Specifications

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BODY
1959 Heil stainless steel milk tanker, double-walled with 2.5" styrofoam insulation between the walls.
FRAME
Constructed from 910 pieces of 304 stainless steel.
CONSTRUCTION
Built in Cazenovia, NY over a 4.5 year period, logging in over 14,000 hours.
DIMENSIONS
Length 32.5 feet
Width 7.5 feet
Height 10.5 feet
Weight 18,000 pounds (full)
CAPACITIES
Diesel Fuel 340 US gallons
Potable Water 40 US gallons
Coolant 17 US gallons
Oil 4.5 US gallons
ENGINE
GM Powertrain 250hp 6.5 liter Intercooled turbo V-8 with a Peninsular Marine conversion.
TRANSMISSION
4-speed automatic with overdrive coupled to a 4WD transfer case.
AXLES
Front Dana 60 4.56 ratio
Mid 8000# Hayes
Rear Dana 70HD 4.56 ratio
SUSPENSION
4-links with panhard rods Air-assisted coil springs with dual shocks. (12 shocks total)
BRAKES
4-wheel discs with electric vacuum assist (front & rear) 2 electric auxiliary drum (mid)
WHEELS
16.5 X 9.75 Weld aluminum billets
TIRES
12.5" X 35" BFGoodrich radials
LAND
Part-time 4WD with lock-out hubs
Top speed 70mph
Fuel consumption 10-12mpg
SEA
Single 22" prop with a 12" pitch
Top speed 10 knots (11mph)
Fuel consumption 1-2mpg
CONTROLS
Dual steering wheels land & sea
Dual shifters trans & transfer case
Marine RPM cruise-control
MONITORS
33 VDO gauges
10 indicators
60 switches
ELECTRICAL
Dual 200 amp alters - 110V inverter
Dual 12V 8-D marine gel-cell batteries
NAVIGATION
Compass - GPS with plotter Radar with 24-mile range
COMMUNICATIONS
Single-side-band radio
VHF marine radio
Cellular phones
CB radio
SAFETY
4 Halon fire extinguishers
Auto-inflating life raft
Braced Lexan windshields
5-way seat belts
REGISTRATION
Land Custom House on Wheels
Sea Motor Yacht "PERSEVERANCE"

 

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