Polaris Industries Inc. announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The Sportsman WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers in December 2013 in limited quantities.
“In early, 2013, Polaris announced we’d launch the NPT technology on an off-road vehicle built for consumers,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We have seen great success with NPTs in military and disaster relief scenarios and are excited to bring this technology to the consumer market for extreme work applications.”
Earlier this year, Polaris Defense started offering NPT tires as an option for its military vehicles. Since the tires never go flat, the technology is beneficial for military work. The company says Terrain Armor tires also offer a better center of gravity, improved cornering due to less pushing and the capability for the tires to be designed for a diverse range of applications.
The Sportsman WV850 H.O. also includes a fully automatic single-speed transmission including forward and reverse gears, an upgraded shock package, an increased cooling capacity, steel racks capable of carrying 600 pounds, a 2-inch receiver hitch that can tow 1,500 pounds and a standard 3,500-pound winch.
The Sportsman WV850 H.O.’s additional features include 11.75-gallon fuel capacity, wider foot wells to accommodate larger work footwear and standard electronic power steering (EPS) to reduce fatigue and terrain feedback.
More information about the Sportsman WV850 H.O. can be found at www.terrainarmor.com.