The Samurai has a 4WD and 2WD option, which means that you can switch from 4WD to 2WD (and vice versa) depending upon ground conditions.
The shaft driven system delivers drive to the front axle via universal joints that are greased and packed inside a sealed rubber boot. The front axle cannot be fitted with a conventional differential, as it would impede the material being fed into the cutter blades.
Instead, Canycom have used a right-angle drive and planetary drive hubs on each end of the front axle. This delivers fantastic traction at each front wheel. It also assists steering while in 4WD mode. Canycom have built a cast iron front axle – a casing within a casing and splined shafts floating in an oil bath – it’s almost indestructible! The design is complemented with sophisticated seals within seals.