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Not sure we could do it in a Subaru but its a national road in Madagascar...

https://youtu.be/lBpKml3lg2Y
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It just shows what you can do with bald tyres, articulation aided by chassis flex, 10 tonnes aiding traction by getting the wheels down to solid ground and a bit of grading with the front axle. The mobile mechanics and road builders did a lot to help too.

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Epic! Sure helps put things in perspective, thanks for sharing.
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Great video!
My son has a Mercedes Unimog; I think it could climb a brick wall!
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Do you go offoad with him?
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We did part of the Hume and Hovell walking track once - that was interesting getting that big rig through! Also lots of fun down the back of his property; he got it to carry livestock. He has a Foz, a Ford Capri Clubsport and an Amarok as well and did a lot of his "L" time in my Foz both on and off-road.
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Is it the same truck? The grille seems to come and go, and the body changes too.

Anyway, I know what you’re all thinking. Imagine where it could go if it had all terrain tyres!
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Haha. Of course none of us ever said that AT tires are good in mud. Mud is a great equalizer. If you don't have MTs, it does not really matter what you have, it will all be like a bald tire if the tire cannot self clean.
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Haha. Of course none of us ever said that AT tires are good in mud. Mud is a great equalizer. If you don't have MTs, it does not really matter what you have, it will all be like a bald tire if the tire cannot self clean.
Spin it fast enough and any tyre will self clean..
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Is it the same truck? The grille seems to come and go, and the body changes too.
Definitely the same truck - same smashed in RHS headlight and guard all the way through.
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