The MK IIIa utility ATMP has permanent six wheel drive (6×6) with the front four wheels (two axles) steered conventionally (Ackerman) by using a rotating handlebar arrangement.
These handlebars also operate the steering brakes (inboard discs) which act independently on each side of the vehicle giving brake (skid) steering. The Supacat is diesel powered and driven through a torque converter, four forward and one reverse ratio automatic gearbox and a single differential. Twin output shafts transmit the drive to the two drop gear reduction boxes, which carry the inboard disc brakes. The centre axle is shaft driven direct from the drop gearbox. The centre axles carry the outboard, foot pedal operated disc brakes which are effective on all wheels. This vehicle is fitted with a self loading/erecting electricity pole handling system.
The utility pole handling MK IIIa 6×6 ATMP is a multi adaptable loading carrying all terrain vehicle platform.
6X6 MK IIIa – Technical Specification
- Engine – 1900 turbo charged
- Make – Volkswagen
- Type – ADE 1.9
- Fuel – Diesel
- Cylinders – Four (4)
- Displacement – 1896 cc
- Power – 58 kW (78 bhp) at 4000 rpm
- Max torque – 164 Nm (121 lbs/ft) at 1850 rpm
- Fuel capacity: 65 litres
- Weight (GVW) : 3450 kg
- Load carrying off road 1600 kgs
- Max speed on road 40 mph
- Tyres: 31/15.50/ 15. 8 ply flotation