Large self propelled "portable" pumps?
Was thinking about some of the problems rural areas have with water shortages and locations and got to thinking about a different item. In my area of the state there are a lot of ponds and creeks that have adequate water to supply an engine. However many are located a good distance from a road or even a farm track.
Normally we either bypass these and find a closer site or set up a couple portables and fill tankers or feed a portable tank. It works but is usually not a real good solution. Then we end up with multiple fill sites.
What I got to thinking is why not take a 1000 gpm pump, stick it on a 550 chassis with 4 wheel drive, put a couple 3" and a 5" suction on it, two 1.5", a pair of 3" discharges and a 5" LDH connection. A couple hose racks for the suction and 500-1000 feet of 5" on it. Plus the tools needed for the hose and any needed adapters. And a LARGE winch just in case it gets stuck. No compartments other than a cabinet over the pump and a small one for the adapters.
Basically a BIG portable pump that you could drive down to the pond/creek/river. I can think of a LOT of times that a rig like this would be used just in our department.
Big thing would be figuring out if it can be built.