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    That IS a disappointment. I have not purchased one yet but close. Have been doing alot of research in advance. I thought an m1070 in low gear was actually a true 8wheel drive. Sounds like you are saying all four axles have stnd differentials but can be locked but can locked together so in reality it is only a 4 wheel drive. Is that understanding correct? I see you have a US version but live in London. Are the British versions all true 8 wheel drives? Thanks again for your reply

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    Hi if you have all the wheels on one side on ice and the other side on the road (no ice good surface) in low range and power divider air switch in centre of dash engaged then in theory it would not move only the wheels on ice spinning.
    i have not owned or worked on the caterpillar powered ones yet but I believe they bo not have a transfer case as far as cross axle dif locks I do not know.

    i have often wondered why the reluctance of the US not to have diff locks on there wheeled vehicles.
    uk military is also the same ie our bedfords daf and land rovers did not have them.
    But German and Russian have them on a lot of there's?
    i took my Gpw , Land Rover 90 and swb Mercedes g wagon all ex military over the same ground same track all got stuck ie two wheels spinning in the same spot but when I engage diff lock on the g wagon it was able to drive out.
    so I can certainly see the benefit of diff locks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummermark View Post
    i have often wondered why the reluctance of the US not to have diff locks on there wheeled vehicles.
    uk military is also the same ie our bedfords daf and land rovers did not have them.
    But German and Russian have them on a lot of there's?
    i took my Gpw , Land Rover 90 and swb Mercedes g wagon all ex military over the same ground same track all got stuck ie two wheels spinning in the same spot but when I engage diff lock on the g wagon it was able to drive out.
    so I can certainly see the benefit of diff locks.
    Most if not all of our military vehicles have 4x4 or AWD and are capable of at least locking the center diff, some can lock the rear diff and then more or less all of our trucks can do a full lockup of all the axles. And then we have dedicated off road vehicles like the G Wagon, Eagles etc that also can do a full axles locks. And while its a PITA to try and turn with, its a godsend at the same time as the vehicle will just chew through the terrain like a hungry US Marine at chowhall :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehTDK View Post
    Most if not all of our military vehicles have 4x4 or AWD and are capable of at least locking the center diff, some can lock the rear diff and then more or less all of our trucks can do a full lockup of all the axles. And then we have dedicated off road vehicles like the G Wagon, Eagles etc that also can do a full axles locks. And while its a PITA to try and turn with, its a godsend at the same time as the vehicle will just chew through the terrain like a hungry US Marine at chowhall :P
    So the MTVR 7-Ton in the traction test scenario where one side of the vehicles wheels are on ice and the other side dry asphalt, when the driver presses the accelerator the wheels will not spin (traction control) and the vehicle doesn't move. Does that sound right or does the MTVR have more traction capability in that scenario?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomadic View Post
    So the MTVR 7-Ton in the traction test scenario where one side of the vehicles wheels are on ice and the other side dry asphalt, when the driver presses the accelerator the wheels will not spin (traction control) and the vehicle doesn't move. Does that sound right or does the MTVR have more traction capability in that scenario?
    Cant say for the MTVR-7. But here if i do a triple difflock, and half the truck is on ice and the other half is on asphalt then I would easily pull away since every axle is locked to turn at the same speed at both wheels. The HMMV should too due to its Torsen Diffs.
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