This gear-driven 4WD chassis is based around a lightweight and tough monocoque frame, with power provided by the centrally-positioned motor. It utilizes a 'square' setup with similar tread and wheelbase lengths. Sealed gearbox is integrated into the frame and protects from dust and debris, while the built-in front and rear differential gears provide smooth cornering. This is reinforced by 4-wheel double wishbone suspension and friction dampers plus a 2-piece tie rod steering setup with the servo on the left for excellent response. Furthermore, it has wheels molded in yellow to match the chassis, fitted with big 115mm diameter tires, in addition to a rear support bar with roller to prevent the model from flipping.
Dump trucks earn their living in some of the toughest workplaces around: large-scale construction sites, mines and quarries to name but a few. The largest of them are known as “off-highway trucks” which cannot be driven on public roads; factory built, they are disassembled and component parts such as the chassis, cab, fenders, axles and rear bed are transported via trailer to their employer, where they are re-assembled on site. These giant vehicles can reach the height of 2-storey buildings, with tires exceeding 4 meters in diameter, engines generating over 3,500hp, and an ability to carry loads topping 300 tons. Some can even be controlled remotely for use in dangerous environments.
This is the Tamiya 1/24 scale Electric Powered, Radio Controlled, Ready to Run Heavy Duty Dump Truck. From Tamiya's XB Pro Expert Built Series. FEATURES: Chassis: GF-01 plastic monocoque type with rear wheelie bar Drive: Four wheel with dogbones Motor: 540 brushed Radio: Finespec 2.4GHz Electronic Speed Control: Tamiya TEU105BK Differentials: Front and rear in sealed gearbox integrated into frame Body: Injection molded resin, yellow in color with separate cab and rear dump bed, dump bed can be changed between flat and raised positions by changing position of stays and snap pins in body mounts, bed does not raise or lower Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone Shocks: Plastic body friction Steering: Bellcrank type Tires: V-pattern and spike rubber with foam inserts Wheels: Yellow plastic deep rim design 2.7" (68.3mm) wide, 4.7" (119mm) diameter Bumper: Front spring loaded Camber Tie Rods: Fixed non-adjustable Caster: Adjustable, caster/toe-in refers to the angle of the front suspension when viewed from the side of the car in relation to the chassis INCLUDES: RTR Heavy Duty Dump Truck with ESC, Motor, Molded Resin Body Tires, Wheels, Shocks, 2.4GHz Radio and Instruction Manual REQUIRES: Battery: 7.2V NiMH 6-cell stick pack with standard connector Battery Charger: Compatible with selected battery AA Batteries: Four for transmitter SPECS: Vehicle; Length: 13.8" (350mm) Width: 10.6" (270mm) Height: 8.3" (210mm) Body; Length: 12.5" (317mm) Width: 6.5" (165mm) Height: 4.4" (112mm) COMMENTS: To upgrade to ball bearings order; Qty. Size Location Qty Bearing Set 2 5x11mm Differential 1 DTXC1547 8 5x11mm Counter Gears 4 DTXC1547 4 5x11mm Front Uprights 2 DTXC1547 4 5x11mm Rear Uprights 2 DTXC1547 2 5x8mm Steering Linkage 1 DTXC1523 jxs 04/28/16 ir/jxs