Recreatives Industries produces the World's first Amphibious Dumptruck! The Buffalo is six-wheel drive, carries two passengers and has a payload capacity of 1000 lbs. on land. The large dump bed is raised and lowered electrically and is plastic coated to prevent rusting. Many accessories are available - see the Accessories page. The Buffalo is designed for industrial and ranch use in areas such as swamps, marshes and other off-road terrain where most other utility vehicles cannot operate.
Standard: Power-raised dump bed, amphibious capability, headlights, taillights, reverse gear, electric start, trailer hitch, steel chassis and an almost unbreakable high density polyethylene body.
Weight Approximately: 1135 pounds (515 kilos)
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2135 pounds (968 kilos) (includes passengers, cargo & accessories)
Gross Permissible Weight In Water: 1635 pounds (742 kilos) (includes passengers, cargo & accessories)
Length: 99 inches (251 cm)
Height: 52 inches (132 cm)
Width: 57 inches (145 cm)
Wheelbase: 58 inches (147 cm)
Bed Size: 53 inches (135 cm) long, 51 inches (130 cm) wide, 10 inches (25 cm) deep
Seating: 2 persons
Fuel Capacity: 5 U.S. gallons (19 liters)
Transmission: T-20 Skid Steer Non-Differential
Drive Chain: 520/530 O-ring
Axles: 1-1/4 inch heavy-duty steel (3.175 cm)
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs. (454 kilos)
MAX 6-wheel drive amphibious all-terrain vehicles have such outstanding off-road capabilities that their owners fearlessly take them into environments that are typically very harsh on machinery. We encourage them to do so! We are confident in the robust and durable design features of MAX ATVs.
For instance, MAX ATVs have six 1-1/4 inch diameter high-strength solid-steel axles, each riding in two sealed heavy-duty bearings bolted directly to the frame. Tough, simple, and durable. This means they can grind through thick brush that would tear the rubber boots off the CV joints of your typical ATV or utility vehicle, eventually ruining the joint.
Look at the technical pictures. See that black lower body that looks like a boat? It keeps water out and of course that’s what makes it float. But an added benefit of this design is that your entire drivetrain – engine, chains, sprockets, bearings, disc brakes - are nestled within the dry protective interior of that body. If water cannot get in, certainly mud, sand, sticks, and leaves cannot get in from below either. Therefore all moving parts are protected from gritty, harsh environments, minimizing wear and maintenance.
All off-road vehicles are called on to go through some shallow water from time to time. And it is usually brackish, muddy, and nasty. Conventional four-wheelers (ATVs) are vulnerable to submerging moving parts such as bearings, bushings, chains, disc brakes, as well as that expensive CV shaft if you did manage to tear its “protective” rubber boot previously. With a MAX ATV however, both you and your drivetrain stay clean, dry, and happy.
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MAX ATVs are extremely maneuverable due to their skid-steering and full-time six-wheel drive. At the heart of all MAX ATVs is the T-20 Skid-Steer Transmission, designed by Borg-Warner specifically for six-wheel ATVs.
The importance of full-time, non-differential, six-wheel drive cannot be overstated. Since MAX ATVs use the T-20 skid-steer unit, which is a planetary-gear steering transmission rather than a differential, key benefits include:
The T-20 Skid-Steer transmission is exclusive to MAX ATVs, and provides them with unparalleled traction, mobility, and maneuverability. Try one out for yourself, and see the difference that non-differential drive can make...