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I know this is ridiculous but since I found the various series of big heavy haul trucks that Kenworth builds I've been a bit obsessed.

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I wonder how streetable they are? I found a C500 for sale last night and I think it was something like 9.5 feet wide and 11 feet tall. But I don't think they are all that big. There are quite a few rear drive road versions out there so all wheel drive can't be that much different.
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Ahh yes, the C500... obscene to everyone but mog fans. The twin steer systems are interesting.

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There's many of those up in my parts, lots of oilfield use, the twin steers kick@$$!

Look through the Richie bro's auctions for used units.

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Yeah I ran across a RB action last night. The big twin steers go for about $500k when new-ish. But there are lots of cheaper ones too. They make Man Kats look little.

This one with the little sleeper is particularly good looking.
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That last one is pure SEX, Id drive it all day long, Those tires would actualy work realy good in snow/mud too
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Aerodynamics ? Nah ! Who cares
Makes the mog look positively slippery
You will need a helluva shed
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Id drive it all day long, Those tires would actualy work realy good in snow/mud too

Well that's what I was thinking But is it allowed on US highways w/o special permits?

Even though Unimogs are big, if you want to pull a good sized trailer, like 45 feet with a couple of vehicles and a couple of motorcyles,and living quarters they really won't do it. At least not with a 352 or 366. Maybe with an 8.3L Cummins. No of course these trucks are almost as over kill as they could be but on the other hand, you only live once.

I imagine fuel economy would be horrendous. If a ManKat get's around 4 to 5 And modern aerodynamic Semis get up to 8 don't they. I would say these have to be in the 2-3 mpg range?

And yeah you would need a big shed. This bad boy has a 30 foot platform alone. 2012 Kenworth C550 360″ Bed Truck w/Sisu | Alberta Oilfield Equipment Supply

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Someone on here mentioned fuel economy ?!
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