When Tim Jordan moved to Idaho, he missed his dirt bike during the winter months and seven years ago, began a quest to build a conversion for a motorcycle that enabled it to be ridden in the snow. The conversion is now fully developed and will turn a dirt bike into a snoxcycle for US$2895 inside 90 minutes and back again in an hour.
The Fiat Cinque Tank, a dream bulldozer custom-built by ironsmith Kogoro Kurata, consists of an old Fiat 500 body mounted on the caterpillar tracks of a cheap secondhand tractor. The farm machine can only reach a speed of 3 kilometers per hour, turning a trip to the nearest convenience store into a 2-hour adventure, according to Kurata. But the classic look of the cabin no doubt impresses the neighbors, and the working power shovel comes in handy when obstacles block the way.
The Subaru WRX STI TRAX was one of the stars of the 2009 SEMA auto show in Las Vegas. The vehicle is essentially a Subaru WRX STI which has been heavily modified for rallying, and then fitted with four individual tracks which allow it to tear through snow and over ice without skipping a beat.
The crawler-transporters are a pair of tracked vehicles used to transport spacecraft from NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) along the Crawler way to Launch Complex 39. They were originally used to transport the Saturn IB and Saturn V rockets during the Apollo, Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz programs. They were then used to transport Space Shuttles from 1981 to 2011. The crawler-transporters carry vehicles on the Mobile Launcher Platform, and after each launch return to the pad to take the platform back to the VAB.
Bigfoot Fasttrax – In the late-1980s, a new type of vehicle entered monster truck events, the monster tank. These vehicles are typically military tanks or personnel carriers, upgraded with bigger engines & street-vehicle bodies.
The Dune Tracer concept is a single-seat quad-bike like thingy which is designed for use on sand dunes and across beaches. The Dune Tracer was designed primarily as a recreational vehicle. It features a dual-mode drive system and an air-conditioning system to help cool the driver even in the middle of the desert.
The i-Scoob is a concept from designer Jeff Darling. It’s a plug-in hybrid with a well-appointed interior that can also be hosed out.
The Mattracks Powerboard is basically a powered snowboard. Meaning you can carve your way up the slopes as well as down. The 200 cc engine allows for a top speed of 18 mph, and steering is accomplished just by shifting your weigh.
The Leopard 2 is a main battle tank developed by Krauss-Maffei in the early 1970s for the West German Army. The tank first entered service in 1979 and succeeded the earlier Leopard 1 as the main battle tank of the German Army. Various versions have served in the armed forces of Germany and twelve other European countries, as well as several non-European nations.
The RTV (Rapid Tracked Vehicle) Double R is a rather alien-looking concept vehicle which was developed by Coventry University Transportation Design graduate Roberto Rodricks. The RTV Double R, as well as looking like a prop from a movie, is a single-seat vehicle which can zip along over a variety of terrain, from snow and ice, to sand and mud. The proposed drivetrain consists of a 650 horsepower 5.5 litre V12!
Tank Vs. Car
Terramac’s® RT9, is a rubber tracked crawler carrier unit with an 18,000 lb carrying capacity. The RT9 features a Cummins diesel engine and offers both open and closed cab options. See below for additional standard measurements and specifications.
The ultimate redneck truck tank
Norwegian designer Anders Gloslie had unveiled the TH!NK FROST snowmobile concept in 2009. This stylish and innovative snow vehicle can be used perfectly in arctic climates. The bodywork of this vehicle is asymmetrical which means that the design of this snowmobile looks different from different angles. This two-seater snowmobile is powered by an electric motor.
Scorpio – a Russian built transport crawler.