Tackle Any Obstacle
Troy Gordon bought his first Hagglunds BV206 in 2003 after a buddy encouraged him to check them out. After a few successful camping trips with his new machine, Troy was more than impressed.
The Hagglunds could go over the toughest and trickiest terrain and barely leave a trace. A veteran of winter-road building from years of managing an oilfield construction company, Troy realized the business potential in the machine.
Shortly after, in 2004, Low Impact Inc. was launched. Troy set out across Canada, United States and Europe to learn everything and anything about the ex-military vehicles, making valuable contacts and friends along the way.
Your All Access Pass to Mother Nature
Low Impact’s Hagglunds quickly became popular because of their successful work throughout numerous industries. Responding to customer requests, the team soon began modifying the rebuilds and adding customized attachments. This specialized their Hagglunds fleet for remote work with flat decks, pickers, hydrovacs and more.
Not only were these machines an all access pass to mother nature, they were extremely low impact on the environment too. To illustrate, an SUV puts 25 PSI of pressure on the ground, a human footprint: 8 PSI and a Hagglunds BV206? 1.74 PSI fully loaded. This became popular for companies needing remote access to sites without damaging the sensitive terrain.
Our Hagglunds are Unstoppable
The environmentally friendly factor doesn’t stop there, Low Impact has customized and rebuilt their machines with increased fuel efficiency and modern power trains.
“We’ve taken these machines on a lot of camping and fishing trips down cut lines and in thick forests.” “When it is time to come home we often have trouble finding our way back out because there is barely a trace of our tracks to follow. Even after going over small saplings, they’ll pop back up behind you.”
– Troy Gordon
In all weather conditions the machines can climb extremely steep hills. 3 feet of snow or mud doesn’t slow them down.
The Limiting Factor is How Brave the Driver’s Feeling
“One of the most extreme landscapes we’ve gone through was two feet of a floating bog sitting on a lake. If you had gotten stuck, you couldn’t walk or swim – you would have to be air-lifted out. It was nerve wracking, but the machines are built for it and handled it no problem. We’ve yet to encounter terrain the machines can’t handle. The limiting factor is how brave the driver is feeling.”
– Troy Gordon