In a year filled with never ending surprises, we’ve continued to prevail and push the boundaries of amphibious ATV development.
Our greatest feat of 2020 was the introduction of the automatic grease lubrication system. On Vengeance and XL models, the chains and bearings require lubrication to upkeep optimal performance. Rather than manually greasing each component, the automated system will do all the hard work with the touch of a button.
It’s fully programable with lubrication intervals, diagnostic history, low level alerts and even a mobile app for monitoring the system.
Behind the scenes, our military units have been in constant development and testing. We’d love to share more. However, we are restricted in what information can be declassified. Stay tuned.
With Briggs & Stratton producing a 40 hp, fuel injected, high-revving engine, we took the opportunity to expand the XL into its own lineup. Meet XL40, a cost-efficient introduction to hydrostatic amphibious ATV’s. It retains the renown XL chassis that has been heavily tested by military and civilian markets. With the new engine setup, XL40 retails at $5,000 lower than XL57.
Vengeance received the new 40 hp to serve as the top of its lineup. We now offer a Briggs & Stratton 23 hp in both carbureted and fuel injected.
Aggressive by Nature
We owe this next bit to Beaver Dam, a new manufacturer of Mudd-Ox tracks. Their swept wing, pocketed, water grabbing paddle tracks are made of 50% UHMW and 50% hardened steel – a force to be reckoned with. Of all our years in manufacturing, we have never experienced a setup more aggressive than Beaver Dam. The open paddle design allows for quick cleaning in the mud, preventing buildup and significantly increasing traction.
Function and Style
Our A/C units are truly special with their digital display and powerful cooling capabilities on the hottest of days. To protect such an asset, we’ve designed an aluminum brush cage to fit over top. It will help protect the A/C from tree limbs and other debris in the trail.
Amphibs of the Past
It’s no secret we have the most diverse collection of amphibious ATV’s in the world, with thousands of literary documents, memorabilia, toys, and everything amphibious related. This collection has been growing over over 30 years, predating Mudd-Ox as a company. To give back to the community, we have begun digitalizing literature and uploading them to our new virtual museum.
An overwhelming majority of literature was lost to time whether it be deteriorated, hidden inside an old bookshelf, or simply thrown away. Our goal is to take advantage of the digital era and make this information just a click away. In just the last 6 months, we’ve had numerous people contact us who either worked at one of the old factories, purchased a survivor, or even had stories to share. At the moment we estimate over 600 files have been uploaded, and that’s just scratching the surface.
The Mudd-Ox Story
Speaking of ATV heritage, our own history has never been documented. Inspired by the virtual museum, we dug into our own archives and pulled out some amazing photos of early Mudd-Ox years. A new section was added to the website showcasing events dating back to 1988. It’s astonishing how far Mudd-Ox has developed from a homemade 8×8 into a full lineup of commercial grade vehicles.
Overall, it’s been a very positive here at Mudd-Ox and we’re hopeful for 2021. Stay tuned on our social media for latest news.