Over the past decade, Axial has been synonymous with crawlers and the scale trail community for creating vehicles that inspire endless adventure and creative freedom. Something interesting started to evolve and a trend began to appear, 4WD straight axle Monster Jam® Trucks. What’s usually the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions Monster Jam? Grave Digger® – who is sitting right up on top! The iconic black, purple, and green graveyard themed paint job has been haunting and thrilling fans for over 30 years. Axial went all out when designing the chassis and roll cage for the SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam 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!
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.
2.2 BKT Monster Jam 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.
Heavy Duty Hydraulic Ram Style Steering Links
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.
Trailing Arm 4-Linked Rear Suspension
The SMT10™ 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 1:1 vehicle.
Off-center pumpkin design
Axle tubes are reinforced with a boxed-in axle truss
High strength composite material
Updated steering knuckles for dual shear, also eliminates secondary bolt on plate
Updated differential cover and servo mount for new look
Updated 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.
Three gear layout
Metal motor plate
Heavy duty slipper
Sealed gear cover
WB8 HD Driveshafts
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.
Dual Slipper Clutch
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.
Slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface contact area
More precise tuning and holding power
Strong 32P gear pitch for high torque applications
Waterproof Receiver Box
The waterproof receiver box utilizes three different silicone seals: one for the antenna, one for the servo wires (includes three slots for three channels), and one acts as a gasket for the receiver box cover. No more stress when running in mud, water, or snow!
Easy Access Battery Tray
The 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 Replica Polycarbonate Body
.040 polycarbonate replica of the classic Grave Digger 1950 panel van
.040 scale interior with driver figure
Chrome Zoomie style headers
Axial SMT10 Grave Digger Specification:
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) estimated with electronics
Motor: Axial 27T Electric Motor
Radio: Tactic TTX300 3-CHANNEL SLT RADIO, 2.4gHz
Servo: Tactic TSX45 Servo. Torque: 6.0V 151 oz-in, 4.8V 143 oz-in
ESC: AE-5, forward/reverse, drag brake, 3S LiPo compatible, waterproof
Required for operation; Battery Pack (2S or 3S LiPo, or 7.2V NiMH), Suitable Charger, AA Batteries.