A Guide to Mud Trucks and Their Features
Mud truck enthusiasts would like to think that mud looks good on trucks and these trucks for a time were used by those who worked in the farms plying their rough terrain. It was not only the men who were enticed by these gigantic trucks but also city women who go back to their roots and plunge their mud trucks on manmade potholes.
We cannot compare these mud trucks to four wheel drives that are very commonly used around. These trucks offer you a little something extra to make it go with the traction advantage. They are not raised above being able to deal with mere snow and rain but rather made out of a rugged construction and a suspension that is designed to take every smear tackle of chuckhole. The trucks were made to go as muddy as they can without getting stuck in it.
You might have been into one of these bogging events only as a spectator, and must have seen one truck diving into a trench and abruptly stopping with its front end pointing downward. The driver pops the hood, gets out of the truck and, standing in knee-deep muddy water, tinkers with the engine as it spews a torrent of thick smoke. And the crowd at this moment cheers into a frenzy.
If you find it thrilling and has become a passionate fan of off-road sports, then owning one and riding them is a very exhilarating experience. Mud bogging is actually a good combination of several things including the thrill of racing, the fun of off road racing, the love of performance vehicles, and the childish love of playing in mud which most adults still have.
Mud bogging trucks also has to have a strong engine that is able to provide the needed power to take them through the puddles. These mud trucks do have very large wheels to help them gain efficiency in accomplishing the task. For increased efficiency these mud trucks have a bigger gear box. It will be able to push the tires better. The intake system is another consideration so that it will not suck in water when it plunges headlong into a deep dent. So that the truck will not overheat the radiator must be harnessed to secure it from being damaged, and that is one important consideration your should make. Some place this radiators at the back of the truck and some connect an electric fan to it to insure that your engine cooling system will not bog down. Locked hubs allow transmission to give the truck more power to move through obstacles.
Before buying your first mud truck, you should consider all these specialized features.