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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by reeser, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. reeser

    reeser 1/2 ton status

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    thats a pretty good looking rig. Put some big tires on it and I bet it would be pretty good offroad.


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    oops!!!!!!!!
    any idea what kinda axles those are? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Quck glance they looked like rockwells.
     
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    wow that 3 different steering options is really cool!!! that would be sweet offroad! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    nick, big tires? those are pretty big...it would be kinda nice to drive, but "I'd rather drink turpentine and piss on a grassfire. "

    so yeah...a complicated truck with some funky ass suspension that looks like a riding lawnmower hinged in the middle..
     
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    They must not drive it around. I've never seen it. I have seen the lowrider though.
     
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    That is an airplane tug. The axles i beleive are ZF planetaries, and there is no suspension other than about 5* of side to side occilation on one axle so it wont get stuck on potholes. The axles are about as unbreakable as it gets and all you need to really do is put a good suspension on it.
     
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    That is an airplane tug. The axles i beleive are ZF planetaries, and there is no suspension other than about 5* of side to side occilation on one axle so it wont get stuck on potholes. The axles are about as unbreakable as it gets and all you need to really do is put a good suspension on it.

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    i knew it had to be some sort of funky purpose built machinery like an airport tug. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    They must not drive it around. I've never seen it. I have seen the lowrider though.

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    i didn't even notice that it was from your home town!
     
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    The axles look like the ones they use in Skytrack forklifts, and other construction equipment I'm sure.
     
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    The axles look like the ones they use in Skytrack forklifts, and other construction equipment I'm sure.

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    exactly what i was gonna say and that would explain the selectable steering since that is what skytracks use.
     
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    Surplus Air Force aircraft tug. Rated for about 6000lbs. drawbar pull IIRC, which lets you pull a 60,000lb. aircraft on flat ground. In low-1st, you can wind that 6.2 out to the moon and walk next to it at a fast clip (but still a WALK...) /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I can't remember the designation for it though... It was on my old Govt. license, which I lost. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    That's pretty sweet! Get some some sort of suspension and that thing would really go!
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the name of the truck during its military light is MB-4. Either that or MB-1. They are pretty wild. They pull like its nobody's buiness, but they always seem to have problems with the cooridinated steer (4 wheel steer). The back axle seems to have a mind of its own.

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