Crusher has a new space frame hull
designed by CTC Technologies and
made from high-strength aluminum tubes
and titanium nodes. A suspended and
shock-mounted skid plate made from
high-strength steel allows Crusher to
shrug off massive, below-hull strikes
from boulders and tree stumps. The nose
was completely redesigned for Crusher
to sustain normal impacts with
trees and brush while also
absorbing the impact of major
Suspensions designed by Timoney support
30 in. of travel with selectable stiffness
and reconfigurable ride height.
Crusher can comfortably carry over
8000 lbs. of payload and armor.
Crusher's hybrid electric system allows
the vehicle to move silently on one battery
charge over miles of extreme terrain.
A 60kW turbo diesel engine maintains
charge on the high-performance
SAFT-built lithium ion battery module.
Engine and batteries work intelligently
to deliver power to Crusher's 6-wheel
motor-in-hub drive system built around
UQM traction motors.