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07-19-2019 06:58 AM
kimosawboy The 406 that started this thread has been on Vebeg for some time and has just sold for $17.5K. Some one has just purchased a unique Mog.
06-20-2019 03:55 PM
ACAD_Cowboy The big spherical tanks are L/CNG tanks, sparks = bad.
06-20-2019 01:40 PM
tkv000 It says (Roughly via google translate on android)

The Unimogs from 1982 of Eurogas (now Vopak) in Vlissingen-Oost were normally used for shunting work, but could also be used by the company fire brigade

"They were explosion proof, including spark arresters on the air inlet and outlet (on the left side of the cabin). The Unimog in the top photo has a foam and powder extinguisher

The other one mentions a refinery spec, with the same spark arresters.

It also talks about the crane, sand spreaders, etc
06-20-2019 01:28 PM
TRUKTOR Here is some of the Dutch copy from that site. The word " explosieveilige " pops up, along with Eurogas.
06-20-2019 01:00 PM
TRUKTOR I just found some more, and I was looking for something else. These are on a Dutch site, and non-military. Two or three are with the Fire Services.

If you look at the background, in some of the shots, there are plant facilities with storage tanks and so on, another environment that would not be healthy with open flames about.

The 6-wheeler Square cab looks to have a Dupont Logo on the door - same business as Dow.
06-20-2019 10:25 AM
TRUKTOR I don't know, but I think my detective work is winding down on this subject.

We could assume they did have them, and that somewhere along the line, your truck received one of the special starters as a replacement at the Bundeswehr shop. Maybe yours needed a starter at some point, there was one on the shelf that fit, and Bob's your uncle. The mechanic didn't check or didn't care, and there you go.

Now, making up that little story was much easier than peering at German Texts looking for key words that I think are key words, translating them only to find out that they have nothing at all to do with what I am searching for...

Much Easier, and somewhat plausible. The start of an 'Internet Truth', perhaps.
06-20-2019 10:00 AM
Britbike2001 Hmmm, my Bagger (a.k.a. military) had a brass engagement gear on the starter. Needless to say that wore out pretty fast.

Considering our conversation here, I wonder if it was ordered that way as a method to eliminate sparks? Of course it may be a random thing, as the exhaust is quite normal. Suppose there is anyway to find out if any of these trucks have spark proof starters??
06-20-2019 04:42 AM
TRUKTOR I found a US Army document of 344 pages, dated 2011, which pertains to all aspects of safety in a munitions depot:

'Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards, Dept of the Army Pamphlet 385-64.'

In section 2-17, it addresses material handling equipment. Electric Forklifts are recommended, and they are broken down into specific types, some of which are rated to be used in places where 'Explosive Dust' is present, many of which are not.

In regards to 'Gasoline and Diesel powered equipment', it reads that they : 'will be equipped with backfire deflectors securely attached on the throat of the carburetor. These deflectors will be of the oil-bath or screen type. Certain types of air cleaners can serve as backfire deflectors. /
A flame arrestor will be installed on the fill pipe. etc. etc.'

Anti- Static Electricity systems are also part of the equation.

And, so, in the end, 'A rail yard is not a rail yard.'
06-20-2019 04:05 AM
TRUKTOR I'm thinking that they are a type of anti-backfire (intakes) and after-fire (exhaust) traps, and they prevent open flame from occurring under any circumstances.

While a diesel engine is unlikely to backfire, it is not technically impossible, and they must be working in an environment where any flame could be dangerous.

I think that is a better description than the "flameproof pipe coupling" that I got using online translation. Technical terms don't always translate well, even from German, which tends to string together a series of short (sometimes) descriptors into compound words.

If it does not rain later today, I think I should attend to a little Aufgangsreinigun, myself.

If they are concerned about open flames on their UNIMOG rail Shuttles to this extent, I wonder if all of the support vehicles - forklifts, freight trucks, etc., are similarly equipped ?
06-19-2019 11:35 AM
MogBit Those would be great in a Mad Max movie. Or the ultimate Zombie Apocalypse transport.

The little Unimog that could.

Cool pics thanks for sharing.
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