This concept gives extreme off road
ability in deep mud or boggy conditions
with large ground clearance &
articulation hinge allowing for an "Alligator"
style "zig-zag" steering motion in very
heavy going. Chassis design keeps the
dump body centre of gravity low allowing
for vehicle stability & the slew ring
bearing in the middle of the chassis
allows individual wheels to ride over
large obstacles or through pot holes,
while keeping all four wheels in contact
with the ground.
Based on a 4 cylinder 4.4l turbocharged
Ford 7610 agricultural tractor skid
unit, the fabrications were designed &
added to the skid at the M.T.
Engineering works, Braintree, Essex U.K.
to produce a 12 metric tonne capacity
articulated dump truck rated at 104h.p.
We can manufacture this style of
tractor converted 4WD dump truck
from Ford, Deutz, Renault (Claas)
& Zetor donor tractors. New
vehicles are now designated
Aardvark D12 machines.