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Articulated Truck

JCB 714

Sunday 13 December 2009, by Nico71

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Technical data

Scale (wheels used)
Width 19 studs
Total Weight 740 grams
Transmission 4x4
Motorization 1 motor(s) - PFS XL

working fake motor
Steering motor

with steering wheel
Onboard Battery Box PFS

First attempt to create an articulated truck. For many reasons :
- less heavy
- more compact (19 stud width)
- no friction on pendular axles
- no hub steering wheel : much space on axle (We can put blocking differential)
- easier to build

But It has disadvantages :
- center of gravity follow the cab
- weight must be concentrated on axle
- no suspensions, not very stable in slant (compare to a normal truck).

It is powered by an XL motor, has blocking differential, full independent pendular suspensions (on central articulation). It has flat 6 fake engine and portal axles (to reduce stress on bevel gear). The axles are very strong and it weights 740g.

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