Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Jan 5, 2007.
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(See: the tracked car in Fury Road )
Of course they're Russians
Just come across this Cuban truck whilst looking for something else.
Search for 'Cuban truck on sea'.
Loving the way it's bouyancy is just right there to look like, errm, a truck on the sea.
Floats barely visible.
Strange enough to stop and take a picture.
(Real, though I see the picture makes it look more like a model.)
Find myself wondering just how much a rail convertible Unimog wood-chipper costs.
Quite a lot, I suspect.
Presumably not the most efficient on-road, as it just this second passed my house on a flatbed.
About 25 yars back the Conversion of a standard 110 Landrover Defender to Road Rail was £25K for the basic version with no added hydraulics or electrics just a manually operated hinged wheel set at each end.
You had to supply the base vehicle first.
Around the same time 1995 a local Tree Surgeon near Keighley was charging £150 / hour for a chipper overnight 23.00 - 06.00 on railway work without the conversion.
Might not be very expensive. I don't know but I see a lot of them on light and medium trucks around here.
How Hi-Rail Pickup Trucks Work
You may not be giving the word 'Unimog' enough weight here, mate.
They make them in 'Loco' configurations:
Unimog U 219 – U 530: Road-rail – Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK – Trucks you can trust
Low railroad bridge creating strange looking vehicles.
11 FOOT 8 - The Canopener Bridge
Wow. Link shows one shunting 1000 tons.
Speaking of Unimog:
a true rarity! The 1952 prototype for the Bundeswehr (founded 12. Nov. 1955 - honi soit qui mal y pense)
pre-production trials. One may speculate what kind of road conditions MB had in mind
"If 3rd Ypres comes round again we will be ready"
Ypres you said?
Hold my beer
There used to be a chap (German reenactor) that bought a very early Unimog to Beltring, painted Panzer Grey with a bloody great balkenkreuz on the side.
If queried, crew pointed to its presence in some terrible postwar war film, (Battle of the Bulge or similar) & said they were reenacting that.
Always sort of admired the smiling 'who cares?' attitude there.
Tried to find it in my Images, but only result was the Landsverk Unimog at Muckleburgh.
Think that counts as a strange vehicle, so what the hell.
Dave, will do: Altbier, Berliner Weisse, Bockbier, Export, Helles, Kölsch, Märzen, Oktoberfest Bier, Pilsner, Sauerbier, Kellerbier??
Maybe a little schnapps on top, mein Herr?!
But nothing beats an Unimog 70200....
Both are Unimog, but...
Looks rather like the ground next to the North Sea Gas pipeline when it was being laid through part of Lancashire and Cheshire near Manchester. There are bands of clay there that are very similar to those found in Flanders (which is why numbers of local sewer diggers were used in WW1 to dig mines) and the effect of heavy construction traffic was not dissimilar to artillery barrage. I visited some of the sites (Dad had come out of retirement to act as a supervising engineer). In one they lost a Leyland coach that had been converted into a mobile canteen. It's remains are still down there in the mud and will doubtless mislead archaeologists of the future.
One definitely Unimog, the other apparently Hot Wheels.
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