While off-road racing the DTV Shredder would provide fantastic summer fun, this all-terrain vehicle also has practical uses. With two caterpillar tracks like a battle tank, the DTV Shredder can fly over all kinds of rough terrain. The excellent traction and 18hp/200cc engine can also help propel it up slopes as steep as 40 degrees and hit speed as high as 30 mph. On top of this the handle bars can be folded down for remote control of this all-terrain vehicle, where it can be hooked to a trailer and pull up to 1200 pounds of cargo.
People living on a farm or ranch would undoubtedly find many practical uses for the DTV Shredder. The US military is also looking at using this all-terrain vehicle as a force multiplier for soldiers by giving them unprecedented efficiency at covering ground. However, most people probably get excited about off-road sport riding a DTV Shredder as a thrilling alternative to motocross bike and ATVs. We all know how much fun jet skis are to ride, and this is a lot like a jet ski for land.
When it comes to difficult terrain, these independently-powered treads will chew on anything; from snow and ice, to loose sand, to marsh and mud. Thanks to the shape of the tracks and the Shredder’s low centre of gravity, it’ll overcome 40 degree inclines and make mincemeat of obstacles that would scupper a wheeled vehicle.
As if this isn’t enough to part you with your pocket money, the powerful engine will carry a payload up to 1200lbs and is designed to haul a specially-designed trailer behind it. With the handlebars folded down in this mode, it can even be – get this – remotely operated!
- Compact, powerful and fast all terrain vehicle
- Adrenaline junky thrill ride
- Innovative and unique design
- Incredibly manoeuvrable
- Top speed of 30mph
- Travel up slopes up to 40 degrees
- Engine: 18hp
Update January 2013: The DTV Shredder is now priced at $4995 (plus $500 shipping) and deliveries are expected to begin in March 2013.