Post Number: 16
|Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 04:02 am: |
Just for giggles, I may be a relative new comer to the AATV world. I bought my first machine in the early 70's and have been running swamps ever since.
I spent two years working along the Trans Alaskan Pipeline north of the Yukon River. I was in an Argo most of the time and loved it.
I have owned a half dozen of the other machines since then.
I have been stuck in mud bogs, snow, sink holes, rivers of slush and peat bogs.
I have broken tracks, popped wheels off,burned belts,jammed logs in my tracks,broken wheels, and had about everything on an engine fail.
I have been as wet as a dog,muddy as a hog, mad as hell, and hypothermic enough to be dead.
I can't remember how many miles I've slugged through the mud to get help. I can't count the blisters, blood, snot and tears from having all of that fun. It has been said that I have spent more time in an outhouse than some have spent in the bogs.Don't know if that one is true or not. Sounds good though.
I don't just go on rides a few times a year.
At my age, I don't have all of that many sunrises left, so I'm out there every week, and sometimes several times a week.
When I give my "opinion" about a machine, it comes from a lot of time in the outback, in "real life". I don't form my opinions from "armchair wheeling".
Having said all of that BS, when I find a machine that the design and engineering sets it apart from the rest, you can bet that I'll be blowing my horn about it.
My little wife said she would kill me if I buy that Mudd Ox!Dang it, I do believe it would be worth it!I hear that there are mud bogs in Heaven? Just my "opinion" of course.