6 6X6 WHEELED RIGID VEHICLES, HEAVY

 

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Kenworth 6x6 with inflation tires system. www.hansebubeforum.de

 

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Kenworth Super 953. Kenworth, now part of PACCAR, is based at Kirkland, near Seattle, USA. The company was born in Portland in 1912 as Gerlinger Motor Car Works and the Gersix in 1915 was a rugged logging truck. The company manufacture road trucks and is always known for its school buses of the 50s like T126 "Pacific School Coach". Besides, Kenworth manufactured a range of very reliable models of off-road truck for oil industry but nowadays, it seems to have only in this field the C500 8x8.

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Kenworth 993 http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/Kenworth/Kenworth%20txt.html

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Kenworth and Pacific (from Vancouver at right) trucks on a San Francisco Project. Pacific Truck & Trailer LTD started in 1947 and was purchased by International Harvester in 1970, but Pacific production was phased out in early 90s. Pict from the guide of Heidrich Museum, Woodland, Ca, 2001.

 

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XM523 Kenworth, 6x6, 380 hp Cummins engine, of the 60s. www.jedsite.info.com


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Terex Titan 6x4, 1974 built by Terex Corp then General Motors in Canada was the biggest truck in the world : empty mass 260 t, payload 350 t, 3300 hp engine whose power was transmitted to four electric motors at each rear wheel, each weighting 4 t with 3,35 m diameter. It was 20,1 m long. Assembled at Sparwood, CB,  in 1978 for Kaiser Resources, it ended service in 1990 and, after lifting in 1995, is exposed here. Picture Francis Pierre, 1995.

 

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Chaseling Mc Giffin 6x6.  Company is now CMP Engineers PTY LTD, Bribane, Australia. http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/Chaseling%20McGiffin/Chaseling%20McGiffin

%20txt.html

 

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KVW25, 6x6, 1979 from Keable, capacity 100 m3 for garbage transport. Keable, Karl Keable Motor und Maschinenfabrik, was in Germany from 1907 to 1987. Pict from the book 'Off-Highway and Construction Trucks' by Arthur Ingrom and Collin Peck, Blanford Press, 1980.

 

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Pacific Roughneck.

http://www.hankstruck

pictures.com/bob_

dingsdale02.htm                     

 

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Leyland FV1400 Antar, 6x6, 1954 of total mass 42 t. Leyland lasted from 19th century to 1998 when it was included in US Paccard Company. Leyland built many off-road vehicles for British Army.

 

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Perlini dumper 6x6 DPT 305, presented at Samoter in 1999. From Italia. http://www.perlini-equipment.com/

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Dumper Perlini International DPT 305. 450 hp, capacity 36 t, 50 km/h, bucket 16 and 19 m3. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2006 04.

 

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Dumper PERLINI. http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/Perlini.html

 

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Hayes W-HDX 6x6, 1976, sold to Spain. Two of these tractors, from Canada, could tow a trailer of 580 t.

http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/Hayes/Hayes%20txt.html

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MAZ-530, 6x6, 1960, production (about 35 copies) of this rear dump was from BelAZ. http://www.sovavto.net/MAZ/530-E.HTM

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MOL 6x6 of the 80s. MOL, Belgium,  founded in 1952 by Gérard Mol, built today trailers, rail-road, port equipment and always trucks with 500 persons and 6 companies. The upper picture, MOL F 7066 6X, may represent a Faun licensed built. Lower is a MOL TB800 6x6.

http://photostp.free.fr/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6223&start=80

 



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MOL 6x6 truck seen not far from Bordeaux on 2004 04 21. Pict J M M.

 

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MOL 6x6 for forestry. Picture J M M near Bordeaux on 2003 04 21.

 

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 MOL 6x6 T6066/05 was the largest oilfield model of the company. Pict from book 'Off Highway Trucks in the World' by C J Fraser, Haynes Publishing Group, England, 1985.

mol-6x6.pdf Mol-6x6.pdf

 

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 Giant of MOL, 6x6, mid 80s, 250 t capacity, for sandy deserts, built at Hooglede, Belgium. Pict from the guide of Heidrick Museum, Woodland, Ca, 2001. http://www.molcy.com/producten/?m=2

 

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Albee Rolligon 6x6, 1961.                   http://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Albee-Rolligon-Chevrolet-Amphibian-Truck-Brochure-/370140630085

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Rolligon Corp 6x6, Houston, Texas. 7 Ton, 1961. From ebay.

 

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Transporter, Six-Bag Drive, 6x6, 7-Ton Rolligon Mark IV, Model 1802, 1961, built by Rolligon Corp, Houston, Texas. Rolligon bags were driven by friction rollers which unfortunately slip when wet. Speed 60 km/h, 195 hp, range 3210 km, Picture from US Military Wheeled Vehicles of Fred Crismon, Crestline Motorbook, 1972.

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Rolligon, Transporter, 6x6, 7 tons, end of the 50s, with a wagon steer. http://heraldphotos.blogspot.fr/2009/06/albee-rolligon-1958.html

 

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Rolligon 6x6 Trucks in the desert in the 60s. See video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bejefpm0Sp8  and   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eji_uHsE7g

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Albee Rolligon, 7 t, 6x6, Off-Highway, Transporter, 1957. Cover of Mechanix Illustrated, Dec 1957.

Rolligon 6x6 1957

 

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Ural-43223, 6x6, 1992. http://army.billibons.com/?p=576

 

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ZIL 6x6 at Truck-Trial of Les Herbiers, France on September 1992. Pict J M M.


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ZIL 131 6x6, Loco en Fête, La Ferté Alais, May 2000. Pict J M M.

 

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Gidrohod NAMI experimental off-road vehicle, 2007, for testing an hydrostatic transmission. It is issued from ZIL-49061 Blue Bird amphibious. Oil pressure : 400 bars, 6 hydraulic motors, speed 80 km/h. mass 12 t for 4 t payload, consumption at 60 km/h : 55 l/100 km, 250 ch Detroit Diesel, hydro-electric controlled by Bosch. http://ser-sarajkin.narod2.ru/ALL_OUT/TiVOut10/SKBZIL55/SKBZIL55048.htm

 

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Ward La France Heavy Wrecker M1A1, WWII. Pict J M M at Rétromobile, Paris, 2007 02

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenworth M1A1 heavy recovery truck of WWII. Pict J M M at Loco en Fête, La Ferté Alais, 2009 06 13.

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Mack Model NO built at Allentown, PA, in 1945 and after rebuilt, has been given to British Army of Rhine before to be sold in 1968 and bought in again in 1995. Rebuilt last four years by owners G. Maskell and Seaham Co. Durham. Pict J M M at Locomotion en Fête, La Ferté Alais, 2007 06.

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Pacific M26, 6x6, 1942. Width 3.3 m, 20 t, it was named Dragon Wagon., 45 km/h, consumption 300 l/100 km. Pict J M M at Rétromobile, Paris, 2008 02

 

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AM General M813 1970, 5 t.

 


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AM General M811 truck 6x6 (1971-1983), extra-long wheelbase.

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AM General M925, 6x6, 1984.

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Oshkosh MTVR, Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, 6x6, 7 ton off-road, 15 tons on road. Pict J M M, Le Bourget, 2006 06.

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Oshkosh MTVR Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, 2007. J M M collection.

oshkosh-tactical-vehicle-replacement.pdf Oshkosh-tactical-vehicle-replacement.pdf

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Tatra T813, 6x6, produced from 1968 to 1982. 70 km/h, capacity 8800kg, empty 12250 kg. http://www.tatra.cz/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sestsettrojka/1488383669/

 

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Tatra 6x6 T138 NT, 1958-72

(T148 S1, 1972-82) from www.forum.index.hu.

http://www.overroad.ru/publ/12-1-0-957

 

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Oshkosh truck Model J, with wide, high flotation tires in oil-field industry in sands of China. Pict from book 'Oshkosh Trucks' of David Wright, 1992, Motorbooks International.

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Faun from  truckbook.de   http://www.truckbook.de/shop/page/18?shop_param=

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Acco Giant Grader, early 80s, the biggest ever produced. Conceived by Umberto Acco in his Italy plant, Caterpillar engine is 700 hp at front and 1000 hp at rear. Mass about 200 tons. Only two built. Pict of 1997 from the book of Eric Orleman 'Super Duty Earthmovers' MBI Motor Book International, 2002.

 

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Dodge D700 Engesa, 6x6, 1970. Total mass 11,5 t, 198 hp. Pict from the book of Bart H. Vanderveen ‘The Observers Military vehicles Directory from 1945’.

 

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OTZ Amphibious tractor, 6x6, 1960, for forestry work. Manufactured at Onega Tractor Plant (OTZ). Pict from book 'Les véhicules spécialisés N° 4', from Alain Dupouy, Auto-éditeur, about1990.

 

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 Valmet 1502, 6x6, 1975-1979 from www.farmphoto.com

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Valmet 1502, 6x6, prototype of the 70s.

http://www.nedtrac.com/prototypes.htm

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 Lely 6x6 proto of the 70s.

http://www.nedtrac.com/prototypes.htm

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 Multidrive 6185, 6x6, SixTrac, 12 t capacity, Cheltenham, GB. http://www.multidrive

tractors.co.uk/index.html

 

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Saurer 6ML 6x6 tractor in the 50s. Pict from the book of Bart H. Vanderveen ‘The Observers Military vehicles Directory from 1945’, Warne, 1972.

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Renault Cargo, 10-Ton, 6x4, 1931. Pict from the book of Bart H. Vanderveen ‘The Observers Army Vehicles Directory from to 1940’, Warne, 1974.

 

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Scammell 6x6 vehicles. Above, Pioneer from 1928 and below, Pioneer transporter with 17 tons test load. Pict from book 'Scammell vehicles' by Bart Vanderveen, Warne, 1971.

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Scammell 6x6 and 4x4. From up to down : Mountaineer 4x4, Constructor 6x6, Constructor 85 T. Pict from review Commercial Motor, 1950 and 1955. Doc of J M M.

scammell-6x6-constructor.pdf Scammell-6x6-constructor.pdf

scammell-6x6-85-t-from-commercial-motor-1955.pdf Scammell-6x6-85-t-from-commercial-motor-1955.pdf

 

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Scammel 6x6 Explorer of the 50's. Rear walking beams and front articulated axle made a 3 points suspension like agricultural tractors and allowed good travel suspensions equipped also with semi-elliptic springs front and rear. Petrol engine Meadows 10,35 l, 175 hp 6 cylinder. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin 'The Illustrated History of Off-Road Vehicles' Haynes Publishing, 1987.

 

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Scammel Explorer 6x6. From 'Wheels and Tracks' N° 72, 2001.

scammell-6x6-explorer-from-commercial-motor-1952.pdf Scammell-6x6-explorer-from-commercial-motor-1952.pdf

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Scammel Explorer 6x6 articulated front axle. From 'Wheels and Tracks' N° 72, 2001.

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Scammel Explorer 6x6 has been tested in the late 40s and built for British Army as recovery vehicle. It remained in service until the 80s. Rear wheels were fitted on a walking beam and the front axle had a transversal leaf spring tuning in its center, so off-road capabilities were improved. From 'Wheels and Tracks' N° 72, 2001.

 

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Kamaz 6x6. Pict J M M near Lambesc, South of France, August 1993.

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Kraz 255B at Saumur Museum, France, Febr 2002. Pict J M M.

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Kraz 255B. Pict J M M.

 

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KRAZ 255B 6x6, 1977. Large tires are original equipment. Pictures by J M Maclou at Bovington Museum, GB, on September 1994.

 

 

 

 

 

KrAZ 255 B1. All the KRAZ trucks are here :  http://ns1.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=270469

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KRAZ 255B 6x6, 1977. Large tires are original equipment. Pictures by J M M at Bovington Museum, GB on September 1994.

 

 

 

 

Kraz 6x6. Pict J M M at la Locomotion en Fête, La Ferté Alais, 2010 06.

 

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Kraz 260 6x6 truck produced from 1981 to 1993 in Russia. It replaced Kraz 255B. http://denisovets.narod.ru/museum/museum_rvai/2ground/2ground.html http://www.autokraz.ru/index.html http://www.musee

ducamion.com/yaz.html

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Ural 6x6 trial proto with independently suspended and steering rear wheels. Pictured by J M Maclou at Montarlieu Vercieu, France, 2004 05 29.

 

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Titan 6x6 for oilfields. Titan Spezilfahrzeubau GmbH, Backnang/Sulzbach, Germany, since 1994, is leading  manufacturer for Heavy-Duty and Special purpose vehicles 6x6 and 8x8 for oil industry, heavy tractors and fire fighting vehicles for airport. They have a parnership with Mercedes-Benz for producing Actros.

Titan Véhicules Spéciaux, Les Ayvelles, Ardennes, France, built the same trucks but was in liquidation on 20-01-2011. http://www.titan-sf.com/index.php/en/

 

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Toro T60 Mineral and construction truck of  TORO Loaders, subsidiary of Sandvik Tamrock Corp., Turku, Finland, built a range of  low profile high speed articulated dump trucks for heavy underground operations. This one is 60 T payload. http://www.samocho

dyswiata.pl/viewtopic

.php?f=23&t=19919

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Toro 6x6 of Sandvik Mining and Construction, Sweden, well-known for their low profile mining equipment. http://www.miningandcons

truction.sandvik.com/ http://www.samochodyswiata.pl/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=19919

 


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Berliet GBO 15 P 6x6, 1962, at Foundation Marius Berliet, Le Montelier, near Lyon, France, on 2005 05. Pict J M Maclou. 45 GBO 15 P were built from 1958 to 1962.

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Berliet GBU 6x6, 1960. 796 units were built at Montplaisir plant, Bourg-en-Bresse. From 1967 to 1987, about 60.000 units of this truck were built in China. Speed 65 km/h. Pict J M Maclou at Foundation Marius Berliet, Le Montelier, near Lyon, France, on 2005 05.

 

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Berliet GXO, 1970 at Foundation Marius Berliet, Le Montelier, 2005 05. Pict J M M.

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Berliet T 100 N°2 at Fondation Marius Berliet, Le Montellier, 2005 05. Pict J M M.

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T 100 Berliet front axle. Pict J M M.

 

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Berliet T 100 N° 1 from Venissieux, France, in 1957, pictured here 40 year later at Hassi Messaoud in Algeria. Pict from review 'Charge Utile' N° 177, Sept 2007, Special Readers Archives.

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Hendrickson Hulk from the beginning of the 70s were supervised by Bechtel. Two were built and after transformations sent to Alaska where they worked with 2 Melroe 8x8. They came back to the West Coast of USA in 2004 to be exploited by Lampson Rigging Company.

Hendrickson Hulk

 

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Berliet 6x6. Pict J M M at Loco en Fête, La Ferté Alais, 2009 06 13.

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Berliet Gazelle 6x6, 1956. Pict J M M at Loco en Fête, La Ferté Alais, 2009 06 13.

 

 

 

 

 


Berliet Gazelle GBC, 6x6, 1956. J M M at La Ferté Alais, 1998 06.

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Cross-Country 6x6 Truck GW2180, from China. http://linkforce

global.en.china.cn/selling-leads/img_1095694971_1.html

 

 

 

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ZIL-49042 Amphibious restored by the Military Museum Technical at Chernogolovka (Ivanovo) near Moscow.

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ZIL-4972,6x6, early 90s produced at Likhatchev plant.   http://mclaud2007.livejournal.com/24173.html

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ZIL-132, mass 4 t, 1965, restored by the Military Museum Technical at Chernogolovka (Ivanovo) near Moscow. http://mclaud2007.livejournal.com/24173.html

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ZIL PSE-1 and PSE-2 for rescuing cosmonauts, restored by the Military Museum Technical at Chernogolovka (Ivanovo) near Moscow.

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Ural ZA 63095 Typhoon. Picture of Chritelle Brillant at Villepinte 2012. It is self-leveling.       http://servir-et-defendre.com/viewtopic.php?f=202&t=9838

   

 

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Ural AZ Typhoon, 6x6. This truck is fitted with pneumatic suspension and is self-leveling. Pict J M M at Villepinte, June 2012.

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Russian vehicles from a museum in the village of Ivanovo, Russia.     http://nevsedoma.com.ua/index.php?newsid=140053

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Renault AFD 1 6x4, 1935 and AFG 1 6x6, 1938. Pict from the book :  'L'Automobile sous l'Uniforme' by François Vauvillier, published by Massin, Paris, 1992.

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Mack 6x6, Volvo Group. Pict J M M at Villepinte on 2012 06.

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Lug Lugger, 1937-38, 80 hp Caterpillar engine was 4x4 plus a helper wheels. This firm disappeared in 1942 after 21 years existence. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin ‘Giant Dumptrucks’, Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1984

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Hug Lugger Truck with Letourneau body, 1936. Center axle was not powered. Pict from book of Eric C. Orleman : 'R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment, 1921-1953', Iconografix, Inc, 2008.

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IRI International Oil Well Servicing Rig equipped with Twin Disc Suspension System.     http://www.twindisc.com/Downloads/pdfs/industrial_pdfs/Auto_Transmissions.pdf

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Haulamatic 6x6 dumper A625, 1979, 22 t capacity, 14 m3, 210 hp Detroit engine. The company became part of Clarke Chapman and, in 1983, the NEI Thompson division of Northern Engineering Industries bought it. 100 trucks a year continued to be sold by a J. Deere division. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin ‘Giant Dumptrucks’, Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1984

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FAR TT3  prototype, 1939. It appeared too heavy, too large and mechanically complex although fitted with good off-road performances. Pict from the book : 'L'Automobile sous l'Uniforme' by François Vauvillier, published by Massin, Paris, 1992.

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 Case IH Transporter, 6x6,  from www.farmphoto.com      

 

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Alvis Stalwart, 6x6, Amphibious pictured by J M M at Alfortville, France, December 1993.

 

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Stalwart Amphibious Vehicle FV 620 then Mk 2 6x6 built by Alvis for British Army from 1966. Mass 9 t, payload 5 t. Only one differential between right and left group of wheels was not sufficient on road between front and rear wheels and could break transmission. Pict from 'Revue Internationale de Défense' in the 60s.

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Stawart amphibious vehicle.

Pict from 'Revue Internationale de Défense' in the 60s.

 

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Laffly S 45 in 1994 at La Ferté Alais, France. Twelve copies were delivered to French Army in May-June 1940 as tank wrecker. Empty mass : 8,2 t, payload : 2 t, power : 110 hp, Speed 36 km/h. Pict J M M.

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 Laffly S45 6x6 from 1940 shown here in the 80s. Rear wheels have typical position crossing a top hill. M. Hollos, Austrian engineer, conceived suspensions. S 45 was used as a wrecker with its winches and spuds. This one belongs to Montrichard Truck Museum. From 4x4 Magazine, Sept 1988.

 

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Laffly S45.


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Laffly S45, 6x6, tested in 1937 and built in 1940 at 18 copies. It could tow 10 t, 110 hp, 8,2 t, payload 2 t, speed 26/36 km/h. Pictures by J M M  at La Ferté Alais on June 1994. These vehicles are rare nowadays.

 

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Laffly S45                                 

 

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Terrabus 6x6 of Foremost. Pict Francis Pierre, Alberta, 2001.

 

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Hongyan CQ 260, 1966, at the beginning of the company, Sichuan, China. http://www.trucksplanet.com/catalog/model.php?id=1005

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Pegaso-3050, 6x6, 1973. http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?124104-Spanish-Armed-Forces/page41

 

 


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M54, 5-ton, 6x6, 1956 equipped with Straussler Lysoïd tires and snow plow. Picture from book of Fred Crismon ‘US Military Wheeled Vehicles’, Crestline Publishing (Motorbook), 1983.

 

 

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M 939 AM General 6x6 whose 21000 copies were built from 1982 to 1992. Mass 14 to 21 t, 84 km/h, central inflation tire system, slope 60%. http://www.trucksplanet.com/catalog/model.php?id=359

 

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Mack M123, 6x6, Tractor, 1968. 300 hp, Mack, Pensylvania,  founded in 1901 has been bought by Renault Vehicules Industriels in the 90s and Volvo AB acquired Renault Trucks in 2001. http://buzzybeeforum.nl/viewtopic.php?f=160&t=26098

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Kaiser-Jeep M35, 6x6, 1964, 2,5 t. http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/Kaiser/Kaiser%20txt.html

 

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M 35 6x6 truck at Loco en Fête, La Ferté Alais, 2004 06. Pict J M M.

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MAN 6x6 on Versailles Castle Esplanade in December 1987, one day before starting of Paris Dakar Raid. It was the last time this raid started from Versailles. Pict J M M.

 


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Leyland 6x6 Recovery 1958, Beltring, GB, 2004 07 23. Pict J M Maclou.

 


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6x6 US Prototype, probably GM in the 50s/60s.

 

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Personnel Lorraine-28 Truck, 6x6, 1937. Pict from the book 'L'Automobile sous l'Uniforme, 1939-40' of François Vauvilliers and Michel Touraine, Massin Editeur, 1992.

 

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Lorraine-155, 6x6, 1935. License was from T84 6x6 truck from Czechoslovakia. Pict from the book 'L'Automobile sous l'Uniforme, 1939-40' of François Vauvilliers and Michel Touraine, Massin Editeur, 1992.

 

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Marmon Bocquet-FF-6, 6x6, 1958. http://army.billibons.com/?p=327

 

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SIMCO 6x6. http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/SIMCO.html                               

 

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Renault TRM 9000 at show Idex in 2005. http://www.forum-auto.com/automobile-pratique/modelisme-modeles-reduits/sujet6826-2415.htm

 


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Renault 6x6 TRM 10000 built from 1990. Payload 16 t, 323 hp, total mass 29 t, speed 89 km/h. Picture J M M at La Loco en Fête, La Ferté Alais, France, 2004 06

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MATS, Moyen d'Amélioration de la Trafficabilité des sols, on Renault 6x6 TRM 10000. These 18 panels in cast aluminum can be laid on the ground to form a road of 11 m long and 4.2 m wide supporting 70 t wheeled or tracked vehicles. 50 m can be laid in 10 or 20 mn. Built from 1988 by Krauss-Maffei (KMW today) and fitted here on a TRM 10000 of total mass 24 t, speed 89 km/h. Today, petroleum industry uses these large panel matting system designed to provide stable access for heavy-duty applications including shoring, construction, drilling, mining, allowing heavy equipment to traverse varying ground conditions without problems. They allow to replace very special off-road vehicles by more conventional ones and grounds are relatively preserved. Picture by J M Maclou at La Locomotion en Fête, La Ferté Alais on June 1997.

 

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Nordwerk TT 140 B Dumper introduced in 1969 for 23 t payload was a forerunner. The oscillating front axle and tandem rear axles did not prevent the rigid chassis which was the weak spot of this dumper. AB Nord-Werk, Uddevalla, Sweden, disappeared at the end of the 70s.

Nordwerk TT 140 B Dumper

 

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Hortsman Suspension on Dera 6x6, 1998. J M M collection.

 


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HLMC High Mobility Load Carrier DERA, Defense Evaluation and Research Agency, 6x6 prototype of  1998, designed for the British Army. Suspension from Horstman Defence Systems Limited, a Dowty Company. J M M collection.

 

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Volvo TL31, Truck 6x6 and 4x4 trailer in the 70s. Pict from the book of Bart H. Vanderveen ‘The Observers Military vehicles Directory from 1945’, Warne, 1972.

 


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DERA 6x6, 1998. http://www.otofun.net/threads/1849-ha%CC%80ng-cu%CC%A3c-no%CC%81ng                               

 


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TV 1000 Rhino 6x6 skid steering prototype of 1957 now showed at the Bovington Museum, Dorset, England. Developed by FVRDE and MRXE, the engine developed 535 hp and speed was 64 km/h on road. Pict from 'Wheels and Tracks' N° 47, 1994.

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Suspension of TV 1000 Rhino 6x6. Arms box shaped contains final drive chains. Pict from Classic Military Vehicle, June 2002.

 

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TV 1000, 6x6, 1957. Documentation J M M from Bovington Museum.

 

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Willème, Nanterre, W 8 SAT 6x6 about 1959. Icon truck of this brand which nevertheless disappeared from market a few years later. Doc J M M from Willème.

 

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ZIL PSE-1R, 1981, equipped with turbojet already tested by Research Institute 100 on tracked vehicles to help in bad conditions(mud, snow). from http://alternathistory.

org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-mashina-dlya-kosmonavtov

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ZIL PSE-1, or 5901, 1966, http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-gruzopassazhirskaya-amfibiya-peu-2  and    http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-mashina-dlya-kosmonavtov

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 ZIL PSE-2, 1968, from http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-gruzopassazhirskaya-amfibiya-peu-2

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ZIL PSE-2, 1967, from http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-gruzopassazhirskaya-amfibiya-peu-2

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 ZIL 49042 prototype, 1972-1974  from : http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-proobraz-sinei-ptitsy

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ZIL-4906, 1976     http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-sinie-ptitsy-ch1

 

 

ZIL-49065, 1985, from :  http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-sinie-ptitsy-ch1

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ZIL 49061, 1981,  from site : http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-sinie-ptitsy-ch2

 

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ZIL-49061  from : http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-sinie-ptitsy-ch2

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ZIL-49061  from : http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-sinie-ptitsy-ch2

 

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CAT 783, 1965 with Cat diesel electric drive, 100-ton capacity, was a side dump hauler (right or left). 348 hp. Pict from book of Eric C Orleman : ' Caterpillar Chronicle', MBI 2000.

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CAT 783 redesigned in 1967, rear dump body. Pict from book of Eric C Orleman : ' Caterpillar Chronicle', MBI 2000.

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 CAT 783, about mid 80s, built by Ralph Kress for Caterpillar. 100 ton, electric drive,  http://forums.dhsdiecast.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=128994

 

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BAZ 59222 6x6 amphibious vehicle was a BAZ 5922 modified to offer a Cargo Bay for rescue services. http://denisovets.narod.ru/baz/bazpages/baz59222.html

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BAZ-5922 6x6 amphibious vehicle launch in 1974 at Briansk Plant, long before receiving its equipment in the 80s, and designed by Grichenko. The family 5937, 5939, 5921 vehicles were superseded by IL Jurin. The 3 axles were equidistant with independent torsion bars suspension, 300 hp, adjustable tyre pressure, rear wheels are steering like front wheels in opposite direction. http://denisovets.narod.ru/baz/bazpages/baz59222.html

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NAMI 076 Yermak, 1963, capacity 25 t, 320 hp hydromechanics transmission, air pressure control from cab, length 10,6 m, height 3m, speed 45 km/h. Trials in 1965-68 were successful and Yermak was recommended for production by MoAz but it failed. http://www.cardesign.ru/forum/diskussii/obschenie/1857/page67/

 

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Yermak 6x6 truck of 1963. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin 'The Illustrated History of Off-Road Vehicles' Haynes Publishing, 1987.

 

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YAZ-214 Tractor, 6x6, 1958.

 

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ZIL 4972 6x6 from which is issued the Blue Bird. http://denisovets.narod.ru/zil/zilpages/zil4972.html

 

 

 

 

 

ZIL 4972    http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/ZIL/ZIL%20txt.html

 

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ZIL 4972H     http://voprosik.net/vezdexody-serii-zil-497/

 

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ZIL E167, 1963-64, prototype built by SKB of Vitaly Andrevich Grachev  (appointed head of SKB in 1962), revealed particularly well suited for moving on snow almost as well as tracked vehicles. It could serve as home for crew. Nevertheless, width was larger than 2,8 m, too large for roads and bridges. http://denisovets.narod.ru/zil/zilpages/zile167.html

 

ZIL-E167, 1963       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HgLrfhmwGU

 

 

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ZIL 132, 6x6, 1961, built under leadership of the engineer Grachev head of SKB. The vehicle had no suspension, automatic transmission, 24 inches tires, equidistant axles, hydraulic steering. Some defaults, as excessive pitch, hydraulic steering to new, dropped the project.        http://lib.ec/b/351445/read

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ZIL 132, 1960-62, with hoops tires like Straussler Lysoïd tires. Pressure tire was 0,9-1 kg/cm² on roads, and 0,25 on soft grounds. Characteristic of  ZIL-132 was to be able to change the air pressure of tires left and right sides independently. No suspensions, 50 km/h. The cab was that of ZIL-131. This proto burnt in 1962.                       http://lib.ec/b/351445/read

 

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ZIL-157R, 1957, with hoops tires, 2,5 t.              http://lib.ec/b/351445/read

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ZIL-136, 1957.                    http://lib.ec/b/351445/read

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Kharkov 6x6.      http://fermer.ru/forum/obshchie-voprosy-po-selskokhozyaistvennoi-tekhnike/130694?page=1    http://www.techstory.ru/foto17/23/t150_3most.jpg

 

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Fendt Trisix Vario prototype unveiled in  2007. The 6 independent suspended driven wheels increase traction. 540 hp engine, two Vario transmissions. Vario transmission is an hydromechanical transmission (1/10 of power passes through an hydraulic pump/motor and 9/10 through the mechanical part of the gearbox). Fendt, Marktoberdorf, Germany was created in 1930 and became a subsidiary of AGCO Group (Massey and others) in 1997. http://madonno.com/2007/11/16/trisix/

 

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PSE-1, 6x6, amphibious, 1966, for rescue operations, particularly cosmonauts. Equipped with a crane of 3,5 t capacity, hydromechanical transmission. Series produced in 1968 until PSE-1M. http://denisovets.narod.ru/zil/zilpages/peu1.html

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PSE-1, 6x6, amphibious, 1966. http://denisovets.narod.ru/zil/zilpages/peu1.html

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PSE-1M, 6x6

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PSE-1M, 6x6 for transport 3 cosmonauts and doctors on landing site.

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PSE-1R, 6x6, amphibious, 1984, equipped with gas turbine of thrust of 1750 kg for getting out rivers. It was very efficient. It was also equipped of skis for high speed on deep snow. Unfinished study by lack of funding.

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Zil 132A, Amphibious, 1969. http://denisovets.narod.ru/zil/zilpages/zil132a.html

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ZIL-132A, amphibious, 1969, from rear. http://denisovets.narod.ru/zil/zilpages/zil132a.html

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ZIL-5901 (or PSE-2), 6x6, amphibious, 1968 for rescuing, particularly  cosmonauts. There is a unit in the Auto Museum (in Open Air). http://denisovets.narod.ru/zil/zilpages/zil5901.html

 

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ZIL-49042 prototeyp, 6x6 1972, will lead to ZIL-4906 Bleuebird amphibious vehicle for cosmonauts recovery. http://ser-sarajkin.narod2.ru/ALL_OUT/TiVOut10/SKBZIL55/SKBZIL55026.htm

 

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ZIL 49061 6x6 amphibious

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ZIL 4906 Blue Bird, 1981-83, unloading its Shnekohod 29061, screw vehicle.  http://denisovets.narod.ru/zil/zilpages/zil4906.html   

 

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Blue Bird Amphibian

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Blue Bird Amphibian

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Blue Bird Amphibian

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1. Used pickup trucks (link) 02/09/2011

This 6x6 wheel vehicles are really amazing and heavy, they are able to travel in any situation, thanks for sharing the post.

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