Now that is a serious four wheel drive work truck. Not sure how the hydraulic ram on the front is used. Could this be a railroad maintenance vehicle? Thank you for thinking of me when you posted this photo. I will keep an eye out for more vehicles.
No railroad anywhere - it's a farmer's Unimog. The ram is perhaps for ramming fence posts? I have no idea, really. The post before I posted a tractor for you ;-) - the model/series is called "Bauernfreund", i.a. "Farmer's friend". Sounds cute.
btw -I think this is a Unimog 401 manufactured between 1953 - 1956.
This is such a cool truck. Wish I had one. Not much of a road machine, but then no roads needed for this one. Does the name Unimog mean anything? Uni would suggest one of something.
Unimog is an acronym for the German "UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät", Gerät being the German word for device (also in the sense of machine, instrument, gear, apparatus).
Ah, an acronym. Thank you for the explanation. Makes perfect sense.