Safe in use.
Always at the forefront: the G-Class 290 GD. Most recently, during the flood of the century, which hit Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia particularly hard, the almost 90 hp vehicle was in use around the clock. The high trailer load of the G-Class enables its use as a towing vehicle for the station’s large lifeboats. Added to this is the excellent off-road capability in areas far from paved roads. This allows boats to be lowered into the water on steep embankments, for example. Without the all-wheel drive and differential locks of the G-Class, this would be an impossible undertaking.
On the first evening of the flood disaster itself in July 2021, the boat troop of the DLRG Dinslaken was in action with the G-Class and the flood boat. “In Solingen, we had to rescue people from flooded houses,” says Fabian Friese about the special emergencies that the emergency services were confronted with. “That’s where the great fording depth of the G-Class was invaluable.”
The G-Class has never let us down.
Fabian Friese, Press Officer, DLRG Dinslaken e.V.
Best conditions for water rescue.
Electronics and water don’t get along very well. Since the boat crew is always travelling a lot in, on and around the water, it is a decisive advantage that the G-Class only has a few complex and thus potentially vulnerable electronics installed - also a big plus point when it comes to maintenance and repairs. Therefore, in all the years of water rescue at DLRG Dinslaken, there have been almost no problems with the G-Class, says Fabian Friese happily.