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Getting Around in the Everglades

Recently I saw a post on another forum that I won't mention the name of here but it has some thing to do with mule deer eye roll But anyway the post was a request for these guys to post photos of their hunting rigs, it seemed to be a bit of a pissing contest. I took notice they all had these shiny trucks with tinted windows and lift kits. Granted they were *nice* trucks but they looked more like what my mom drives to church. So in effort to be kind on the internet and to keep those guys on that other site from all looking like girlieboys, I decided to post our hunting rigs here on" Big Game Hunt dot Net" where the real men surf the internet.

~Jeff~

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jeffalaska wrote:
Granted they were *nice* trucks but they looked more like what my mom drives to church.

Ha ha... Yeah you know your in bad company when they refuse to go up some goat trail because in their words "it might scratch my paint job".

Any way, what in the blue blazes is that? Looks like you achieved a successful mating between an argo and a caterpiller 771D. That's not a hunting rig, thats a monstrosity. Wink

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Getting Around in the Everglades

so.. if that was to get stuck

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Milliondollarbear wrote:
so.. if that was to get stuck

I'd bury the beast and call it a hill....

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The rig is 100% homegrown. The tires are 6 foot tall with gear reduction on the end of each axel. These are like the "drop boxes" used on monster trucks, they give the buggy an extra 12 inches of lift. If you look closely at the front end view you will see the tires are not mounted in the center of the axles the drop boxes are. This makes for a solid 4 feet from the center of the axels to the ground making oil changes a breeze. It articulates and twists allowing tighter turns in difficult terrain. It's powered by a four cylinder jeep power plant with an exhaust system that all but silences the rig. This is all for power here, the top speed is around 10mph.. The back half has a bunk on one side and a kitchen on the other. You can make a comfy high and dry camp in about 6 feet of water. As far as getting stuck goes, There is a decent wench that will pull it out of most any thing as long as you don't insist on going where it don't wanna go.

~Jeff~

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Ha ha! I'd say you've built yourself the ultimate 4-wheeler! Big smile

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