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    Default Meet your competiton

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43053263...h_and_gadgets/

    Meet Russia's bearproof, floating 6-wheel truck
    You and seven of your friends can tool around Siberia on pillow-soft tires

    In Siberia, a simple rainstorm can turn a road into not just mud but quicksand. Snow drifts close roads for months, and streams come and go. The vehicle of choice? The six-wheel Trekol, a two-ton amphibian with pillow-soft tires.

    Courtesy of Trekol
    The six-wheel version can seat eight people, takes a variety of gas or diesel engines and even has a mounting point for an outboard motor

    The key to the Trekol's fortitude are its tires engineered with a special rubber compound to operate with just 1.5 pounds per square inch of air pressure, about a tenth of air pressure at sea level and well below the 25-35 psi used in most vehicle tires.

    Just as lowering the pressure on a truck tire gives it more grip in snow, the Trekol's tires can grip nearly any surface, and are large enough to float the Trekol in open water.

    The six-wheel version can seat eight people, takes a variety of gas or diesel engines and even has a mounting point for an outboard motor.

    The fiberglass body is also well-insulated enough for the Trekol to operate in temperatures of -76 degrees Fahrenheit still not quite as low as the coldest Siberian nights, but close enough to not worry about the occasional polar bear nibble.
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    Awesome!

    http://youtu.be/qZ0IpUaGzs0


    They ran a dude over! Running over a guys foot, and a light bulb weren't good enough, they had to run over a guys legs!

    I really like the 4 wheel, 2 door version. Kind of looks like the old FJ40 front end on it.


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    Yea, you got to like the thing, don't care if its from the Rusky's...
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