The bizarre 'mini monster truck' that can go anywhere

The bizarre 'mini monster truck' that can go anywhere
Monster trucks have been a design for racing and destruction, but a similar concept looks to assists workers in extreme environments.

The Sherp ATV is an all-terrain mini monster that not only dominates over rugged environments, it also plows through water, snow and ice.

This Russian ATV's is equip with enormous self-inflating tires and paddle-like treads that propels the machine over obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches.

The Sherp ATV is the brain child of Alexei Garagashyan, a mechanic in Saint Petersburg, who has had an interest in unconventional solutions in traditional SUVs, such as building race cars, reports Auto Motor und Sport.

Previous to this mini monster, Garagashyan designed a buoyant off-roader, which led to the idea of motorizing four wheels.

The entire idea of Sherp is focused around four huge low-pressure tires, which are the most noticeable attributes of the vehicle.
It measures 11 feet long and can climb over obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches.

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.

Sherp is equip with a water heater, analog devices and display and halogen headlights.

There is a devices that instantly drains water from the body of the vehicle when it is submerged in water. 

The cab seats two people, who use levers to steer and accelerate and slow the machine down.

An indestructible diesel 15.3 gallon 44 horsepower engine from Kubota, a Japanese manufacture, is used to power 2,866 pound vehicle that tops out at 27.9 mph on land and 3.7 mph in water.

Makers are pushing to brand Sherp as a work vehicle for extreme environments that will transport people and their tools on the top of a mountain or power lines or swamps, reports Yahoo Autos.

The mini monster truck comes in two models that also come with a hefty price tag.

One model goes for $65,000, which has a tent-like roof and no wipers or heater, and the ‘Kung’ starts at $70,000 and is made with a hardtop.

There are also extras that can be purchased such as a matching trailer or additional tanks at the wheel.

In 2010, Garagashyan created Cheburator, a makeshift board rotary jeep with a frame of welded pipes that topped out at 24 mph, which spurred the idea for Sherp.

It has the ability to drive over the ice, break it and jump in and out to keep moving and it only costs $20,000.

The company Sherpa began in 2012, to test Garagashyanom’s first prototype.

‘Our goal was to show the world the car, which has no equal on the terrain,’ according to the Sherpa website.

‘And only in 2015, having three years of improvements, changes and choosing the best technical solutions, materials and components we launched Sherpa-terrain vehicle into mass production.’