Post Number: 15
|Posted on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 05:19 pm: |
Sam, Dave is right about new machines.
I'm certainly no expert,but I have been driving them since 1972.
I know I hoop and holler about the Mudd Ox. It is only because I have had so many of the others not live up to the promises. I have been lucky to have called most of the weak spots in the others, not that I want to bad mouth them.
I'm a mechanic amongst other things, and have had input in the bug problems of other units.
I wouldn't rave about the Mudd Ox if I saw something cheap or weak about them.
I have driven one and dug into the chain-gears etc. with an open mind trying to find something I would question. So far they look tough enough to do what I do, which is pack moose in aweful terrain. I wish I could find moose in nice muddy flats, but they usually wind up in thickets with tons of "downed logs" and sink holes big enough to get lost in.
I'm getting too danged old to pack meat much anymore.
I know that the Mudd Ox is new and pretty much untested, and it's always good to see what bugs are in the new machines. So far I think Matt has done his homework with the design and he has shown me that he does know what he is doing.
I'll have one soon and I put it through the bad stuff to see if I can break it.I don't abuse machines, but I do use them to get the job done, what ever the job may be.I will be messing with it several times a week. I'm retired and spend a lot of time out in the bush. I do outdoor video of sportsmen year around, in the roughest ground in Alaska.Crossing ponds, lakes, rivers, swamps,
muskeg,fallen logs,snow fields, and rocks is an everyday occurance.
I wouldn't have considered buying one unless I had driven it and checked it out thorroughly.I suggest you do the same, and not just listen to the old Swamp Rat.
Everyone knows I'm an old Hydro-Traxx owner, and for me to change machines isn't anything taken lightly.