Do we know any details about the axles yet? I can tell the difference between a Dana 30, 44, and 60 just by looking at the size of the axle tubes, but I'm not used to looking at Carraro axles. I didn't know this, but Carraro axles are found in John Deere, Case, CNH, Caterpillar, JLG, Terex, Trak, Astec, New Holland, Gehl, Pettibone and Komatsu equipment. There are American companies, like Palmer Johnson Power Systems
, who serve as Carraro dealers here in North America, and you can order parts through them. Its nice knowing that there is existing support, and that Carraro is no stranger to N.A.
The control arms are squared, as opposed to round tubes - just an observation.
The brackets for the control arms are very noticeable in video footage (maybe just because I'm over-analyzing), and we get a good look at them here in this screen shot. Maybe its also the rock sliders, but - between the control arm brackets, the 31-inch tires, and the rock sliders - it looks like the prototypes out testing have less ground clearance than what I was expecting, based on the computer-generated images that were on the Grenadier website back when they were rolling out all the "Building the Grenadier" videos.
On another topic - I finally sent in my reservation deposit! Now, of course, I am wishing I had done so back on September 30 when I first got the invite...