WHAT IS A M2D?
In the water, the M2D is powered by three propellers at up to 8 knots. The central propeller rotates 360 degrees thereby also acting as its rudder and providing incredible manoeuvrability.
With its pontoons unfolded the M2B can carry an MCA coded payload of an incredible 10.2 tons on water or land. The completely flat deck area provided with the pontoons unfolded measures a staggering 6m x 6m. It also carries its own ramps which allow vehicles (including military tanks!) to drive on and be ferried across a river or flood zone. The ramps can also be configured to allow vehicles to drive over it, thereby forming a temporary bridge for two way traffic. If all 8 ramps are deployed the clear deck spacebecomes a staggering 6m x 16m.
Each M2B machine can be interlocked to form a longer bridge or clever "moon pool" in the middle. Two connected together can carry approx. 30 tons.
Via its skipper and driver, the M2B can transition from water to rough terrain or road travel instantaneously with its side pontoons folded or unfolded.
The wheels fully retract into the body (hull) for water travel and in all terrain mode, the M2 has a high ground clearance of 0.8m and can climb slopes of up to 31 degrees.
These amphibious vehicles/ ferries/ bridging systems have already been put into good use in the following commercial environments:
Leadership development & teamwork training courses
Flood damage, sea defence & rescue work,
Ferry for vehicles, plant, equipment, animals & people
A great alternative to a multicat, floating platform or self propelled barge
Dry & portable site for portakabins, stores, etc.
Bridge inspection, repair with cherry picker, access platformor scaffolding
Jetty inspection, repair, removal of bracings with hiab crane and cherry picker fitted
Jetty touch up painting with cherry picker
Load carrying of i.e. Sandbags, rock, stone, etc. In areas which require an instant transition from land to water travel and vice-versa.
Shallow water, firm ground, sand & all tides work capability.
Returning to Port can be as simple as driving up the beach/ river bank or slip-way each day.
Wheel base: 5.3m
Track width: 2.1m
Ground clear: 0.8m
Turning circ: 25.4m
Weight inc. Crew: 22Tons
Diesel (red): 50L/100km
As Boat/ Ferry/ Bridge:
Draft w/12T: 0.8m
Width: 3.0, or 6m with pontoons unfolded, or 12m with ramps & airbags also in position.
Diesel (red): 64L/ Std.
Max speed: 9 knots.
Powered by two interchangeable Deutz (KHD) engines of 180hp @ 2300rpm each.
Hydraulic pontoons, ramps, wheel height & take-off, plus on board crane, winch, anchor, air & electrics.
Competent operators provided
Back-up air bags & interchangeable engines, automatic fire extinguishers, navigation lights, fog horn, heavy duty bilge pumps, 8+ separate watertight chambers.
Various plant can be used with the amphibs such as generator, hi-ab crane, winch, pumps, cherry picker, dumper, digger, forklift, JCB, etc.
Photo's show i.e. Cherry Picker & craneage work & extra ordinary carriage of containers, concrete hods, crane & other large structures. We have more pictures on our website under "Charter" and lots more on our office computer with them in action doing different jobs. A truly versatile, road transportable/ licenceable workhorse.
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