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The Ultimate Off-Road Sled is Electric

There are many ways to get around when you leave the pavement behind, but the MTT-136 has to be one of the most unique and maybe even the most versatile. The electric sled is like none other, providing a level of simplicity that makes the machine a work of genius. This creative work comes by way of Yvon Martel, a resident of Quebec, Canada, and offers outdoor enthusiasts a plethora of versatility in snowy terrain. The configuration of the MTT-136 is pretty simple. An electric motor and attached battery pack are contained in a lightweight yet durable aluminum housing.

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There is a track that is attached to the exterior and a handlebar attached to one end. The best way to describe it is a hybrid form between a tank and a dog sled, but without the dogs. Most people don’t think of electric vehicles off-roading with ease, but the MTT-136 is different. Its low profile allows the electric sled to slide under low-hanging objects like a fallen tree, pulling the operator under the obstacle. The MTT-136 can climb over snowbanks and power through a forest like a champ, proving that sustainable design doesn’t have to be boring or weak.

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Its size is another plus. Weighing in at only 280 pounds, this electric sled can be easily loaded on to the back of an off-roader, in the bed of your pickup truck, keeping it handy for those situations where you need something small and maneuverable. The lightweight design also means it can travel on top of deep snow. With its hidden plug-in port, plugging in tools and other devices, or powering your air compressor, a work light, and tools used for fixing your SUV on the trail is a breeze.
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The MTT-136 can tow a number of different items behind it, making it a great option when hauling is needed. Martel has even shown off a twin version of the MTT-136, with two units that are bolted together with a single, large handlebar. A big storage basket can carry a number of items, making it easy to transport things like firewood, camping supplies, etc. In snowy conditions, a small sled can be attached, accommodating the driver, plus riders or any number of items. For a lighter solution, a set of skis can be attached, allowing the operator to travel standing up making it a pretty sweet snowmobile. On dry ground, the electric sled can pull along a wheeled cart or a small standing platform for the driver, which features a single wheel for excellent maneuverability. The operator can also choose to walk alongside, letting the creation to pull along items like small logs, which comes in handy when you’re performing trail maintenance.
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2 Comments

  1. February 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    […] We don't have any snow here, but I can think of a lot of uses for this… THE ULTIMATE OFF-ROAD SLED IS ELECTRIC Read the rest: The Ultimate Off-Road Sled is Electric | The Offroader […]

  2. Bill Shear
    February 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm — Reply

    Where do I get one of these? I live in Missoula, Montana.

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