Rehab1 Posted July 27, 2017 Share Posted July 27, 2017 I have been invited to the Michigan Technical Resource Park tomorrow morning to hopefully begin testing my ACM 1600. The proving grounds was originally owned by Dana Corporation but was purchased a number of years ago by some local investors. The company has various auto manufacturers and car enthusiasts come out and use their testing grounds but never an EUC! "An EUC riding around on the auto proving grounds will be a first" according to the president of MTRP Mike Jones.The entire facility sits on 320 acres including 112,000 sq feet of office space. Pretty sure I will need to sign a 'Not Responsible for Personal Injury ' waiver but that's OK. Hopefully I will be able to obtain some beneficial temperature data on the ACM along with some photos and aerial footage to share soon. I am also going to take my wife's new KS 16S on the course if time allows. Here is some info and photos of their test tracks: Oval track You can test vehicles at speeds up to 90 MPH with this three lane, 1.75 mile concrete track with a ½ mile straightaway. The oval track also includes a 6 degree, 15 minute track bank and 12 degree, 30 minute subtended spirals. This track should be awesome! Grade Hill Grade hill course, complete with a concrete portion at 20% and 30% grade, and an earth portion at 45% and 60% grade. Perfect for testing brakes, clutch, driveline loading, shocks, and EUCs! Durability Route Assess and evaluate the durability of your vehicle with this 5 mile unimproved gravel road course. This track is designed to replicate real world usage so that you can determine reliability and longevity. This could be interesting. I will need to see the surface first. Burma Road 300 feet of cobblestone. To ensure stability of the course surface, cobblestones are embedded into a concrete base. Ugh...not sure about this one. Rail Road Tracks & Potholes This rail road crossing or potholes simulation course is set up to evaluate vehicle stability, safety, endurance, reliability, and ride comfort....not EUCs! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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