I used to work on 4x4 4wheel steer Idaho Norland Snowblowers! Does that count? Incredible Hydraulics Systems on those things. Many Many Many a filter to change when servicing them. I believe 20 to be exact.sceep said:like this one??
thinkin o makin a tow rig
yeah, but thats tanker versions of these-BillaVista said:I was just reading in a January edition of Janes that the Brit army I think selected new Oshkosh tankers for aquisition.
i hope youre kidding.ChrisPy said:nothing good ever came wiht square headlights.
Really fawkin expensive :flipoff2: :flipoff2:9V said: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?
So you'd rather have a TJ than a Ford PSD for a tow rig? :flipoff2: Since the TJ has similar weight/power ratios to the PSD, it could be a tow rig too? Of course I'm being sarcastic.ChrisPy said: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.
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.
hard to say that until he can get to looking at it better, between being rear engine, & 6 wheel drive, who knows what kinda tranny/t-case/driveline mess is under that thing.randii said:If not, you've got plenty of room to sneak in an auxiliary tranny.
When I was at the Chevy Dealer yesterday, they had a brand new 4500 pickup that they said was factory. The bed looked sweet, but it had the horrible looking new medium duty front end on it. Not sure on the drivetrain, it said Duramax on the side, but not sure if it was the little one or the big one.ChrisPy said:
but if your looking for a big tow vehicle, check out the offerings from kenworth, freightliner, and ford.