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China Car History: the mighty Shanghai SY990 heavy-duty tractor

May 15, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Shanghai SY990

A very special machine today in China Car History. This is the mighty Shanghai SY990 heavy-duty tractor. It debuted in 1971 and was the first such vehicle developed in China. The SY990 was meant to haul extreme heavy loads such as the giant steam turbine engine it is hauling on pic. Maximum load was an impressive 300 ton. Read more »