- All-terrain vehicles are designed to keep drivers moving once the road comes to a halt.
- However, some like the Sherp ATV or the Burlak 6×6 can attract users almost anywhere on the planet.
- These are five vehicles that take “off-road” to a new level.
Here is a transcript of the video.
Narrator: The Ukrainian Sherp ATV is perhaps the most capable vehicle available to buyers. While its top speed of 25 miles per hour might not sound impressive, the Sherp isn’t built for speed. Four 800-liter tires with a displacement capacity of 7,000 pounds give it traction on any surface as well as the ability to float in water. Combined with its short wheelbase, this allows it to overcome obstacles over 1 meter high and offer it a climbing descent of up to 35 degrees. Dense forests, fallen trees, dunes, swamps, rocks and ice can all be tackled by the Sherp. The vehicle also has an airtight body, so even if the tires deflate entirely or the wheels fall off, it will still float and the occupants won’t get wet. It’s also a dream for those who appreciate fuel efficiency, using only 0.5 to 0.7 gallons per hour in any terrain.
The Howe & Howe Ripsaw is a vehicle for the most extreme off-road enthusiasts. This luxury commercial tank is the fastest dual-track vehicle in the world, with a top speed of 55 miles per hour. With room for four passengers, it weighs 10,000 pounds, about twice as much as a Range Rover. Inside, users will find two 12-inch touchscreens. They provide drivers with a 360 degree view, thermal and even infrared views.
The Parajet Xplorer is a small buggy that redefines the all-terrain vehicle. It’s a lightweight off-roader with a top speed of 85 miles per hour, until it uses its high-powered fan and paraglider wing to reach an altitude of 15,000 feet. The gas-powered ATV has a maximum flight speed of 50 miles per hour and a range of 200 miles. Its performance on land isn’t too bad either. With a 0-60 time of under five seconds, the 516-pound buggy features a 100-horsepower motor, nitrogen-pressurized shocks and all-terrain tires to help drivers navigate the any type of trail.
Designed to travel to and from the North Pole, the Burlak is a six-wheeled armored vehicle with a cargo capacity of 3 tons. Its house-like body is strongly insulated, equipped with kitchen, shower and other conveniences. On water, his body floats and is equipped with a propeller and a fortified nose to help him through drifting ice. The 7-meter-long transporter only reaches a maximum driving speed of 43 miles per hour, but gets up to 30 inches of ground clearance. The cabin can be configured to accommodate 19 people, and the engine is even accessible for repair and maintenance from inside.
There’s a reason Volvo’s articulated hauler is used as a military vehicle. These massive trucks are designed to transport up to 60 tons of cargo over inhospitable terrain. Along with its massive tires that allow for high clearance and great wading ability, the articulated carrier’s rotating hitch keeps all six tires in contact with the ground, no matter how level the terrain. It even has a side loader that uses extendable legs to lift cargo onto the truck in just three and a half minutes.