The Russian Sherp ATV looks like a mini monster truck, but it can actually be used as an emergency vehicle in dangerous situations over rugged environments. In addition to being able to plow through water, snow and ice, its enormous self-inflating tires with paddle-like treads can propel it over obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches. It’s powered by a 15.3-gallon diesel engine from Kubota that generates 44-horsepower, which is good for a top speed of 27.9 mph on land and 3.7 mph over water. continue reading for another video and more information.
“The entire idea of Sherp is focused around four huge low-pressure tires, which are the most noticeable attributes of the vehicle. On land, the massive wheels move like tank treads in that, they lock up or slow up one side to turn. Combine them with skid-steer and it can turn in its own length, as long as it is 8.2 feet apart from an object,” according to Daily Mail.