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Old April 24th, 2012, 18:53   #1
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Default Touareg TDI Pulls A Boeing 747

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05zRyoBbcfI

For those that haven't seen this world record setting video!

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Old April 26th, 2012, 01:32   #2
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My 2006 V10 Touareg does that every morning just to warm up! Crazy powerful. Getting 25mpg on freeway trips.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:52   #3
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So, if a V10 TDI Touareg can pull a 747, maybe a Jetta TDI can pull a 737. :-D. Maybe Drivbiwire can arrange a test.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:02   #4
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I'm heading to the local airport now with my Golf. I'll take pics and upload them to the forum. Wonder if they have internet access at the local jail ?
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:19   #5
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This has come up before. Old news. And just so you know, pulling a 747 slowly down a tarmac is not that difficult, it is more a matter of getting traction... which the T'reg needed 15 fat chicks' worth of weight added in order to do. I bet a V8 gasser 4Runner could do the same thing.
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Nonetheless, that is a lot of stress on every aspect of that car. I am impressed by the dif and drive shaft.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:39   #7
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A TUG GT110 large aircraft handling tug, used daily for handling 747's...has a 268hp engine. Less than the Treg.
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And geared to go 10 mph flat out.
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http://youtu.be/rL5zg_9L0T4

A Jeep Grand Cherokee wouldn't have a problem with that.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 16:44   #10
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A TUG GT110 large aircraft handling tug, used daily for handling 747's...has a 268hp engine. Less than the Treg.
Right but it weighs 5 tons!
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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:34   #11
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Here's a brochure of the TUG GT110

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...it is the ideal tractor to handle pushback and towing requirements for all wide-body aircraft (except A380)
And it's approved for Jet-A in additional to Diesel fuel.
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Right but it weighs 5 tons!
Load a T'reg with sandbags and you are getting up there in tons too!!

To me it is absolutely no accomplishment at all to pull a 747 with a Treg. It's all simple engineering regarding hp, gear ratio, weights, grades, friction, wind, etc. Cars on dry pavement can have a suprisingly high amount of tractive effort, especially with 4wd and low range (and sandbags!)

I suspect a much more minimal vehicle could pull that jet too.
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I suspect a much more minimal vehicle could pull that jet too.
I could see a drive shaft snapping if anything.
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Right but it weighs 5 tons!
Try 45 tons...
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