RoveMax Model XL3

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RoveMax Model XL3
Part image
Rover wheel by
Kerbal Motion LLC

Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 1 200.00 Funds
Mass (total) 1.25 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 150 m/s
Research AdvancedMotors.png Advanced Motors
Unlock cost 11 200 Funds
Since version 0.19
Part configuration roverWheelXL3.cfg
Retractable No
Brake torque 30.0 kNm
Steering range {{{steering}}}
Max. speed 15.5 m/s
Electricity used 5.0 ⚡/s

The RoveMax Model XL3 is a huge rover wheel used for construction of land-based vehicles.


Due to its gigantic size which dwarfs even large-diameter parts and its sub-par performance compared to the smaller RoveMax Model M1, there are few legitimate reasons for using this part. One use-case where this part can come in handy are mobile launch platforms used to transport a whole rocket from the Kerbal Space Center to a different launch location on Kerbin.

Unlike the other wheels, the RoveMax Model XL3 is not articulated and uses skid steering to change heading, allowing a vehicle to rotate in place.

In order to be able to turn the vehicle or drive around curves, its pod or probe core has to have its control point set to "forward".

While active, the RoveMax Model XL3 wheel drains 2 electric charge per second (7200 E/hr).

Product description

The RoveMax Model 3 was developed in total secrecy by Kerbal Motion's R&D team over the course of a year and a half. When it was finally revealed to the company's chairman, he stared in shock, screamed 'WHY', and subsequently dropped dead on the spot.

Kerbal Motion LLC


  • Moved from Utility to Ground
  • Renamed from RoveMax Model 3 to RoveMax Model XL3
  • Initial release