September 17, 2020

Fat truck makes access to power lines in difficult terrain possible

TVA Nouvelles: Thus, 70 linemen from across Quebec are hard at work in Latuque with the assistance of a squadron of nine helicopters, a large number of all-terrain vehicles and an amphibious...

September 14, 2020

EQUIPMENT JOURNAL: The Fat Truck is built for the unreachable jobsite

When Zeal Motors was created in 2018, its founders set out to solve the problem of moving people and materials to hard-to-reach jobsites.  The Quebec-based company’s solution is the Fat Truck, an industrial off-road amphibious vehicle that’s capable of tackling the toughest terrain.  Last year, Zeal introduced the first model of the vehicle, the Fat Truck 2.8 C.  The vehicle is designed for industries with remote or hard to reach locations, like pipelines, utilities, wind farms and mining, as...

September 2, 2020

Diesel Progress: Driving innovation with Caterpillar Engine-uity

From flash floods and chest-high mud to torrential downpoors and deep bodies of unsafe unpredictable water, it takes a freak of nature to tackle the most extreme forces of it - an all-terrain, off-road utility vehicle that combines precision and power. That vehicle is the Zeal Motor Fat Truck, made to handle the nastiest elements and most grueling environments that Mother Nature can throw your way. Zeal Motor Inc. manufactures some of the world's most powerful and incredibly capable off-road...

August 24, 2020

CONSTRUCTION JUNKIE: Fat Truck is the Amphibious, All Terrain Vehicle That You Probably Don't Need but Will Definitely want

There are some pretty cool ways to get to remote and difficult to navigate jobsites, like helicopters and this blimp-like aircraft, but I’ve never seen something quite as relatively affordable and attainable as the Fat Truck.  The Fat Truck 2.8 C, created by Zeal Motor Inc., is a four wheeled all-terrain off road vehicle that can not only haul materials and 8 total passengers to a remote job site, but can also float on water. The vehicle is designed for transporting work crews to difficult...

August 20, 2020

Oil & Gas: Fat Truck uses Cat diesel power to conquer any type of terrain

Pickup trucks are great for carrying people and gear to locations far off the beaten path, but even they have limitations. When conditions get muddy, swampy and unpleasant most pickups hit the end of the line. Plus, they just don't float very well.   That end of the line is where the Fat Truck takes over. Quebec manufacturer Zeal Motor has designed the low-ground-pressure, amphibious machine to tackle virtually any kind of terrain, from rock to snow to swamp. And yes, it...

August 20, 2020

OEM Off-Highway: New All-Terrain, Amphibious Vehicle Improves Personnel Transport on Job Sites

Inclusion of a specialized drive system and Caterpillar engine enables the vehicle to easily maneuver over difficult terrain while carrying up to eight passengers or payload of 2,200 lbs. Transporting personnel on job sites can be challenging, particularly in harsh environments. While pickup trucks and even buses are commonly used, these vehicles are often not able to traverse difficult terrain. To overcome this, Zeal Motor Inc. has developed the Fat Truck Industrial Off-Road Utility Vehicles....

August 20, 2020

HEAVY EQUIPMENT GUIDE : Fat Truck uses Cat diesel power to conquer any type of terrain

Pickup trucks are great for carrying people and gear to locations far off the beaten path, but even they have limitations. When conditions get muddy, swampy and unpleasant most pickups hit the end of the line. Plus, they just don't float very well. That end of the line is where the Fat Truck takes over. Quebec manufacturer Zeal Motor has designed the low-ground-pressure, amphibious machine to tackle virtually any kind of terrain, from rock to snow to swamp. And yes, it floats. The...

June 11, 2020

Fat Truck goes where others can't

Zeal Motor Inc., established in 2018, manufactures some of the world’s most powerful and incredibly capable industrial off-road utility vehicles. In 2019, they launched their first product, the Fat Truck 2.8 C, a beefy off-road utility vehicle ideal for transporting personnel and materials to and from hard-to-reach job sites through any type of terrain in any season. The key to the Fat Truck’s powerful off-road performance is concealed inside: a Cat® 2.2-liter, four-cylinder turbo-diesel...

April 3, 2020

Utility Fleet Professional: Premier Truck brings industrial ATV to the U.S.

Premier Truck Rental, Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be among the first firms to bring the Fat Truck to the U.S. The Fat Truck is designed and assembled in Canada to move up to eight people or 2,200 pounds of payload across terrain that in the past might have required helicopter transport or been totally inaccessible - including on wet and flodded lands.  Premier Truck Rental has been serving multiple industries across the U.S., including those in the construction, electrical, oil and gas,...

February 17, 2020

Tree Service Canada: Marvelous machines have their places in rights-of-way vegetation management

''Quebec-based Zeal Motor Inc., manufacturer of the Fat Truck, a stout box on huge wheels that looks almost cartoonish but is an amphibious, all-terrain, all-weather vehicle that can carry eight workers. “A lot of times you just need to get people some place. You need to get your people or your gear into a remote location,” Kempter said. The Fat Truck can even be rigged for spray equipment and the manufacturer has also talked about putting a small mower attachment on the front of it, he...

February 10, 2020

Coal Age: THE FAT TRUCK

Premier Truck Rental will be among the first firms to bring to the United States the Fat Truck, designed and assembled in Canada. It can move up to eight people or 1 metric ton (mt) of payload across terrain that in the past might have required helicopter transport or been totally inaccessible — including on wet and flooded lands. The Fat Truck is designed with safety foremost in mind and is certified to the highest ROPS standards, is compliant with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines,...

February 1, 2020

Enginneering and Mining Journal: Fat Truck Goes Anywhere

''Premier Truck Rental (PTR), in Fort Wayne, Indiana, reported it will rent the Fat Truck, which is designed to move up to eight people, or 2,200 pounds, across otherwise inaccessible terrain, to include wet or flooded land. The truck is capable of transporting people and gear into hard-to-reach locations regardless of weather and road conditions, the company reported. An optional trailer, also amphibious, is available. Among other features, the Fat Truck is certified to the highest Rollover...

January 6, 2020

Utility Products: Rental firm to bring Fat Truck to U.S. Companies in 2020

''The amphibious, all-terrain vehicle will enable commercial transport over extreme land terrains, even water.'' Source: Utility...

December 19, 2019

Fat Truck popularity : Zeal Motor is up to full speed

‘’Nearly one year after the Fat Truck official launch, Zeal Motor looks like a hanthill.’’...

December 10, 2019

Fat Truck: to get off the beaten track

A canadian startup achieve a first industrial ATV to move up gear and people to inaccessible land. Source picture and text: Marie Gagnon, PORTAIL...

November 29, 2019

Heavy Equipment Guide's picks for the most exciting new entries into the market

''Zeal Motors Fat Truck Heavy Equipment Guide's picks for the most exciting new entries into the market King of the swamp, master of mud, hill-climbing hero, the Zeal Motors Fat Truck is the first in a series of industrial off-road utility vehicles that transport personnel and materials in difficult terrains. The Fat Truck can transport up to eight people and is ROPS-certified, amphibious, has ultra-low ground pressure and offers 360 degrees of visibility. It is powered by a CAT Tier 4 engine...

October 14, 2019

ConstructionEquipementGuide.com: ICUEE 2019

ICUEE 2019 Shatters Attendance Records With More Than 19K Attendees, More Than 1,000 Exhibitors ''From Fat Truck, this incredible ATV can take your entire crew and gear to otherwise impossible-to-reach...

October 4, 2019

Louisville heats up with record-breaking ICUEE 2019 attendance

“This is our first year at ICUEE, and this is the place to be if you are focused on the utility construction industry,” said Amine Khimjee, vice president of sales and marketing at Fat Truck, a manufacturer of industrial off-road utility vehicles. “We have seven people working the booth and we have been busy throughout the show.” Source: Newsletter of the Common Ground...

October 4, 2019

Over 19,000 attend ICUEE 2019 setting new record for attendance

"This is our first year at ICUEE, and this is the place to be if you are focused on the utility construction industry," said Amine Khimjee, vice president of sales and marketing at Fat Truck, a manufacturer of industrial off-road utility vehicles. "We have seven people working the booth and we have been busy throughout the show."  Source: Canadian Underground...

October 4, 2019

Canadian Underground Infrastructure: Over 19,000 attend ICUEE 2019 setting new record for attendance

"This is our first year at ICUEE, and this is the place to be if you are focused on the utility construction industry," said Amine Khimjee, vice president of sales and marketing at Fat Truck, a manufacturer of industrial off-road utility vehicles. "We have seven people working the booth and we have been busy throughout the show."  Source: Canadian Underground...

May 3, 2019

We drove the Fat Truck, an ATV made in Quebec

Once upon a time, three colleagues, who liked to highlight their almost 60 years of combined experience in the industrial vehicle and automotive industries, were seeking marketable solutions for clients with extreme, off-road transportation needs.   ''BROMONT, Québec – Il était une fois trois collègues qui aimaient souligner qu’ils cumulaient près de soixante années d’expérience dans l’industrie de l’automobile et des véhicules industriels. Bref, ils connaissent la game. Un jour, alors qu’ils...

March 29, 2019

The Fat Truck is an amphibious, off-road jobsite transporter that seats up to 8

Owner Zeal Motor out of Bromont, Quebec, Canada, calls the Fat Truck “an industrial off-road utility vehicle specifically designed for the transportation of personnel and materials in difficult terrain.” “It’s totally amphibious, it goes up a 35-degree hill and it travels 25 miles per hour,” says Amine Khimjee, Zeal Motor vice president sales and marketing. (For more specs, see the chart below.) The joystick-steered unit currently comes in three versions: an 8-person crew cab, a pickup with a...

March 5, 2019

Autofile.ca : New machine by Zeal Motor brings new-found prowess to the off-road business

BROMONT, Québec – For most of us, big wheels are for vintage toy tricycles and giant wheels for monster trucks or forestry machines. Zeal Motor Inc. believes otherwise. The one-year old start-up, with headquarters carved out of the former Hyundai plant in Bromont, at the heart of Québec’s Eastern Townships, had its official corporate launch in January 2019. At that time, it also unveiled the first in a series of industrial utility vehicles with extreme off-road capabilities that it aims to...

February 25, 2019

Zeal Motor revolutionizes transportation of crews deployed in difficult terrains

Zeal Motor Inc., is proud to announce the official launch of its oustanding FAT TRUCK™, the first in a series of industral off-road utility vehicles, specifically designed for the transportation of personnel and materials in difficult terrains. Recently established in the Bromont Industrial Park, Zeal Motor fires up today the production of the FAT TRUCK™and is expecting a solid growth in the coming years. The project has required an initial investment of $1.5 million. It will create fifteen...

February 4, 2019

Zeal Motor launches its Fat Truck in Bromont

''Zeal Motor, located in Bromont Scientific Parc, officially launches an industrial off-road utility vehicles, the FAT TRUCK™, specifically designed for the transportation of personnel and materials in difficult terrains.''   INDUSTRIE. L’entreprise Zeal Motor, installée dans le Parc scientifique de Bromont, lance officiellement son véhicule utilitaire tout-terrain industriel, le Fat Truck, destiné au transport de personnes et de matériel en conditions difficiles. Ce projet, qui a nécessité un...

January 22, 2019

An ATV that really goes anywhere

''A Canadian company in Quebec will manufacture its first industrial off-road utility vehicle. A production of 30 units will begin in March in Bromont’s plant and will be delivered in April.''   Une compagnie québécoise va produire au Québec le premier véhicule utilitaire tout-terrain industriel de 2200 livres capable de se déplacer autant en forêt que sur l’eau. La production de 30 véhicules débutera en mars à l’usine de Bromont et ils seront livrés en avril. Depuis son ouverture en février...

January 22, 2019

The Quebecer company Zeal Motor launches the Fat Truck

''A startup company located in Bromont launches a new range of commercial off-road vehicles and received financial supports from Provincial and Federal Government.''   Une compagnie start-up située à Bromont lance une nouvelle ligne de véhicules commerciaux hors route, et a même reçu une assistance financière des gouvernements provinciaux et fédéraux. Destiné à des fournisseurs d’énergie et des compagnies minières qui doivent accéder à des gazoducs, des tours de télécommunication et des...

January 22, 2019

Fat Truck launching: Quebec and Ottawa support Zeal Motor

''Provincial and Federal Governments gave a financial support representing almost 600 000$. The commitment was announced during the official launching of the unique industrial off-road utility vehicle at the company’s facilities on Tuesday.''    Les gouvernements provincial et fédéral ont accordé à Zeal Motor une aide financière totalisant près de 600 000 $. Cet engagement a été annoncé mardi, dans les locaux de la jeune entreprise à Bromont, lors du lancement officiel du Fat Truck, un...

January 22, 2019

Fat Truck : a beast is born in Bromont

''The outstanding vehicle with their oversized wheels promises unmatched performance in difficult terrain.''  Au-delà de son allure unique, le flamboyant véhicule aux pneus surdimensionnés, dévoilé en primeur à La Voix de l’Est, promet des performances inégalées en terrain difficile. Après des mois à peaufiner ses caractéristiques, l’équipe de Zeal Motor est enfin prête à ce que la bête se lance à l’assaut de contrées hostiles aux quatre coins du globe.   En démarrant son projet à...

January 22, 2019

Zeal Motor revolutionizes transportation of crews deployed in difficult terrains

Bromont, Quebec, January 22, 2019 – Zeal Motor Inc., is proud to announce the official launch of its outstanding FAT TRUCK ™, the first in a series of industrial off-road utility vehicles, specifically designed for the transportation of personnel and materials in difficult terrains.Recently established in the Bromont industrial park, Zeal Motor fires up today the production of the FAT TRUCK™ and is expecting a solid growth in the coming years. The project has required an initial investment of...

January 6, 2019

Utility Products: Rental firm to bring Fat Truck to U.S. Companies in 2020

''The amphibious, all-terrain vehicle will enable commercial transport over extreme land terrains, even water.'' Source: Utility...

August 29, 2018

Zeal Motor is settling in Bromont

''Zeal Motor wants to revolutionize the world of industrial off-road utility vehicle. Nothing less.''   Zeal Motor veut révolutionner le monde des véhicules hors route industriels. Rien de moins. La jeune entreprise a choisi Bromont pour établir son quartier général et son usine d’assemblage. L’ambitieux projet, qui nécessite un investissement de départ avoisinant 1,5 million de dollars, devrait générer une quinzaine d’emplois d’ici deux ans.  Accéder aux oléoducs, gazoducs, parcs éoliens,...