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75 Unimogs parade

A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Unimog was held in Gaggenau, during which a convoy of 75 Unimogs, drove ceremoniously from the production plant in Wörth am Rhein, through Karlsruhe and along local roads to the Unimog's homeland of Gaggenau in the Murg Valley. 1)

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 glance, like large multi-wheeled skateboards that can work together to move large loads or individually for minor hauls. 2)

IVECO Daily Van Life Adventure

IVECO Daily Van Life Adventure is a project that will be part of the adventurous journey of Núria Goma I Lleonart, a Spanish professional kiteboarder. She will embark on a seven-month journey around Europe in a fully customized Daily 4×4 van version. 3)

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. 4)

Agricultural success

In 1951, the Unimog was included in Daimler-Benz's product lineup, and the U 25 model (2010 series) was produced from 1951 to 1953 at the Gaggenau truck plant. Initially, the Unimog was used mainly in agriculture. 5)

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. 6)

"Prototype 1"

In 1946, its first test drive was the “Prototype 1” Unimog. Behind the wheel sat chief designer Heinrich Rößler himself, who tested the prototype on rough forest roads near Schwäbisch Gmünd - still without a cab, but with a full load of wood. 7)

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. 8)

O-Bahn busway

South Australia's first Scania Hybrid bus has arrived in Adelaide. The O-Bahn busway, part of the city's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, will be more environmentally friendly. 9)

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. 10)

Jet truck

The fastest truck model is the Shockwave. This is a jet-powered truck that can accelerate to 600 km/h! It is equipped with 36,000 horsepower and 6 wheels. It can cover 500 meters in 8 seconds. 11)

Straightest road

The straightest road of 260 kilometers is on the border of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. 12)

Curvest road

Lombard Street in San Francisco, California in the United States has as many as 8 dangerous and steep turns. 13)

The longest road tunnel

The longest tunnel is located in Lærdal, Norway between Lærdal and Aurland measuring 24.51 kilometers. 14)

trucks.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/07 08:46 by aga