I received the following short note from Japan with information about remote access vehicles that can swim. Readers of this blog who spend time in the bush might be interested in the Land Tamer. I wish I had one when I worked in Madagascar.
Dear Ms. Marohasy，
We are the distributor of Global Imaging in Japan, our system is the data receiving, processing, and archiving from the NASA EOS MODIS data for our clients are the National Universities and Institutes in Japan, Asian countries, and Australia.
We are reseller of PFM Manufacturing Inc, for promoting the Land Tamer 6×6 and 8×8 Amphibious Remote Access Vehicles is a simple, efficient, proven system and is easy to maintain wherever you are. Please see the website is http://www.landtamer.com .
Since many countries have mosquito problem and the West Nile Virus, from mosquito carries, many state and local governments have grants to combat those public health problems.
As you know, when carrying out this type of business, getting to the site and working around the site can sometimes be very hard due to muddy transitional areas.
The Land Tamer has the ability of traveling from land to water over those areas is where our Land Tamer shines.
With our low ground pressure due from the large tires, the land Tamer can travel where other vehicle cannot go. Additionally, we have several optional accessories for the Land Tamer, such as our hydraulic water propulsion system for moving though deep water, or our hydraulic power take off (PTO) that can be used to power a core drilling machine to get river bed samples, etc.
Tadayuki in Japan
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