Student-built 4x4 articulated UTV waltzes through the mogul field

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This video beautifully shows how the articulated oscillating bodies on our BUV allow for all four tires to stay on the ground even through extreme terrain. The vehicle is 4WD and uses a Yanmar 10 HP diesel engine, '89 Nissan pickup 5-spd. transmission, transfer case, and differential and a Dodge pickup differential. Using standard Japanese surplus components helps to keep the cost low. We also had a PTO-driven Hypro pump to fill and empty the barrel. I mentored two senior eng'g. students on this project, one of them being Caleb Shelburne who is driving in this event.