We know the new Ford Bronco is a capable off-road rig, but…
These military trucks take “goes over any terrain” to a completely different level. Who (and what) we have here is Jay Couch of Couch Off Road Engineering and two gargantuan military trucks against which we can test our brand new 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition. The Oshkosh MTVR 6×6 (“Brian”) and MAN KAT 10-ton 8×8 will take on a set of obstacles after the Bronco, with each run progressively harder than the last.
Each vehicle will take on three challenges: Some moguls, dropping into and climbing out of a ravine, and navigating up deep sand. As you’d expect, the military trucks can pretty much walk each of these obstacles. But, and this is what we’re curious about — can this Bronco First Edition actually keep up with the larger, beefier tactical rigs?
As a quick refresher, our Bronco First Edition comes equipped with the Sasquatch Package for some extra off-road goodness. Not only is it riding on 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MTs, but you also get electronic locking differentials both front and rear, Bilstein shocks, a higher 4.7 final drive ratio and high-clearance fender flares.
The 7-ton Oshkosh MTVR steps up the toughness quite a bit, obviously, with its 1/4-inch thick aluminum cab, 6-wheel drive (with TAK-4 independent suspension) and an 11.9-liter Caterpillar diesel. With the MAN KAT, you have 18.27 liters of V10 diesel goodness, lockers on every axle, as well as full coil-sprung suspension with 4-wheel steering and a 50-ton recovery winch.
Check out just what all these rigs can do in the video below: