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Soviet tractor-monster: he was one of a kind

Multi-ton colossus of TET‑1000 was created for ploughing, and long trips in the field, but to put in the series and decided not to.Michael Kolodochkin “driving”Expert

Developed in the 1970‑ies multi-ton monster of TET‑1000 had a peaceful purpose — tractor was supposed to run on the salt flats in the virgin areas of the country. Not only to plow but to move constantly from place to place. So the engineers provided the brainchild and tracks, and wheels.

Drop wheeled carts were located perpendicular to the tracks, the driver of the tractor was turning his workplace by 90 degrees depending on what the mover had to go on.

Driving the miracle-the tractor was powered diesel 700 HP, the weight was 32 550 kg.

The prototype was tested in the steppes of Kazakhstan, however, to replicate this tractor is still not resolved.

  • Unusual facts from the history of technology Michael Kolodochkin collecting for many years. Did you know that tracked vehicles invented in Russia?

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