The Humvee vs. The 6 Foot Wall
After reading this you may be tempted to hop in your hummer and try the same thing. However, unless you want massive damage to your vehicle, I would not suggest it. For starters, this looks like a standard original Humvee. It’s not a Hummer II or a Hummer III, developed for those real-world people who drive on asphalt but day-dream of excursions like this.
No, this a standard first-generation “high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle”, featuring four wheel drive performance, and built to navigate a standard 60° incline. Those are the specs the United States military asked for at least, and they seem to have worked out quite well. However, this guy just scaled a six-foot wall with his Humvee like he was stepping over a curb.
You have to wonder how he was able to pull off something like that? Take a closer look. Notice anything different about that Humvee? For starters, it seems like a bit of the hood is missing, as in the part where the side blinkers should be located. They have been looped off clean to expose the tire. And since we are talking about tires, how big are those suckers? (more…)
They look to be a lot larger than your standard Humvee issue, right? I think that would probably help a lot if you were trying to scale a six-foot vertical wall. One other thing,
They look to be a lot larger than your standard Humvee issue, right? I think that would probably help a lot if you were trying to scale a six-foot vertical wall. One other thing, the bumper has been removed, and the bumper mounts have actually been shortened to allow the tires to make contact with the wall first.
That being the case, once those massive tires make contact, all you have to do is juice the gas a little and the Humvee begins to crawl up the wall with very little effort. Now we all know that what goes up must come down, and that is where things get really interesting with this stunt. As impressive as the climb is, the real tricky part of the stunt lies in the descent. Keep in mind, the standard Humvee weighs about 5200 pounds without a payload. That means we are looking at more than two tons of weight. So the question is how do you gently let just over two tons fall 6 feet to the ground without taking itself apart? The answer lies in those big tires. The higher inflation adds a substantial amount of cushion to help absorb the shock upon landing.
The absence of the bumper and portions of the hood help decrease the weight a bit too. Even at that you have to be at the ready to give it just the right amount of love on the descent to prevent damage. Bottom line, even with the mods… the driver is good! He never even breaks a sweat. Looks like the Hummer Ohio Extreme Squad (the acronym spells HOES by the way) have pulled off another impressive stunt with this Humvee mod. Checkout the latest info on military Humvees and see Humvee pictures.