SKIDTRUCK® TYPE D is designed for First Responder, Military (BearCat), and Truck Driving Academies that use Class 7 or light Class 8 Chassis. This training tool is ideal for Fire and Rescue, City Delivery, and Road Maintenance vehicles, as well as light Bus applications.
A variety of exercises are possible including use of air brake, exhaust brake, locked rear differential, and modern electronic traction control systems. The SKIDTRUCK Type D can be used safely in large paved areas without the need for wet or specially treated surfaces and adds to the realism of driving a heavy vehicle in high-stress, limited time scenarios. From driving through inclement weather to learning safe and efficient driving techniques for modern vehicle technology, SKIDTRUCK is the practical and most efficient answer. The SKIDTRUCK can be completely adjusted to fit a full range of training requirements including beginners and highly trained professionals.
Through the use of an electro-hydraulic pump and an electronic controller with memory, the SKIDTRUCK SYSTEM transfers the weight of the vehicle to the outrigger/frame carriage. This allows the change and manipulation of the vehicle’s co-efficient of friction (a.k.a. grip) to duplicate a myriad of driving conditions. Unlike any other training tool available, SKIDTRUCK allows the front and rear tire grip to be set independently. Users can experience front and rear wheel skids (understeer or oversteer) and train pro-active driving techniques to reduce loss of control events and ultimately save lives. The SKIDTRUCK controller allows the vehicle to easily and immediately return to full grip and safety during exercises with the push of a single button. Training speeds can be raised for safe, but more realistic outcomes than are possible on an extremely expensive and water wasteful wet pad.
SKIDTRUCK TYPE D is designed for Business Class Trucks, Light Busses, Military BearCats, and Class 7 or light Class 8 Truck Chassis. Based on individual vehicle measurements, we can build a Type D that fits your needs.
Maximum weight: 11,000 lbs (4989 kgs) Per Axle, vehicle with occupants.
Type D SKIDTRUCK SYSTEM is specifically built around dimensions of height, weight, width, length, wheelbase, and ground clearance. One heavy-duty frame is provided for each axle.