Big Blue Ford Flies then Flops: Muddy Monday

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Big jump is no problem for this Ford F-150 mud truck, but a deep hole proves to be too big a challenge.

This week’s Muddy Monday video comes to us from the Anythingwithanengine Media YouTube channel and it features a Ford F-150 mud truck working its magic in the slop. This purpose-built truck reminds us that sometimes, even the best mud machines need a tow. However, until it gets stuck, this F-Series puts on an impressive aerial show.

The Machine

Sadly, there are no details on this truck, but the body is that of an F-150 from the 10th generation of the F-Series, running from 1997 through 2003. Below the body of this short cab, short bed half-ton pickup there are likely few stock components, with extensive chassis and suspension changes made to increase ground clearance and to make room for the huge tires.

Big Blue F-150 Flying

Next, we can tell from the sound that this F-150 mud monster is powered by a V8, but it is clearly not a stock engine from the 10th generation of the F-Series. Between the roar under throttle and the ease with which this huge truck rips across the mud, this Ford is packing far more power than a stock engine is capable of, so we know that it is powered by a big, built V8.

Finally, we can guess that this F-150 is named “Big Blue”, as that is what is painted along both sides of the truck.

High Flying Action

The video begins with the monstrous F-150 speeding around the edge of the mud bog, slowing to let another truck get out of the way before continuing around to the other side. On the far side of the pit, the big Ford bounces through a deeper hole before building big speed on a run across, flexing all of that V8 muscle as it rips across the mud bog and navigates through some deeper mud.

Big Blue F-150 Jump

The video jumps ahead, showing the F-150 splashing through deeper mud as it makes its way to a jump. When the Ford hits the jump, it pops up into the air, coming down hard on the front wheels and quickly settling down, allowing the drive to continue on through the mud.

The video ends with a slow-motion clip of the big jump, followed by the F-150 hitting the deepest hole in the bog, getting stuck as the video ends.

Big Blue F-150 Stuck

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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