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1962 ZIL-E-167 6x6

The Soviets created the ZIL-E-167 6×6 in 1962 to reach far-north towns in any weather (or to invade the U.S. via the North Pole, if you follow certain conspiracy theories). It's powered by two ZIL-375 3.5-liter V8s positioned at the back. The entire thing measured 30 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 9 feet high (though another source said it was 10 feet wide and 10 feet high). It had a curb weight of 12 or 15 tons and a carrying capacity of 7tons. 1)

Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan’s Monster SUV

Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan is well-known for constructing huge copies of Dodge Power Wagons and Willys Jeeps. But he also designed, or had designed, this 10-wheeled special SUV. According to reports, it combines a Jeep Wrangler and an Oshkosh M1075 military truck. The engine is a 600-horsepower Caterpillar C15 15.2-liter six-cylinder diesel. The truck itself is 35 feet in length. 2)

LeTourneau Land Train

Subsequent designs grew in size, starting with the initial 4×4 tractor with three trailers and gradually adding trailers and wheels until it became the world's longest road train. The LeTourneau TC-497 Overland Train MkII eventually had four gas turbine engines in its tractor part, each producing 1,170 hp for a total of 4,680 horsepower and spinning generators to power the 54 motors, one in each of the train's 54 wheels. There were a total of 12 trailers. By the time the Army reconsidered it in 1962, powerful helicopters capable of lifting whatever the Land Train could transport had rendered it obsolete. The project's total investment was $3.7 million. 3)

Self-Propelled Modular Transporter

The Self-Propelled Modular Transporter, or SPMT, was meant to move extremely large objects such as bridges, oil rigs, residences, or ships weighing up to 15,000 tons. They look, at first glances, like large multi-wheeled skateboards that can work together to move large loads or individually for minor hauls. 4)

Herrington Marmon Rhino 4WD Amphibious SUV

This is a Herrington Marmon Rhino 4WD SUV, an amphibious vehicle with wheels made of hollow half-spheres. It could be tilted 75 degrees in any direction and run in 2WD or 4WD. On land, the top speed was 45 mph, and in the water, it was 4 mph. 5)

biggest_trucks.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/04 05:12 by aga