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Old 11-03-2006, 06:51 PM   #15
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They race these things during the DAKAR RALLY. Seem to be extremely capable.
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Old 11-03-2006, 07:36 PM   #16
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MAN sure looks like a mog!

It certainly looks like a Mercedes Benz Unimog. I'm not familiar with MAN. But it appears to be similar to the 'mog. Look at the axles. I could be mistaken here, but I don't see a "pumpkin" along the centerline of the axle. That would tell me that it's got portal axles, just like a 'mog. Hummvees have portal axles too (of a sort...they are independant suspension whereas the 'mog has live axles, but of the portal type). In fact, so did some old International tractors. With the portal axle, there are generally two gears stacked vertically between the centerline of the wheel and the centerline of the differential (pumpkin). So it gives you more ground clearance by getting the pumpkin up high and away.

Mogs are cool!
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With the portal axle, there are generally two gears stacked vertically between the centerline of the wheel and the centerline of the differential (pumpkin). So it gives you more ground clearance by getting the pumpkin up high and away.

Mogs are cool!
Cement trucks are set up that way, and for the same reason, ground clearance into construction sites.
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