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For just $65,000, you can buy a ridiculous Russian truck that can drive through water

Updated 4 years ago
Published Feb 11th, 2016 2:15PM EST

If you’re in the market for an unstoppable truck that can even drive through water, you’ll have to pack up your bags and head to Russia and plunk down $65,000 for the SHERP ATV.

Sporting self-inflated tires, the SHERP ATV won’t win any awards for speed, but where else are you going to find a vehicle that can climb over obstacles up to 2.4 feet high and not sink to the bottom when put in water. Looking like a real-life Tonka Trunk, the stout Russian truck can reach a top speed of 28 mph, and in water it manages to move forward at a respectable but plodding pace of 3.7 mph.

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As for how it can survive in water, the truck instantly drains water from the vehicle as it enters and the truck’s gargantuan tires are fitted with treads that effectively operate like makeshift paddles.

The entire beast of a machine, which can sit two people comfortably, is about 11 feet long, weighs in at about 2,866 pounds and comes equipped with a 44 horsepower diesel engine from Kubota. As Top Gear notes, this bad boy is effectively nothing more than a “steel tub with some transmission bolted to it.”

Not only that, but the SHERP ATV can turn on its own length, which taken together with its other features, makes it an interesting option when you need to get around in an extreme environment. From the looks of SHERP’s website, it appears that the truck will be primarily geared for hunters and fisherman.

Some more photos of this ridiculous truck can be seen below.

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Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.