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Engesa

Engesa Engenheiros Espacializados SA is 4wd.sofcom.com --> based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and manufactures 4x4 and 6x6 military trucks, transmissions and other components.

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1988 Engesa 4 FII four wheel drive (right), is a light, short wheel base (89"), soft-top vehicle for military use. Live axles and coil springs are used front and rear.

  • EE4, mid 1980s ...
  • SWB, soft-top, 2+2-seats, 2-doors
  • loa: 3760mm, width: 1670mm, height: 1850mm
  • wheelbase: 2260mm, track: 1455mm/1455mm, grnd clearance: 230mm
  • turning radius: 6.5m
  • weight: 1500kg (unladen), GVM: 2000kg
  • GM 2.5L petrol 4-cyl, 101.6mm x 76.2mm, ohv (85hp at 4400rpm, 190Nm at 2500rpm), or Perkins 4wd.sofcom.com --> 3.9L diesel 98.4mm x 127mm (90hp at 3000rpm, 280Nm at 1600rpm)
  • transmission: 5m (6.89:1, 3.92:1, 2.34:1, 1.49:1, 1.0:1, rev 6.99:1), part-time 4WD, diff ratio 3.92:1 (diesel 3.1:1)
  • suspension: live-coil/ live-coil, brakes: disc/drum
  • tyres: 7.50x16, fuel-tank: 90L

Engesa have also made heavier cross-country trucks:

  • EE15 4x4 truck, c1970s
  • bonneted 4WD truck
  • 5400mm x 2140mm x 2400mm
  • Mercedes Benz 6-cyl diesel (150hp at 2800rpm)
  • transmission: 5m, 2-speed transfer case
  • suspension: live axles with leaf springs
  • tyres: 9.00 x 20

The Engesa EE25 is in use in South America, the Middle East 4wd.sofcom.com --> and Africa. The 6x6 version uses a Boomerang "walking beam" rear suspension. This has a single differential and articulated axle with walking beams at each end. The beams contain helical gears which drive the road wheels. (Other manufacturers, e.g. Scammell, have used similar designs to get good 6x6 articulation.)

  • EE25, 4x4 and 6x6, c1970s - 1990s
  • bonneted truck
  • 6x6: 6900mm x 2250mm x 2500mm (typical)
  • weight: ~ 7000kg (empty)
  • payload: 2500kg cross-country, 5000kg road
  • Mercedes Benz 6-cyl diesel (170hp at 2800rpm)
  • transmission: 5m, 2-speed transfer case
  • suspension: live axles and leaf springs; 6x6 uses the Boomerang "walking beam" rear suspension
  • tyres: 11.00 x 20

The EE50 can carry 5000kg cross country and 10,000kg on roads:

  • EE50 6x6, c1980s...
  • forward 4wd.sofcom.com --> control (cab-over) 6x6 truck
  • 7850mm x 2600mm x 2900mm
  • weight: 11900kg (empty), payload 5000kg - 10,000kg
  • Scania 6-cyl diesel engine (215hp at 2200rpm)
  • transmission: 5m, 2-speed transfer case
  • suspension: live axles and leaf springs; Boomerang walking beam rear suspension
  • tyres: 14.00 x 20

Go to the EE15, military vehicles and Brazil pages
Research: Julio Florez


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