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Submitted By
Logan Wilson
Cool, California, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title #ballercrawlerhauler
Vehicle Class Rock Crawler, Monster Truck
Chassis Brand Custom
Chassis Model Crawler Hauler
Custom Chassis Brand and Model 6×6 MOA Tow rig with and a 4×4 MOA powered flatbed trailer with its own lipo, receiver, and ESC's.
Body Brand Other
Body Model Exceed RC
Other Body Brand and Model Stock body from the Exceed RC Mad Torque 6×6 crawler.
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model 3 -Exceed RC Mad Torque crawler motors for the tow rig and 2 – Exceed RC Mad Torque crawler motors for the flatbed trailer.
Speed Control Brand and Model 3 – Quicrun 1080 brushed ESC's for the tow rig and 2 – Quicrun 1080 brushed ESC's for the flatbed trailer
Battery Brand and Model One 4000mAh GensAce 3S lipo for the tow rig and one GensAce 3000mah for the trailer
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model 10 – Arrma dBoots Copperhead2 wheel/tire combo. 6 for the tow rig and 4 for the trailer.
Shocks Brand and Model Thats a good question…. I think 6 Traxxas XX-long big bores on the tow rig and 4 Traxxas GTR longs one the trailer.
Axles Brand and Model Excees RC Mad Torque Crawler. With a custom metal axle tube brace and upper link mount for all 5 axles.
Paint Brand and Model Rustoleum Flat Black
Graphics Brand and Model None
Scale Accessories Brand and Model None
Light System Brand and Model Ebay specials.
Radio System Brand and Model Started out with Futaba and I might go back. Currently using a Spektrum DX5 Rugged transmitter and 2 receivers. One for the tow rig and another receiver on the trailer.
Sound System Brand and Model None
Further Description/Back Story This build was one of those that kinda got away from me. It started out as some metal frame rails for a custom 6×6 build I found on eBay. At the time Exceed RC was selling the Mad Torque crawler 4×4, 6×6, and the 10×10. The frames were a little odd but the axles seemed cool. So I bought a new 6×6 and a used 4×4, sold all the left over frames, electronics, tires, etc. and kept the axles.
I built the 6×6 first with no axle braces, the center skid plate is from a Axial Wraith. Links were all fabricated, as was the upper link mount. The previous design had a uni-ball that kept popping out under load.
After that the trailer was fabricated out of basic aluminum square and channel stock. I wanted the trailer to be powered and have full steering so the trailet has its own lipo and radio receiver to control the two ESC's.
The fun part a out this build was the electronics and wiring. All of the ESC's have their power seperated to run and individual steering servos, radio, and lighting. The ground and signal circuits are all that ties each module together.
Now we can have full control of trailer steering along with tow rig steering as well as a Dig functions allowing the trailer to be lock and the tow rig to pivot around the trailer wheels. Super cool!
Thought you mind find it interesting. I have some other neat stuff like an FPV dual jet boat that sits on a crawler type trailer.

Build Process Photos

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