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Pinzgauer

Pinzgauer is a (male) inhabitant of the Pinzgau, an alpine region in the west of the state of Salzburg.
Pinzgauer is a utility vehicle manufactured by Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Graz, Austria.

The Pinzgauer comes in both four-wheel-drive (model 710) and six-wheel-drive (model 712) versions; hard-topped (model -K) or soft-topped (model -M) vehicles are standard, and other utility applications (such as ambulance body) are available. Though many Pinzgauers were sold to military forces (primarily the Austrian and Swiss) they are also available as civilian versions. Typical military roles are as a troop carrier, ambulance, gun tractor. The Pinzgauer is used quite widely in the United Kingdom as a fire engine in smaller towns and villages.

Similar-purposed vehicles include the Germany's Daimler-Benz Unimog trucks, British Land Rovers, and the United States HMMWV "Hummer".


Pinzgauer is also the name of a breed of horse, as well as a breed of cattle.



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