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The Chrysler Farmobil: German-Greek Agricultural Machine

"The Farmobile was a simple, low-cost agricultural truck, originally designed by agricultural machinery maker Fahr (in the early '60s). They used the BMW Isetta’s 697 cc engine (0.7 liters), and a Porsche-patented four-speed manual gearbox. Mark Bird wrote, 'The Farmobile actually has more in common wtih BMW’s 700 car than any other vehicle, sharing its entire engine and transmission, brakes, wheels, and transmission shift lever mechanism, supplied to Fahr by BMW.…'”
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8 comment s:

Joe Belknap Wall said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_M%C3%A9hari

Fortunately, Citroën managed to get the concept worked out and actually gave it a nice long production run.

Bob Patterson said...

I love those quoirky Mini-Moke type vehicles you often see in Greece. Most do not have power take-offs. They are made by Citroen and Fiat.

Martin said...

Neighbor of mine back a few years had one of these - or something similar. My memory of it though was that it ran bigger wheels/tires and had a much higher clearance. He used it for cutting/hauling firewood from his woods and also as a tractor to pull a tiller and mower.

Anonymous said...

This looks strangely similar to our beloved puch haflinger here in austria.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haflinger_%28vehicle%29

Sadly, they are highly collectible and not at all cheap anymore.

Greets,
Christopher

Anonymous said...

always liked the military concept called the MULE..can still find them around..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Military_M274_Truck,_Platform,_Utility_1/2_Ton,_4X4

Mike W

Anonymous said...

form follows function - shame that the damn safety notCs have banned the importation or manufacture use of such simple vehicles.

Anonymous said...

Here's a Useless Machine...in fact a whole page of different ones.

http://makezine.com/?s=useless+machine


-- oh come on... smile..

Domitype said...

The linked article is in error as related to the Styer-Puch Haflinger. Although the outer appearance is similar, the chassis, drivetrain, engine, and suspension are totally different.
I have found no proven associations between Chrysler and Styer-Puch in that era.

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