The MUD LUG
the MUD LUG (1180)
This is a brief overview of a new product we are testing with the help of a local sod farm. It is called the Mud Lug and its purpose is to speed up the process of getting pivots “unstuck.”
The product comes in two sizes. One for use on 14.9 tires and one for 11.2 tires. Prior to using the product, it needs to be set up for the tire. According to the manufacturer, you should only have to adjust it once and then it will be ready for use on all tires of the same size.
Once the Mud Lug is adjusted properly it takes less than a minute to mount it to the tire. Place it on top of the tire. Make sure the tab drops into the tread so it is not sitting on top of it. Wedge the angle iron into the lip of the rim on each side, then tap the paddle on top to wedge it between the two sides of the bracket. When in use the pressure of the mud pushing against the paddle will tighten the bracket even more. For safety purposes, one person should stay at the pivot point and one should stay with the stuck tire. There is a minimal amount of clearance between the Mud Lug and the drive shaft but if properly installed it will definitely clear. Also, the bracket will slip slightly until it is completely tightened by the pressure of the mud. For this reason, be sure to mount it behind the valve stem. The Mud Lug gives the extra traction needed for a tire that is spinning in the mud.
Be on the lookout for more to come!