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    Default Just bought a FLU 419!!!

    Just bought my first Unimog, an flu419. I was wondering if anyone has registered one of these to drive on the street.

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    Yep in South Carolina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyrv6av8r View Post
    Yep in South Carolina.
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    Depends on the state, Some states require a title, some allow you to get a title and some allow them to be registered with construction equipment plates. In NH I elected to use construction equipment plates as I don't need an annual inspection. I expect if I did need an inspection it would be difficult to find someone qualified to inspect it
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    Considering the top "speed" of a SEE, wouldn't a slow moving vehicle triangle on the back be enough? It'd definitely be cheaper.

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    Good to know. Should get mine delivered in a week or so. Find out what I have gotten myself into!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    Depends on the state, Some states require a title, some allow you to get a title and some allow them to be registered with construction equipment plates. In NH I elected to use construction equipment plates as I don't need an annual inspection. I expect if I did need an inspection it would be difficult to find someone qualified to inspect it
    I too am picking up my "new" see in a few days...... Also in NH. I too reg'd as construction plate...
    big question......HOW DA **** DO YOU INSURE IT? Homeowners? Nope, max for tractor is 40 hp, and cant be reged. Called hafferty .... Nope to new.... Only 1986 or before. Called geico and allstate and farmers... Nope, it has back hoe. WTF. Its bad enough getting the loan , bastard bank made me jump through hoops, then demanded the seller get title... Nope. I had to cash out equity .... Really? Origional cost was somewhere around 250,000$ but you dont wanna lend 25,000?

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    Hmm. Never even thought about insurance since I use them on the property and rarely get out on the roads. Figured they'd fall under the homeowners policy. Might have to look into this.
    Still, a SEE doesn't feel very confidence inspiring over 25 mph, and being a low rpm person, 30 mph is plenty for me. And this is from someone who tends to drive most anything too fast, anywhere. Well, not quite true - I do respect speed limits in towns.
    The only reason I'm going to put a triangle on the rear is that we're getting a full-time DOT cop in town. In reality, he may not care.
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    I have had no problem registering the original Unimog platform, the model 406, for road use. Brand is Mercedes, of course, and model 406, type: 'other', when the DMV looked it up. If the label on the SEE tractors says Freightliner, you might have to use that (but we all know who made them, LOL!). Getting a title was no trouble except for one 406 which had been registered in CO as SMM, Special Mobile Machinery. TN state thought that sounded suspiciously like a non-road vehicle but eventually came around when I sent them pictures (without loader or backhoe). Without the implements, a Unimog looks like a truck. Kinda weird truck maybe, but a truck. Maybe there should be a Tonka category.

    Historically, it is better to be totally factual about the character of the base vehicle but not bring up the nickname Unimog. There is considerable reading about these issues on http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unimog/

    Farmers Insurance covers mine (but I only get collision insurance). You will just have to ask your carriers of choice.
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    I registered mine as Antique in PA. I showed the title place the photos and that was a mistake because they started freaking out. I was able to calm them down and point out the state form does not require photos. It sailed through as a 198* Freightliner.

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