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.
some vintage tractors at the NPC 2009
lots of photos of some very old fully refurbisghed vintage tractoirs as
well as one or two cars a nice monster energy 180sx drifter and an american
style super truck.
Starting a 1919 Fordson tractor.
This tractor belongs to my friend Richard, it shows him starting his
beautiful 1919 Fordson tractor without using a starter or even a crank!
This is a must see! From www.tractorworksvideos.com
Extreme offroad in Siberia (Russia)
The DT-30 Vityaz (Knight) all-terrain tracked carrier go to help vehicle
with caterpillars TM-120 in a bog
Background sound - Latvian music group Brainstorm
Link to description DT-30
Link to description TM-120 http://www.kurganmash-zavod.ru/tm-120.aspx
'Snow' is available to buy as part of the BFI DVD 'Geoffrey Jones: The
Rhythm of Film' - http://www.bfi.org.uk/blu-rays-dvds/rhythm-film
Comprising train and track footage quickly shot just before a heavy
winter's snowfall was melting, the multi-award-winning classic that emerged
from the cutting-room compresses British Rail's dedication to
blizzard-battling into a thrilling eight-minute montage cut to music.
Tough-as-boots workers struggling to keep the line clear are counterpointed
with passengers' buffet-car comforts.
For more information about 'Snow' see
All titles on the BFI Films channel are preserved in the vast collections
of the BFI National Archive. To find out more about the Archive visit
200 BHP Fordson Major Tractor
Here's my brother in law playing with his new toy. A 200bhp turbo charged Ford D series engine bolted into a
50 year old tractor, what's not to like?
Excavator in deep shit - Heavy Recovery - Terribärgarn - Sweden
At Håkanbo North Lingbo in Sweden a excavator is stuck in the mud. With a
Scania 970 from 1962 and a Heavy wrecker from Thorson´s i Uppsala,
Terribärgarn helps the excavator up on safe ground. After one week the
excavator was at work again. Follow Terribärgarn on Facebook.
Fordson Snowmobile 1929 Concept Reel
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In the 1920s the Armstead Snow Motor was developed. When this was used to
convert a Fordson tractor into a screw-propelled vehicle with a single pair
of cylinders, the combination became known as the Fordson Snow Devil. It's
cool because it ain't got wheels. You can't speed & get a DUI with that.
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
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