What type of truck can cross deep snow, a muddy swamp, an ice field, a lake, or any other terrain? These are the top 5 Russian amphibious trucks that can do just that, and chances are you did not know they even existed.
Trecol (or Trekol) is first on our list as it is a relatively affordable 4×4 or 6×6 truck with giant floatation tires. It can be had with a 128 hp gasoline engine or a 100 hp supercharged diesel. Trucks like these do not need a lot of horsepower and torque. They rely on gearing and true 4WD or 6WD traction to get them through the toughest of conditions.
The large tires distribute the weight so that the truck does not sink too much to begin with. If it can stay on top of the debris and muck, then it has a great chance of going over it.
The Trecol pricing starts at around $52,000 for a 4×4 model.
The overcomer is a smaller 4×4 vehicle with a choice two diesel power plants. There is a 95 hp or a 120 hp versions. It has a little over 2,000 lbs of payload capability. It’s also hiding a trick in the back. It is still an amphibious truck, but it has an underwater propeller in the rear to help increase its water speed.
Maximum speed of most of these trucks is relatively slow. The Hunta Overcomes is rated at a maximum speed of about 43 mph (70 kph).
Avtoros Shaman 8×8
One of the biggest, most capable, and most expensive new amphibious trucks is this Shaman 8×8. This truck is powered by a 3.0-liter Iveco diesel engine. It can carry up to 12 people. It has 8-wheel-drive and 8-wheel-steer.
The Shaman driver enjoys a central cockpit position, while the rear cabin can be reconfigurable with benches or individual seats.
The Shaman can cruise on land at 44 mph or 4.3 mph in the water. Shaman pricing starts at around $160,000. Check out the Shaman 8×8 online configurator and build your own.