129 8x8 WHEELED ARTICULATED VEHICLES, MEDIUM 4

Vympel Articulated 8x8

Vympel articulated 8x8 from specializing in ATV production for Far North, taiga and tundra. http://spec-technika.ru/data/files/%D0%92%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%B0%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C_2016.pdf

Vympel Articulated 8x8

Vympel 8x8 of ONG Vympel near Moscow, since more than 25 years, is articulated with positive pitch control and independent suspensions on 8 wheels. A version is built with pendulums for better cross country mobility.  The former version (2016) had leaf springs. This configuration of articulated 8x8 is quite rare. Low pressure tires (0,29 kg/cm²) are chosen instead of tracks because they don't destroy permafrost in summer : heavy loads can be transported even in summer by land, without using a rotorcraft. Payload 2000 kg, 45 km/h, range 585 km, ground clearance 600 mm, 330 hp. https://translate.google.fr/translate?hl=fr&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fspec-technika.ru%2Frubriki_spec-technika%2Fprohodimosti_technika%2F161%2F_item-441,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz7ax9TnqrA, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB_O_QUUhJM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvKQg6Bm6nQ, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frJS5DVQQBA, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwdHOIi89g, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCLwrkk5Q4M, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClDGX2LN1yc

From Crocus at Moscou, 2017

From Crocus at Moscow 2017, http://ex-roadmedia.ru/4x4/vystavki-i-festivali/otchety-i-reportazhi/5988-fotoreportazh-s-vystavki-moscow-off-road-show-2017

Chelyabinsk Articulated 8x8 Vehicle 1950-51

Chelyabinsk articulated 8x8 vehicle, 1950-51. Built at the Bureau of Hydraulic studies of Tchelisbinsk GSKB ChTZ tractor plant by Nikolaevich Melnichenko, designer of ChTZ. Made of aluminium, 600 kg, the transmission is hydrostatic with 8 hydraulic motors and chassis is articulated in yaw. Boris Oravec found the site of this rare vehicle and send it to the author. https://translate.google.fr/translate?hl=fr&sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fauto.mail.ru%2Farticle%2F66579-v_chelyabinske_nashli_sovetskii_vezdehod_8h8

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Mary Agri Mini Forwarder

Mary Agri mini forwarder. Picture from J M M at Euroforest, St Bonnet-de-Joux, 2018 06 21. https://www.mary-agri.fr/

 

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