"how does a 450hp 1550lbft 12L Inline 6 CATERPILLAR diesel, a 7spd Allison automatic tranny with 7.5:1 first gear, air lockers in all 3 diffs, CTIS, 52" tires, 18" of wheel travel on each side, and a fording depth of 5 feet without preparations sound? "
perfect. if i ever need to move a house in a flood while clearing parked fiats.
however, with a a curb weight of 30,000#, that 450hp 1550lbft translates into approximately 66# per horsepower, and approximately 19# per torque.
put that in perspective, a Ford PSD weighing in at 8k# has 325 horse, 560 ft# torque, OR
an increase of over 275% power to weight, and 135% torque/weight. AND will seat 4 comfortably, AND fit in my garage, and doesnt require a CDL to drive.
also, the OSHKOSH has a max speed of 65 mph (105 km/h) and a Cruising Range of 336 miles. the PSD will do 100(governed) or more (chip), and has a range of well over 450 miles.
im not even gonna talk about the "low" range xfer case of 1.27:1.
hell, even a new TJ, weighing in at 3235#, wiht 190-hp and 235 lb/ft of torque, has a weight/ hp ratio of
17# per hp, and
better even than the PSD.
it has 18" of wheel travel, but with 52" tires, and a wheelbase over 180", the travel is roughly 10% of the wheelbase and 30% of the tire size. not overly impressive. TJ's have much better numbers, percentage wise.
dont forget that 85' turning circle. the TJ, with half the wheelbase, can do it in a third the space. once again, not impressive.