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by Dirty Digger
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Dozers
Topic: **NEW C@ D7E Electric Dozer **
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: **NEW C@ D7E Electric Dozer **

I'm confused as to how this is a brilliant idea :idea: The fuel cell idea was tried in the past with several experimental vehicles built, but then dropped . So whats new to make it work now :?: + The idea that electric vehicles are "green" is flawed as most electrics "Dirty" a p...
by Dirty Digger
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: **NEW C@ D7E Electric Dozer **
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: **NEW C@ D7E Electric Dozer **

D7E field follow is doing really well. It's not to far from my present location. From what Ive seen there's no room for a Hydrogen Cell! Ross, I would be facinated to find out more. The one I saw had the engine mounted very low, when one opened the side panels to the engine compartment there was a ...
by Dirty Digger
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Dozers
Topic: **NEW C@ D7E Electric Dozer **
Replies: 16
Views: 1913

Re: **NEW C@ D7E Electric Dozer **

Sorry about back tracking through the archives, but some good topics of interest took my eyes. Regarding the new Electric Drive CAT D7E, my bets lay on the electric propulsion system being the first phase leading to the eventual diesel being replaced by Hydrogen Fuel Cell power to provide power to ...
by Dirty Digger
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Multidrive - Another David J Brown company
Replies: 26
Views: 8525

Re: Multidrive - Another David J Brown company

I've dusted-off my old tractor spotters anorak; I've got a dim recollection that the large John Deere agricultural equipment dealer in the north-east, Claytons, originally developed their buggie as an agricultural load carrier. At that time the only real alternative was a Unimog or a JCB. Multidrive...
by Dirty Digger
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Multidrive - Another David J Brown company
Replies: 26
Views: 8525

Re: Multidrive - Another David J Brown company

Used to visit the Thirsk industrial estate where Multidrive was based . Their office was always surrounded by interesting vehicles military , construction and agricultural. But never took any photos :( Howerver thru the power of google earth here is factory in 2002 (?) Military vehicles powered axl...
by Dirty Digger
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Multidrive - Another David J Brown company
Replies: 26
Views: 8525

Re: Multidrive - Another David J Brown company

Thanks for the welcome, sorry if this reply is too long, but here goes;. The Multidrive ejector truck grew out of a number of different requirements. If I recall correctly, David J Brown designed (perhaps before his Multidrive days) huge off-road land trains for a sugar cane operation in Africa. The...
by Dirty Digger
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Multidrive - Another David J Brown company
Replies: 26
Views: 8525

Re: Multidrive - Another David J Brown company

My first post on this board, on a subject close to my heart. A couple of low res photos of the M35 at work attached, I’ll be happy to answer any questions on Multidrive, but it was a few years ago and I was only involved on the sidelines.

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