There is hardly a man or boy alive who doesn’t get exited with the sound of a roaring engine and the smell of burning fuel. Not really burning, but experiencing the speed and acceleration from off the starting line and the thrill of twists and turn to victory. We are talking about Monster Jam and all of its big wheeled glory. The heavy duty expectations placed on the mega sized trucks have long been associated with oil burning components, yet the durability and strength of diesel performance parts have made a new entry with the bright yellow cab of BroDozer.
It’s About Time
Countless hours of research and development went into Monster Jam’s first ever diesel-powered engine. “Heavy D” Sparks and “Diesel Dave” Kiley of the Discovery show Diesel Brothers engineered the massive creation, along with input from Monster Jam professionals and Wagler Competition Products. As nothing like this had been crafted before, special care went into creating an engine that was efficient, while still housed in a body that resembled the iconic look of a cross between a bulldozer and monster truck. The entire power source had to be configured to USHRA specifications, but the results were explosive. Although suffering initial setbacks during the testing phase, the final product was ready for an impressive debut at the Monster Jam show in Nashville, TN during the summer of 2018.
Diesel powered engines have a long way to go before they take over the Monster Jam circuit, and some die-hard race fans prefer to see it fail when it comes to incorporating new uses and trucks. Many fear the stereotypes associated with diesel-loving truck fans, but more importantly, the considerations of environment factors with increased diesel consumption are raised. However, if truth be told, diesel actually emits lower amounts of carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide than regular gasoline. Maybe fans will soon see BroDozer rise to the top of the Monster Jam leader board and revolutionize the way they view diesel engines.