Model D12 - Articulated Dump Truck
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.