GOER, 6x6, articulated, proto, Tractor and Flatbed in the 70s, to transport containers. Picture from US Military Wheeled Vehicles of Fred Crismon, Crestline Publishing (Motorbook), 1983.




Ardco 6x6


Ardco 6x6 with Rolligons. http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/ARDCO.html


Ardco Buggy Model K 6x6 refurbished.    http://www.edlivingston.com/drillequipment.htm


Ardco Model K 6x6



Ardco 6x6 with terra-tires. From www.ncrs.fs.fed.us, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, St Paul, MN. http://www.trucksplanet.com/catalog/model.php?id=1519


Ardco K-6x6 by Pettibone       http://www.mascus.co.uk/auction/forestry/used-forwarders/ardco-by-pettibone-k-6x6/wjsmpdsk.html Forwarders




Foremost Delta 3 6x6.   http://rides.webshots.




Foremost Delta 6 6x6 used by 

Clermont Transport, Quebec for building electric lines. http://www.transport




Commander Foremost 6x6




Foremost 6x6 Delta 3 FN200TT.      http://www.amarillo





Foremost Commander 6x6 with different cabs. Total length of Foremost below is 14,53 m. and chassis is articulated just behind engine box. Wheels are flanged to prevent the entry of mud. Pict Francis Pierre, Calgary, 2001.





Commander 6x6 of Foremost. Pict Francis Pierre, Calgary, Alberta, 2001.





Foremost Deta III and Commander. Delta III (above) is shorter and lighter than Commander : 197 hp engine, length 11,48 m, payload 13,6 t. Commander (below) is fitted with a tank for dewatering in open pit mines. Foremost also offers a Super Commander 8x8 and 525 hp engine. Pict Francis Pierre, Calgary, 2001.


Foremost Commander C 6x6 with 350 hp Detroit Diesel, payload 30 t, on a dolly trailer towed by Freightliner 4 axles whose 3 driven. Pict Francis Pierre at Calgary, 2001.


Foremost 6x6 Delta 3 with seismic equipment, mid 80s. J M M collection : Foremost Project, 1985.

Foremost 6x6 and 8x8



Track Industries Ltd, from Calgary, Alberta, established in 1971 for aftermarket and remanufacturing of Foremost vehicles designed and hand built made-to-order for special specifications of customers.  Pict from site www.offroadvehicle.ru



Track Industries, from Calgary, rebuild Foremost vehicles.     http://www.trackindustries.com/en/home.html



Faun FUG container handler vehicle to transport 24 t. Off-road vehicle with hydro pneumatic drive (6x2 or 6x6), tire-inflation system, it can maneuver in confined areas and be carried in a C-17 Cargo Aircraft. Speed 51 km/h. It is built and always marketed by Tagado FAUN GmbH, Military Technology & Logistics, under an arrangement from Drehtainer GmbH of Hamburg. This one has been shot at Villepinte in 2000 by J M M.


Faun FUG container handler vehicle. Pict J M M.


Faun FUG container handler vehicle. Pict J M M.


Faun FUG container handler vehicle. J M M Archives.


Faun FUG container handler vehicle 6x6. Pict from the book of Karl Anweiler 'Prototypen und Sonderfahrzeuge der Bundeswher seit 1956', Motorbuch Verlag, 2004.




SMV Drivax, 1967 articulated forwarder with 4 driven wheels at rear by roller. An inching system is provided with brakes on tires. Kind of articulated skis surrounds rear wheels. From AB Lafri dvd Skogsmaskiner 15.


CMC articulated 6x6 multifunctional chassis in the 70s from Constructions Mécaniques Champenoises, Epernay, France. From www.farphoto.com



Caterpillar 580 6x6 now Ecolog.



Rolligon 6x6 of NOV in Louisiana. http://www.nov.com/Well_Service_and_Completion/All_Terrain_Vehicles/Bodyload_Units/Rolligon_6X6_Challenger.aspx


Rolligon 6x6 of NOV Model 6660. http://www.nov.com/Well_Service_and_Completion/All_Terrain_Vehicles.aspx




Rolligon Challenger 6x6 for China http://www.nov.com/Well_Service_and_Completion/All_Terrain_Vehicles.aspx



Rolligon 6x6 6650 on site   www.machinarytrader.com



Rolligon 6x6, about 2000.




LeTourneau Series D with sliding box and front dozer blade ; below, Transporter 6x6, 35 t, 1969,  with all wheels diesel electric transmission was tested in Sahara. It was said that sand caused failure to Transporter. Pict. Francis Pierre, 1998.



LeTourneau Tree Crusher 6x6 in a forest. Below, tire of 3 m diameter. Inside were the electrical motors and gears.

Doc J M M.



LeTourneau Crash Pusher in the mid-50s. Two were active service in SAC's aircraft handling system for crashed bombers. 600 hp Cummins VT-12 diesel engine with the famous electric drive transmission of R G LeTourneau who can be seen besides the machine on this picture.

Doc J M M.

 LeTourneau Transporter Series T



LeTourneau Series W-12 Water Wagon, 45000 l, 6x6, 1966, 14 tires for Kennecott's operations. Pict from book of Eric C. Orleman : 'R.G. LeTourneau Heavy Equipment, 1953-1970', Iconografix, Inc, 2009.



Lokomo 928 Lockkeri around 1970 in Finland, since 1967. 


rauma-repola-lohomo-909-in-the-80s.pdf Rauma-repola-lohomo-909-in-the-80s.pdf

rauma-repola-lokomo-919.pdf Rauma-repola-lokomo-919.pdf



Geo Space Shawnee Six, 1978, mass 25 t for 15 t payload, Detroit engine, Clark transmission. Articulated chassis allows 35° right or left, 20° roll, slope maxi 45 °, side slope 40 °. Pict from the collection of Francis Pierre.

Geo Space Shawnee Six, 1978


Shawnee Six of Geo Space Corporation, Houston, Texas, at the end of the 70s. This rig could carry 15-ton payload on Terra tires on all kinds of terrain and included 10 T winch. It could climb a grade up to 45°. Pict from the collection of Francis Pierre. Ardco also makes 6x6 like Geo Space :

Ardco Model N 6x6 et 4x4


Ardco Model K 6x6

Ardco Model K 4x4

Ardco Model K 6x6



Moxy Tug 6x6 tractor of 510 hp seen here at Conexpo 2008. Moxy began in 1972 near Molde, Norway, where was developed the first articulated dump truck, the Viking D15. Komatsu bought Moxy in 1991. Pictured at Conexpo in 2008, from the review : 'Classic Plant & Machinery' June 2008.



Moxy dumper MT 41. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2006 04.

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Doosan Dumper from South Korea. Doosan acquired Moxy Norwegian dumper in 2008 and have a very wide range of products and plants around the world. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.


Doosan dumper.  Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.



Werklust MW11 articulated 6x6 in the 80s for soils stabilization. GM engine 152 hp, empty mass : 15,5 t, payload : 14,5 t, speed 40 km/h, 6 Good Year Terra-Tires. It was built on demand. Werklust now manufacture wheeled loaders. Pict from 'Camions Magazine', Dec 1983.


Werklust 6x6 trucks from http://www.bouwmachine







Werklust Dumper. http://www.farmphoto.com/search.aspx?q=werklust&i=true&submitSearch=Search


Werklust dumpers were manufactured since 1977. From : http://www.farmphoto.com/search.aspx?q=werklust&i=true&submitSearch=Search, the biggest site of farm equipment.


Werklust Dumper, http://www.farmphoto.com/search.aspx?q=werklust&i=true&submitSearch=Search



Werklust dumper WD 3 from 1983 was an articulated 6x6 of 32 t payload. Werklust, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, created in 1947 by P.M. de Goey, now manufactures only 4x4 articulated wheeled loaders, its first product. Pict from 'Camions Magazine', Dec 1983.


Werklust Dumper WD 3 has a 273 Detroit engine and Allison transmission. Power drives 3 double reduction axles or just the front one. There are disc brakes and suspension is by rubber on the rear rocking beams with Dunlop Metalastik resilient bearings. Speed 45 km/h, capacity 30 t or 18 m3. Length is 9,525 m. Pict from BTP Magazine, Oct 1989.



Werklust DK-1 6x6, 1986. Werklust, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, created in 1947. Pict from www.farmphoto site.





 Randon dumper RK-628C from RANDON Veículos LTDA, Bairro Interlagos, Caxiax do Sul, Brasil.             



 Doosan Moxy dumper. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2009 04.


 Doosan Construction machinery. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2009 04.


 Astra 6x6 Dumper. Pict J M M, Intermat, Villepinte, 2009 04.



Astra dumper. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.



K-TEC ADT Scrapers  from Manitoba, Canada, towed by  CAT converted ADT truck. 54 cubic yards heaped capacity. http://ktecscrapers.com.au/gallery/Gallery-Folders             http://www.directindustry.fr/prod/k-tec-earthmovers-inc/decapeuses-tractees-52936-502295.html


LWS Light Weight Scraper, 1966. One proto built, 10 cubic yard, total mass 12 700 kg, The two front axles are driven by 207 hp engine. Pict from book of Eric C Orleman : ' Caterpillar Chronicle', MBI 2000.


Volvo A30D articulated dumper, 6x6. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, on 2006-06.


Volvo A40D dumper. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2006 04.


Bell B 40 C Ejector whose body was built by ETT, Engineering Top Tech Co, Richard Bay, South Africa.


Dumper Bell 30D. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2006 04.


Terex dumper TA40, 6x6. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2006 06.


Titan articulated dumper, 6x6, 40 t, 1985. Titan was at Mably, France. Now, Titan Spezialfahrzeugbau GmbH is at  Backnang / Sulzbach, Germany. J M M Archives.

titan-vehicules-speciaux.pdf Titan-vehicules-speciaux.pdf


Komatsu Dumper. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2006 04.


John Deere 6x6 prototype, probably in the 70s. http://www.nedtrac.com/3%20en%204%20assig.htm


MOL 60T/M 6x6, Belgium, 1986, post installation at St Yriex, France. Pict Lignes et Réseaux, Janv 1987.


Petroleum vehicles employed by BGP in 2006. Today, BGP, Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting, China and ION Geophysical , Houston Texas, created the joint venture Inova (51% to BGP), Houston and Beijing. 

http://www.bgp.com.cn/Capability.aspx?menu=Overview&id=36 http://www.bgp.com.cn/Capability.aspx?menu=Products&id=36 http://www.bgp.com.cn/Capability.aspx?menu=Land&id=31


Snowbird 6x6 truck in early 80s of Dimensional Engineering, Seattle, Washington, for working in Alaska in petroleum industries. Pict from 'Camion Magazine', 1985.



Logset 5H Titan Harvester 6x6. Pict J M M at Euroforest, St Bonnet-de-Joux, 2006 06.


Logset Harvester 6x6.  Pict J M M at Euroforest, St Bonnet-de-Joux, 2010 06.


Sifor 6x6 Harvester. Pict J M M at Euroforest, St Bonnet de Joux, 2006 06.


TOHR 987 S EGS harvester, 1989, built by Fyresdal. http://www.bengts.com/machinetohr.html


Vintage swamp buggy, early 50s. The first swamp buggies were built in mid-30s for oil exploration. Improvement with track systems were series produced in late 50s. http://www.impact-enterprises.com/0519.htm



6x6 LL Maskiner carrier. This machine seems to have the same chassis of LL Maskiner. http://ovp.forum24.se/ovp-ntopic9202.html


LL Maskiner 6x6 Excavator is a Swedish machine built around 1997. One unit built. Ground clearance is variable. http://ovp.forum24.se/ovp-about932.html


LL Maskiner chip cutter 'Kermit' The Green One in high position. On youtube : LL Maskiner 6WD Chipcutter " KERMIT " The green one, Den gröne and : LL Maskiner 6wd Excavator, a big one, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT27z9vKJKY



Timberpro 620 grapple skidder. http://timberpro.com/



Valmet 882K Harvester in the 80s. J M M Archives.







 Tigercat C640 Chambunk. www.forum.index.hu


 Tigercat 6x6    www.tejasequipmentinc.com


 John Deere 6x6 Harvester. Pict from J M M at Forexpo, Bordeaux, 2008 06.


 HSM 6x6 Harvester from Germany. Pict J M M at Forexpo, Bordeaux, 2008 06.




Lokomo 928 forwarder, 1975, from Eikmaskin, Stavenger, Norway.    http://www.maskinisten.net/viewtopic.php?t=10935




El Forest F15 articulated 6x6 Fowarder, 2007, Elforest AB, Arnäsval, Sweden, was created in 2006 and owned by Volvo Group. The vehicle is hybrid diesel electric with an electric motor in each wheel. The chassis has 2 articulations and the 6 wheels which can be steered independently. Ground clearance is variable and the vehicle is self-leveling.


Deep Forest 610 6x6, forwarder from Finland. Pict from www.farmphoto.com



Forwarders from Scadinavia : above the Lokomo 928-Lokeri of Finland, 1967.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffISj2MZ8xM


Volvo BM 1400        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJYUnREpUv8&feature=channel&list=UL



Case IH Maxihaull.  http://www.farmphoto.com/thread.aspx?mid=

14139#14139 http://www.samochody





Versatile 6x6, prototype of the 70s. Buhler Versatile Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada always manufactures big articulated FWD Tractors.




Slobojanets XTA300, tractor of Ukrania. http://forum.gros




Tandem Chamberlain Rig of Jeff Morgan equipped with two 2 engines 6 cyl Detroit GM 6-71, 450 hp both. 450 hp, this 6 wheeled, 12 tires, articulated tractor, issued from 3 Chamberlain Super 70, is always used for crop for 25 years at a farm at Karoonda, near Lamsroo, Australia. Pict from the book of Graeme Ross Quik 'Australian Tractors', Rosenberg  Publishing PTY Ltd, Dural Delivery Center NSW, Australia, 2006.



Chamberlain tractor 6x6, of South Australia was built by J Morgan. http://www.unimog-community.de/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=printview&t=29407&start=1560



Ural 6x6 with oversized tires, from www.forums.index.hu


Kirovets K-701 6x6. From site www.rcforum.ru


 Kirovets K700 6x6 from Walter Ruda :


312700#312700, a big and interesting site.







Kirovets K-707 from www.pharmphoto.com






 Kirovet  K701 T 6x6, www.zavodsm.ru









OMSK VTT articulated 6x6, Laptezhnik, 12 t capacity, Cummings engine 325 hp, Vertical articulation allows + or - 30° yaw and horizontal one + or - 15° in roll. Vehicle issued from Kamaz 43118.



Toungouses articulated 6x6 of VTT Omsk OOO, payload, 245 hp Cummins engine, ZF gearbox, Hydrostatic steering, built on Kamaz 43114 base.



Legostop articulated 6x6, from LLC Omsk Polygon VT whose limited production has been launch in 2009.



ZIL-131N modified from 2009 www.vezdehod55.ru



URAL 375 Toundra 6x6 articulated of JSC Omsk-VTT.  www.omskvezdehod.ru



Moaz-7503, 6x4.



MoAZ-74111, 6x6, 1969. Built on the model of the NAMI-076 'Ermak' to tow a semi-trailer. Capacity 50 t. It was used for oil industry, mines and large indivisible loads on a semi-trailer. Ermak family has been built during 12 years. 
MoAZ, Mogilev Automobile Plant, Kirov, began in 1958.


and site www.offroadvehicle.ru



MAZ-527 proto, 6x2,1956,  Pict from book of Alain Dupouy, Auto-éditeur : 'MAZ,  Usine Automobile de Minsk et SKB MAZ’  N° 76  Tome VI'. 2008.



Belaz Dumpers 75281 6x6 and 75501 4x4. In 1948, a peat plant is created at Jodino Minsk. The first Belaz-540 date from 1961. In 2010, Belaz plans to create a plant near Beijing and in Venezuela.



Caterpillar D400E ejector truck launched in 1996, eliminates completely sticky materials and can dump uniformly while moving in slopes or unstable grounds. It also solves the problem of overhead wires and structures. 36 ton payload, 405 hp.


Cline Isco articulated dumper of 60 t, end of the 60s. From review 'Machine Mobile Evolution Magazine', 1993 08, edited by Francis Pierre.


DDT Engineering 630 B 6x6 Ejector truck at SIMA in April 1997. DDT was created in 1994 in UK in North Yorkshire by Gordon Brown. This truck was marketed in 2009 with Case and New-Holland liveries. Pict J M M.


Eimco 980T13 Dumper of the 70s. 15 t payload, 144 hp Deutz engine. From review 'Machine Mobile Evolution'1994 12, edited by Francis Pierre.


Franquet Moby TP from France in the 90s.


Mitsubishi 6x6 articulated dumper.


Dumper Cemet, la Ravoire, in the 80s, equipped with agricultural Renault tractor front part. http://www.renaultoloog.nl/aparte%20renaults-francais.htm


 Hydrema 900 series, 6x6, dumper. Hydrema was founded at Stovring in Denmark in 1959. http://www.hydrema.com/Default.aspx





Hydrema dumper 922C, 6x6. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2006 06.



 Volvo 6x6 dumper A40E. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2009 04.



Volvo 6x6 dumper at open house of 5ème Génie of Versailles, June 2003. Pict J M Maclou.


Volvo A25 5350 DUMPER of the 80s. Picture J M M at Ballainvillers, France, on Feb 18, 2004.



Volvo BM A25C 6x6, with Load Handling System for lifting containers up to 22,5 T. 100% differential locks, high speed with low ground pressure tires although no suspension. Around 2000. J M M Archives.



MOL BK2466 Buggy 6x6, articulated, from Belgium.  Doc J M M.   http://www.commercialmotor.


mol-buggy-6x6-bk-2466-h.pdf mol-buggy-6x6-bk-2466-h.pdf



 Nord-Verk 6x6 built from 1968. The front axle pivoted in its center and the vehicle was articulated only in yaw. Volvo engine of 175 hp and Clark transmission. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin ‘Giant Dumptrucks’, Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1984


MOL 6x6 Buggy, 1980. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin 'The Illustrated History of Off-Road Vehicles' Haynes Publishing, 1987.



DJB 6x6 dumper D550, 1980, 50 T, engine 450 hp and Caterpillar components.  Created in England in 1973 by David John Brown, the 1000th DJB was sold in 1979. Now, DJB is incorporated to Caterpillar. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin ‘Giant Dumptrucks’, Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1984



Volvo BM very maneuverable thanks to an additional axle.  Pict from the book 'Muldenkipper of Heinz-Herbert Cohrs, Verlag Podszun-Motorbücher Gmbh, 2003.


Volvo A40 FFS Dumper with full suspension. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.


Liebherr Dumper TA 230. 367 hp, payload 30 000 kg, 19 m3, 57 km/h and 16 km/h in reverse. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 03 02.


Komatsu HM400 dumper. 480 hp, payload 40 T, Total mass 74 T, capacity 24 m3, Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.


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


Faun dumper 6x4 or 6x6. Capacity of 10 m3, 50 km/h, slope 32 %. Around 1983. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin ‘Giant Dumptrucks’, Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1984


DJB articulated dumpers. Pict from the article of Francis Pierre in review 'Charge Utile' published by Histoire et Collection SA, Paris, of Feb 2012.


Caterpillar dumper equipped with tray. Pict of F. Sassier in la 'Revue des Engins' from AIPETHOAC of F Pierre.


Caterpillar 740B dumper. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.


Bell D50B Dumper. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.



Panien 6x4 dumper. The front section was a Renault tractor without front wheels. It was produced from the early 80s at Inchy en Artois, France, by SA E Panien et Fils. The 140 hp MWM engine moved the two foremost axles. Picture from book of Nick Baldwin ‘Giant Dumptrucks’, Frederick Warne (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1984.


Panien articulated lime-spreader   http://explow.com/Articulated_vehicle


Strew Master SW 19 SC Rhino spreader of Wirtgen. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.



Lime Spreader Panien PR 31. Pict from J M M in Dec 2003 on Plateau de Saclay, Palaiseau, France.


Panien lime spreader PR31.

Pict from J M M in Dec 2003 on Plateau de Saclay, Palaiseau, France.


Panien lime spreader PR31 on Renault RVI (now Renault Trucks, part of Volvo) truck base. Picture taken by J M M near Palaiseau, France on Feb 2004.



Lime spreader Panien Hamm about 2000. Panien Company, Inchy, France, was founded in 1891. In the 50s and 60s, it manufactured construction trailers in conjunction with 'Renault Agriculture' tractors. This interesting articulated lime spreader realized from modified RVI (Renault Véhicules Industriels) truck was sold with HAMM, from Germany. In 2007, Panien was bought by Gutzwiller family, Alsace, France and Hamm became subsidiary of Wirtgen, Germany, but Panien 6x6 articulated spreader is sold today under the name Strew Master of Wirtgen.

hamm-spreader-h.pdf Hamm-spreader-h.pdf



Akera lime spreader of Rabaud, Ste Cécile, France. Empty mass 19.8 Metric Tons, Loaded mass 35.8 Metric Tons. 6x6 articulated chassis, 100% locking differential on all wheels, Cat 300 hp engine, Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.



Akera 17E, cement spreader of Rabaud at Ste Cécile, Vendée, France. This company is here since 1980 and markets forestry, agricultural, construction, green equipment. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2009 04.


 Global Delta Cement Spreader from Global France, Laon. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2009 04.


Wirtgen Strew Master SW 16 SC spreader. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2009 04.