Yamaha Offers Archaeologists a Rhino
November 19, 2004
Filed under Features
A team of archeologists from Vanderbilt University received the keys to a 2005 Yamaha Rhino 660 and Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4×4 V6 pickup while at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas last month.
Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., donated the Rhino, which will be towed on a trailer behind the customized Tacoma, to assist Vanderbilt’s Anthropology Department in exploring the jungles of Guatemala for Maya ruins dating as far back as 500 B.C. Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. and Off-Road Adventures magazine donated the truck.
The “Maya Hunter” Yamaha Rhino 660 features a variety of Genuine Yamaha Accessories, including complete undercarriage armor and skid plates, front and rear bumpers, a wind deflector, overfenders to keep the elements at bay, an aluminum sun top and a 3,000 lb. Warn Winch. In addition, a set of wheels and tires from Industrial Tire Products have been installed.
The Vanderbilt archaeologists will begin their journey in spring of 2005.