A Guide to Mud Trucks and Their Features
“Mud just looks good on trucks”, this is a peculiar carriage of most mud truck enthusiasts that for a time accompanied farm boys in their rough terrains. However, it was not only the men whose attention these trucks have caught but also women from big cities who go back to their hometowns to use these gigantic mud trucks on manmade potholes.
These trucks which are especially constructed are not like the four wheel drive vehicles that you can see around. They have traction advantage but they offer you more to go with it. How these trucks were made goes beyond just handling snow and rain but they are constructed in a rugged manner with a suspension 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 a spectator in one of these bogging events where truck drivers abruptly stop diving into a trench and their trucks front end pointing downward. Soon you will see the driver going out of his truck in knee deep muddy water, popping up the hood and tinkers which the engine as it spews a torrent of thick smoke. With this sight the enthusiastic crowd gives a loud cheer to the truck driver.
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.
To be able to provide the needed power to take them through the puddles, mud bogging trucks need to have a strong engine. These mud trucks do have very large wheels to help them gain efficiency in accomplishing the task. They also need a bigger gear box so that they can have increased efficiency. These will be able to push the tires better. In order for the truck not to suck in water when it plunges headlong into a deep dent, the intake system should be considered. You should also consider harnessing the radiator to secure it from being damaged and causing your truck to overheat. Some radiators are placed in the back of the truck and some put an electric fan to help the engine cooling system not to bog down. For the transmission to give the truck more power to move through obstacles, hubs are locked.
Considering these specialized features will ensure the best when buying your first mud truck.