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Proving Ground Surface

Wading Troughs

The wading troughs allow for full vehicle water ingress testing and the evaluation of brakes, components, and electrical systems under extreme wet conditions.


  • Brake test
  • Water ingress
  • Component test
  • Frontal body design evaluation
  • Electrical systems evaluation

Facility Description

  • Single user facility
  • Two separate troughs
  • Shallow trough 9.1m x 3.7m
  • Deep trough 12.2m x 3.7m
  • Variable water depth
  • Shallow trough – maximum depth 460mm
  • Deep trough – maximum depth 1070mm

Wading Troughs