What To Know About Mudding Trucks
by Wayne Allen
These days, in many rural parts of the country, an increasingly popular sport has come into being which is called “mud bogging” by its fans and competitors. Everybody who’s ever lived out in the country knows that it can sometimes get a little boring, and mud bogging can be a way to alleviate that boredom. What to know about mudding trucks, the equipment used in bogging, can be important.
Nowadays, the sport has grown so popular that there is an actual league and events held all over the country. This sort of activity differs from just taking a truck and going out on a 4×4 excursion, also. This is because it takes place in a bog or trench of certain length and will need a powerful truck that has been fitted for this purpose. Usually, these kinds of trucks are known as “boggers.”
Above everything else, any good truck used in bogging will require a powerful engine, and there’s no disputing that fact. This is because one will be deliberately maneuvering a lift-kitted 4×4 truck into a deep and relatively long muddy trench. A very strong motor will be needed to get that truck into and out of these trenches, some of which are up to a mile in length.
Any good truck used in this sport also needs to be correctly built or set up so that it works to prevent the engine from blowing up while maneuvering the truck through the trench. The truck will be fitted with a lift kit and will need a good, strong transmission that works with the engine to keep it from getting stuck. It must be able to get itself into and out of the trench without assistance.
Look for a truck — if it’s going to be going out and mud bogging — that has been fitted with a good lift kit that gets the truck up high enough to avoid becoming stuck in the trench, for one thing. Also, check to make sure the tires are oversized enough (and knobby enough) to dig in and gain enough traction to allow the truck to be moved swiftly enough to be competitive in an event.
The last thing to look for is a strong enough transmission that can support the powerful engine that will be the power plants that support <i>mudding trucks</i> . After all, taking a relatively heavy truck and then sinking it into deep mud and sludge is a sure recipe to get stuck if the tires, transmission and engine do not work well enough together to get the truck through the enjoyable mess it will find itself in.
Growing up in a rural area of the backwoods you have to create your own pasttime. That’s where mud bogging comes in. You need good strong mudding trucks to participate in this past time. Strong mudding trucks are needed or else you will get stuck in some deep mud.