There’s loads we take without any consideration day by day, however nobody’s as underappreciated as those that service the restrooms alongside the Rubicon Trail. Certainly the well-known off-road course is lined with outhouses for wheelers’ comfort and, till not too long ago, it was a two-day job to pump all of them. Now, it may be knocked out in a single shift because of El Dorado County’s lifted and kitted 2006 Ford F-550 pumper truck on 41-inch Michelin tires.
Now, earlier than this rig was constructed to the high-heavens by WFO Concepts in Auburn, California, it was donated free and clear to El Dorado County. It was initially a dually bucket truck with four-wheel drive and because it had a Dana Tremendous 60 entrance axle from the manufacturing unit, it was a stellar base for the venture. It packed four-inch axle tubes and 4.10 gears from Ford, although WFO promptly swapped out the latter for five.38s.
It is powered by a modular 6.8-liter V10 with an computerized transmission, and WFO positioned a Northwest Fab crawl box in entrance of the inventory switch case. The purpose all alongside was to construct a low-geared, slow-crawling truck that would maneuver its means by means of the Rubicon’s large rocks whereas nonetheless getting the job completed. Together with the additional floor clearance supplied by the four-inch Radflo carry, it is bought full stomach skid plates, rock sliders, customized entrance and rear bumpers, and a real exocage. It suits proper in with the opposite rigs, besides the black water it is carrying is something however exquisitely roasted artisanal espresso.
These 5.38 gears assist flip the 41-inch Michelin run-flats that are mounted to 20-inch Stazworks tremendous single wheels. A set of 40-spline RCV axle shafts and a 40-spline ARB entrance locker additional support the trouble, and PSC hydro-assist steering makes navigating from one cease to the subsequent even simpler.