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Russia: SHERP off-road vehicle begins longest on-land route on Earth02:20

Russia: SHERP off-road vehicle begins longest on-land route on Earth

Saint Barthélemy, Arkhangelsk
April 14, 2017 at 17:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

A group of six travellers began their 10,000 km (6,200 mile) 'To the East' on a unique off-road SHERP vehicles in Arkhangelsk on Friday.

According to the expedition crew, the plan is to cross Russia from Arkhangelsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in 6 to 8 months, which would make it the longest on-land route behind the Arctic Circle.

The vehicle, constructed by Alexei Garagashyan, has a so-called pneumatic circulating suspension, which helps to distribute air between its 800-litre low pressure tires. "When you run into an obstacle, the ATV with its soft wheels flow around it," explained one of the expedition members Olga Khromova. She added that due to the patented system "the air moves to other wheels by inner tubes" and helps to "pass 1-metre high obstacles, blocks or some stones, easily".

Garagashyan noted "the wheels are filled with exhaust gases" so when needed, "we can either pump the wheels or deflate them." Thus the ATV can climb into ice out of water and pass high obstacles.

The SHERP vehicle is of interest for rescue service due to its high passability.

Russia: SHERP off-road vehicle begins longest on-land route on Earth02:20
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A group of six travellers began their 10,000 km (6,200 mile) 'To the East' on a unique off-road SHERP vehicles in Arkhangelsk on Friday.

According to the expedition crew, the plan is to cross Russia from Arkhangelsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in 6 to 8 months, which would make it the longest on-land route behind the Arctic Circle.

The vehicle, constructed by Alexei Garagashyan, has a so-called pneumatic circulating suspension, which helps to distribute air between its 800-litre low pressure tires. "When you run into an obstacle, the ATV with its soft wheels flow around it," explained one of the expedition members Olga Khromova. She added that due to the patented system "the air moves to other wheels by inner tubes" and helps to "pass 1-metre high obstacles, blocks or some stones, easily".

Garagashyan noted "the wheels are filled with exhaust gases" so when needed, "we can either pump the wheels or deflate them." Thus the ATV can climb into ice out of water and pass high obstacles.

The SHERP vehicle is of interest for rescue service due to its high passability.

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