6 Weirdest Trucks from Around the World
We've been featuring some pretty weird trucks lately— a Unimog, a Fiat. And it got me thinking about other weird trucks out there. To save you the trouble of searching, I've come up with 5 of the weirdest trucks from around the world. It's an offbeat collection of converted 4x4s, construction trucks that could crush LeBron James' Kia K900 like a gnat, and the biggest dang Fiat you have ever seen. They all seem fitting for Halloween in some weird way. RELATED: Check out this Danish Navy Unimog Mattracks MT Plus
Love your Chevy S10 pickup? Wish you could take it snowmobiling with you? Well, now you can thanks to a company called Mattracks.
Mattracks has been converting 4×4 Trucks, SUVs, Tractors, ATVs & UTVs for the past 20 plus years. Mattracks’ engineers developed the new MT Plus – adding to the already extensive Mattracks model lineup.
The new MT Plus has more “track” on the ground, which will provide greater performance in deep snow or soft soil conditions. With a 21” longer footprint on hard surface and 33” more in soft soil conditions compared to the standard 105/150 series; the rear track on the MT Plus provides floatation in deep snow, sand, mud, swamps or any challenging terrain. The Plus system will fit most ½ ton pickups and large SUVs.
Fiat Panda CJ17
What do you get when Fiat and Jeep merge? Well, besides a whole new company. You get this weird truck – a mix between a Fiat Panda 4x4 and a Jeep CJ17.
The vehicle took two weeks to build and stands at 12.8 feet tall. Fiat says the most difficult part of the build was in connecting the steering system, clutch, accelerator and brakes between the two cars. This monster Panda was used in a TV commercial in 2013.
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Liebherr, a heavy equipment manufacturer in Germany, is designer of what it bills as the largest earth-hauling truck in the world, the T 282B. OK, so being big doesn't automatically make you weird but this truck looks weird.
According to QuoteZone, it weighs in at 203 tons empty, has a maximum operating weight of 592 tons, and can carry 365 tons. This beast of a truck will set you back around $3.5 million, but CD-player and air conditioning are optional. Also, can you imagine the running start you need to get inside?
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OK, this isn't one specific truck but more a comment on the group of trucks known as Dekotora. They're common to Japan and are as bizarre as the owner's imagination allows.
They're a mixture of bright paints, UV lights and body parts added in a tribute to Rube Goldberg. They're awesomeness for their bizarreness. Sometimes they are purposely built by companies and other times just as a hobby.
Witness this monstrosity or beautiful creature, depending on your point of view. Sure, you've seen ultra-high-end RVs with motorcycles in tow before. But have you ever seen a motorcycle that was an RV?
Well, now you can tell your grandkids you did. It's a combination camper/Harley hog. The best part? You're protected from the rain (well, unless it blows in from the sides).
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Redneck Stretch Limo
The Chevy Stretch Blazer is perfect for your redneck prom based on this image from CollegeHumor.com. Not sure if it's perfect for anything else.
Does anybody else have doubts about that frame holding up? Or the thing leaking like a sieve every time it rains? How about the motor and/or transmission blowing up from strain?
OK, so now it's your turn. Post links below to some of the weirdest trucks you've seen tooling down the highway.