Text: Aurick Go / Photos: Sherp | posted February 11, 2016 14:43
Sherp ATV is capable of climbing obstacles as tall as 700mm
When we mention ‘ATV’, we generally think of the bike with four wheels that is capable of going over dirt mounds and perhaps small creeks or rivers. Thinking back however, the acronym ‘ATV’ stands for All-Terrain Vehicle. Now what if part of your terrain included small lakes or perhaps steep inclines? Could your ‘ATV’ still cross those?
Enter the Sherp ATV, perhaps the most versatile truck ever made. The Sherp ATV is capable of climbing obstacles as tall as 700mm, swim using self inflating tires and turn on its own axis like a tank. It is invented by Alexei Garagashyan and weighs 1,300 kilos dry.
Its giant self-inflating tires and skid steer feature allow it to turn on its own length much like a tank. And while it comes standard with tough polymer paint and a 58-liter fuel tank, the Sherpa can also come with options such as lighting arrays and a hard top for an extra fee.
It is powered by a 1.5-liter Kubota diesel engine that delivers 45 PS. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The Sherp ATV is claimed to have a top speed of 45 km/h on land and roughly 6 km/h on water depending on the wind. Its first gear can also wind the truck up to 15 km/h.