For farmers working on marginal lands or even those working on lands surrounded by water sources, having a quad that could go on water is the stuff dreams are made of or is it now a reality?
Gibbs launched a design a couple of years ago which could change the face of farmland travel, with the introduction of the land and water traveling ‘Terra Quad’. The idea was first proposed in late 2015 and it seems the company behind the Quadski have now achieved their goal (ee above video).
The project is still awaiting release to the public, though if social media is anything to go by, it will be extremely popular.
How it works -
The quad can easily convert itself into a speedboat, due to its foldable wheels. This enables the vehicle to easily transition from traveling on land to floating on water. Transition time is promised at less than five seconds, meaning no needless waiting around.
The machine weighs 690kgs in total and can reach up to 50mph on land. On water meanwhile, due to its 4 cylinder 140 bhp petrol engine, the Terra Quad can travel up to 45 miles per hour. The Terra Quad shares the same transmission and motor as that of the Quadski, a previous design by Gibbs.
Other features -
- Fuel Capacity of up to 15 gallons
- Height of 2.1metres.
- Length 128.3 inches.
- Overall width 63 inches.
- Track width 55.5 inches.
- 4 cylinder petrol engine,
- Ground clearance of 8.9 inches.
- Maximum output 140hp.
- Suspension retraction.
- Independent coil springs and hydraulic dampers.
- Trail and Marine navigation lighting.
- Gibbs Jet drive with reverse.