GEAR: OX flat-pack truck carries 2.2 tons, can be assembled by hand in 11.5 hours
| May 17, 2013 |
Meet the Ox. This innovative truck is the brainchild of Sir Torquil Norman and is designed to specifically meet the unique needs and challenges of rural residents on the African continent who need an all-terrain vehicle. The trucks are flat-packed, meaning that six Oxes (Oxen?) can be packed into a shipping container, according to Jalopnik. After you’ve got the container open you’re only 11.5 hours of hand assembly away from getting to drive your new Ox around.
And despite the economical sensibilities of the truck, it’s no slouch when it comes to performance. Ox trucks can carry up to 2 tons, drive through up to 30 inches of water and are powered by a 2.2-liter diesel engine. And did we mention it has a cool center-aligned driver’s seat?
Sir Norman is readying to spend £3 million ($4.6 million) to bring the Ox to production.