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RE: [GRRN] unimog
Wasn't sure what in the world these things were so... I looked em up!
Here's what I found...  http://home.att.net/~rldp/unimogs.htm 

Mark S. Kidd
Program Educator
Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling
155 N First Ave., MS 4
Hillsboro, OR 97124
v 503.846.8182 
f 503.846.4928

> ----------
> From: 	Bantillo, Stephen[SMTP:Stephen.Bantillo@ci.sj.ca.us]
> Sent: 	Monday, April 02, 2001 11:34 AM
> To: 	multiple recipients of
> Subject: 	RE: [GRRN] unimog
> 
> Unimog is not a new vehicle.  It was created around 1946 out of a desire
> to
> have a more useful agricultural implement.  Over the years the Unimog has
> been pressed into municipal, forest, and industrial operations due to its
> adaptability and cost-saving utilitarian features.  It has served duty as
> abulances, radio/communications, street sweepers, and a host of other
> useful/necessary vehicles.  And not all Unimogs are behemoth in nature.
> An
> earlier model with a wheelbase considerably shorter than the current
> "popular" Jeep models was available, and Unimog continues to make
> liliputian-sized vehicles based on customer demand.  Basically, the size
> and
> design of Unimogs changes based on customers' wants and "needs".  Do I
> like
> the vehicles?  Sure I do, from a utilitarian standpoint.  The problem that
> arises is when the customers start demanding them for use as
> grocery-getters, shopping mall hogs, or other forms of personal
> transporation.  (If people want something bigger than the Ford Excursion,
> then they should buy an Excavator.)  The point is, these Unimogs are
> well-built and purpose-built vehicles and get their jobs done in an
> efficient manner.  The problem isn't the vehicle or its manufacturer, it's
> people.
> 
> 
> d8)
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amy Perlmutter [mailto:amyp@chelseacenter.org]
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 10:45 AM
> To: multiple recipients of
> Subject: [GRRN] unimog
> 
> 
> For those of you who are Car Talk fans and/or hate SUV's, Car Talk is
> having a contest to give the new behomoth, the Unimog, a more appropriate
> name.  To vote, go to the following link:
> 
> http://cartalk.cars.com/About/Unimog/Naming-Contest/ballot.html
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Amy Perlmutter
> Executive Director
> Chelsea Center for Recycling and
> Economic Development
> University of Massachusetts
> 180 Second Street
> Chelsea, MA 02150
> 617-887-2300/fax 617-887-0399
> visit our web site at www.chelseacenter.org
> 
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