Bv202 Snow cat - All-terrain articulated vehicle manufactured
by Volvo BM, Arvika, Sweden.
The 4.200kg(9305lb) vehicle has a crew of 2, 8 passengers, it can negotiate
1.1m obstacles, 3.6m trenches, 60% gradients, 40% side slopes and is amphibious
without preparation. It is unarmed but has an attachment point for a pintel
mount. It has been produceed 5000 units between 1962-81. Mainly two versions
have been produceed: Early version (Swedish and Norwegian army) MkII (Norwegian
army, NATO) . Mk II with a slightly bigger engine, Orbitrol steering and
ZF gear box.
Tracks are very strong and can also be used in summer. Swedish army used
to move these units by driving them on the main road. As nearly all Swedish
Army units has been scrapped there are lots of cheep spare parts and nearly
new tracks (with stainless steel wires) available in Sweden. Construction
is of very high quality and rugged. An extremly competent off-road vehicle.
With a good driver nearly impossible to get stuck.
Adaptor plates available to install automatic transmission and/or diesel
engine if desired. A friend of me has used the early version for spreading
lime for 7 years. He has spread more than 1000 ton (2250000lb), loaded
between 1800-2000kg (4000-4500lb) every time and there has been no problems
with the unit.
I am thankful for all help and information. Contact
me, Bo-Göran Knutes, phone +(46)707341470, or email: email@example.com