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.
We cannot compare these mud trucks to four wheel drives that are very commonly used 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 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 this sight gets cheers from a crowd.
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.
Mud trucks do have very strong engines which makes it possible for them to go through the puddles. They carry a special modification such as very large wheels so that they can be more efficient in accomplishing the task. Another component that mud bogging trucks should contain for increased efficiency is a bigger gear box. These 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. 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.