All-Terrain Vehicle, or commonly known as ATV, is designed to go just about anywhere. A true ATV can hit up the beaten trails, but then again, it is not quite “all-terrain” if it stop short of water, right? Unfortunately, that’s the case for most ATVs, but not the Sherp ATV. Looking more like a life-size Tonka Truck, this Russian-made machine is equipped with four ginormous self-inflated tires, each measuring 1.6 meters in diameter (62.9″), which, together with a generous clearance, allows it climb over up to 70 cm (2.3′) obstacles and wade across waterbody without ending up in the bottom of the lake. Instead of the usual treads you find on a regular tires, Sherp ATV’s massive rubbers sport makeshift paddles that also serve as traction treads when on land.
Not surprisingly, those tubeless tires and the vehicle’s 1,498cc Kubota V1505-t diesel motor that produces a modest 44 horsepower isn’t going to break any land or water speed record; it does, however, makes a respectable top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) on land and a plodding but no less useful 6 km/h (3.7 mph or 3.2 knots) on water. And the vehicle’s 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs) weight surely didn’t help much either. Then again, you probably don’t need to be speed demon-fast if you are on a hunting or fishing trip like it is being marketed for. Also, it does have a decent one-ton payload (which is what matters if you are hunting or fishing) to make up for the lack of speed. And oh, did with mention that it can turn on its own length just like tanks do?
Two models are being offered: standard and standard plus, along with a handful of options for those who have more money to drop. Interested? Then, it is time to pack up and head for Russia where the Sherp ATV is being sold and also, be ready to wire over at least $65,000 of your hard earn money to seal the deal. Catch the Sherp ATV in action in the embedded video below.