From Redcat Racing:
Redcat introduces the Machete 1/6 Scale Brushless Electric RC Monster Truck, the latest additions to their off-road vehicle lineup. The Machete replaces the popular 1/6 Scale Shredder; a fan favorite for the past 6 years.
A Redcat spokesman said “customers have been asking for 6S capability in the Shredder, and here at Redcat, we value customer feedback”. Over the last 12 months Redcat has been working hard to revise the Shredder to make it 6S capable. However, the team ultimately decided that the best approach was to create a brand new design from scratch. The goal was to create a vehicle that could handle the extreme demands of a 6S power supply while outperforming the Shredder in every way. This new design had to be stable, fun to drive, easy to control and durable. The result is the Machete, a platform that is not only durable enough to handle the demands of 6S, but also performs exceptionally well when outfitted for 4S.
Redcat knows that while a 6S capable 1/6 scale monster truck has been requested, some of their customers prefer to only run 4S. That is why Redcat created two separate versions of the Machete; the Machete 4S and the Machete 6S. Regardless of which one you choose, the ready-to-run Machete comes pre-assembled and does not include a battery or charger, allowing you to use your favorite batteries and chargers.
While both the 4S and 6S Machetes are extremely durable and share many of the same parts, there are a few major differences between the two. The Machete 6S includes a stronger 7075 aluminum chassis, a 6S capable ESC and motor, a larger motor heat sink, a larger motor cooling fan, a slightly larger pinion gear and a different color body.
Both vehicles include high performance oil-filled differentials in the front, rear, and center, which provide ultra-smooth handling and stability. Each differential can be fine tuned with different viscosity diff oils to alter the Machete’s handling. Thicker oil in the center diff provides a wild ride, making it easier to air out the front wheels, while thinner oil provides more stability and additional control while cornering, for race inspired performance. A laser etched aluminum chassis can be found on both vehicles and the body uses a cab forward design that is complete with hard plastic skid plates and body armor to protect it from damage. The aggressive looking body is made from a flexible polycarbonate material that is proven to hold up well in the summer heat, as well as the winter chill. The Machete also includes a wing and wheelie bar for added stability, allowing for greater control and maneuverability.
The Machete is built for fun and includes a heavy duty 4WD powertrain with beefy gears and CVA axles front and rear. High strength plastics are used throughout the chassis and both the shock towers and lower A-arms have been engineered with captured shock end mounts. Large bore, oil filled, coil over shocks soak up the terrain so you can stay on the throttle. The shocks, along with several other machined aluminum parts, have been anodized in a rich red color for a super trick look. The Machete’s all terrain directional tires are soft enough to grab traction wherever it can be found, yet firm enough to provide good wear characteristics.
While the Machete is a replacement for the Shredder, it is a completely new vehicle. “We’re thrilled to introduce the Machete as the newest addition to our lineup,” said Redcat. “We’ve listened to our customers’ requests and created a vehicle that not only meets, but exceeds their expectations. The Machete is the perfect combination of power, stability, and performance that will take your bash sessions to the next level.” So whether you decide on the Machete 4S or 6S, you’ll be ready to slice up the competition and leave them in the dust.
Machete: Assembled w/ Electronics
ESC: 6S: 150A ESC w/ Dual XT90 Battery Connectors
4S: 120A ESC w/ Single XT90 Battery Connector
Motor: 6S: 4074 / 4S: 3674
Chassis: 6S: 4mm Black Anodized 7075 Aluminum Chassis
4S: 4mm Gunmetal Anodized Aluminum Chassis
Drive System: 4-Wheel-Drive w/ CVA Axles Front and Rear
Differentials: Three Oil Filled Gear Differentials
Suspension: Independent Front and Rear
Shocks: Large Bore Coil Over, Oil Filled Shocks
Needed to complete:
- 4S- (1x) 4S LIPO
- 6S – (2x) 3S LIPO or (1x) 6S LIPO
- LIPO Battery Charger
- 4x AA Batteries for Controller
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Available March 6, 2023