By 1985, an intensive research and development program to create a family of what is known to be the Vityaz two-unit CTVs had been completed. This family includes:
? two-unit transport vehicles DT-10, DT-20 and DT-30, with a load-carrying capacity of 10, 20 and 30 tons, respectively;
? two-unit amphibious transporters DT-10P, DT-20P and DT-30P with similar specifications as the regular transporters.
Currently, Vityaz CTVs are in use throughout the whole territory of Russia, as well as in the harsh regions of the Arctic and Antarctica. They are an invaluable part of the transport services for prominent companies such as Gazprom JSC, Rosneftegazstroi, Rosneftegaz JSC, etc. They serve as primary transport vehicles for the personnel who service the extensive oil and gas pipelines throughout Russia, for geologists and scientists who research the dangerous, faraway destinations of Antartica and the Arctic regions. The construction and service industries are also benefiting from the advantages of these vehicles. The DT-30K crane, the DT-30E excavator, refuelling vehicles, mobile workshops, mobile oil refineries, passenger transporters, firefighting vehicles, etc. are mounted on Vityaz chassis. These vehicles are in demand not only in Russia, but throughout the countries of the Middle East and Asia, as well as in North and South America.
Years of operation of these vehicles have proved their reliability and robust design. The vehicle-s design primarily features an unconventional pattern of four active track envelopes providing for large surface contact with the ground for greater stability. In addition to this feature, these ATVs ensures the so called -kinematic method- for turning the articulated tracked vehicle through the -forced folding- of its units. The kinematic method of turn provides a positive tracking force for all tracks during linear movement and while making turns. A combination of the kinematic method of turn and a powerful multifuel engine, along with a hydromechanical transmission, unique track and suspension system with wide band tracks, road wheels with rubber pads, and vertical hydraulic cylinders which allow the two vehicle units to move vertically in relation to each other, make the articulated vehicles with a maximum weight of up to 60 tons more capable in terms of their swamp-, moving sand- loose soil- and snow-going capacity, than any type of single-unit swamp- and snow-going vehicle.
As the two units can be turned relative to each other in the vertical and horizontal planes via hydraulic cylinders or, conversely, can be fixed, the two-unit vehicle can negotiate short (equal to the length of one unit) sections of difficult terrain and such obstacles as ditches and walls and come out of water onto an unprepared bank, ice, or peat.
Owing to their unique design, the Vityaz family of ATVs are capable of operating in conditions impossible for other all-terrain vehicles, for example:
? amphibious return to a mother ship;
? off-road movement with one unit disabled or without one, or even without both tracks of one of the units;
? negotiating ditches and clefts up to 4.0 m wide.
? unloading of a ship offshore if it cannot come close to waterfront (i.e. in the Arctics and Antarctica regions, or in flooded regions, etc.); negotiating waterways in severe ice conditions;
? operation in mountains up to an altitude of 4,000 m.
The DT-10P and DT-30P ATVs are widely used by Russian troops deployed in challenging environmental regions, on islands (for transporting army elements, ammunition, equipment, FOLs and installation of weapon systems). These vehicles are also used by various industries in regions with poor access roads and climatic conditions. They are used to transport various cargoes; deploy digging, forest-working, power, and firefighting equipment; deploy mobile polyclinics and bakeries; transport cranes, excavators, water tanks, etc.; make amphibious unloading of cargoes; tow ships; heave off ships and barges; as well as perform prospecting work on shallow areas of shelf zones.
Extreme AMPHIBIOUS Russian offroad vehicle: Aton-Impulse VIKING-2992
4x4xAMPHIBIOUS, VIKING combines the best of extreme off-road with internal
floatation and water-jet powered amphibious capability.
The ATON IMPULSE VIKING-2992 is a unique special purpose vehicle, ideal for
heavy industry, exploration, arctic use, flood-relief, NGOs, rescue and
emergency services. VIKING is the only amphibious off-road vehicle in the
world to have passed through certification to meet UN/ECE regulations for
unrestricted ON-ROAD USE.
VIKING's world-leading amphibious capabilities are based around its
purpose-designed flotation construction, centrally mounted engine and
powerful water-jet propulsion enable it to ford open water at speeds of up
to 15 km/h. The vehicle's wheels may be optionally engaged while in
amphibious mode, providing unique ability to cope with shallow water and to
transit the challenging littoral zone, where other vehicles commonly become
stuck in soft mud.
Off-road, VIKING is overwhelmingly superior to comparable amphibians, with
cross-country ability akin to tracked vehicles. High maneuverability,
turn-over resistance and endurance provide safety and comfort in remote or
With a curb weight of only 1.46 tonnes, riding on giant 1300x600x533 tires,
VIKING's exceptionally low ground pressure enables it to "float" on soft
snow surfaces and avoids damage to sensitive environments. VIKING has
independent pneumatic front and rear wheel suspension with adjustable
clearance and a tire air-pressure adjustment system operable from the cab
while driving the vehicle.
VIKING's is designed for security and endurance rather than high speed,
which in any case is hazardous on rough terrain. Top speed on-road is 50
mph at 16.8 mpg; off-road at 11.8 mpg, currently limited by the tires (cost
$700 each) speed rating. ATON IMPULSE is bringing out new, higher-speed
rated, custom tires, as well as bullet proof tires. More powerful engine
models will be fitted in future models.
The VIKING-2992 will for the first time be available for international
purchase in late 2012.
For more information check out ATON IMPULSE at http://www.atonimpulse.com
Music: Madelin Zero // Gotta Know // Lance Jordan REMIX
2013 Baja 1000 - Polaris Off Road Vehicles
Three Polaris Factory Racing teams took on the Baja 1000 with all three
finishing the grueling race. Coastal Racing would win the Pro UTV Class
with Jagged X taking the first-ever Pro UTV championship.
Polaris Off-Road Vehicles - The Way Out
Whether it's for utility or recreation, Polaris has a complete lineup of
the hardest working, smoothest riding ORVs that let our riders go anywhere
and do anything.
Polaris RZR - From mountainous dunes to treacherous trails, this off-road
warrior with room for up to 3 passengers brings our riders to the edge by
conquering everything in its path.
Polaris Sportsman - An industry exclusive durable steel frame with Lock &
Ride front and rear racks combine with unrivaled HP and EFI technology to
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Jeep Off Road Movies - Ramp Exit (Exploring Mines)
My friends, Hai, Dave, Nick and I went to explore some mines on the Gold
Rush Trail, BC. There are 3 different levels. Hai's jeep on 39s with roof
top tent made it through the mine. The lower level is flooded and the
middle level is drivable. Driving through the mine you enter at the 900
level, and take the ramp up and exit the 1000 level. We couldn't reach the
entrance of the top level because of the snow line. It took us a while to
find the entrance. After we got in, we took the down ramps and ended up
with another flooded area. After 20 minutes of driving, we decided to come
out from the entrance we came in. Dave was driving the last jeep. He
didn't come out. When he came out after 5 minutes, he told us he found the
up ramp which also indicates ramp exit. We decided to go back and sure
enough ramp exit took us to the other side of the mountain. The area we
came out was only enough to park 3 jeeps. We decided to leave 1 jeep in
the mine parked in a pocket area. We turned 3 jeeps around. Then we
brought the 4th one to turn around after we took other 3 in. By far it was
my best wheeling experience. Hai's monster jeep and 50" led light bar saved
the day in terms of filming :) Thanks to Hai for letting me mount my camera
on his jeep, thanks to Dave for the idea of exploring this mine, thanks to
Pat who organized us but couldn't join us because of work, thanks to Nick
to be brave enough to wheel with us on his first club run.
It was also interesting to see 4 different stages of a jeep's evolution on
our jeeps. From stock stage to monster stage.
Jeeps are awesome and can go anywhere :)
Additional music credit: Rise & Fall (KDrew Remix)
T54 Tank based' Bulldozer'
Polish army T54 Tank based' Bulldozer'with a dodgy starter motor! War And
Peace show, Beltring, Kent England. 2004
Extreme AMPHIBIOUS OffRoad Power 800HP VITYAZ DT-30
Extreme Amphibious OffRoad Power 800HP VITYAZ DT-30 |
http://bit.ly/russian_power | The ultimate unstoppable offroad power
machine, Russian made Vityaz DT-30 is the world's most capable extreme
off-road vehicle designed for use in remote tundra and arctic conditions
where full self-sufficiency is required. Key to the VITYAZ incredible
off-road capability is its powered articulation which allows for kinematic
control of the two-unit body
The DT-30 is an off-road tracked transporter meant to carry 30 ton payloads
in to any place, and easily handle terrain that Urals, Unimogs, Tatras,
Kamazs and even battle tanks would have absolutely no chance of getting
through (unless they are carried by a DT-30)
The DT-30 Vityaz (Knight) all-terrain tracked carrier was designed to carry
heavy loads over all off-road terrain, including swamps, sand and snow.
First vehicle was built in 1981 and small scale production commenced in
1982. It is also used for a number of civilian applications in rough
terrain. The original DT-30 is no longer produced. This vehicle has never
been exported outside the former Soviet republics.
The DT-30 Vityaz has articulated configuration. The original DT-30 has a
single flatbed cargo body. Vehicle weights 30 tons and has equal payload
capacity. The DT-30P is a more usual variant with two cargo areas.
Vityaz has a fully enclosed forward control cab, which provides seating
for driver and four passengers. Engine compartment is located behind the
cab. The rear unit can accommodate a variety of bodies. In some cases the
rear unit can vary considerably from the front.
The vehicle is powered by a V-46-5 multi-fuel diesel engine, developing up
to 800 hp, originally developed from one used on the T-64 main battle tank.
The engine is fitted with a pre-heater and can be started at -50°C. Tracks
of the Vityaz are 1.1 m wide. The DT-30P has a very low ground pressure. It
can even go through anti-tank mine without causing detonation. The original
DT-30 with a single flat bed cargo body is not amphibious.
DT-30P Vityaz. It is produced since 1986. It has two load carrying
areas, one on the front section and other and other on the second
articulated unit. Vehicle is fully amphibious;
DT-30PM, improved variant of the DT-30P;
DT-10P Vityaz, smaller articulated tracked carrier. It has a payload
capacity of 10 t or 10 passengers, including the crew of five. This vehicle
also has a narrower tracks;
DT-10PM Vezdesusciy, improved variant of the DT-10P.
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at www.HagglundsForSale.com .
Green Rock Dawg an Extreme Machine KrawlZone
We saw the Green Dawg at King of the Hammers and we were blown away, We had
to film it. This machine is insane.
This is just a segment of our 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers episode.
KrawlZone.tv is an all new outdoor and off road adventure program aimed at
taking the adrenaline of extreme rock crawling and pumping it directly into
the vein of the off-road community.
Be sure to check us out on the web at http://www.krawlzone.tv and on
facebook at http://www.facebook.com/krawlzone.tv and join our community of
off road enthusiasts.
See you on the trail.
Russian ALL TERRAIN military vehicle drives on snow swamp mud water and land better than 4WD
A screw-propelled vehicle is a land or amphibious vehicle designed to cope
with difficult snow and ice or mud and swamp. Such vehicles are
distinguished by being moved by the rotation of one or more auger-like
cylinders fitted with a helical flange that engages with the medium through
or over which the vehicle is moving. Modern vehicles called Amphirols and
other similar vehicles have specialised uses.
The weight of the vehicle is typically borne by one or more pairs of large
flanged cylinders; sometimes a single flanged cylinder is used with
additional stabilising skis. These cylinders each have a helical spiral
flange like the thread of a screw. On each matched pair of cylinders, one
will have its flange running clockwise and the other counter-clockwise. The
flange engages with the surface on which the vehicle rests. Ideally this
should be slightly soft material such as snow, sand or mud so that the
flange can get a good purchase. An engine is used to counter-rotate the
cylinders—one cylinder turns clockwise and the other counter-clockwise.
The counter-rotations cancel out so that the vehicle moves forwards (or
backwards) along the axis of rotation.
The principle of the operation is the inverse of the screw conveyor. A
screw conveyor uses a helical screw to move semi-solid materials
horizontally or at a slight incline; in a screw propelled vehicle, the
semi-solid substrate remains stationary and the machine itself moves.
Four-wheel drive, All-wheel drive, AWD, 4WD, or 4×4 ("four by four") is a
four-wheeled vehicle with a drivetrain that allows all four wheels to
receive torque from the engine simultaneously.
While many people typically associate the term 4x4 with off-road vehicles
and Sport utility vehicles, powering all four wheels provides better
control than normal road cars on many surfaces, and is an
important part in the sport of rallying.
In abbreviations such as 4×4, the first figure is normally the total
wheels (more precisely, axle ends, which may have multiple wheels), and the
second, the number that are powered.
Syntactically, 4×2 means a four-wheel vehicle that transmits engine power
to only two axle-ends: the front two in front-wheel drive or the rear two
in rear-wheel drive.
By this system, a six wheeled military transport truck would be a 6×6,
while the typical American semi-truck tractor unit having two drive axles
and a single unpowered steering axle would be a 6×4.
Russia Listeni/ˈrʌʃə/ or /ˈrʊʃə/ (Russian: Россия, tr.
Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə] ( listen)), also officially known as the
Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация,
tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə
fʲɪdʲɪˈrat͡sɨjə] ( listen)), is a country in northern Eurasia.
It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects.
From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway,
Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad
Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China,
Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea
of Okhotsk and the US state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. At
17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest
country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's
inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation
with 143 million people as of 2012.
An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used
for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor.
Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run
primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, to typically
have four wheels, and to be constructed principally for the transport of
people rather than goods.
The year 1886 is regarded the year of birth of the modern automobile - with
the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, by German inventor Carl Benz. Motorized wagons
soon replaced animal-drafted carriages, especially after automobiles became
affordable for many people when the Ford Model T was introduced in 1908.
The term motorcar has formerly also been used in the context of electrified
rail systems to denote a car which functions as a small locomotive but also
provides space for passengers and baggage. These locomotive cars were often
used on suburban routes by both interurban and intercity railroad
It was estimated in 2010 that the number of automobiles had risen to over 1
billion vehicles, up from the 500 million of 1986. The numbers are
increasing rapidly, especially in China, India and other NICs.
Off-roading is the activity of driving or riding a vehicle on unsurfaced
roads or tracks, made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud,
snow, rocks, and other natural terrain.
Extreme Off-road Competition 2. :: "Klaperjaht 2010" part 2 of 2
"Klaperjaht offroad" competition, 28.08.2010, Estonia.
This is part 2 of 2. Watch part 1 of 2 here:
Watch 2011 competition here: http://youtu.be/4JsXcyOo-Uk
Watch 2012 competition here: http://youtu.be/dCoq00Ns9vw
"Klaperjaht" is now a part of European off-road series „Euro-Trophy"