After seeing those accidental listings for the trucks just a few days ago, we knew it could only be a matter of time before the truck made its first official appearance. Meet the Axial SMT10 Monster Truck! Axial went all out when designing the chassis and roll cage for the SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Truck. Very similar to modern era full size monster trucks, this chassis was developed for maximum strength and an extremely detailed appearance. Not to mention, it’s the first true-to-scale 4WD straight axle Monster Jam Truck available on the market today! Features include a scale tube frame chassis, 2.2″ BKT monster truck tires on silver wheels, heavy duty steering links designed to look like the full size hydraulic units, AR60 axles, an AX10 transmission, WB8 driveshafts, multiple shock mounting locations, rear sway bar, and that sweet Grave Digger body with driver figure and chrome headers. Check out the pictures of the Axial SMT10 RC Monster Truck after the break!
SMT10 Tube Frame Chassis
Axial went all out when designing the chassis and roll cage for the SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck. Very similar to the modern era full size monster trucks, this chassis was developed for maximum strength and an extremely detailed appearance. The chassis offers many pivot points for suspension tuning. Scale realism and strength are achieved through triangulation of the chassis tubes, making it ready for maximum attack and hard core Monster Truck bashing.
BKT Monster Truck Tires
BKT is the official and exclusive tire manufacturer of Monster Jam and its fleet of monster trucks. BKT has designed and developed the special BKT Monster Jam Tire, a purpose-built tire to handle the rigors of Monster Jam Truck racing and freestyle competition. The 1/10 scale BKT tire is modeled to provide scale realism and maximum performance for your Axial Monster Jam Truck.
For steering, we’ve designed a heavy duty tie rod, drag link, and simulated scale hydraulic ram steering link to help get the massive BKT tires pointed in the right direction so you can stay on course.
4 Link Suspension
The Axial SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Truck features the proven AR60 axle with a trailing arm 4-linked rear suspension and additional shock mounting positions.
The AR60 OCP Axle is constructed from high strength composite material which has a low flex rate but is not as brittle as standard glass filled nylon. The combination of our axles and a true 4-link suspension gives you optimal performance for any terrain with the look of a real monster truck
The Axial SMT10 Monster Truck includes a dual pad slipper system with 32 Pitch gearing. New slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface area. More precise tuning and holding power. Stronger 32P gearing for high torque applications. 56T Spur / 11T Pinion RTR gearing for 3S. Includes 16T Pinion for 2S.
Updated design for larger diameter crosspin (2x11mm) for added strength. New center splined slider floats between each end, added material on this part reduces flex and fatigue.
Multiple Shock Mounting Positions
A variety of shock mounting points are available on the Axial SMT10 Monster Truck for running dual shock setups and for additional suspension tuning options. There’s also additional mounting points on the cage and at the axle for moving your shocks to a more scale, vertical position if desired.
A rear sway bar is included to help keep torque twist and body lean to a minimum during acceleration. A sway bar’s main function is to control body roll, yet still allow your shocks to move vertically with the changing terrain. The SMT10™ chassis design allows you to add an optional sway bar to the front.
The Axial SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Truck battery tray can be easily accessed at the rear of the vehicle. To install your battery, remove one pin, swing out the tray door and slide the battery pack in. The tray is fully height adjustable with four screws, making room for most standard sized 2S and 3S LiPo battery packs.
Grave Digger Body
The Axial SMT10 includes .040″ polycarbonate replica of the classic Grave Digger 1950 panel van with a .040″ scale interior with driver figure, chrome zoomie style headers and a glow in the dark helmet set.
Monster Truck Wheels
The Axial Monster Truck features 2.2 monster truck wheels molded from a blend of high quality nylon materials for strength and durability with a solid 12mm hex mount.
Heavy Duty C-Hubs
Monster Jam trucks are known for wild, high flying action, so we’ve strengthened the front c-hubs to help take on hard impacts from jumps and extreme bashing!
Our dual slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface area. This allows for more precise tuning and holding power. The spur gear features strong, 32 pitch gearing for high torque applications.
Sport-level racers and bashers will appreciate the Tactic TTX300’s many popular features, along with its amazing adjustability. It features a programmable 3rd channel making for incredible versatility; it can operate functions such as two-speed shifting, winches and lights, making it ideal for a vast array of opportunities. Need more reasons? There’s SLT (Secure Link Technology), which creates an unbreakable link between the receiver and your transmitter with push-button ease. The Tactic TR325 2.4GHz receiver uses no crystals and features an internal antenna, so you’ll experience worry free driving without frequency conflicts or antenna damage. This lightweight, compact, and bind button equipped receiver with LED indicator makes setup easy!
The Axial AE-5 ESC is 3S LiPo capable yet easily switched “in the field” between LiPO and NiMh battery types with a simple jumper – no more complex procedures.
The included Tactic TSX45 metal gear servo is rated at 151 oz-in of torque for massive turning power and dual ball bearings provide smooth and precise movement for the metal gear train.
The Axial 27T motor supplies plenty of power for powering over obstacles, jumping, and bashing!
- Length: 19″ (483mm)
- Width: 13.2″ (335mm)
- Height: 10.6″ (270mm)
- Wheelbase: 13.9″ (353mm)
- Ground Clearance: 2.9″ (74mm)
- Weight: 7.11lbs (3.22kg)
- Release Date: Early August
- Part: AX90055
- Price: $400 Buy Now!