A machine that has no steering wheel and suspension? Meet, the SUV Sherp. Despite the lack of ability to turn its front wheels and the presence of springs on each of its wheels, the Sherp can handle any terrain in its path. In fact, it can float on water due to its buoyant body and uniquely designed wheels that can paddle.
While the Sherp is an undeniably capable amphibious vehicle, can it scale the rocks of Moab, Utah? As we all know, the terrain of Moab is not ordinary; The rocks are slippery and the trail gets more challenging the further you move. It’s like a mecca for North American off-roaders and adventure seekers.
The simplest answer to the question would be yes given the other surfaces the vehicle can conquer, but a video from Far from Ordinary on YouTube (embedded at the top of this page) shows us a real Sherp scrambling through the rocks.
As you can see, the Sherp’s integrated tire inflation/deflation system was its best weapon, even for the challenging rock climbs of Moab. Granted, the Sherp struggled at one point, but with adjustments and techniques applied by its rider, the ATV finished the job and ultimately erased any doubt about the Sherp’s claim to fame.
The cool thing about the video was that the sherp’s owner invited the video’s owner to ride with him and brought the kids. I can imagine how much fun the kids had in the huge ATV.
If you’re interested in buying one, Sherp’s official website has various deals that you might want to check out. However, it is not road legal. So don’t expect to use this ATV for small errands around town.