Just wanted to point out a couple points MAN v TATRA
MAN Kat1 etc 4x4 - 8x8 I.m a big fan of them, however they are conventional design beam axle trailing arms coil spring on ladder frame, need 3 - point mounting system of bodies like Unimog etc
Tatra is unique with its swing axle independent suspension, backbone drive-line, triangulated to ladder / boxed frame chassis means, body structures are isolated from torsional stresses and chassis flex common in nearly all trucks besides Tatra & Pinzgauer
Final note MAN spares prices make Tatra look like VW beetle range in comparison
[QUOTE=Joaquin Suave;1149358]T815, how difficult is it to get replacement / repair parts for the Tatras in the US?
Joaquin and anyone else interested,
I can provide anyone with any replacement/repair parts for any Tatra. Parts are shipped directly to customer.
I can also have any Tatra build to order exactly to customers specs and shipped to North America.
I work directly with the factory and with their main "upfitter".
Could you explain the pricing you listed - whose pricing on what models?
Tatra is the only platform I am aware that is fully trianglated hence naturally rigid hence very important issue for military missile systems etc
Tatra no, they have rear steer on 10x10 & 12x12 but not a full system as on Liebher or Faun 8x8x8.
The suspension is intergrated with the steering as a complete hydraulic system, this system to replace is $200k, MZKT in Belarus offer a 8x8x8 crane type cab & chassis truck, i got a price quote around 5 yrs ago of $490k