Swedens first ever real monster truck built in 1989.
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Big Swede is a monster truck built by Arne Linding in Söderhamn 1989th It was the first "real" monster truck in Sweden. He read in a newspaper that the Americans were the only ones who could build monster trucks. But no. Arne built with the help of some friends that recognized building known as Big Swede. Big Swede has 66 inch tires. The engine is a Ford V8 with a displacement of 460 cubic inches. The body is an extension of the Volvo Duett, which are motifs painted in yellow and blue Swedish flag colors.
The body is flippbar. Thus, it is controlled by hydraulics and gives good show potential, then you can "wave" with the body, by raising and lowering it. Big Swede, the 4WD control. Front and rear axles are controlled separately. This allows a so-called "crabwalk" This means that you turn back and front axles in the same direction, then the car goes straight ahead in a crooked position. Big Swede has floating ability. A few years ago, launched Arne Big Swede at the Sound and headed to Denmark directly into the water without using the Oresund Bridge. It is alleged that Arne Met a couple of moose swimming in the water.
When Big Swede was relatively new, it was used in shows and other things. Now is the most symbolic of Arne's company, LVR AB. It stands for Lindings Wetland Restorations.
Arne has also built Sweden's first real track-powered monster truck. It came to life 1991st It is called Little Big Swede. The frame is from an old crawler tractor. The frame is small, and therefore had the body that would be used, shortened by a door length. body is an old Ford Prefect, also painted the same blue-yellow color. Little Big Swede driven by a V8 with straight pipes. The body is flippbar just like Bigswede. It was used many years ago in the same way as Big Swede. At shows and the like. Now, it represents a benchmark in The Builder's empty.