The place where beasts called 'Monster Trucks' are most common of course is, the United States of America, and monster trucks can be the most 'American' thing. However, Monster trucks are generally looked at, as useless vehicles, pimped up for no reason whatsoever, even by several people in America.
Monster trucks are often criticised for having unnecessarily large wheels, which require more power to move, and more power means more fuel consumption, and more fuel consumption is bad for the environment. Adding to the criticisms is the fact that these monster trucks are most of the time powered by huge V8 turbo-diesel engines with ECU remaps, allowing for more power, and even more smoke. Again bad for the environment.
Monster truck owners couldn't argue against the criticism, as the facts from critics are right, but they kept building these large trucks, and following their passion. Now though, the time has finally come, for monster trucks to redeem themselves, and hog some of the limelight and the glory.
The state of Texas in America has over the last few days been pounded by the Hurricane named ‘Harvey'. The Hurricane has left devastating damage, and even though the Hurricane has receded and has reduced in severity, it has left some parts of the state, still underwater.
The government and the National Guard have been doing their best to rescue stranded citizens, who are waiting on rooftops and other high places for help. Seen here in this video is a National Guard truck which is stuck in the flood water, and guess what comes to the rescue? Yes, a monster truck.
Seen here is a Cadillac Escalade's body riding on a monster truck chassis, pulling out the stuck national guard truck, amidst cheers from locals. Powertrain details of this particular truck are unknown, but it is safe to assume that it is a gas guzzling, supercharged V8 engine driving all four massive wheels..
These trucks, equipped with powerful engines, robust drivetrain and over four feet of ground clearance are now proving to be extremely useful in Texas.
This is just one incident which was captured on video, many images available have made it obvious that the ‘lifted trucks', which ride on 6 to 12-inch suspension lift kits, and large 38-inch tyres have all suddenly become very useful, in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey.