This Massive Unimog U500 Is the Ultimate Insane Mercedes Pickup Truck

29 dec 2020
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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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  • The beacon button is for when the vehicle has a beacon mounted on it and you wanna switch it on/off

    OscarOscarPirms 14 Minūtes
  • The "power" outlets you mention at the front and rear. Are not electrical but hydraulic lines

    Marien HospersMarien HospersPirms Stundas
  • The ports on the back of the truck are hydraulic lines most likely hooked up to the trucks transmission.

    CrazyDingoMan1CrazyDingoMan1Pirms 2 Stundām
  • Hell Doug, why did you grap the uglyst model? Most common Universal Motor Gerät (full name) are sqare an have edges. Even in germany this Thing is ugly. The Unimog is one of the Best german inventions. It is unbelievable versitail, strong and insanely offroad usable

    Iron KnightIron KnightPirms 4 Stundām
  • How about new shoes?

    Bartłomiej Top secretBartłomiej Top secretPirms 5 Stundām
  • Hey Doug, you been hitting the green my man?

    Andrew LyonAndrew LyonPirms 6 Stundām
  • hey Doug, wouldn't it be a harder task to get the bad wheel up in to the bed. roiling the Mo Fo off the bed would be easy unless of course you happened to be pointed up hill

    Zach PotterZach PotterPirms 6 Stundām
  • LOL Can't belive Doug DeMuro missed the most quirky feature of the U500. The movable steering column to switch the vehicle between right and left hand drive.

    Heiko JakobHeiko JakobPirms 7 Stundām
  • Those door window grooves are perfect for speaker installation.

    Martin McDonaldMartin McDonaldPirms 9 Stundām
  • How much did it sell for?

    ntme9ntme9Pirms 9 Stundām
  • Those "electrical connections" are the PTO connections. Like as in tractors and skid steers.

    Edwin McDonaldEdwin McDonaldPirms 9 Stundām
  • The button with the "spare tire on a pole" is actually for the heated mirrors

    Truckin' with AaronTruckin' with AaronPirms 10 Stundām
  • What did he smoke before making this video?

    Henk GlimlachHenk GlimlachPirms 11 Stundām
  • There’s a unimog for sale in my town in Canada bc and it’s listed as “unspecified object”

    Lil_legaloLil_legaloPirms 13 Stundām
  • Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500

    spacex Tesla Roadster gamingspacex Tesla Roadster gamingPirms 14 Stundām
  • It's not a pickup truck....... It's an agricultural vehicle.... Lol

    the beach house crewthe beach house crewPirms 15 Stundām
  • Doug... Look I love you're videos but I lost it when you explained what seat air suspension is😂

    Søren KaasSøren KaasPirms 18 Stundām
  • What no donut tire !! My dune buggy had the same stile gear down rear axel from a VW bus with large 4X4 tires

    Edmond de BourEdmond de BourPirms 19 Stundām
  • Whats so funny Doug?

    Stalewater 24Stalewater 24Pirms 19 Stundām
  • What's so funny dude? u just can't stop laughing lol

    Alex WongAlex WongPirms 19 Stundām
  • Number one post-apocalyptic vehicle!

    Ro MänRo MänPirms 21 Stundas
  • This man is creepy

    veljudzicveljudzicPirms dienas
  • Those power outlets on the front are not electrical, they are hydraulic. Its the same thing that tractors have to move stuff around.

    Jo Randar HolmøyJo Randar HolmøyPirms dienas
  • Why are doug's hand movements so soothing?

    Hideki TojoHideki TojoPirms dienas
  • He sounds so silly. Settle Down!! Tone it down.

    Teletraan 2Teletraan 2Pirms dienas
  • Okay, am I the only one to notice you were in essence driving and rating a German-version tractor, (mistakenly calling it a "pick-up" truck?!) There are countless implements that "hook-up" to this behemoth, (and yes, those connections front-and-back are not for you to power an external AC while you rough it out in the woods, but to connect to those implements!) I am always puzzled that people can purchase such a thing in the US, without even knowing what it really is. (They plow fields, they mow grass off autobahns, etc., they clear snow off of roads, etc., etc.) Yes, this is really a huge (and decidedly expensive) tractor! Clever people, these Germans, and well, it shouldn't surprise you that their version of a tractor would end-up looking like a proverbial Swiss Army Knife on gigantic tires-and-wheels! If you want something to compare to the massive American freight-trains (pick-up trucks,) you should choose the G-wagen. This (!) (I am now trying to sound like you! :D ) on the other hand, is NOT a pick-up truck, but a tractor. (Now please write that on a blackboard 50-times!) :D By the way, I very much enjoy watching your channel, (though I do not always agree with your ratings!) :D

    Mustafa StokelyMustafa StokelyPirms dienas
  • As a truck driver I respect that middle sun visor. I think you need to check out some commercial trucks or tractor trailers, this wouldn't be so funny. Just normal stuff.

    MapleBallsMapleBallsPirms dienas
  • I hate to say it Doug, but those outlets are useless in the USA.

    Kyle ErnstKyle ErnstPirms dienas
  • Wait until Doug finds out about 18 wheelers.

    morningstaR xmorningstaR xPirms dienas
  • So nobody told him to stop laughing or put some bass in your voice please

    Ahmed BAhmed BPirms dienas
  • You should do a Sherp

    Rafi MeitivRafi MeitivPirms dienas
  • that was a button for the heated side mirrors idk how you missed that its not a tire its a mirror

    Alexandre PelletierAlexandre PelletierPirms dienas
  • Doug would call a farm tractor impractical and insane, because it doesn't have a passenger seat and a trunk.

    wyskasswyskassPirms dienas
  • Fancy gloryhole

    B.B. SocietyB.B. SocietyPirms dienas
  • The hanging tire button looks like heated side mirrors.

    M DM DPirms dienas
  • Nigga?! You've finally made me laugh. Legendary piece. One love one love

    PetríkPetríkPirms dienas
  • Unimog means: UNIversal MOtoren Gerät - Universal-Motor-Device ... and that says it all This here is only the Crew Cab version of the more utility version of a utility truck. There are many other versions and : The Unimog is "THE" german workhorse! Nearly every thing you can do with this truck. military, plow truck, argicultural truck, extreme offrod, street cleaning, off road survival camping, mining, fire fighting and and and When others stop, this truck begins tho work! Type unimog and extreme at google or youtube and be amazed.

    Tony FischerTony FischerPirms dienas
  • You should get a CDL Doug so you can review more commercial trucks.

    crazy observationscrazy observationsPirms dienas
  • This was a weird one. It's just a utility truck. I guess the "funny" part is that it's by Mercedes? I mean, Lamborghini also builds tractors...

    Paul WoelkePaul WoelkePirms dienas
  • You dudes in the USA should finally learn that CUPHOLDERS ARE NOT A THING OUTSIDE USA. Some German brands add them and they become more popular. But those "cupholders" are definitely never be meant as cupholders.

    Max SchmidtMax SchmidtPirms dienas
  • the tire hanging button is heated mirrors

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  • I want it as a daily driver lol

    Robert PressleyRobert PressleyPirms dienas
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  • Unimogs aren't slow pickups, they're fast tractors.

    MithseregMithseregPirms dienas
  • That is the first time I am seeing u in sweater

    Sebastian KayyalackakomSebastian KayyalackakomPirms 2 dienām
  • So the tire with the pole is to fold your mirrors in because in europe there are really small streets where you need to put your mirrors closer to the truck or else you might hit something with your mirrors, and the beacon button is for your orange flash spinning lamp found mostly on top of the truck and behind in the right or left corner off the bumper to let people know you are heavy loaded

    Izzy BystrovIzzy BystrovPirms 2 dienām
  • Did Doug find some weed in this truck? He's laughing.....alot!

    Mr JaxonMr JaxonPirms 2 dienām
  • Am I the only one who enjoys cars but does not enjoy Doug demuro. I like my cars quirky not the host.

    OIROIRPirms 2 dienām
  • Ya know what would be awesome, if Doug actually asked the owner or salesperson what all these awesome buttons and stuff are and what they do before he goes on to tell us what they do. Yeah, some stuff is obvious and common sense, but I’ve also watched a couple of his vids where he gets things wrong when he thinks he knows what they actually do do.

    jojoPirms 2 dienām
  • I love how excited he is.

    Shogun of sorrowShogun of sorrowPirms 2 dienām
  • Doug has to be the ugliest LVworldr ever 😂

    RJ’s KennelRJ’s KennelPirms 2 dienām
  • This thing would be so fun to do a road trip in with friends (minus the gas mileage)

    jasper426jasper426Pirms 2 dienām
  • Buyer be aware, this is at least a class B vehicle, depending on how long of a trailer you may tow. Also you will need an air brake endorsement.

    Brian F.Brian F.Pirms 2 dienām
  • 40 minutes of douchy laugh talking.

    rodneygivens89rodneygivens89Pirms 2 dienām
  • Bid to 131k but didn’t sell. Yikes

    Alex BAlex BPirms 2 dienām
  • what the fuck is this"

    John caldwellJohn caldwellPirms 2 dienām
  • Whats up with the hole in the steering wheel lol

    Justa BoneJusta BonePirms 2 dienām
  • I don’t think I’ve ever seen a vehicle that makes Doug look short

    forzahellrizingforzahellrizingPirms 2 dienām
  • why does the bed tilt sideways when it has that rack in the back

    Fighting GravityFighting GravityPirms 2 dienām
  • Old vehicles are gross tbh

    Limon OrtegaLimon OrtegaPirms 2 dienām
  • 21:26 not power connections but hydraulic connections. come on man.

    chrisian90947chrisian90947Pirms 2 dienām
  • .. this Unimog Version can change from LHD to RHD and back on the fly if u order this function from Mercedes ^^ ...

    KrankerHaseKrankerHasePirms 2 dienām
  • universal motor engine. I used to drive one 40 years ago, with previous gearbox, all manual. It had gears 1 through 8. Plus a switch for forward and backwards. And a switch for reducing speed to one fourth. Meaning, you had a total of 16 gears forward and 16 gears backwards. 8+8 speeds for road, but you normally used 3, 5 and 7 on the road. And 8+8 gears for off road. We had winch in front and back, plus crane with passenger cabin to lift up to 30 m height. Plus a field drill for drilling manholes 3 m deep, 80 cm diameter, for foundations of buildings.And you had the switch for the differentials. There was almost no terrain where you couldn't get through.

    Wolf HeilmannWolf HeilmannPirms 2 dienām
  • Brabus built a 500 Black Edition of the Unimog. Maybe that one would be more your style, Doug. XD

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  • I hate the out of breath laugh.

    deepmarshdeepmarshPirms 2 dienām
  • This guy is having fun

    Pandelis MenegakisPandelis MenegakisPirms 2 dienām
  • Turned OFF the sound, too irritating. Bad review 👎👎

    Sam ChiuSam ChiuPirms 2 dienām
  • It blows your mind that mercedes makes that truck and I live in Culiacan Mexico where the city buses are mercedes.

    SGCSGCPirms 2 dienām
  • It’s the perfect vehicle for a zombie apocalypse, lol

    Robert SmithRobert SmithPirms 2 dienām
  • I watched a documentary about the Unimog a while ago and this conversation stuck in my mind: presenter: "So what is the average life expectancy of a Unimog?" Unimog official: "We don't know that yet. It has only been in production for a little over 70 years."

    Matthias DongusMatthias DongusPirms 2 dienām
  • Yet we arent allowed the fun trucks because of fucking California amd all their bullshit......

    Ted NedTed NedPirms 2 dienām
  • Ohh my god this guy is so annoying. Shut up and breathe, and please stop joking you aren't good at. Ones I muted I could enjoy the UNIMOG

    Szoke BarnaSzoke BarnaPirms 3 dienām
  • That reveal doe

    Daniel DonovanDaniel DonovanPirms 3 dienām
  • The ultimate car review.😍😍😅🙌

    Faithful GodFaithful GodPirms 3 dienām
  • Такой должна быть шишига

    Sergey KozlovSergey KozlovPirms 3 dienām
  • Doug the outlets on the front and back are air lines not electricity

    carl Rodmartcarl RodmartPirms 3 dienām
  • America: *Beats Germany in both World Wars* Also America: *Loves massive trucks* Germany: "And I took that personally"

    Jeff WangJeff WangPirms 3 dienām
    • @tom cawthorn The AI starts new fashions and tracks the adoption of the trends it sets. Like bell bottom trousers and skinny jeans, they're an indication of who follows the instructions given to them.

      Eternal ExtrapolationsEternal ExtrapolationsPirms 8 Stundām
    • What’s with this new trend for scripted comments? Where did it come from? Why are none of them entertaining?

      tom cawthorntom cawthornPirms 12 Stundām
  • i like all the attachments for this. just imagine using a snow blower on this

    matthew kennymatthew kennyPirms 3 dienām
  • 🤣 THHHHIS!

    FaceKidNoise 1FaceKidNoise 1Pirms 3 dienām
  • 11:36 is heated mirror.

    Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny KnoxvillePirms 3 dienām
  • “On the passenger side door you’ll notice you have a circle, and inside that circle, a hole!”

    John JohnsonJohn JohnsonPirms 3 dienām
  • Stop laughing like an idiot and tell me about the truck.

    Derek LaingDerek LaingPirms 3 dienām
  • Fun fact about Unimogs and their durability: Mercedes Benz still keeps stockpiles of spare parts for Unimogs made in the 1950ies. A curator of the Unimog museum at Mercedes Benz once was asked whether it wouldn't be simpler just to cannibalize old models which were broken beyond repair, to which the curator simply answered "Of course, but the problem with that is- it has never happened so far."

    dudewhosaysarrhdudewhosaysarrhPirms 3 dienām
  • A sideways tilting truck bed is actually quite common for this type of vehicle since in Germany they are often used in roadworks. If you have a truck bed full of gravel it is far more efficient to park parallel to the hole, dump the gravel in and pull away in order to go an fetch the next load, than to back up and make a 90 degree turn blocking two traffic lanes in the process. BTW: the beacon switch in the console is intended for an optional warning beacon which can be fitted to the vehicle. Unimogs are platforms for a variety of specialized vehicles, from construction site trucks, agricultural tractors to towing vehicles , fire trucks or military field ambulances. Depending on the intended use you have to be able to fit two different kinds of beacons to the vehicle. Blue for emergency vehicles such as fire trucks and ambulances and orange for slow moving vehicles which might pose a traffic hazard, such as road inspection and construction vehicles.

    dudewhosaysarrhdudewhosaysarrhPirms 3 dienām
  • Electrical outlets yeah sure would have taken 2 minutes to realize those at hydraulic implement outlets

    Seth PacholkoSeth PacholkoPirms 3 dienām
  • Would’ve loved to watch the whole video but couldn’t stand his stupid giggling when he talked about absolutely anything!

    matthew4388matthew4388Pirms 3 dienām
  • Nice truck for museum to show

    Jimmy F.X.Jimmy F.X.Pirms 3 dienām
  • *1)* By using the *"donkey-switch"* you can drive at a lower speed with the same engine speed. Then you can for example use certain attachments or increase the pulling force, the *"rabbit-switch"* is used for normal *road operation* *2)* The *button over the left power window switch* is for using *rotating beacons / lightbars* (by the way: the switch right of it is to switch on the *power take-off* - that transfers mechanical power from the engine to other equipment) *3)* _..."the button that looks like a tire hanging on a pole"..._ is simply the *mirror heating.* It is really embarrassing when you cannot interpret even the simplest symbols (for which even an average intelligent person does not need any operating instructions) and which Mercedes has made especially understandable for *every* one... And - by the way: This is *no* "pickup truck" but a *truck!* Or do you seriously mean, this vehicle would comparable with vehicles like a Ford F350, Dodge Ram, or Chevy Silverado...??? It has a reason, why the vehicle papers identify the Unimog as a *truck* in Germany, while *pickup trucks* here simply called *cars* (and so also usually identified as such in their vehicle papers). But at the latest when it comes to *air brakes,* and *the tipper,* it should be clear also to the last ignorant that it is a real *truck* - in this case even a three-way tipper (I´m not sure if this is the right translation for it - in Germany it´s called "Dreiseitenkipper", that means that the charge can be tipped off in 3 directions: to backwards, to the left, and to the right)! A short extra-info to the *name* of the Unimog ( which is an *acronym:* ), and the development of this *truck:* *Unimog* means *UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät* (what translated means *Universal motor device* - this is exceptionally exactly the same meaning as in German / this is also the German wording) and was conceived immediately after the Second World War, originally as a purely agricultural vehicle. But very soon the Unimog turned into a special type of truck for military use, municipal use, forestry, and countless purposes of use more - *worldwide.* In the USA this truck so would be named Unimod, if the name components would be converted 1:1 into an English name. And - last but not least - the "power connections" (...) at the front and on the back: These are *hydraulic* connections, for connecting *hydraulic* attachments and / or operating external *hydraulic* devices such as log splitters, earth drills, and countless more things!!! *Holy crap...* - that all really nearly *hurt* me...!

    Arschkarten PauleArschkarten PaulePirms 3 dienām
  • They also left the window crank circle and hole there in case the power windows stopped working

    Zack BrownZack BrownPirms 3 dienām
  • Jaja the Unimog ist funny, but is a hard work truck. Is a very strong vehicle.

    Jose Fernando Madriz ArceJose Fernando Madriz ArcePirms 3 dienām
  • I'd say the f650 is better because it has much more comfortable and reasonable rear seats than the unimog. And more amenities too

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  • You definitely need to come to Germany, to the Unimog Museum, and test the newer Mercedes Unimog of the U-5000 series. The Motto of the Unimog is : we can go almost anywhere in the world and where we can't go you definitely need a boat or Plane.

    Christoph FriedrichChristoph FriedrichPirms 4 dienām
  • waiting for doug to start reviewing military tanks

    Miguel MotaMiguel MotaPirms 4 dienām
  • I’ve used a Unmog for work and there’s absolutely nothing better when the going gets though, except maybe a tractor, however that doesn’t offer the utility of a Unimog. We always compare vehicles by how bad a place you can get t stuck in, and this just takes the cake. Also the power outlets Doug is presenting seem to be hydraulic, not electric

    Anders TomperiAnders TomperiPirms 4 dienām
  • its not that funny....nobody cleaned the coffee stain off the steering wheel

    SwingerVicSwingerVicPirms 4 dienām
  • Ugly ass truck lmao.

    Dirty JavierDirty JavierPirms 4 dienām
  • You have to review the sherp. Its amphibious!

    Leslie VernonLeslie VernonPirms 4 dienām
  • Hey Doug, those are not electrical connections on the front and rear. Those are hydraulic connections.

    Chase GipsonChase GipsonPirms 4 dienām
  • I sound the same when I’m trying to tell a funny joke

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