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 Living on the Road :: WORTs :: #07

 

This rig is currently being built in Germany and should be heading to Aus in a couple of years.
Name   Herbert
Time to build 1.5 years
Chassis/cab   1981 Mercedes Benz 1017A
Engine   6 cylinder in-line Turbo Diesel
5600 cc 172 hp
Gearbox.   6 gears manual
1 reduction level
Drive train  

2 solid axles
2 driven axles, (rear axle is standard drive)
pneumatic switched diff-lock

Suspension   leaf spring
Steering   power steering
Drive   4x4
Wheels   gravel tyres / 1 spare tyre back with integrated winch
365/80R20 tubeless
Brakes   air, hydraulic
Electrical   220 volt, 24 volt, 12 volt circuits

Dimensions

length
hieght
width
wheelbase

6.8m
5.5m
2.4m
3.6m
Weight  

7.8 tonnes tare
10t gross

Ground clearance body
diffs
1.2 m
0.35 m
Angles approach
depart
rampover
never measured, expected to be enough
ditto
ditto
Fuel   Diesel 1x150 l; 1 x 500 l
Range   standard route: 22-25 l / 100km
gravel:depends to cond. 30-60l / 100km
Recovery   no winch
Water drinking
general
grey
black
2 x 160 litre
?
80 litre
?
Power

batteries

solar
genset

cabin: 2 x 80 Ah GEL
truck: 2 x 66 Ah Standard
still coming
?
Appliances fridge
freezer
cooktop
oven
microwave
aircon
heater

hot water
110 litre Waeco 24V Compressor
13 litre
gas; SMEV 2 burner
gas / Trumatic E 2800
no
still to do / 24V system planned
heat exchanger connected to truck's water circuit
add. 24 V and 220V heater integrated
Shower   integrated in bathroom; outdoor also possible
Toilet   C200CS Thetford
Gas   2 x 11kg bottles
Cladding   ?
Body   walls: 50mm GFK-PU, strengthened
by ALU-profiles 100x100x4mm
placed on seperated frame,
frames cardanic connected,
Storage   2.1m x 1.2m x 0.8m (below beds)
Comms AM CB
UHF CB
HF radio
Sat phone
no
no
Blaupunkt AM, UHF Radio, CD charger
(wanted)
Other features

still to come
air condition, solar panels, bike

registered for 3 persons
walk through to cab possible, but uncomfortable
Sleeps up to four persons poss.
top speed 105 km/h

first big trip planned to Algeria/Lybia 02/2002

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