DevelopmentThe Feldumschlaggerät was designed and produced by STEINBOCK GmbH of Germany. In 1982,STEINBOCK GmbH was awarded a DM 83,7 million contract for 199 trucks by the German government for the Bundeswehr and in 1985 a contract option for a further 378 trucks and included cost spare parts was exercised at an estimated cost of DM 61.1 million.
DescriptionThe STEINBOCK FUG 2.5-tonne all-terrain lift truck has a lifting capacity of 2500 kg (5511 lbs.) and can be converted for a number of rough terrain materials handling configurations. It can be used as a fork-lift truck, a crane or a bulldozer and can be used s a tractor by employing front and rear towing points. The fUG has a full 4x4 configuration with the front-lift mast situated centrally at the front between two cabs. These fully enclosed single-seat cabs are for the driver on the left and a passenger on the right, both cabs have heating and soundproofing. The engine takes up much of the area behind the cabs and the area on both sides can be used to carry a variety of materials handling and other equipment, more equipment can be carried in racks behind the cabs. Among these is a collapsible front bumper. The FUG has a road speed of 50 km/h and is equipped with a ZF gearbox with a torque converter and full power-shift for six forward and two reverse gears. There is an automatic differential lock on the front axle, the fork-lift mast can be tilted forward 10° and backwards 18°. When on the road it is carried in a rearwards angle of 40°. There is a side-shifting capability of 150mm (6inch) in either direction." This text stems from JANES Military Vehicles and Logistics 1993/94.
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