It's no Ford F-150, but this toy tank earns our respect for its towing prowess nonetheless. That second-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Model 90 weighs over two tons, but the not-so-little remote control tank seems to have no problem pulling it through a parking lot to the amusement of quite a few onlookers.

Like any YouTube video, we wonder what – if anything – we are not seeing. In the first shot, it does appear that the passenger door is open. Could someone be pushing to help the SUV overcome inertia?

Click through the jump to see the tank towing video, plus a little bonus footage of that late-90's Land Cruiser Prado.




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      uht
      • 3 Years Ago
      man if this was true, F1 should be using whatever they're using as wheels. The grip it must need to produce to drag the car and not burnout with such light weight/little normal force. Imagine it with wings and speed
        • 3 Years Ago
        @uht
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        uht
        • 3 Years Ago
        @uht
        'burn out completely'. It's getting 'some' grip.
      gtv4rudy
      • 3 Years Ago
      That little tank sounds like my Craftsman lawnmower.
      Dave Willson
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is ridiculous. How stupid are you people? Don't you know anything about the force and coefficient of friction?
      matthew
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can see it happening. A bunch of SUVs and trucks have pulled jumbo jets, the difference in masses are probably similar.
      - v o c t u s -
      • 3 Years Ago
      how does that get enough traction to pull a land cruiser? absolute and total BS
      Ducman69
      • 3 Years Ago
      In Soviet Russia, toy plays with YOU!
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've seen videos of an electric bicycle towing a school bus. Electric motors have amazing torque and their size is quite small too. This is technically possible... but i don't know about the legitimacy of the video.
        Ducman69
        • 3 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        Electric motors don't go "brromgrgrgrgrgrgrg"... that was a four stroke. With proper gearing and tank treads, its quite believable, as you can push a SUV by hand.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Ducman69
        • 3 Years Ago
        Put down the tofu and eat a steak. Its not that hard bro.
        • 3 Years Ago
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      LeadHead
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder how many people here on autoblog have ever actually tried to push an SUV/Truck? On flat level ground with properly inflated tires, it doesn't take much force at all, especially once the thing is moving. The tank is electric as well, not powered by an engine. That noise you hear is just an engine noise sound generator that you can easily get for most any RC vehicle now.
      eaglem
      • 3 Years Ago
      thanks for not mentioning any of the other sites you probabbly found the video on a couple of days ago..
      sonicpunk32
      • 3 Years Ago
      The little engine that could. Go little one GO!!
      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tamiya did this in the early 80's with the launch of their 3 speed Toyota Hilux RC truck. soooo 30 years ago...
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