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Recently I've became interested in locating a Kettenkrad. I know its not a motorcycle but **** it looks fun. so what is there to know about them besides the nazis used them during WWII.
 

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Vintage WWII stuff can get pretty expensive, and collectors love strange things like these. You'd probably have to shell out a heck of a lot of dough for one of those bad boys
 

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lol ... very nice ... loved it... if you found its price, please let we know.
 

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Googling around for a few minutes, they seem to go for 50-120k, depending on condition. They're hard to come by and I'm sure you could find one cheaper, but it probably wouldn't be running
 

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for that kind of money and some mechanical know how a guy could build one out of other machinery. and probably have one that operates a little better. ive seen trikes made out of old VW, Torndos (not tornadoes) and many other cars, so why not get something like a small Takeuchi track-hoe or a Mustang skidster with tracks and start reconfiguring.
(lol i sure started to ramble on this one)
 

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A little bit that I've gathered about a Kettenkrad, besides the price a few post ago. Is in German Kettenkrad means tracks military. they were originally designed to maneuver the Alpine mountains, but also used in the Barberosa-onslaught in the Ural mountains of Russia. there not very fast but have a high towing capacity and can maneuver a 24° slope. because there heavy and there tracks are narrow they sink in mud but are great in snow. they are powered by a 1 cylinder gas engine, but unlike most other machinery the Nazis built, It requires premium grade gasoline. the front tire does infact steer the vehicle but only up to like a 10° turn before the brake system on the tracks engages to assist the turn now at the same time the front tire is not required at all because of the brake system. After WWII they were still manufactured some where made to be make shift tractors with out the front tire and forks and some were even sent to the US for the forest service.

as far as how fast these are i dont know and the same with anything about the transmission.

if anyone else knows more or knows better then what i know feel free to post
 
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