16-TON 6X6 CONEX TRANSPORTER.
Technical information rept.
PITTSBURGH UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH STAFF
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This Technical Information Report describes a 16-ton 6x6 cross-country transporter that loads and unloads itself with as many as three fully loaded Conex containers weighing a total of 32,000 pounds, transports the load over sandy or rough terrain having slopes up to 40, and fords streams 4 feet deep. The transporter consists of an articulated-steering two-wheel prime mover powered by a 240-hp commercial diesel engine and a 4-wheel trailer with a hydraulic-assist drive. It is equipped with a hydraulic-powered bed-tilting mechanism and winches. This 44,000-pound vehicle is 40.7 feet long, 9.7 feet wide, and 11.8 feet high to the top of the Conex containers. Its turning radius is only 44 feet, which makes it easy to maneuver through cluttered beach areas. Two experimental models are undergoing user tests in Vietnam. Following user evaluation of the equipment, the design changes requested will be made prior to the fabrication of prototype models for engineering and service tests. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment