29 SELF-LEVELING VEHICLES

 

 These vehicles can run side hill, remaining horizontal.

 

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 Self-leveling Jeep of Creative Motor Sport Ltd, British Columbia.      http://www3.telus.net/public/hwward/products.html

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Creative Motor Sports, Kelowna, BC, Canada, makes a kit for Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-45 for fun in snow. This suspension kit, mixture of surplus of Gama-Goat and other parts, is computarized for automatic or manual control of each wheel height by joystick.  www.gocms.com

 

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Special Jeep with active suspension, from navaraextreme's album on site :   http://s238.photobucket.com/albums/ff157/navaraextreme/?action=view&current=Jeep2021.jpg

 

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Harvester Skogsjan 695 XL 2011.            http://zizengineering.com/machineinfo/other/-harvester_skogsjan_695_xl-2011-agricultural_vehicle-forestry_vehicle.html

 

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Skogsjan 4x4 and 6x6 for forestry. 4x4 is from 1990 and 6x6 from 1996. They already had possibility to maintain level side hill for work on slopes. http://zizengineering.com/machineinfo/other/-harvester_skogsjan_695_xl-2011-agricultural_vehicle-forestry_vehicle.html

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Caterpillar 580 Harvester, from early 2000, showing its possibilities. They are Ecolog now. http://www.eco-log.se/en/company/eco_log_in_soderhamn

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Caterpillar 580 Harvester. http://www.eco-log.se/en/company/eco_log_in_soderhamn

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Caterpillar Ecolog 550 at Forexpo, Bordeaux, France. Pict Francis Pierre, 2002. http://www.eco-log.se/en/company/eco_log_in_soderhamn

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Caterpillar 550 forest equipment, Forexpo, Bordeaux 2002. Pict Francis Pierre. http://www.eco-log.se/en/company/eco_log_in_soderhamn

 

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Caterpillar Ecolog 550 at Forexpo, Bordeaux, France. Pict  Francis Pierre, 2002.

 

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Ecolog 550C Harvester at International Exposition at Lucerne in 2009.  

http://www.ihb.de/bois/news/WFW%3BForstmaschinen_

Bodenschutz_21294.html

 

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James Bird, Tulsa, conceived this self-leveling vehicle seen in the review 'Popular Science' of January 1971.

 

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us003642085-001 self leveling vehicle of James Bird, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1971.

 

Volvo wheel loader Gryphin

Volvo wheel loader Gryphin is a design study of Volvo Construction Equipment in 2008 by Hans Philip Zachau. It must be noted that suspension enables to keep the vehicle level on slopes. Pict from review 'Classic Plant & Machinery', Aug 2008.

 

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Safe-track Mulcher of Green Mech. Pict J M M at Forexpo, Mimizan, 2004 06.

 

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Safe-Trak of Green Mech. Pict J M M at Euroforest, St Bonnet de Joux, 2006 06.

 

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MHT Neuson 11002 HVT Harvester at Forexpo, Bordeaux, France, on 2003 04 21

 

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Neuson Harvester for slopes, from Germany. Pict J M M at Forexpo, Bordeaux, 2008 06.

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Menzi-Muck A91. http://www.menzimuck.com/index-en.html

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 Menzi Muck A81 and A71 walking excavators     www.baumaschinenbilder.de

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Menzi Muck A111, showing articulated chassis. http://autoline.info/sf/construction-equipment-walking-excavator-MENZI-MUCK-A111-Forst-12032017333419178100.html

 

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Kaiser S2 4x4 Cross. Pict J M M at Forexpo, Bordeaux, 2008 06.

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Kaiser walking excavators.      http://www.en.viacar.eu/Gallery,5.htm

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Kaiser Walking Excavator. Pict J M M at Euroforest, St Bonnet de Joux, 2010 06.

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Kaiser S2 Gator and S3 walking excavators.    http://www.en.viacar.eu/fg.php?z=130_1g.jpg&lp=130        http://www.cz.viacar.eu/fg.php?z=288_1g.jpg&lp=288 http://www.kaiser.li/en/international/excavators/home/news-scheduled-dates/

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X-Musen. Pict J M M at Strängnäs, Sweden, 2010 04

 

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X-Musen at Fordon museum, Sweden. in 2002. This museum is now shut and a new one is open since 2012 at Strängnäs. Pict Francis Pierre around 2000.

 


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X-Musen (X-Mouse), experimental vehicle of the 60's. Each wheel mounted on arms can rotate 360° and is fully running condition. It looks like Wagner vehicle (see chapter : the Go Devil of Wagner) and is displayed from 2012 at Museum of Stragnäs : Arsenalen, in Sweden.

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X-Musen was a very innovative articulated vehicle able to run level side slope and to climb onto obstacles thanks to its arms. This vehicle is now at Arsenalen Museum Strängnäs, Sweden. Picture J M Maclou at Strängnäs in April 2010.

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They can see the articulation of X-Musen on this picture of J M M in April 2010 at Strängnäs, Sweden.

Galaxylift GS 15-08 nacelle, Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2006. This machine has four legs which can be independently laid on slope for the stability of a nacelle, but it's not a moving vehicle although there is a tracked tractor.

Cat R4 and Holt 'hillside' combine in mid-30s. The combine is not off-road but could move side slopes. Pict from book of R. Pripps, 'Farm Crawlers, MBI, 1994.

Knudson tractor, mid-70s. http://www.farmphoto.com/thread.aspx?mid=138084#138084

Knudson self-leveling tractor in the 70s. As this tractor was not articulated, leveling cylinders were needed only at rear. http://www.farmphoto.com/thread.aspx?mid=274105#274105

 

http://www.farmphoto.com/thread.aspx?mid=172767#172767

 

Gremo Besten 106 RH is a remote control harvester. Gremo, Ätran, Sweden. http://www.colheitademadeira.com.br/galeria-fotos/315/gremo-besten-106-rh.html

Gremo Besten RH 106 harvester is a self-leveling vehicle fitted with hydraulic suspension.

Tractor for slopes. Pict from book of Alain Dupouy, 'Tracteurs et Engins Chenillés Soviétiques, Tome 1', 1986. Alain Dupouy was the best French specialist of Russian vehicles.

Automatic self-levelling tracked vehicle made by the author with its Meccano/Erector in 2006, Pict J M Maclou, near Paris.

 

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Chainlink      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1IR1hWo02w

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 Chainlink      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwXhGThzXTw

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 Chainlink      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QJV_nIvmVc

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 Chainlink         http://www.google.fr/imgres?hl=fr&client=firefox-a&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:fr:official&biw=1126&bih=569&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=U_GHJ3gLavTHKM:&imgrefurl=http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mad-scientists/ultimate-rock-crawler-pictures/&docid=gxnEXYTaxKYGOM&imgurl=http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/386/cache/driving-the-chainlink_38609_600x450.jpg&w=600&h=450&ei=xAdTUOr9L4ak0QWXoYDwDw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=468&sig=105081120163651725285&page=4&tbnh=163&tbnw=226&start=44&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:44,i:224&tx=92&ty=88

 

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Chainlink . See Chap 'Self-Leveling Vehicles' in Locomotion   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--zuMm0BlR8

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 Chainlink     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--zuMm0BlR8

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 Chainlink     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--zuMm0BlR8

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 JLTV GTV AM General Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, 2010, which is self-leveling vehicle. http://www.armyre

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 Kristi KT7 tracked vehicle from www.safetyoneinc.com

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 Kristi KT7 tracked vehicle from www.safetyoneinc.com

 

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Kristi KT3, 1960, snowmobile  :   http://www.snowmobile

forum.com/vintage-snowmobiles/14280-vintage-snow-machines-snow-trac-kristi.html  and :     http://www.safetyoneinc.com/specsheets/kristi.kt3.1.html

 

 

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Kristi Snow-cat     http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=475751

 

 

 

Kristi Snocat : Trip into Soda Mountain, Oregon  http://home.earthlink.net/~wilkinsn1/id4.html

 

 

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RCM Harvester     http://www.rcmharvester.fi/index.php?PAGE=27&NODE_ID=27&LANG=1

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RCM Harvester    http://www.rcmharvester.fi/index.php?PAGE=2&NODE_ID=2&LANG=1

 

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Rottne H8 has a narrow and compact chassis with a swing arm system.

The four wheels arms have a large swing movement, which means leveling can equal out both lengthways and sideways inclines, as well as give good ground clearance over stony and uneven terrain. Space requirements are minimized and weight distribution is improved so that processing can be performed at full reach even laterally.  Pict and text from  http://www.rottne.com/en/forest-machine/rottne-h-8/

 

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Rottne 5000  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WKUNoetiwI

 

 

 

Rottne 5000 http://skogsforum.se/skogsbilder/image_page.php

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Timberjack 608 L excavator. Pict from www.unb.ca University of New Brunswick

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Timberpro 735 B http://timberpro.com/gallery/track-feller-bunchers/

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Lucane BB TECH for forestry, 8x8. See Chap 'Self-leveling vehicles'. Pict J M M at Euroforest, St Bonnet de Joux, 2010 06.

 

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Timberjack-608L, tilting to 27°. The 4 way leveling system is capable of 360° continuous rotation with no swing stops and separate leveling speed controls for fore-to-aft and side-to-side leveling.  http://www.southernlog

gintimesmagazine.com/

magazine-issue/may-2000/

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LL Maskiner Trollet 2000                http://skogsforum.se

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Three wheeled tractor.      http://www.forstmuseum.ch/holzernte-detail.php?id=3943

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Three wheeled tractor, Pekazett. See Chap : 'Self Leveling Vehicles'.       http://www.forstmuseum.ch/holzernte-detail.php?id=3943

 

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Teupen Nacelle. These machines are not true leveling vehicles but could be. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.

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Maeda Mini cranes MC405 and MC285. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.

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Imer nacelle. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.

 

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Berky moving self-propelled

machines for banks maintenance. This is a slope mover, from Germany. http://www.berky.de/index.php?ID=1040

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Berky Ditch Cleaner, a kind of walking machine for cleaning banks.  http://www.berky.de/index.php?ID=1048#

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Aerial lift Teupen Leo 23GT from Teupen Maschinenbau GmbH, Gronau, Germany. Tracks are self-leveling and the arms can stay on uneven terrain. Pict on right by J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2009 04, and on left from :    www.aboutaeriallifts.com

Comments (1)

1. hermann kruse 28/07/2011

Hallo Hans Peter

Hier nun mal etwas besonderes.

mfg hermann

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