. daniel55645

      The tire tether ball button is your mirror heat

    59. jason kellner

      I believe it's pronounced "Lots-a-Smog."

    60. Tiago Fernandes

      @29:25 it is hydraulic hook-ups, not electrical.

    61. Babak Mohammadi

      Whyyyy u be laughing?? There's nothing funny in reviewing a car

    62. Babak Mohammadi

      Maaan do i just hate how you speak...

    63. PatrykTheGamer

      Now you should check out a Semi Truck, maybe the newest Volvo VNL :P

    64. glashoppah

      Something Doug didn’t seem to know is that all UNIMOGs have the ability to be either LHD or RHD, and you can easily change it - you release some levers, flip the entire dash up, and then the steering, gauge cluster and pedal cluster, all one unit mounted on tubular rails, simply slides from side to side.

    65. glashoppah

      Those aren’t electric outlets, they’re air lines.

    66. miha pantelic

      Its a truck you need truck license to drive it in Europe, tip for braking you have engine brake on the left lever with two positions... and to say "the most insane car I ever drive" is don't know what to say

    67. Jake Jerald

      Doug what’s so damn funny

    68. hugolafhugolaf

      The interior is beat up. The vehicle, inside and out, is dirty as fuck (coffee stains on the steering wheel). The windshield is held in place by a blob of sealant. WTF? Did you stumble on this guy in a parking lot and figured «I'm gonna make a vid»?

    69. Ryan Goheen

      This guy can not contain his laughter

    70. NorthernZeus

      Doug ditched his cargo shorts and tshirt. Choosing his good jeans and sweatshirt to give this truck respect.

    71. CRQ5508

      Have you never seen a tractor trailer, Doug? You’d lose your mind on how large THOSE are...

    72. MrAntonk82

      I drive one everyday at work, 2020 model, the one you're in is old af

    73. Elmuiz Ahmed

      ithomes.info/net/tJuAsdWEmpuOnX4/video

    74. Rubberfox

      Also the Power Outlets shown are hydraulic connectors. Unless electricity is liquid in the US, it will NOT come out of these connectors

    75. Rubberfox

      He talks like he's in the middle of a cocaine overdose... All those americans who are totally stunned by things that are pretty standard in more sophisticated parts of the world: xD

    76. Jack Trumper

      28:00 Well, my car has power front windows and crank rears… and it was built in 2016 😂😂

    77. Roger Skagerström

      Doug - the type of guy not recognizing a heated rear view mirro button, and beeing amazed at a work vehicle. Most of the time I like Doug. But this.. Is it the long pants that hinder his neurons? :P This video needs it's own quirks and feautres video.

    78. tfwatcher

      He clearly has done zero Research on this vehicle.. i mean electrical outlets? These are hydraulic pressure connectors.. And i am pretty Sure all these unimogs came with a sliding steering and pedal column.. so you can drive it on every sie you wann. Dunno, but i guess that would be more interesting than showing the back seats? xD

    79. robo672

      1 cool truck love it

    80. clray123

      Next Doug should start reviewing buses, trams and heavy machinery.

    81. Matt Crouch

      If this is for sale on your site, you need to stop making fun of it LOL

    82. Asae2

      This is a real AT-Truck for Working not for Travelling ! - but funny to watch . And yes its a commercial Truck no Pick-up Truck :-) - And Handling has to be 10/10 in cross roads :- )

    83. Global X

      This is a stupid video - who cares for a commercial truck you cant buy nor drive in the U.S. anyway?

      1. Nevarky

        Because there might be other people living in a place called “rest of the world” ?

    84. martin martin

      ''Massive'' can be but not inneficient in terms of space as are American pick-ups or even a GMC TopKick

    85. eliteinventor

      This is in the marauder category , giant pickup trucks like international Cxt and ford f650 those are pickups

    86. High Milage Mini

      "tire on a pole" is your heated mirror

    87. 2020 Street Bob riderideride

      "Thiiiis is a Unimog, the best offroad worktruck in the whole world", would be the correct intro. There is no better offroad worktruck in the world. Hate me for writing this, but this is just a fact. And no, i am not here to diss anyone. I love US Pick Ups and US classic cars. This one could not swipe the steering wheel and the pedals completly to the right side? Or did you forgett this? I am not that deep into "modern" Unimogs, maybe they did not sell this option to the USA? Next time, please try to explain how to handle the gearbox of an Unimog U406/421 ;-) Would be fun to see you "working" on it.

    88. rson

      would love to see more industrial or commercial vehicles.

    89. lansisland

      When Doug can't help stop laughing, you know Unimog is a VERY FUNNY TRUCK.

    90. Ultravod

      In the parlance of our times, Doug: ''haha Unimog go brrrrr!''

    91. Massimo Iena Dragosei

      I grew up in the Dolomites in Italy where UNIMOG were used as snowplows.

    92. Massimo Iena Dragosei

      I grew up in the Dolomites in Italy where UNIMOG were used as snowplows.

    93. Massimo Iena Dragosei

      Your review is so entertaining that shows you have a very intelligent and sophisticated mind. Extreme attention to details that you have mastered so well to allow you to make it fun and yet very professional. Congratulations!

    94. Rafael says

      Gave thumbs up purely for not wearing shorts. Thanks Doug 👍🏼

    95. Bobbin' Mcferry

      Americans are cute.

    96. Jim Bobway

      Those aren’t “power ports” Doug!!!! Those are hydraulic connections!!!

    97. Ronak Mac

      Don't get fkng overexcited dude! It's really annoying and puerile while marring the purpose of video, which is to REVIEW vehicles. Your laugh is evil. I'm telling you. You're greedy in real life.

    98. E I

      Commercials ALL the time. Doug is a sell out.

    99. The Bird Show

      imagine getting curbside in this thing

    100. Mark O

      Doug seems to think this is somehow comparable to a typical pickup truck. It's not. This is a COMMERCIAL vehicle. The more appropriate comparison would be to a trailer-hauling transport truck (or "road tractor") such as those made by Kenworth, International, Peterbilt, etc. Features like the air ride seat are extremely common - almost standard - in such vehicles.