Afghan roads routinely used by American forces are popular targets for IED mining—so much so that demining patrols have become routine. But what to do when an IED is discovered? Sure, you could send in an EOD officer to carefully (and slowly) defuse that IED at great risk to his life—hello, Hurt Locker!—or you could just let this 20-ton tractor roll over and smash it with a friggin' hammer.
The M160 MV10 Double Tool Mine Clearance System is a remote-controlled, tracked vehicle built by the DOK-ING company to shatter or activate hidden IEDs, unexploded ordnance, anti-personnel, and anti-tank mines with a rapidly spinning flail. The machine measures 23 feet long, nine feet tall and seven feet wide; tipping the scales at nearly 21 tons. The MV10's 766 HP John Deere inline six turbo diesel is the strongest engine in its class, allowing the vehicle to clear up to 5000 square meters an hour—five times that of the Digger D-3—at depths up to nearly two feet, while climbing 37-degree slopes.