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That thing is pretty cool, I wonder if it was based off of an existing vehicle like a harvester or something?

Or maybe the guy is some kind of mechanical engineer, or a really good back yard fabricator.

Sounds like it's diesel powered, can't see any chain drives, I think it is hydraulic. Last point of mention, it appears the suspension is not "passive" for lack of a better term, meaning it seems the driver has to continuously operate the suspension/drives.

Any way you look at it, it's one heck of a feat of engineering. jamminz.gif

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they say its a 5.0L Ford and it is chain drive,actually the chain drive set up looks kinda like a Donkey lift truck.the lift truck uses a kobota diesel hooked to a GM auto trans and runs chains inside the arms to power the wheels,only the arms are fixed.



here's the description from the video


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 and t-case 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.

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