SUPER POWERFUL Russian military off road 4WD Trucks
Russian military unveils new off road four wheel drive trucks. A truck
(United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, also called a lorry in
the United Kingdom and Ireland) is a motor vehicle designed to transport
cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the
smallest being mechanically similar to an automobile. Commercial trucks can
be very large and powerful, and may be configured to mount specialized
equipment, such as in the case of fire trucks and concrete mixers and
Modern trucks are largely powered by diesel engines exclusively, although
small to medium size trucks with gasoline engines exist in the US. In the
European Union, vehicles with a gross combination mass of up to 3,500
kilograms (7,716 lb) are known as light commercial vehicles, and those over
as large goods vehicles.
The oldest truck was built in 1896 by Gottlieb Daimler. The first truck
in the United States was built by Autocar in 1899 and was available with
optional 5 or 8 horsepower motors.
The word "truck" might come from a back-formation of "truckle" with the
meaning "small wheel", "pulley", from Middle English trokell, in turn from
Latin trochlea. Another explanation is that it comes from Latin trochus
with the meaning of "iron hoop". In turn, both go back to Greek trokhos
(τροχός) meaning "wheel" from trekhein (τρέχειν, "to run").
The first known usage of "truck" was in 1611 when it referred to the small
strong wheels on ships' cannon carriages. In its extended usage it came to
refer to carts for carrying heavy loads, a meaning known since 1771. With
the meaning of "motor-powered load carrier", it has been in usage since
1930, shortened from "motor truck", which dates back to 1916.
"Lorry" has a more uncertain origin, but probably has its roots in the rail
transport industry, where the word is known to have been used in 1838 to
refer to a type of truck (a freight car as in British usage, not a bogie as
in the American), specifically a large flat wagon. It probably derives from
the verb lurry (to pull, tug) of uncertain origin. With the meaning of
"self-propelled vehicle for carrying goods" it has been in usage since
Before that, the word "lorry" was used for a sort of big horse-drawn goods
In the United States, Canada, and the Philippines "truck" is usually
reserved for commercial vehicles larger than normal cars, and includes
pickups and other vehicles having an open load bed. In Australia, New
Zealand and South Africa, the word "truck" is mostly reserved for larger
vehicles; in Australia and New Zealand, a pickup truck is usually called a
ute (short for "utility"), while in South Africa it is called a bakkie
(Afrikaans: "small open container"). In the United Kingdom, India,
Malaysia, Singapore, Ireland and Hong Kong lorry is used instead of truck,
but only for the medium and heavy types.
In American English, the word "truck" is often preceded by a word
describing the type of vehicle, such as a "tanker truck". In British
English these would be referred to as a "tanker" or "petrol tanker".
In Australia and New Zealand, the term ute (short for coupé utility) is
used to describe a pickup truck with an open cargo carrying space but a
front similar to a passenger car, and which requires only a passenger car
licence to drive. The concept was developed in 1933 by Lewis Bandt of the
Ford Motor Company in Geelong following a request from a Gippsland farmer's
wife for a vehicle that they could go to church in on Sunday without
getting wet and also use to take the pigs to market on Monday.
In many countries, driving a truck requires a special driving license. The
requirements and limitations vary with each different jurisdiction.
In Australia, a truck driver's license is required for any motor vehicle
with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) exceeding 4,500 kilograms (9,921 lb). The
motor vehicles classes are further expanded as:
LR: Light rigid: a rigid vehicle with a GVM of more than 4,500 kilograms
(9,921 lb) but not more than 8,000 kilograms (17,637 lb). Any towed trailer
must not weigh more than 9,000 kilograms (19,842 lb) GVM.
MR: Medium rigid: a rigid vehicle with 2 axles and a GVM of more than 8,000
kilograms (17,637 lb). Any towed trailer must not weigh more than 9,000
kilograms (19,842 lb) GVM. Also includes vehicles in class LR.
HR: Heavy Rigid: a rigid vehicle with three or more axles and a GVM of more
than 8,000 kilograms (17,637 lb)). Any towed trailer must not weigh more
than 9,000 kilograms (19,842 lb)) GVM. Also includes articulated buses and
vehicles in class MR.
HC: Heavy Combination, a typical prime mover plus semi-trailer combination.
MC: Multi Combination e.g., B Doubles/road trains.
Tires vs. Mattracks
This is a short comparison demonstrating the difference between tires and
tracks. 44" tires with Dana 60's and lockers would not get you through the
snow like the Mattracks. Yes, they are more expensive, and not for
everyone, but if you need to get through snow, mud, sand or any other soft
material they cannot be beat.
4x4 Fails 2012
This is our group's 4WD Fail Compilation of 2012, OK - fun times of 2012.
That is over a one year period of regular wheeling. All vehicles are daily
Vehicles featured (in order of appearance):
- Jeep Grand Cherokee WH HEMI (locked front and rear) with AT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 100-series (open diffs) with HT's
- Toyota Hilux 2010 - silver (locked front and rear) with AT's
- Nissan Navara 2010 (open diffs) with MT's
- Daihatsu Feroza 2nd Gen (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Hilux 7th Gen - black (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 80-series (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 80-series (open diffs) with MT's
- Nissan Patrol GU (front locker) with MT's
- Jeep Wrangler TJ (locked front and rear) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 200-series (traction control) with AT's
If anyone wants to see some real action, please watch this video, I'm sure
you'll enjoy it:
Extreme 4x4 Climb Backwards + Roll Over After 2 Forward Climbs
This video was be featured on "Dumbest Stuff on Wheels" so be sure and
watch for it on SpeedTV aka the speed channel!
GOES UP BACKWARDS after going up twice forwards. "Half Time Show" 2
minutes to go crazy for the crowd. Curtis was asked before starting what
he was going to do and he responded "I want to put tire tracks right there"
of course pointing in the spot where there were no other tire tracks.
There were a lot of skeptics in the crowd (including me). He put on a
great show. Just glad that the spotter/passenger didn't get his arm
crushed watch careful and you see his arm come out just before landing.
4x4 ATV Ride on the Powerlines in NE Ohio April 2011
Pack of quads riding the powerlines in North East Ohio. We had to cut
across some farm fields (yes, we had permission to) and over a small creek
that got the best of most of us. Included Honda Rancher, Yamaha Grizzly,
Honda 400EX, Yamaha Rhino, Yamaha Wolverine, and a Honda ATC 250 Trike
Chainlink extreme 4x4
Cams hydraulic Chain-drive 4x4, about 7 feet of up OR down motion on each
tire: specs below Engine is a fuel injected Ford 5.0 V8 out of a '93 cobra
Mustang, c4 transmission
out of an early bronco. 9" w/ 5.38 gears and ARB air locker mounted in the
center (below driver) running chain gears on the ends where the swing arms
pivot. Swing arms are hydraulically controlled individually or together,
and there is coil spring and shock suspension as well. large chains running
inside the swing arms turn hummer gear reduction (2:1) hubs at each wheel.
tires are 39.5". The steering is linked through the swing arms as well and
the steering box is mounted just infront of the axle below the driver. body
construction is steel tubing (mostly DOM) and the total weight is 5900 LB..
4x4 recovery gone wrong or well ?
4x4 recovery gone wrong or well ? Jeep cherokee stuck to mud and one
Unimog 1964 model with snow chains,one Mitsubishi Pajero and one Ford
bronco help it...in 4x4 event to kastoria Greece filming with my full 1080
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Nissan Patrol CRAZY HILL CLIMB!
... More at http://www.offroaders.com ... This Nissan Patrol nearly bites
it but with some quick thinking, throttles it up as it rights itself!
AWESOME!! Location near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Farley quarry 20/5/07 suzuki sj water
me and my pal rich decided to see how deep the water was as all day id been
looking at having a dip, problem was nobody else had but me not giving a
dam decided to do it here it is.
Mountains & Mud 5 Film Trailer - WATCH THE FULL LENGTH FILM ON TAHOEFILMS.COM
AN EPIC 4X4 QUAD FILM.
Award-winning film director Thomas Opre takes you on another wild 4x4 quad
ride. No sand in this movie -- just big mountains, rough rocks and deep
mud. Opre travels with his cameras catching epic 4x4 quad action throughout
North America. New features include utility quad riders Ron Wilert
(Alberta), Jack Whelan (California), and Bayou Snorkel's Brian Robertson
(Louisiana), plus the I-45 Race Team (Texas) and the Zollinger brothers
from ZBroz Racing (Utah). Mountains & Mud has been nominated every year for
the Extremy Award for Best Quad Film. Don't miss the film series which
started the 4x4 quad craz!
Full length film is available at http://www.tahoefilms. com
Real Man's 4WD Track
A Land Rover Defender drives up a "Real Man's" 4WD track.
One brave soul attempted it in a Landcruiser but failed before even getting
both sets of wheels on the ramp. He is currently at home trying to fix his
The video was taken at the Maitland 4WD & Camping Show 2009 and the
ramp is 5.5M above the ground.
The majority of the drive is done with the driver seeing nothing but sky.