Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Jan 26, 2015 08:48 AM CST

They are off-road vehicles unavailable to the agriculture market, but it’s fascinating still to see the work ATV and side-by-side manufacturers are doing with them inside their defense divisions. The work gives insight into the manufacturers’ thinking about product design and technologies built for the toughest—and most hostile—of all off-road environments. Sometimes these military-grade technologies work their way into civilian models. You might recall the revolutionary tires Polaris mounts on a military-version Sportsman MV 850. They are the nonpneumatic, honeycombed TerrainArmor tires that can sustain hits from large-caliber weapons and still maintain operability for more than 350 miles. The TerrainArmor ...

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