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In 1934, Hub van Doorne and the Dutch lieutenant Mr van der Trappen, jointly developed the so-called ‘Trado conversion set’, which enabled a normal two-axle truck to be turned into a six wheeler with four driven wheels in five hours’ time. The Trado set was mounted to the ends of the rear axle on both sides. The drive was branched off there, so that two driven wheels could be fitted on either side. Moreover, big upward and downward wheel movements were possible, which made the trucks with Trado suitable for off-road driving.