(Kyiv,Ukraine, July 19, 2021)
SHERP opens up a new class of firefighting vehicles with the brand new Firefighting UTV.
The new model is based on the architecture of SHERP N1200, featuring extreme durability and passability under extreme conditions. This multi-task vehicle is dedicated to serving firefighters while bushfires elimination.
Despite the number of forest fires is growing year on year, some of them still appear simply inaccessible to any transport due to extreme terrains and conditions. SHERP Firefighting UTV is aimed to change it by offering extreme passability and all necessary equipment, making it one of a kind solution for the firefighting industry.
The new SHERP Firefighting UTV embodies all technologies and capabilities of SHERP’s fame to complete missions in severe conditions, where land or aerial transport can’t. It moves on the sand, shaky grounds, and sharp edges. Able to cross swamps, peat bogs, and swim in open water. It easily overcomes steep hills and steep obstacles, maneuvers through thickets and in dense forests. And all this in conditions of poor visibility and extreme temperatures.
The new SHERP is ready for various firefighting missions. So the patented ultra-low pressure tires and wheel cooling system make the all-terrain vehicle resistant to damage and fire. Two flexible tanks with a total volume of up to 2.5 tons allow transporting retardants or pumping water from open natural sources. The rear compartment can be easily converted to transport fire brigades, cargo, or evacuate injured people. External side boxes provide quick access to tools and motor pumps.
In addition to standard equipment, SHERP Firefighting UTV is customizable according to any governmental or organizational regulations. It allows creating the right vehicle for each fire brigade and operating conditions.
All these features and characteristics of SHERP significantly reduce response times and simplify transport chains under harsh terrain and severe weather conditions. Alongside the low operating costs of $8 per hour vs. $6000/h of aerial transport, it dramatically increases the effectiveness of firefighting missions.
SHERP Firefighting UTV is already available to order from dealers or directly from the manufacturer. To learn more about the new model, as well as prices and characteristics – fill up the feedback form at sherpglobal.com.