by Bob Frampton
This week, Tracker Bolingbrook took deliveries of two new Bad Boy Buggies for 2013. The Recoil iS is a fully electric 4wd with a 72v (9 8v batteries) that offers a 40 mile range between charges. Select both drive methods and you've got 4x4 capability in the really tough situations. The Recoil has rack and pinion steering and 4-wheel independent suspension for improved control, tighter turning and a smoother ride. There is a 10.2 cubic foot cargo bed for gear and supplies. If you need more passenger room, the cargo bed can be replaced by an optional rear seat that converts into a cargo deck when you need the extra space. Safety features include roll bars, 3-point seat belts and side safety nets.
The Ambush is the best of both worlds. It is a gas/electric powered utility vehicle. A 16hp V-twin gas engine powers the rear wheels. A 48v DC power train drives the front wheels. Select the gas motor for the power and the range to get out to where your tree stand or blind is and then switch to the electric motor to get you in close without the engine noise. The ambush can tow up to 1,000 pounds if you have a lot of gear or decoys to tote out to the field. This is the perfect utility vehicle to take deer hunting when you want the silence of the electric drive or goose hunting when you may need the power, range and towing capacity of the gas engine. The Ambush has a bucket seats for 2, front independent suspension, a manual locking rear differential for extra traction and torque for when the going gets tough, and a 9.6 cubic foot cargo bed.
Stop by the Tracker Boat Center in Bolingbrook and check these Buggies out!