Hansueli Michel auf seinem KYBURZ DXP in Grindelwald

Postman Hansueli Michel drives KYBURZ DXP in the swiss alps.

As a teenager Hansueli Michel started to work as a postman in Grindelwald. Born there, he remained loyal to the "Eiger village" in the Bernese Oberland throughout his entire life and has also been faithful to his DXP since 2009. He would never return it.

Hansueli Michel gibt seinen KYBURz DXP nicht mehr her

Not only the job description has changed, but also the postmen's transport vehicles. Hansueli Michel remembers: "Here in the village, there was only one all-terrain vehicle available. We delivered the mail on foot, in winter we used the "Velogemel". With this bike-like wooden sledge the post bags had to be attached to the handlebars. "Later we got army-bikes with assisting motors and heavy electric carts, as the milkman used them. When then the two-wheeled scooters were introduced, that was a real step. But with these scooters we were never really happy here - with our difficult conditions", Hansruedi Michel looks back.

Posing for tourists
In the autumn of 2009, the very first KYBURZ DXP including trailer was delivered to the Grindelwald post office for testing. "This is the best thing that could happen to me as a postman! You can write it just like that!" says Hansruedi Michel. He was very happy with the new vehicle right from the start. "We had some who turned up their noses when they looked at us for the first time," he continues, realizing the DXP was the ideal delivery vehicle from day one. Hansueli Michel: "I often had to pose for tourists and have myself photographed, they couldn't believe their eyes when they saw me turning around on the snow-covered, steep paths".

Downhill in reverse gear
In the past, mail was stored daily all over the village, but today the delivery staff in Grindelwald pack their KYBURZ vehicles and trailers once when they start work and deliver all the mail by noon - without reloading. Hansueli Michel: "In winter I only have to do about ten percent of the tour on foot, because I discovered some tricks: If it's extremely steep and slippery, I descend backwards - the DXP stops! Sure, Hansueli Michel wouldn't return his vehicle.

Hansueli Michel Fährt auf einer Landstrasse in Grindelwald mit seinem KYBURZ DXP