Military Review

Sherpa ATV

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Special equipment with high permeability is of great interest not only for military and security officials, but also for civilian structures, tourists, etc. Such machines allow you to get into remote corners, inaccessible to other equipment. Manufacturers of special equipment are trying to respond to such requests from potential customers and from time to time present new developments in this area. It is noteworthy that in addition to the recognized leaders with new developments, new companies based on enthusiasts are entering the market. A great example of this is the Sherp all-terrain vehicle, designed by engineer Alexei Garagashyan.


A. Garagashyan is widely known among fans of snow and swamp-going equipment. Over the past few years, this specialist has offered several projects of machines with high throughput rates. In addition, one of these developments, the Sherp all-terrain vehicle, has even reached full-fledged serial production and is being commissioned by various customers. Due to the characteristic appearance and high performance, this machine attracts the attention of specialists and amateurs of special equipment, and also from time to time becomes the topic of publications in the press. So, in early February, the high performance of the Sherp car was marked by the Top Gear team of authors.

At the heart of the Sherp project is the experience of operating various all-terrain vehicles and several original ideas. The author of the project applied already worked out solutions in this area, and also borrowed some ideas from the equipment of other classes. Finally, original sentences were used. A similar combination of existing and new ideas, as shown by the demonstration materials, allowed the machine to provide uniquely high mobility characteristics in rough terrain and water. The cross-country ability of the Sherpa can be compared with tracked vehicles, and in some cases even surpasses them.



The main means of achieving high performance is the original wheeled chassis. In one of the interviews, A. Garagashyan noted that the all-terrain vehicle, first of all, consists of wheels, and the engine, transmission, etc. - only minor elements. Proceeding from this logic, the author of the Sherp project used wheels with large-size ultra-low-pressure tires. Large wheels give the Sherpa all-terrain vehicle a distinctive appearance, and also affect the layout of the other units. Another interesting feature of the undercarriage is the lack of a suspension in its usual form.

The main element of the all-terrain vehicle chassis is four wheels with tubeless ultra-low pressure tires. The tires are sized 1600x200-25 to provide the required performance. When creating the required wheels, it was necessary to solve several important issues related to the interaction of the wheel and tire. Tires of ultralow pressure have a characteristic disadvantage: they can be disassembled during deformation, for which additional means of fastening should be used. For use on the Sherp all-terrain vehicle, new wheels were developed to ensure proper tire retention. In addition, their design eliminates sticking of dirt or freezing of ice.

According to reports, in the early stages of the project, the builders of the all-terrain vehicle had to face some problems related to the design of the available tires. For use on the Sherpa, it was necessary to independently modify the tread of the existing tires, cutting off unnecessary elements and making new recesses. Modified tires were rigidly mounted on the disks, without the possibility of quick dismantling.

To provide the required characteristics of the wheel tire inflation system is used. Maintaining the desired pressure is carried out by supplying exhaust gases and is carried out centrally. When starting the engine for the initial pumping of the wheels to the working pressure, about 15 is required. By changing the pressure in the wheels, you can change their characteristics and change the permeability of the machine accordingly.


Front of machine


Unlike many other all-terrain vehicles, the Sherp has no suspension in the conventional sense. The axles of all four wheels are rigidly attached to the body and do not have the ability to move in a vertical plane. Instead of a mechanical suspension, an original system was used, called A. Garagashyan pneumo-circulatory. All four wheels are connected by a common pneumatic system responsible for pumping. Such lines are made of pipes of relatively large diameter, which ensures the free movement of gases from one tire to another. When driving a wheel on an obstacle, the tire is deformed, the pressure in it increases, however, the gases are redistributed along the remaining wheels.

The main advantage of the so-called. air-circulating suspension is maintaining contact with the surface when driving on different routes. So, when driving over an obstacle, the wheel literally covers it and maintains normal contact, rather than hanging the car. However, such a system is not without flaws. A soft stroke is provided only at low and medium speeds. When accelerating to high speeds, the air-circulation system cannot dampen all vibrations caused by an uneven surface.

The use of large wheels, as well as their role as the main element of the machine, affected the design of other units. The Sherp all-terrain vehicle received a box-shaped case consisting of straight surfaces and inscribed in the space between the wheels. The front part of the hull, which accommodates the driver's cabin, is formed by an inclined frontal part consisting of several elements, as well as diverging sides. Behind the cabin provides a cargo platform to accommodate passengers or other payloads. Above the wheels on the sides are provided the wings of a curved shape, interconnected by bridges. All main body units are made of steel.


All-terrain vehicle dimensions


In the central part of the body are the engine and the main elements of the transmission. The basis of the power plant is a Kubota V1505-t diesel engine with 44,3 horsepower. The engine is connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. As conceived by the author of the project, the Sherpa transmission is responsible not only for transmitting torque to the wheels, but also for controlling the machine. For this, in the earlier versions of the project, a differential from a KamAZ truck, from which two onboard shafts departed, was connected to the gearbox. On the latter, ventilated brake discs were installed, as well as chain gears. The shafts of the differential and axles of the wheels were connected with the help of chains. Also considered the possibility of using other systems. On the serial all-terrain vehicles are established mechanisms for the rotation of its own design, based on the friction.

To control the car is proposed to use the gas pedal and clutch, gear lever, as well as two levers connected to the hydraulic actuators of the on-board brakes. Thus, the turn of the car is carried out “tank-wise” - by braking the wheels on one side. This allows the all-terrain vehicle to turn around almost in place, however, is associated with some power loss on the heating of individual elements, and also imposes certain restrictions on driving.

The hull of the Sherpa all-terrain vehicle is divided into two main parts. The front compartment provides two seats for the driver and passenger. Serial ATVs are equipped with automotive-type seats with seat belts. When this chair is mounted on the front of the engine cover. Between the seats are handbrake levers and gearbox control. The driver’s workplace has two pedals and two levers, as well as a set of control devices and other controls.



Due to the impossibility of using the side doors, Sherp received other means for landing in the cabin. The windshield of the car is installed in a hinged frame. For planting glass should be lifted. In addition, it can be kept in this position and during movement. Opposite the passenger seat in the front sheet of the body provides a hinged door-ramp. For added convenience, there is a tubular footboard at the bottom of the frontal part of the body. Side windows of the cabin are also made in the form of lifting blocks and can be fixed in any desired position.

Rear cargo area is designed as a compartment with the ability to install seats or other equipment designed for the transport of payload. Access to the cargo compartment through a hinged door. It should be noted that the lower part of the cargo compartment, related to the hull, is unified and is used in both versions of the all-terrain vehicle. Top equipment, in turn, is different.

In the configuration "Standard" all-terrain vehicle "Sherp" gets a few arcs and textile awning. For a comfortable stay in the cab, the car also receives a liquid heater. There is also a modification "KUNG", characterized by the use of rigid metal insulated van. Inside this body is a soft interior with the ability to change the configuration. In particular, tourists get the opportunity to spend the night in the right place, using a bed measuring about 2100х1100 mm. The total volume of the passenger compartment - 3 cubic meters.

The dry mass of the Sherpa all-terrain vehicle is just 1300 kg. The length of the car is 3,4 m, the width is 2,5 m, the height is 2,3 m. The ground clearance depends on the tire pressure and can reach 600 mm. The normal load capacity of the machine is defined at 500 kg. With such a load, the all-terrain vehicle can move on various surfaces without a significant reduction in maneuverability. Due to a slight decrease in these characteristics, the weight of the load can be increased to 1000 kg. It is possible to tow a trailer weighing up to 2,4 t.


Overcoming obstacles


Used engine allows the car to accelerate on a good road to 45 km / h. When towing a trailer, the maximum speed drops to 30-33 km / h, however, in this case the patency is significantly reduced. Sealed housing allows the machine to overcome water obstacles by swimming. By turning the wheels, the speed on the water reaches 6 km / h. In the basic configuration, the Sherp is equipped with a fuel tank on the 58 l. At the request of the customer, four additional tanks with a capacity of 50 l can be mounted in the wheel disks.

An all-terrain vehicle can move on various surfaces, including those with low bearing capacity, to float and overcome various obstacles. So, the possibility of climbing the wall up to 1 m height and overcoming the 35-degree slope is announced. Special pride of the developers is the "ability" of the machine to rise from the water on the ice. Due to the special configuration of the undercarriage all-terrain vehicle is able to get out of the water, not only on the slopes of the coast, but also in other difficult conditions.

The low weight of the car in combination with ultra-low pressure tires and low specific load also provide a sufficiently high maneuverability for the all-terrain vehicle. Under the control of an experienced driver, the car is capable of turning almost on the spot, making sharp turns or entering a controlled drift. Maneuverability, maneuverability and the ability to navigate gives the Sherp very high mobility in various landscapes.

Sherpa ATV
All-terrain vehicle on a trolley


To date, the Sherp all-terrain vehicle has passed the full range of tests and has reached mass production. Machines are built on the order of those or other buyers. Potential customers are offered two basic machine configurations that differ in the type of cargo compartment. In addition, some additional options are offered. For an additional fee, an all-terrain vehicle can be equipped with an autonomous air heater, a generator for 60A, 90-watt diode headlights, additional fuel tanks, etc. There is also a special trailer for the transport of an all-terrain vehicle, which is a single-axle trolley with a towing device.

In the configuration "Standard" all-terrain vehicle will cost the customer 3,85 million rubles. Due to a different body version of the "KUNG" is on the 250 thousands more. Additional systems installed at the request of the customer, also affect the cost of the finished machine. For example, an additional tank for the wheel will cost 13 thousand rubles, and the trailer will have to pay 268,8 thousand.

To date, a sufficiently large number of Sherp all-terrain vehicles has been built, which are actively used by various customers. In addition to customers, this technique is also used by the development team. From time to time A. Garagashyan and his colleagues organize trips in different regions of the country, during which they overcome difficult routes using their own equipment. In support of the high performance of the Sherpas, videos made during the hikes are regularly published.

Not long ago, the Sherp all-terrain vehicle became interested in foreign experts, which led to the emergence of a real shaft of publications in the foreign and domestic press. Just a couple of days, an interesting project gained fame not only among a narrow circle of fans of snow and swamp-going equipment, but also among the general public. It is possible that these publications in the media will become a kind of advertising and will affect the number of new orders, as well as to some extent help the further development of the project.


On the materials of the sites:
http://garagashyan.ru/
http://sherp.ru/
http://popmech.ru/
http://uazbuka.ru/
http://topgear.com/
http://ria.ru/
http://lunohodov.net/



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Sherp.ru, Uazbuka.ru
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  1. cosmos111
    cosmos111 12 February 2016 06: 56
    +1
    "A. Garagashyan is widely known among fans of snow and swamp technique. "

    more prominent ... its extra revenues, design simplicity demonstration samples ...

    the future is not for cool tires and all sorts of primitive "cheburators" ...
    and for 2-terrain all-terrain vehicles .... which will be produced in small batches .....

    as an example: all-terrain vehicle ХРEN ..
    Xpen-4120, load capacity 1500 kg.
    1. smershxnumx
      smershxnumx 12 February 2016 08: 42
      +6
      But this all-terrain vehicle is expensive .... fellow
      1. avdkrd
        avdkrd 12 February 2016 21: 53
        +5
        Quote: smerx24
        But this all-terrain vehicle is expensive .... fellow

        as it is prohibitively expensive .. 3850-4000t.r is the price of a premium SUV. One can only guess how such a price is justified, but the fact that this version of a "disabled woman" with an inferiority complex does not cost so much is for sure. For example, zvm 2410 "UKHTYSH" costs around 800t.r (well, in 2015 it was too lazy to look for a price list), so this is a serious unit for hunting and just for very rough terrain. Normal cab, good visibility, not that this is a misunderstanding for 4 million rubles in the version of the "kung" .... The manufacturer of this miracle is not aware that for 250 tr you can buy a decent UAZ?
    2. avt
      avt 12 February 2016 10: 59
      +4
      Quote: cosmos111
      more prominent ... its extra revenues, design simplicity demonstration samples ...

      Yes, those are full! Well, a normal, cool, quite working sample from the series - if you couldn’t just do this. laughing What's wrong with that? This is not a competitor and not a substitute for "link"
      Quote: smerx24
      But this all-terrain vehicle is expensive ....

      Well, for homemade - yes, but he does it in a piece. I would not live in the city and not even beyond the Ural Range, but simply in the suburbs, but somewhere in the corner untouched by "New Moscow", I would gladly keep such and cool for pokatushek, and would be useful on the farm. So
      Quote: AlNikolaich
      . Success in creative work!
      1. serega.fedotov
        serega.fedotov 12 February 2016 19: 27
        +1
        Quote: avt
        Well, for homemade - yes, but he does it in a piece. I would not live in the city and not even beyond the Ural Range, but simply in the suburbs, but somewhere in the corner untouched by "New Moscow", I would gladly keep such and cool for pokatushek, and would be useful on the farm. So

        Somehow I was thinking of buying something for hunting, the choice of such tracked / wheeled vehicles 4x4,4x6,6x6 is huge but damn the price .... Enough for the Lexus, and the huntsman’s wild boar will lead you straight to the sofa, and even stay!
        So this is a luxury, not a means of transportation!
        P.S. old man "Buran" for 390000 thousand also became a luxury!
    3. max702
      max702 12 February 2016 21: 17
      -2
      Excellent unit! Earlier I wrote that it is quite pulling its own weight, in the Sherp form presented below swims with 12 people on board! On patency, only a knight will surpass him .. I think that such an all-terrain vehicle would be useful in the army, five seats and half a ton of cargo are not enough considering that Sherp can deliver all this almost anywhere .. The price for the military is by no means great 50 dollars by the standards of military spending on equipment, and it seems to me that if a large series is established, the price can be reduced by a factor of three.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgTnS8t_D2o
      1. avdkrd
        avdkrd 12 February 2016 22: 13
        +3
        Quote: max702
        Excellent assembly! Earlier I wrote that it is completely pulling its own weight, in the view presented below, Sherp swims with 12 people on board! On patency, only a knight will surpass him .. I think that such an all-terrain vehicle would be useful in the army, five seats and half a ton of cargo are not enough considering that Sherp can deliver all this almost anywhere .. The price for the military is by no means great 50 dollars by the standards of military spending on equipment, and it seems to me that if a large series is established, the price can be reduced by a factor of three.

        What are 12 people on board? He has a body volume like a trunk at GL. It’s rzhachno of course, but I heard that 10 people got into a disabled woman - they still played the button accordion))) On the hzach of our army, these pneumatic stools for 4 million rubles? The desire to squeeze out of our army 50 thousand dollars for the fact that it costs a maximum of 5 thousand is at least immoral. There is nothing in this article that could justify such greed. There is no miracle of the suspension and, accordingly, there is no advanced control for it, there is no prohibitively powerful engine, there is no carbon body, there is no complicated transmission with the transmission of 100% of torque to each wheel in 0.001 seconds, I suspect that there is no 7-speed gearbox either. So for what 4 million rubles ??? just because it floats? A three year old GL costs 3 million ......
        1. atalef
          atalef 12 February 2016 22: 26
          +2
          Quote: avdkrd
          So why 4 mln. ??? just because it floats?

          A lot of things are floating, but they are not asking for 4 million for everything. tongue
          1. Throw
            Throw 13 February 2016 18: 53
            +2
            I’ll also add a bag which floats in a barrel of PR of this closet on the dutik. About capacity, it’s clear that even a spare wheel will not fit wassat
            About patency:

            Snow is only half a wheel then high ..

            And for comparison wink

        2. aba
          aba 16 February 2016 08: 51
          0
          Rzhachno of course, but I heard and in a disabled woman for 10 people

          In his student years were in practice in Novokramatorsk. So, we had one guy’s uncle who served at a military airfield and he agreed that the military would send a PAZ and we would come to watch night flights. UAZ-469 arrived with a driver and an officer and said:
          - The bus broke down, so get in as much as you like.
          We sat down, the latter closed the doors and climbed into the passenger compartment through the passenger door, when we arrived, it turned out that in addition to the carrier and the officer, there were 19 people in the UAZ.
      2. avdkrd
        avdkrd 12 February 2016 22: 43
        +2
        Quote: max702
        swims with 12 people on board!

        Here's another floating version a la UAZ (Uzola) price 2265r capacity of 8 people (not a pinocchio stack) in comfortable car seats. I don’t know how many people can be shoved into the Loafer parlor, but 8 will still be seated. There is something to pay for, although the same is not cheap.
  2. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 12 February 2016 07: 08
    11
    Alexey Garagashyan is a kind of generator of ideas for self-made off-road equipment! He also has an all-wheel drive motorcycle in his arsenal and much more. Sherpa’s ancestor is the famous Cheburator, made by dozens of copies by enthusiasts with whom Alexei generously shares his ideas. Success in creative work!
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco 12 February 2016 07: 55
      +4
      Quote: AlNikolaich
      Alexey Garagashyan is a kind of generator of ideas for self-made off-road equipment!

      Well, the businessman is not bad, we must pay tribute.
      Not many people paid attention to the price tag of these devices, well, a mere mortal will not buy this miracle. Are they made of gold, platinum and titanium? One friend a few years ago, for 3 bought Pinzgauer, a three-axle, four-wheel drive, yes lifted, and tuned, well, he does not float, he also jumps on blocks. In general, we have, as always, and in all sectors of business, all at once. Especially in times of crisis, this product will be in demand, yeah, tomorrow. belay
      1. AlNikolaich
        AlNikolaich 12 February 2016 21: 26
        0
        No problem! On business, no money, do not buy! There are hands-build yourself! And no one will refuse a good advice and consultation!
        1. avdkrd
          avdkrd 12 February 2016 22: 31
          0
          Quote: AlNikolaich
          No problem! On business, no money, do not buy! There are hands-build yourself! And no one will refuse a good advice and consultation!

          That is the point. This craft has enough competitors, but adequate pricing would allow it to occupy a niche in the market, as well as just a model for plagiarism, more possibly more comfortable and advanced in terms of ergonomics.
    2. ilyinval61
      ilyinval61 12 February 2016 19: 19
      0
      There is something fantastic about this vehicle. Particularly looks copy with beige coloring. I remembered the Eskimos on snowmobiles, which dragged boats behind them. And it's all in one!
  3. tchoni
    tchoni 12 February 2016 07: 12
    +5
    In my opinion, the author misled the portals. The article is more likely for "Modelist-Constructor" or "Technology of Youth" than for VO
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 12 February 2016 11: 57
      +8
      And for me it’s a normal article. Tired of Ukrainians and empty slogans. The army needs all-terrain vehicles.
  4. ayuric
    ayuric 12 February 2016 07: 12
    +3
    New Russian "Levsha". the price tag is lower and the demand will grow.

    1. Arktidianets
      Arktidianets 12 February 2016 09: 03
      +3
      New? Garagashyan has been doing homework since the 80s
  5. Serega Valentinovich
    Serega Valentinovich 12 February 2016 07: 47
    17
    The price of 3 million 800 thousand, sharply cooled my delight from this all-terrible miracle.
    1. code54
      code54 12 February 2016 18: 44
      +1
      I watched a video about this Sharpe, with dives and breaking ice! Yes, it's fun! But you come back to the price tag and it becomes sad .....
  6. MarKon
    MarKon 12 February 2016 07: 55
    +1
    the series will increase and the price tag may drop
  7. Free wind
    Free wind 12 February 2016 08: 45
    14
    The engine costs 100 thousand, well, let the wheels 50-70 each, weld the body well another 200 thousand, the box is 20-50 thousand, the bridge is 35000 or rather the bridge doll, well, the bonus is 500000 for work. Well, 1.5 lama maximum.
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 12 February 2016 12: 00
      -1
      And production costs, taxes and other checking, controlling and overseeing. smile
    2. xan
      xan 12 February 2016 13: 03
      +5
      Quote: Free Wind
      The engine costs 100 thousand, well, let the wheels 50-70 each, weld the body well another 200 thousand, the box is 20-50 thousand, the bridge is 35000 or rather the bridge doll, well, the bonus is 500000 for work. Well, 1.5 lama maximum.

      In my garage cooperative, guys from a normal motorcycle cooked a three-wheeled one on bloated Zil cameras. He, too, where you want rushing, does not swim, but he certainly will not drown.
      Sherpa has a prohibitive price, but there is no know-how - all nodes are serial.
  8. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 12 February 2016 09: 02
    0
    Garagashyan is a man of legend, an inexhaustible source of ideas, all his home-made products can fill a decent-sized garage.
  9. tchoni
    tchoni 12 February 2016 09: 11
    0
    Motolyga is better :-)
    1. cosmos111
      cosmos111 12 February 2016 10: 01
      +3
      Quote: tchoni
      Motolyga is better :-)

      no, not better ... 2-link, XPEN all the same, better than "radish". (Cheburatovs, etc.)

      and most importantly, he works in industry, carries goods on the tundra for gas workers, geologists, etc.

      from the military tracked all-terrain vehicle "Ice ax" DT-3PB with a YaMZ 238B engine with a capacity of 300 horsepower.
  10. Zjiou
    Zjiou 12 February 2016 09: 44
    +4
    So why are you surprised.

    At 200 pe per wheel. Dviglo from 000 300 pe (http://spec.drom.ru/tyumen/parts/dvigatel-kubota-v000-t-1505.html) Transmission from $ 36716342 (actually more, a box with individual speed control of each of four wheels separately) plus a frame, plus waterproofing of everything that is possible, plus work. I think the price is adequate.
  11. Corsair
    Corsair 12 February 2016 10: 18
    0
    It’s too expensive for such a simple product, it doesn’t pull on special equipment, it has a very short base, a weak engine, a lot of all kinds of restrictions.
    Because of the soft rubber of the wheels, it is dangerous to ride through the forest (danger of piercing), because of the peculiar tread - a rather weak grip on the road (even a country one, about the highway and there is no conversation).
  12. vnord
    vnord 12 February 2016 11: 14
    +3
    This miracle of technology is not bad, I do not argue, but it's not worth it. In addition to it, there is a more comfortable and technologically advanced all-terrain vehicle "PETROVICH" (Tyumen produces), my friend was all good, but the price is also off scale.
    1. avt
      avt 12 February 2016 11: 32
      +1
      Quote: vnord
      and more comfortable and technologically advanced all-terrain vehicle "PETROVICH" (Tyumen produces),

      Well, he is more of a car, and this one, Sherpa, is more ... yes, it pulls an overgrown ATV with a cabin.
      1. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 15 February 2016 14: 27
        0
        We must offer the author to make an ATV with wheels from BELAZ 7571. Or dutiks in the dimension of these wheels. That's where brutality will go off scale.
        smile
  13. alpamys
    alpamys 12 February 2016 11: 17
    +3
    Perspective tachanka
    1. SMikhalych
      SMikhalych 12 February 2016 14: 22
      +4
      Quote: alpamys
      Perspective tachanka

      And why is this misunderstanding promising?
      If you really want to look at a really promising car, which, by the way, is ready for serial production and was demonstrated at an exhibition in Dubai in November last year, this is a snowmobile from the Belarusian MAZ-MAN. This "Sherpa" does not breathe into the BME screw laughing
      1. alpamys
        alpamys 12 February 2016 21: 35
        0
        Quote: SMikhalych
        Quote: alpamys
        Perspective tachanka

        And why is this misunderstanding promising?

        your tachanka is also cool good
        and what does your MAZ-MAN still produce? I heard about different MANs, but about this for the first time.
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet 13 February 2016 06: 41
        0
        Quote: SMikhalych
        If you really want to look at a really promising car

        Impressive! Great device! good
      3. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 15 February 2016 14: 35
        0
        I also liked it very much. And the comfort is much higher. It is interesting to compare the price with the one presented in the article.
        From the video:
        1. I would have spaced a 40 cm track for him. It seems to me that on the side roll he is scrupulous. Although this may be an optical illusion. After all, the engine and transmission are low located with a considerable mass.
        2. The propeller of the water drive should be taken into the protective grill from damage by floating debris. Or in general, a water cannon is made like a water bike.
        3. The tread depth is clearly insufficient. In the moment where he rides in the snow there is a visible slippage with excessive gas. That is, the clutch is insufficient.
        But the oblique tread pattern adds to the elimination of shaking on a flat road.
  14. Whowhy
    Whowhy 12 February 2016 11: 37
    +6
    That's about such a machine and is needed in the troops in the far north instead of caterpillar snowmobiles, or rather, a series of similar vehicles, with a capacity of two people to separate. The only right solution for the Arctic is low-pressure pneumatics, both in loose deep snow (caterpillar does not go at all), and on hummocks (caterpillars fly out in the first meters) and through wormwood (caterpillar immediately sinks), and in summer, on swamps and stones, and can even swim. And what is remarkable - both in winter and in summer. In the summer, the Arctic is probably harder than moving around in the winter.
    Of course, there are other technical solutions that are both cheaper and more reliable. In Russia, there was a company that produced excellent snow and swamp vehicles at a price that was quite acceptable even for an ordinary person. The wheels there were from Kevlar (our counterpart - they say it is even stronger) - you will specifically puncture the shish, even from PM they did not shoot.
    It was useful to look for this company on the Internet (I wanted to give a link) - that’s it, there is no more company (but they even stayed in the 90s). Everything collapses against the backdrop of soldier bravura marches ....
    1. max702
      max702 April 14 2018 16: 30
      0
      I categorically do not understand the nagging here about the high price, how much the market agrees to pay how much the product will cost, and it does not matter how much it costs the manufacturer .. Sherpa has a turn for orders a year in advance .. No one has a similar SUV, all of the above all-terrain vehicles are inferior to Sherpa in cross-country ability, and a very video confirms this .. Such a versatile machine that can move in the snow, swamps, spring abyss mixed with ice and fallen trees, independently go out onto the ice (who else can?) on rocky terrain, which in principle is impassable for all other modes of transport, transporting cargo similar to its own weight ... What else is needed besides this? in the army for border guards, signalmen, intelligence this is simply an indispensable machine in those places where there are no roads in principle .. And for geologists, foresters, gas workers, oil workers, and many others, it's just a godsend! Is the price confusing? No problem, they took $ 1 billion from the American treasuries and built a plant for the production of 10 units a year, and then the price will be not 000 million, but a maximum of 5 million. In the meantime, due to imported components of miserable manufacture, and due to demand, the price is 1 million. really not! It is such a crazy price that confirms this ...
  15. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 12 February 2016 11: 41
    +1
    For the tundra and swamps, that’s it.
  16. Bayonet
    Bayonet 12 February 2016 12: 05
    +5
    Quote: whowhy
    That's about such a machine and is needed in the troops in the far north

    I’ll add to the above you, unlike tracked vehicles, low-pressure pneumatics do not destroy the easily vulnerable soil of the tundra. hi
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco 12 February 2016 15: 44
      +1
      Quote: Bayonet
      I’ll add to the above you, unlike tracked vehicles, low-pressure pneumatics do not destroy the easily vulnerable soil of the tundra.

      Nevertheless, these pneumatics themselves are easily injured, both for puncture and for cut, and only about backache, and the impact of fragments, this is just a soldier’s song and dream.)))
      1. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 15 February 2016 14: 40
        0
        The increased power of the pumping system will save from pressure loss from a pair of three shots or punctures.
  17. otto meer
    otto meer 12 February 2016 13: 40
    +3
    Eh! I'll put my "five cents", could not resist request
    So
    The main means of achieving high performance is the original wheeled chassis.
    And then, let me curiosity, is it so original in it?
    Another curious feature of the chassis is the lack of suspension in the usual form.
    Well, maybe as a feature - yes, but about curiosity ... rather, the simplest and not the most, by the way, a reasonable solution.
    When creating the required wheels, it was necessary to solve several critical issues related to the interaction of the rim and tire.
    These issues were resolved a hundred years ago, and the solution is called Bedlock.
    In addition, their design eliminates the buildup of dirt or freezing of ice.
    Yeah ?, and in what, if not secret, way?
    The main advantage of the so-called air suspension is maintaining contact with the surface when driving on different tracks. So, when hitting an obstacle, the wheel literally covers it and maintains normal contact, and does not hang out the car. However, such a system is not without drawbacks.
    And such a system has a lot of disadvantages! the issue of secondary vibrations of the elastic body (tire) has not been resolved, and this issue is not solved in principle. On the classic suspension, this is solved by shock absorbers. Suspension travel is scanty (tire height) and although due to the short base and wheel height it is almost impossible to catch the "diagonal", it is still a serious drawback, both for cross-country ability and (above all) comfort.
    Above the wheels on the sides, curved wings are provided, connected by jumpers.
    Which, with such a gap, will tear off to hell as soon as the wheel is properly "greased".
    Kubota V1505-t diesel engine
    A good choice - rare and with spare parts at a price similar to that of the Space Shuttle lol
    Serial ATVs are equipped with self-developed turning mechanisms based on friction clutches.
    Side clutches? Yeah, we know, swam. Hemorrhoids are still the same, but here also their own development.
    Thus, the turning of the car is carried out "in a tank" - by braking the wheels of one side. This allows the all-terrain vehicle to unfold almost on the spot, however, it is associated with some loss of power on heating of individual elements, and also imposes certain restrictions on driving the car.
    Well, you can’t do it yourself, hide it at the Canadian ARGO, there are no such problems there.
  18. otto meer
    otto meer 12 February 2016 13: 58
    +5
    We go further.
    The used engine allows the car to accelerate on a good road to 45 km / h
    The engine then allows, only the lack of suspension and a control circuit makes this ride quite unsafe.
    Due to the special configuration of the chassis, the all-terrain vehicle is able to leave the water not only along the slopes of the coast, but also in other difficult conditions.
    What is this "special configuration"? Here is the active "articulation" is a special configuration, but here it is just a scanty base and the absence of overhangs.
    Under the control of an experienced driver, the car is able to turn almost on the spot, perform sharp turns or enter a controlled skid.
    Which with such a center of gravity, lack of suspension and the ratio of width to length will necessarily end with "ears".
    A special trailer for the transportation of an all-terrain vehicle is also offered, which is a uniaxial trolley with a towing device.
    For 268,8 thousand! This is greed!
    In the “Standard” configuration, the all-terrain vehicle will cost the customer 3,85 million rubles. Due to a different body, the KUNG version costs 250 thousand more.
    And here it is, greedy GREED!
    And get me right. I am not against this all-terrain vehicle and its creator. The car is very, very worthy. Only with the price is clearly an excess. And the author is an intelligent and very big-headed engineer. Well, the businessman too winkedI am against this
    It is possible that these publications in the media will become a kind of advertising and will affect the number of new orders, as well as to some extent help the further development of the project.
    And not "Quite possibly", but this was the main calculation. am
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    2. pimen
      pimen 12 February 2016 15: 08
      +5
      Nevertheless, Sherpa’s universal cross-country ability seems to be better than that of ARGO
      They turn, it seems, exactly the same. In another way, with their schemes, it is possible only if there are two motors with drives, or two variators
      The height of the tire at a wheel with a height of 1.60 m - approximately 40 cm - is quite enough for amortization, and secondary vibrations of the tire at speeds of 10-20 km / h are not significant (if we recall that all tractors are "springless" and have a transport speed of the order of 40 km / h)
      Sherpa should have problems on lateral slopes, especially on tires with straight grousers
      I agree that it is less practical than ARGO
      1. otto meer
        otto meer 12 February 2016 16: 28
        +3
        Quote: pimen
        Nevertheless, Sherpa’s universal cross-country ability seems to be better than that of ARGO
        Well this is a grandmother for two said. smile But at ARGO it’s just hellish! Sherpa only saw - did not even sit request
        Quote: pimen
        They turn, it seems, exactly the same.
        Et yes, only ARGO would need to overheat the friction clutches ... LLC!
        Quote: pimen
        40 cm is enough for depreciation
        For depreciation - quite, but the suspension travel is not only for depreciation.
        Quote: pimen
        and secondary tire vibrations at speeds of 10-20 km \ h are not significant
        At such speeds - absolutely not essential, yes. But
        Quote: pimen
        if we remember that all tractors are "springless" and have a transport speed of about 40 km / h
        Have you tried to drive tighter "Belorus" on the asphalt 40 km / h? I will report to you about the lessons ...
        Quote: pimen
        Sherpa should have problems on lateral slopes, especially on tires with straight grousers
        And also with stability / overturning IMHO.
        Quote: pimen
        I agree that it is less practical than ARGO
        What are we talking about. Only the most sophisticated ARGO costs 2,3 million. And service and spare parts. And here is still homemade.
        1. pimen
          pimen 12 February 2016 16: 51
          +1
          ARGO is clearly more likely to sit on its belly in very rocky terrain
          At the expense of weak resistance to the Sherpa somersault - I would not dramatize
          About depreciation, I even underestimated. In the indicated speed range on such ultra-low pressure tires there should be no problems at all
    3. 110600122708
      110600122708 12 February 2016 19: 47
      +1
      Otto, where so much negativity comes from? A beautiful machine of domestic production, it is necessary to enjoy the whole world. Price? All-terrain vehicles are aging rapidly, which means they will soon appear on the secondary market at an affordable price. If they themselves did not produce all-terrain vehicles, they would certainly have acquired Sherpas. And do not compare it with Argo, it's like a Cossack and a Mercedes (in the role of Mercedes Sherpas)
      1. max702
        max702 April 14 2018 16: 56
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        Quote: 110600122708
        And do not compare it with Argo, it's like a Cossack and a Mercedes (in the role of Mercedes Sherpas)

        This comparison is generally beyond! Cart to all the winds in spite of not standing near the cross with Sherp!
  19. the47th
    the47th 12 February 2016 14: 30
    +5
    3,85 million, not weak so. The Zavolzhsky "Irbis" GAZ-34039, which can carry 4 times more cargo, costs from 3,63 million. Here's another wonder how much a tire costs on it, and how long will it last?
  20. fan_
    fan_ 12 February 2016 14: 37
    +3
    Not for our people, it’s very expensive, I would choose Forester-M for 1 with additional options.
  21. Alexey M
    Alexey M 12 February 2016 14: 42
    0
    What these Russians do not come up with, just not to build normal roads.
    In short, here is a link to all-terrain vehicles Pelets they are more fun and cheaper
    http://www.pelec.ru/files/videos/PMII700ADVM
    1. fan_
      fan_ 12 February 2016 17: 40
      +1
      Yeah, especially the double option, people above 160 are contraindicated there otherwise the knees will push themselves against myself when I sit on the seat
  22. Alexey M
    Alexey M 12 February 2016 14: 45
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    [media = http: //www.pelec.ru/files/videos/PMII700ADVM]
  23. Alexey M
    Alexey M 12 February 2016 14: 47
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    [media = http: // http: //www.pelec.ru/files/Advert/Pelec%20MINI%20ADV%20FINAL.mp4]
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 12 February 2016 17: 56
      +2
      BVL at their factory, the all-terrain vehicle took. In Cherepovets. A cool thing, but the transmission there is Canadian and the harp is not ours either. The engine is Japanese.

      So what is their price now .. hz. At the old rate, it was about 1 million. The most affordable.
  24. da Vinci
    da Vinci 12 February 2016 18: 29
    0
    Much attention was paid to pneumatics in the USSR - I remember a lot of programs from the series "EtoVyMozhete" and the magazine "Technology of Youth". But things are still there, although in many countries pneumatic machines have long been used. request
  25. Stilet
    Stilet 12 February 2016 21: 22
    0
    I would give such cars to border guards, and to reconnaissance battalions. And in the RAS they would be useful for sure. Under I.V. Stalin, the design bureau would have long been open for nuggets (well, they would have created laughing ) So many talented people and so many ideas! Does anyone really need all these developments? I do not want to believe it. Go ahead men!
    1. atalef
      atalef 12 February 2016 22: 27
      0
      Quote: Stilet
      Under I.V. Stalin, the design bureau would have long been open for nuggets (well, they would have created a sharazhka). So many talented people

      And free sad
  26. avdkrd
    avdkrd 12 February 2016 22: 47
    0
    costs around 800t.r
    I lagged behind life - Ukhtysh is already 2235t.r, but here it’s clear for what you pay ..
  27. EDP
    EDP 13 February 2016 00: 39
    0
    What impresses Sherpa is its simplicity, there is no suspension, and the chain transmission is certainly better than the universal joints. For us in the tundra and taiga, simplicity is one of the main factors of survival. But the price, yes the price cuts down all attempts at implementation.
    1. Ichtiolog
      Ichtiolog April 29 2016 06: 45
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      Quote: EDP
      and the chain drive is certainly better than the universal joints.

      Is it better that absolutely any chain is pulled? And then the fun begins with throwing out the links? And how reliable thin-walled tires are in the taiga ... Okay, reliability, but why is it even needed in the taiga?
  28. Whowhy
    Whowhy 13 February 2016 23: 07
    +1
    Quote: Sirocco
    Nevertheless, these pneumatics themselves are easily injured, both for puncture and for cut, and only about backache, and the impact of fragments, this is just a soldier’s song and dream.)))

    Well, firstly, you are wrong. Even primitive homemade products from cameras from heavy vehicles are not even in a hurry to pierce under the most difficult operating conditions. Due to the ultra-low specific pressure on the soil.
    Secondly, as I already wrote, there were snow-driven vehicles with wheels from the Russian Kevlar analogue, which were not even shot from PMa.
    And thirdly, the troops need not only tanks and armored personnel carriers, but also ordinary, so to speak, everyday vehicles, like UAZs and GAZ-66s, which are much cheaper than specialized military equipment, both at the acquisition price and at the price of operation.
    A friend of mine designed a power line in the tundra and told how the caterpillar burst in their all-terrain vehicle and drowned in a swamp. The nearest housing 200km, no radios. For three days, they took turns diving into a swamp, into ice-cold water - they pulled out a caterpillar, then they pulled it for a day, knee-deep in ice-cold water. Thank God we got out ...
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco 14 February 2016 06: 23
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      Quote: whowhy
      A friend of mine designed a power line in the tundra and told how the caterpillar burst in their all-terrain vehicle and drowned in a swamp.

      Well, I have a friend, I punched wheels on Argo a couple of times, the first time on stones, the second time I caught a bit of somewhere in the forest, Now about the geese, in principle, we don’t have a dispute, whoever we like, so the same comrade The moose on the caterpillar track has already changed the lower guide rollers a couple of times, the goose in tears, from exploitation in the mountains. So, in principle, something can be broken with a fool. My opinion is for the RF Armed Forces, only caterpillars.
  29. Whowhy
    Whowhy 13 February 2016 23: 25
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    By the way, my friends read somewhere and made by analogy a tricycle on "dutik". That's where the scout tool comes in, especially for swampy areas.
    On the crust overtakes the skier and gives about 12 km / h. In loose snow, a skier is not a competitor to him at all.
    The guys went for cranberries - in such frightened places smile climbed ... On the water, even calmly rides. On the back platform, you can carry up to 200 kg without tension, though you can’t swim already.
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  31. pazar66
    pazar66 15 February 2016 20: 01
    +1
    The price of 4 lyamas on TV said, the level of the youth technician is 1976. Conclusion: expensive 'unnecessary, trinket.
  32. dvg1959
    dvg1959 10 March 2016 21: 06
    0
    We can say that it looks like a BEL AZ mining dump truck.
  33. Ichtiolog
    Ichtiolog April 29 2016 06: 39
    0
    Quote: Stilet
    And in the RAS they would be useful for sure.

    Why would they come in handy at the RAS ??? 3 cubic meters !!! What can I stuff there?