Traxxas Grave Digger and Grinder Stampede Monster Trucks

Jan 08, 2011 4 Comments by

Includes: TQ AM 27mHz radio system, Power Cell 3000 mAh NiMH 8.4V battery pack, and charger

  • Officially Licensed Monster Jam graphics
  • Realistic rubber tires on detailed beadlock-style wheels
  • Powerful Titan® 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan
  • XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control with Low Voltage Detection
  • Traxxas High-Current Connector
  • High-torque waterproof steering servo
  • 4 inches of ground clearance
  • Brushless Ready Magnum 272™ metal-gear transmission with efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings
  • Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch system
  • Traxxas Tough durability
  • Telescoping universal-joint driveshafts
  • Top speed, 30+mph
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    Traxxas, the Official Hobby Class Radio Control Truck of Monster Jam, is proud to announce the release of two exciting Monster Jam models: the legendary Grave Digger®, and the Advance Auto Parts Grinder™! Fully assembled and Ready-to-Race®, the 1/10 scale Grave Digger and Grinder models feature pre-applied decals with officially licensed graphics to precisely duplicate the full-size monster machines. Grave Digger even includes custom molded green ladder bars and bumpers to capture the menacing look of Monster Jam’s fiercest competitor. New tires developed specifically for the Monster Jam models emulate the “hand carved” look of the full-size treads, and new deep-dish wheels with bead-lock detailing complete the aggressive, authentic look.

    Crushing cars, catching big air, and popping wheelies has never been this much fun, and Traxxas’ new Monster Jam models make the action more realistic than ever. When it comes to speed, the Titan 12-turn 550 modified motor and racing-style Magnum 272™ transmission propel the Grave Digger and Grinder to speeds over 30mph*. The integrated cooling fan in the Titan 12T pulls air through the motor keeping it cool. Airflow is routed through cooling channels molded into the motor plate. A cooler running motor delivers faster speeds, longer runtime, and extended motor life.

    Traxxas shocked enthusiasts with the release of our exclusive watertight, sealed electronics that provide the freedom to drive where you want to drive through water, mud, snow, and other wet-running conditions that wouldn’t have been possible before. The Monster Jam models’ XL-5 electronic speed control and the mini receiver are sealed against the elements giving you the freedom go places you might not have thought possible. It opens up a whole new world of adventure and fun.

    To harness the power of the 12-turn motor, Traxxas bolted in the high-performance, waterproof XL-5 electronic speed control. Ultra-smooth, high-frequency operation and high-power handing capability, are standard features. EZ-Set® one-button setup makes it easy to adjust or change profiles. Traxxas’ exclusive Training Mode™ profile cuts total power output in half and leaves the brakes at full strength. It’s the first controller of its kind that has a 50% power profile. Training Mode is designed for young or first time drivers that want to learn the ropes before unleashing the full power of the mighty Titan 12T motor. This makes the Grinder and Grave Digger perfect for almost any age driver or skill level.

    The quest for ultimate speed began with the battery connector. As today’s batteries store more and more energy inside their cells, traditional battery connectors became a roadblock, unable to deliver all the energy the battery is capable of outputting. The new Traxxas High-Current Connector opens the door for unrestricted current flow.

    The new Monster Jam models come fully loaded with innovative performance options like a fiber-composite chassis designed for exceptional rigidity and enormous ground clearance. Battery removal is made easy by the quick-release battery hold down latch. In addition, the factory-installed planetary differential never needs adjusting! Just take the truck out of the box, charge up a battery, and go have fun! If you’re looking for an all-terrain truck that is perfect for monster bashing or wheelie-popping thrills, look no further.

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    4 Responses to “Traxxas Grave Digger and Grinder Stampede Monster Trucks”

    1. cobercomander88 says:

      But they are not $x4 are they? dont get me wrong i love this, but the 4×4 part would be better.

    2. Joemama says:

      Nope not 4×4-just a base 2wd pede-boooo. If they sell don’t be surprised if they apply these theme’s to the 4×4-which I think they’ll do b/c the wheels are the 2.2/3.0 SC style wheel so it will clear the front hubs on the slash 4×4/stampede 4×4 w/o rub unlike 2.2 wheels (other then rpm’s wide crawler wheels). I’ll def. be picking up a digger body and the wheels/tires/green springs for my pede 4×4 though as soon as ebay gets um.

    3. scoobyvoodoo says:

      Ya thats a big 10-4. I’ll be doing the same to my Stampede 4×4 as well by adding the Monster Jam body and parts. I do love this concept and deal Traxxas/Monster Jam has going though!! Way to go Traxxas!!

    4. Jake says:

      I’m considering one of these, although I have previously owned a traxxas slash 2×4 and was very dissapointed in it’s performance. And I know this new gravedigger-stampede has the same electronics as the slash 2×4 so I am unsure about the purchase. I love the idea of the brushless 4×4, yet I have a tight budget to stay on. It is so hard to find a affordable rc that is still of a high-performance stature, so maybe this new vehicle has the chance to be improved. I believe a better motor would be the best power cure for a cheap price!

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