Special Features of Mud Trucks
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. 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 typical characteristic of these mud trucks is to get as muddy as they can but not to get stuck in the mud.
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. 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 are a fan of this off road sport and gets thrilled being a spectator of these events, then it will be a very thrilling experience to own one of those trucks. This mud bogging sports is actually a combination of many things including the love of racing, the fun of off road racing, the love of performance vehicles, and the love that little boys and girls get in playing with mud which most adults still have.
Mud trucks do have very strong engines which makes it possible for them to go through the puddles. And in order to be more efficient in accomplishing the task, they have special modified wheels, which are very large. 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 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. There are those who put radiators in the back of the truck and some connect a fan so that the engine cooling system will not 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.