Russia’s bear-proof, six-wheeled floating truck

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.

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.

Some skillful engineering here makes this thing a beast – check out the video of it conquering all different sorts of artic landscapes with ease:

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