Originally Posted by Pntyrmvr
I wonder how the power gets to the front axle. If it's a regular transfer case then there would be a nice rear output shaft just begging for a yoke and driveshaft combo to power a rear D60 or such. Lots of work.
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It uses some sort of power transfer gearbox. I don't know the details, but I suspect its gear-driven, since these were all transit certified for a 10-year operating life.
There's really no way to add rear power. The driveline would end up above the floor, and there's no rear axle. It has independent trailing arms. The only think I can think of hydraulic drive, running a pump off the PTO (even they ordered it with one, and it's not used for the air compressor) or maybe electric hub-motors.