Zeal Motor Inc., the manufacturer of the FAT TRUCK, has announced the official production launch of its new FAT TRUCK pickup version 2.8P. The 2.8P was designed to answer the specific market need to transport material and tools to the job site. The utility industry was requiring an amphibious vehicle to bring payload through harsh conditions with the occupants separated from the payload. The 2.8P redefines the operations on the job site with improve safety standards and productivity level while bringing material to the grid.
The pickup model of the FAT TRUCK will be used by the utility industry as a new type of vehicle to facilitate working in hard-to-reach jobsites. Furthermore, the wide variety of options available such as the high-speed capstan, vegetation control spraying unit, water tank, firefighting foam kit and small service crane for recovery after a storm make the new 2.8P a highly versatile tool.
With a payload of 2,200 lbs. (1,000 kg) and amphibious capabilities, the FAT TRUCK 2.8P answers the market needs of having an amphibious pickup that can carry a high payload. This new FAT TRUCK pickup is available in two versions to suit specific customer needs: open cab or closed canopy.
“The pickup version of the FAT TRUCK is a great addition to a fleet for all jobsites. Having a vehicle capable of traveling to speeds up to 25 mph (40 kph), traveling on the water at 3 mph (5 kph) and climbing steep muddy hills up to 75% of grade with all the safety requirements are some non-negligible advantages that only the FAT TRUCK can provide. The footprint of the 2.8P is 1.6 psi at its maximum payload, which is five times less than a human footprint. These are the reasons why the 2.8P can go everywhere,” says Amine Khimjee, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Zeal Motor.
The Fat Truck 2.8P had its first public appearance at The Utility Expo 2021.