Screw a 4×4 – get one of these for the snow
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 –Posted 9 years ago
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
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.Posted 9 years ago
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.Posted 9 years agoOllyMember
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?Posted 9 years ago
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…Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
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!
I’m so excited, I’m going to have to go and have a little lie down.Posted 9 years ago
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
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 thoughPosted 9 years ago
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