If you’re going to venture off road, with a typical ATV, you’re usually going to need your limbs in full functional order to toggle clutches and foot brake levers. But those of us with limited mobility would still like to explore the great outdoors, so the HexHog was created to accommodate them. It’s a six-wheeled, battery-powered all terrain vehicle that is as adapted to disabled use, as it is badass. With a range of 12mi. and a top speed of 8.5mph, the HexHog isn’t going to win any races, but that’s not its point.
– A patented flexing chassis providing stability superior to an ATV without needing to actively lean or ride. The chassis mechanism will ensure all six wheels maintain contact when traversing rough terrain, rocks and steep steps while minimising seat movement for a comfortable ride in the most extreme environments.
– Lithium-ion battery power plant, meaning no vibration, fumes or noise from engines with a long range, in addition to providing a fast charge of less than 2 hours.
– A seat transfer system, which advances and lowers the driving seat to a position for independent transfer from a wheelchair.
– All-wheel drive providing maximum off-road traction. The sealed 6×6 transmission and raised drive motors in conjunction with the flexing chassis will allow the HexHog to tread water, travel through mud bogs, and cross snow or sand without harm or reduction in performance.
– Electronic drive architecture, giving maximum independence to wheelchair users with varying abilities. The HexHog employs the latest control architecture, with a programmable joystick allowing safe operation on steep slopes and rough terrain. Bespoke adjustments can be made to suit all driving styles and safe operation with reduced dexterity or upper limb movement.
We don’t know how much it costs and we can just imagine it’s not cheap, but the point is that such technology does exist and can bring joy in someone otherwise already challenging life.