The 712M Pinzgauer 6x6. The Pinzgauer is the ultimate off-road vehicle.

The 710 is the 4x4 gas powered model.
The 712 is the 6x6 gas version.
The Pinzgauer comes as either a soft top:
     (the 710M and 712M) Or as a hard top:
     (the 710K and 712K).

The first Pinz came off the production line in Austria in 1971, and they are still being built today. The vehicle is made by the people at Steyr-Daimler-Puch, who also make the Gelaendewagen.

Specifications of the gasoline powered 710 and 712    
The Engine:

   4 cylinder 2.5L air-cooled gasoline 90 hp.
   (The 115 hp 6 cyl turbo-diesel by VW  is not available in the US).
   Fuel tank: 20 gallons.
   Fuel consumption: Gas engine 12-14 mpg; Diesel 20-30 mpg.
   Top speed: 710 4x4 - 68 mph; 712 6x6 - 60 mph.

The Drivetrain:

   Synchronized 5 speed manual transmission,
      shift on the fly.
   4WD with synchronized 2 speed transfer case,
      shift on the fly.
   Hydraulic OEM lockers on all differentials.
   Heavy-duty driveline.
   Portal axles.

Gear ratios:

   Both the 712 6X6 & the 710 4X4 -

     1st - 5.33:1
     2nd - 3.24:1
     3rd - 2.05:1
     4th - 1.3:1
     5th- 1.0:1
   Diffs: 2.84:1.
   Portal axles - 2.26:1

   The T-case is different:
                710 4X4   712 6X6
     High    0.88:1          1.0:1
     Low     1.69:1        1.92:1

   Final drive ratio in low/low:
                710 4X4   712 6X6
                   57.8:1      65.7:1.

Suspension & Weight:

   710 4x4 model-Independent coil on all 4 wheels.
   712 6x6 model-Independent coil on front wheels,
      leaf springs on the rear.
   Ground clearance, light load 15-17 inches;
      heavy load 13-15 inches.
   Fording - 2 feet, 4 inches.
   Approach/departure angle: 45/45 degrees.
   Climb angle: 100%.
   Sideslope: 40%.
   Turning radius: 710 - 34 feet; 712 - 40 feet.
   Curb weight: 710 - 4,300 lb; 712 - 5,200 lb.
   Payload: 710 - 2,400 lb; 712 - 3,300 lb.
   Towing: 710 - 3,300 lb; 712 - 4,000 lb.

Electrical system:

   24 volts.
   Two 12 volt batteries in series.
   Use 12 volt converter for small accessories.

Dimensions of the 710 4x4 and the 712 6x6:

   Length: 710 - 13'8"; 712 - 16'3".
   Height: 6'9".
   Width: 5'8".
   Wheelbase: 710 - 86.5"; 712 - 79"+39".
   Track: 4'8".
   Cargo area: 710 - 7'5" X 5'3"; 712 - 9'11" X 5'3".

The British, Swiss, and Austrian military are some of the main buyers of these trucks. These vehicle have unmatched off-road capability. They have OEM lockers on both the front and rear differentials, making them true 4x4s (or 6x6s). The 712, with three axles and six wheels, allows locking of the rear four wheels, the front two wheels, or all six at once. They have super-strong drivelines and have greater ground clearance than a Hummer. The 710 (4x4) has independent coil suspension at all four corners; the 6x6 has leaf springs in the rear and has a one ton load capacity. They have portal axles, which increase the ground clearance, like a Hummer and Unimog, and send more power to the wheels. They are surprisingly easy to manuever. They are used by the military as troop carriers, communication vehicles, and equipment carriers. Civilian uses include service in fire fighting, search and rescue operations, and backcountry operations such as utility company maintenance work. 6x6 models are much harder to locate in the used vehicle market. Vehicles imported into the US must be at least 25 years old, in order to meet safety and smog requirements. In California, they must be 27 years old to meet smog exemption requirements.

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