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Cuthbertson Tracked Land Rover Conversions

The idea of converting the 4×4 Land Rover to a full-track crawler was tried with some success by J.A.Cuthbertson Ltd of Biggar, Scotland during the 1950s and 1960s. The conversion comprised a sublime that carried the bogies and tracks and four toothed sprockets that bolted to the driven hubs on the Land Rover axles. These then drove the endless tracks that ran around bogies on a separate subframe on which the Land Rover was mounted. The width of the tracks lowered ground pressure significantly and enabled the machine to cross very boggy ground without becoming stuck. The first conversion was based on a Series One and later versions on 88 and 109in Series II/IIAs. The RAF used some 88in versions for bomb disposal duties in marshy conditions but relatively few of either wheelbase were made and even fewer survive.