If you want your brand to stand out, regardless of whether your on a remote beach or at the top of a mountain then the Gorilla Hagglund is the bit of kit for you. So far we have taken this sound system vehicle to the top of Val Thoren in the French alps, the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland, and due to its amphibious capability we have even driven it across a lake in Sweden during a heavy metal festival!. This vehicle can go anywhere and sets up within 10 minutes to create the perfect outdoor party experience.
In 1974, the Swedish Army ordered a new over-snow/all-terrain vehicle to succeed the Volvo Bv 202. After extensive trials, production of the Hagglund Bv 206 began in 1981. The British Army purchased Bv 206s to replace older Bv 202 vehicles then in service with the Army and Royal Marines. A further order for diesel-engined vehicles for the Royal Marines was placed in March 1990.
The Bv 206 consists of two tracked units linked together with a steering unit. All four track assemblies are identical and interchangeable, the tracks themselves made of rubber with integral steel reinforcements. Steering is accomplished by changing the direction between the front and rear unit by two hydraulic cylinders, servo-controlled from a conventional steering wheel. The steering unit is designed to permit a large freedom of movement between the two bodies, a key feature of its excellent all terrain design. The engine and transmission are mounted in the front unit, with the rear unit generally used for carrying passengers or equipment. The bodies are made of Glass-Reinforced Plastic (GRP), which is fire resistant, with PVC foam insulation. Each body is a closed box with integrated roll-over protection. The Bv 206 is fully amphibious, being propelled in the water by its tracks.
Gorilla purchased this vehicle and began to turn it into a unique event vehicle. Work commenced with the re-design of the rear module and included the installation of a hydraulic raising roof, a built in generator and a 4KW sound system with full DJ booth setup.
- Manufacturer: Hagglunds Vehicle AB
- Seating capacity: front 6 / rear 0
- Weight: 5,190 kg
- Length: 6.9 m Width: 1.87 m Height: 2.4 m [3.4m with roof erected]
- Ground clearance: 0.35 m Track width: 620 mm
- Max speed: (road) 52 km/h (flat water) 3 km/h
- Max gradient: (hard surface) 45 degs.
- Electrical system – Built in 3.5kva generator
- Sound & AV equipment – 4 KW sound system, 2 x Technics 1210s, 2 x CDJ1000, Pioneer mixer, 40 inch TV screen
Contact our Hire department now to discuss your needs and make a booking. Call us on 01494 876 876 or email [email protected]