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  • grumm
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    The image above shows Russian huge all-terrain vehicle “Kharkovchanka” (made by Kharkov tractor factory), meant to conquer the Arctic and the Antarctic in the 1950s. Its truly gargantuan scale did not prevent it from moving at 40 km/h and climbing 30 degree inclines.

    Plus more cool stuff like these –

    Here

    JulianA
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    I want a ride in one of those! Good link, too.

    sootyandjim
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    Keep it, I’ll have one of these please.

    Great fun to drive

    PeterPoddy
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    Sod those tiny little toys.
    I want something that I can drive, powered by this –

    That’s the crankshaft of the worlds most poweful diesel engine

    108,920 hp at 102 rpm !!!!

    Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version.

    willard
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    Sorry… What you really need for snow is one of these:

    That one is in better nick thatn my old one.

    AB
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    I’ll take your Diesel Crankshaft and cut it in 2 like a twig!

    PeterPoddy
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    Not with that you won’t. It’s a digger, not a saw!
    😛

    Premier Icon Del
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    that panda’s being driven by a dog!

    PeterPoddy
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    Actually I used to have a Fiat Panda, the last time we had any decent sonw (1991?) and it was really good. Little skinny tyres cut straight through. No problem at all. I imagine the 4×4 is even better
    🙂

    grumm
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    OK well if we are just talking giant machinery – how about these?



    Massive drill

    Edit: curses beaten to it!

    Premier Icon Del
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    back on topic. try this one from lotus:

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    (that’s me driving)

    sootyandjim
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    Del – Is that actually moving or is the guy frantically trying to get it started?

    If its moving then congratulations to Lotus, they seem to have cracked that engineering thing at last.

    willard
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    Or how about this… It’s a Bucyrus-Erie 1550-W.

    The biggest dragline in Europe at the time. They do have larger ones in Athabasca right now though.

    It’s actually nice to see pics of the draglines up and running. My dad used to work at RB (formed as part of Bucyrus-Erie and Ransome-Rapier, both huge players in the dragline market. Sad I know, but http://www.stripmine.org/ has a lot of my dad’s cranes in from both companies.

    i love those gargantuan walking dragliners. they make me feel all ‘blokey’

    but a panda 4×4 is the ultimate snow car for the road. we once got passed by one in the peaks and we were in a landrover with full snow chains

    Olly
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    while big 4x4s are cool, they are pointless, we have roads, therefore, there only use…. (other than farmers and the few people who genuinly require one, no a building site L200 doesnt count, its a defender or nothing for proper required 4×4)…. is for fun, and if your gonna have fun, razzing round in an underpowered panda would be the weapon of choice i think?

    toby1
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    How about a Panda powered by PP’s monster crankshaft (it doesn’t matter how I tried to re-write the phrase was innuendo bound) ….

    i suspect that cheap italian drive shafts and differentials woulf fail to cope with 50hp let alone 100,000

    willard
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    Harsh. I think you’ll find that the Panda 4×4 actually has the drivetrain and 4WD system made by Steyr-Puch. It’s so tough that the Swiss use them for postal delivery in the Alps. I’ll admit that 100,000 hp might be a little much for ecen that sort of Germanic engineering though…

    MrNutt
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    I use this for the school run and if I’m popping down the shops:

    not had a ticket yet!

    waihiboy
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    NO, NO , NO

    You want an Ekranoplan… the Russians are mental!

    i wouldn’t say they are mental, just very good at ‘persuading’ scientists to put all their intellect into building TOOLS OF WAR

    Premier Icon barney
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    all their intellect into building TOOLS OF WAR

    It’s all you could do to stop yourself from rubbing your hands together and going “Mwa ha ha ha ha” there, isn’t it?

    who’s to say i wasn’t?

    waihiboy
    Member

    there was a program on the history channel showing the Ekranoplan, total bonkers…

    the first prototype had so much power the engines ripped themselves off!

    Muke
    Member

    My dream job,pottering up n down in one of these…

    RudeBoy
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    I WANT ALL OF THOSE THINGS!

    Speshly that digger. I think that’s the world’s biggest thing. Biggest land vehicle.

    And that Russian explorer vehicle at the top looks like the ultimate camper vayn!

    Ekranoplan!!!!!!

    I’m so excited, I’m going to have to go and have a little lie down.

    i hated my dad for having access to the following when i was a kid:

    Garron tracked vehicle

    Octad 8 wheeled vehicle (2 of the)

    various quad bikes

    Landrovers with snow chains

    Tractors

    A mercedes unimog with snow plough and snow blower

    often i would get to school when people who lived next to it didn’t

    he even pulled the school bus out then it got stuck. that made me REALLY popular

    now i look back it was pretty cool to get a go in those things though

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