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AAD 2016: Truck demonstrator unveiled

14th September 2016 - 07:00 GMT | by Helmoed Römer Heitman in Pretoria


Denel Vehicle Systems has developed a demonstrator of a 28t (GVM; empty 12t) 6x6 truck, using its RG-31 series MRAP vehicles as the basis. 

The truck is a modular design able to accommodate a range of superstructures or a hook lift system for logistic use. It is powered by a 269 kW diesel driving through an Allison automatic gearbox and a DVS two-speed transfer case. 

The rigid axles have differential locks, parabolic leaf springs with double-acting hydraulic shock-absorbers, and mount 16.00 R20 tyres on 10.0x20 split rims. The steering is hydraulically assisted.

The truck is 10m long by 2.6m wide

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Helmoed Römer Heitman


Helmoed Römer Heitman

Helmoed Römer Heitman has written and lectured on defence since 1978. He played a background …

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