From temperature measurements to vehicle speed tests, Michigan Technical Resource Park is the ideal proving ground for automotive and commercial vehicles.
Put your vehicle through serious testing using Anaconda Alley, a tapered 4 ft. deep, 200 ft. long twisting ditch. Articulates your chassis by loading and unloading each wheel. Available during standard conditions or hazardous conditions (including snow and water).
Use our compacted Ramp Jump to fully unload and load suspensions. This course also enables you to evaluate steering, braking, and ride comfort. The jump is 20’ long, 10’ wide and 3’3” feet high.
2 ft. and 4 ft. Dirt Mounds offer soft and sandy terrain covered with gravel. The Dirt Mounds have two 50 ft. peaks with 1600 inches from center to center and an 18 inch rise. Use these Dirt Mounds to push your vehicle’s stability to the limits.
The Culvert Course features large culverts, anchored in dirt, at varying heights and angles. It allows for multiple wheel testing with single and double events. Test shocks, suspension, ride comfort, and more. Culvert heights available include 8 in., 10 in., 12 in., and 14 in.
Railroad Tie Course
Railroad Tie Course
This course features a series of railroad ties staggered across a flat dirt surface. The railroad ties are arranged both straight and at varying angles at a depth of 6 in. Spacing between the ties varies from 6 ft. 7 in. to 10 ft. 11 in. Ideal for shock and suspension evaluations.
The Rough Country course offers a variety of surfaces to test on. There are primary and secondary roads featuring various surfaces, including washboard surfaces, potholes, bumps, and humps. Two-lane sections are available in some areas of this course.
- 0.90 in. RMS-GVW
- 1.87 in. RMS-GVW
- 1.48 in. RMS-GVW
- 2.43 in. RMS-GVW
This course is 150 ft. long and is made of dirt. It features 4 in., 6 in., 8 in., and 10 in. heights. Half round events with six peaks per height are offered. The Whoopies course allows for comprehensive automotive testing in a soft, sandy environment.
The Roller Rise course has 17% and 20% grades featuring a concrete pad or expanded metal on one side. Steel rollers are present on either side. Use this course to test axles, brakes and drivelines.
One of our favorite courses! The Mud Pit is approximately 300 ft. long and 20 ft. wide. Find out how well your vehicle can tackle this soft, wet, and slippery course. Grit and mud also offer accelerated vehicle corrosion testing.
This is an excellent course to test frame laddering and chassis/suspension fatigue. The course features a flat riding surface on one side while the other provides an 8-14” washboard surface.
Loose & Firm Media
Loose & Firm Media
Our on-road 4x4 Durability course also features loose and firm media areas. Here you can test your vehicle on surfaces of varying density, including gravel, asphalt grindings, limestone, silts, and sand. Find out how well your truck or SUV can stand up to a variety of loose and firm surfaces.
Ready to test your vehicle’s shocks and suspension? The Chuckhole course is for you! A cement pad with a negative 3 in. bump provides you with a more extreme version of pothole testing. You’ll also find a ramp up area that allows you to get up to 70mph speeds.
The Swamp takes the Mud Pit course to another level. Here you’ll find a retaining pond with standing water, perfect for testing traction, vehicle construction, and suspension.
A 20 ft. wide hill with a 37% gradient slope provides an ideal area for testing out-of-phase left and right vehicle loads. Test low-stability and heavy vehicles for rollover risk.
Can your vehicle handle a curb? Find out with our Curb Climb course. In this course you’ll find wooden curbs at 12 in., 15 in., and 18 in. heights. Great for testing chassis/suspension and vehicle clearance.
Real World Vehicles, Real World Testing
Michigan Technical Resource Park representatives can quickly assist you in with all of your vehicle testing needs.
Our 332 acre privately owned facility is located in southeast Michigan, just north of Toledo, Ohio, and less than a one hour drive from Detroit Metro Airport.Get directions