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Track 5 Area: Multiple Off-Road Surfaces


The Track 5 area offers a variety of test surfaces. One area features both asphalt and mud inclines with a 9% grade. Another is a one-mile long dirt track ideal for off-road handling and traction analysis. This includes a dirt or mud traction area and a nearby floodable mud lane. For off-road hill climb tests, there is a steep 28% grade incline. There is also a mogul run and a large separate area that can be configured with a wide range of surfaces for testing off-road, construction and vocational vehicles.


  • Gravel/Dirt Course: 1.0 mile circuit with 150 foot by 200 foot surface traction area
  • Hill Climb: 85 foot dirt slope, 28% grade
  • Mud/Dirt Slope: 650 feet at 9% grade
  • Asphalt Slope: 650 feet at 9% grade
  • Mogul: 243 feet long, mogul heights
  • Sand/Gravel Bin: 200 feet long, 15 feet wide, depth of 1 to 2 feet
  • Rip Rap Bin: 200 feet long, 15 feet wide, depth of 1.5 to 2 feet
  • Mud Lane: 200 feet long, 20 feet wide, depth of 2 feet
  • Timber Wall Climb: Height of 2 feet
  • Articulation Area: 50 feet long, height/depth of 2 to 4 feet
  • Obstacle Area: Log rails, rocks, stumps, ditch and stairs 90 feet long, heights of 6 to 12 inches


  • Materials: Gravel, Dirt, Mud, Obstacles – varies by course

Usage / Features

  • Tire traction and vehicle dynamics evaluation
  • Multiple surfaces for off-road handling and mud traction
Track 5 Map
Off-Road Tracks