the "Design Criteria" section describes
the basic rational behind the major design decisions,
this section covers the actual specifications of the
ACCO Mk 5 ex-Army vehicle. The chassis has been extended
by 1 metre.
6354 diesel. 6 cyl, 6 litres (354ci), turbo charged.
SMA 475, 5 speed synchromesh.
range transfer case. Six wheel drive. Permanent four
wheel drive on rear bogie and selectable drive to
rims with 1200/20 tyres, 1 spare wheel/tyre, 1 spare
air over hydraulic split system enhanced with Jacobs
truck, 24v & 12v house. Total re-wire of
truck harness performed.
2.35m (7'8"), height 3.4m (11'), length 8.1m
(raw, no tanks etc): 6 tonnes (13,200lbs)
Chassis (including tanks, spare wheels, storage
bins etc): 6.5 tonnes (14,300lbs)
Total: 12,500 kgs (27,500lbs)
14,020 kgs (30,844lbs)
(14") under diffs, 500mm (20") under most
- 47 degrees
Exit - 47 degrees
Ramp over - 140 degrees.
litres (130gals) diesel, 100 litres (22gals) petrol
(for motor bike & generator).
(1125 miles) on-road. Off-road, depends on terrain.
(9 tonnes) PTO driven winch, pulls to front or
rear. 2x ground anchors, assorted shovels, chains,
straps, snatch blocks etc.
litres (130 gals) drinking/fresh in seven tanks, 55
litres (12 gals) grey. Serious filtration on drinking
water, use water from anywhere.
x 9kg bottles.
||4 x 100w, 2 x 125w and 4 x
250w solar panels giving a total of 1650 watts nominal of panels generating
51 amps @ 24 volts. 3300 watt inverter is also a 100 amp 24v battery
eu20i, 2000-watt 4-stroke inverter style generator.
Used only for backing up the solar system.
||14 x 120Ah 12v deep cycle AGM batteries
makes a 40,320Wh battery bank or 1680Ah @ 24v.
burner Highland gas cook top, 240 litre 24v Fisher
& Paykel fridge (120 fridge, 120 freezer), 30
litre Endel drawer fridge, 15 litre Engel chest fridge/freezer.
Atwood gas hot water system. Spinflo gas oven/grill.
Dometic (aka Eiberspächer) diesel heater.
aluminium tread plate over all of body. No protrusions
or visible windows/doors.
body is made entirely from steel. It is mounted to
the chassis at four points (diamond pattern) using
special rubber mounts. This system allows the chassis
to flex without affecting the body and also provides
good vibration isolation.
Provision for 65 long neck beer bottles and three
and AM CBs, hand-held UHF, NextG mobile phone.
and refillable water fire extinguishers accessible
from outside. Powder extinguishers and fire blanket
heavy items below chassis and most storage as low
roof provides shade, also well insulated with
ThermaSheild paint and closed-cell foam.
small compressor for running air tools and pumping
tyres but also used as a backup for the engine's
windows in living room fully open for ventilation.
has full-length "windows" (just openings,
no glass) on three sides at bed level to provide
for one Honda SL230 motor bike in lounge room.
toilet opens out for use then returns to allow
passage through entrance.
deck folds down to provide outdoor living space.
can be pressurised while driving to help keep
dust from entering.
self contained in the bush with no facilities
for periods of at least one month but probably
up to three months.