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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

The Jeffery/Nash Quad was the Army’s big 4WD upgrade over, well, mules

For hundreds of years, the humble mule has served an important role in the armed forces all over the world. Compact and docile, these surprisingly strong members of the Equus genus have a talent for schlepping packs of equipment, food, and supplies across harsh territory. In fact, long after the U.S. Army had mechanized, as late as the 1950s it was using mules to deal with the challenging southeast Asian terrain during the Korean War.

 

Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/the-jeffery-nash-quad-was-the-armys-big-4wd-upgrade...

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spoom
Technician

One of my favorite Quad pics

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Zephyr
Instructor

Footnote: ironically, when the Shell oil refinery was built in Martinez California at the turn of the last century much of the machinery had to be brought in by mule and horse teams because the trucks of the day couldn't make it up the steep hills.  

drjim
Advanced Driver

I saw one of these at the Greeley Old Time Farm Show in Greeley, Colorado last month. I'd seen pictures of them, but to go up to a living, breathing one, and hear it run was amazing.

 

We sure have come a long way!

 

-Jim

brb
Instructor

But unlike a mule, when the situation is dire, you cannot eat it.

Humor aside, I believe there is an armored Quad derivative on display at the Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, NM. I'll post a picture if I can figure out how.

brb
Instructor

How do I insert a picture?

Sajeev
Community Manager

Have a look at this @brb, tell me if you have any further issues uploading a photo: https://community.hagerty.com/t5/community-help-and-guidelines/community-help-how-to-attach-a-photo-...

brb
Instructor

Armored Nash QuadArmored Nash Quad