Special Features of Mud Trucks
“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. 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.
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. These trucks were not only made to ply through rain and snow but it is 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.
These trucks are a common sight in bogging events in which, if you have ever witnessed one, a truck driver dives into a trench and abruptly stops with its front end point downward. The next thing you see is the hood popping up and the truck driver in knee deep muddy tinkering with his engine while the truck spews out torrents of smoke. With this sight the enthusiastic crowd gives a loud cheer to the truck driver.
If you have been thrilled watching this events and have become a fan of off-road sports, then the next thing you need is to own and ride one, and this can be 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. They carry a special modification such as very large wheels so that they can be more efficient in accomplishing the task. They also need a bigger gear box so that they can have increased efficiency. It will be able to push the tires better. The intake system should be such that it will not such 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. Locking hubs allow the transmission to give the truck more power to move through obstacles.
Before buying your first mud truck, you should consider all these specialized features.