Soft starts. The hydrodynamic torque converter multiplies the starting torque by 2.5. The Unimog therefore starts without a jerk, even with very heavy loads. It reaches its cruising speed after a few gear changes, without declutching.
Shunt very heavy trailers with the benefit of powerful traction. Work at a much more economical cost than with any locomotive. Have the flexibility to switch quickly from rail to road at any time. All with a vehicle that is completely at home on rails. This is the essence of combined road and rail transport, a method that is increasingly being adopted around the world and that is by no means limited to shunting, especially when the vehicle is a Unimog. A railcar mover that has no equal for combined road-rail work.
Result: the goods and the vehicle are both treated more gently and clutch wear is reduced.)