The New Tomcars- Atv Delight

By: Ryan Hutchings

Introducing the latest craze in off road ATVs- the Tomcar®. The illegitimate child of a fully armored army Humvee and a golf cart, the Tomcar® is one step closer to the ultimate off road machine.

The Tomcar® was originally designed as an Israeli army vehicle. The goal was to create a small, mobile, fast and tough off road vehicle for troops to take across the brutal desert landscapes of the middle east. Pioneered as a mix between a small individual ATV and a Hummer, the outcome is something that has a wide wheel base, low center of gravity, great ground clearance and great speed.

Some of the standard Tomcar® specifications include:
&bull79" wheel base
&bull12" ground clearance
&bull111" x 65" x 64" dimensions
&bull1180 lbs Dry weight
&bull725 cc, 4 stroke engine
&bullAutomatic transmission
&bullDouble wishbone front suspension, trail arm heavy-duty rear
&bullHydraulic shocks
&bull4 hydraulic drum brakes

Tomcars® are used now in military, commercial and recreational environments. Tomcar.com is the official reseller site with vehicle information, specs and pictures. Recreational use is proving to be an extremely popular rendition for off road tours and trips. Places such as Moab, UT, where off road trails and tours are legendary, are ideal environments for the vehicles. Rocks, dirt, sand and mountains are the Tomcar's® specialty.

One such user of the Tomcar is the Moab Adventure Center in Moab, Utah. They have been using Tomcars® since they were first introduced to the U.S. many years ago. The Moab Adventure Center uses these unique vehicles for a fun-filled off road tours where customers can drive the cars and experience the thrill themselves. The off road adventure takes customers through loose sand and dirt trails, over course red rock bluffs, around cliff edges and through the dry desert landscape.

Although popularity is catching on, the reviews for this vehicle are still mixed. True, the Tomcar® provides a fun, unique and exciting experience, but it is not without flaws. The design and functionality still reside in the Israeli manufacturing. Support, maintenance and upkeep can be a little bothersome, especially original units only supported by Israeli parts. The newer models have become slightly more reliable, and are distributed in Arizona, California and Canada. Steering is not as nimble as the U.S. dune buggy or golf cart (understandably), so it takes a little getting used to.

Overall, the Tomcar® would be ideal for recreational uses as something that provides a unique and exciting experience.

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