The Swamp Runner attachment details:
♦ LIFETIME WARRANTY on coupler shafts and housings! That's right. Swamp Runner offers the best warranty in the industry, and is the FIRST & ONLY mud motor company to offer a lifetime warranty on key drivetrain parts. All Swamp Runner couplers are manufactured from heavy duty steel that will last a lifetime, which is why they come with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. We DO NOT utilize aluminum couplers, which will corrode from electrolysis and can eventually crack.
♦ SPS couplers and tiller handles are hot-dipped in galvanize, followed by an additional coating of paint. This double coating offers far superior corrosion resistance and paintability over the chrome offered by others.
♦ The coupler shaft of this kit rides smoothly on a high quality sealed Japanese radial bearing, while economy Thai long tails have no bearing or utilize a cheap unsealed Chinese bearing.
♦ We offer tiller handle mounts for left or right hand steering. Most other Thai longtails have right handed steering only.
♦ Our transom bracket is far deeper, wider, and heavier built, offering a safe 2" bite on the transom. Other Thai longtails have only a 3/4" bite, and/or are made from thinner stamped steel.
♦ SPS transom bolts have transom pads, providing a larger surface area to grip the transom firmly without digging into the transom and damaging it.
♦ The winged heads of SPS transom and coupler bolts are constructed of heavy duty steel, while economy Thai longtails use cast aluminum winged bolts that can break.
♦ The diameter of our tiller handles will accept custom throttle levers, while other Thai longtails have a diameter that will not allow it.
♦ Swamp Runner longtails have grease zerk fittings located in numerous locations to make lubrication easy.
♦ The engine base of our Small, Medium, and Large kits can be moved forward and backward for balance adjustment.
♦ The gimble bracket of this Swamp Runner kit pivots smoothly on sealed roller bearings, while the economy Thai longtail brands use dry bushings cut from conduit pipe.
♦ All our kits come with a high quality tethered kill switch. We don't use the cheap switches that will deform and fail after a little sunlight.
♦ The rails of the engine mounting base and transom gimble brackets on this kit are .48" thick, and constructed of JIS SS400 grade structural steel (equivalent to AISI-1018 or ASTM-A36.
♦ SPS utilizes refined manufacturing techniques that are a trade secret, to produce a highly balanced shaft assembly you just can't get anywhere else.
- The engine must have a horizontal output shaft.
- The output shaft must be 3/4" inch diameter (non-tapered) with keyway.
- The engine side cover bolt circle diameter must be: 3 5/8 inches
- Engine base bolt pattern must be: 6 3/8” X 3 1/8”
*For boats with transoms exceeding 17" in height, or with bottom widths between 40" & 48" please advise us you need a 100" shaft. We do not recommend longtails for vessels with a bottom width exceeding 48".
KIT PRICING DOES NOT INCLUDE ENGINES
SMALL MUD MOTOR KIT 85” Extreme Duty Shaft $629.00
Engines 5.5 to 7 HP
We recommend our SMALL SWAMP RUNNER® mud motor kits for 10-12 ft. Jon boats and flat-back canoes.
These ship with 6 ¼” & 6 ½” diameter propellers, generally used with engines between 5.5 and 7.5 HP.
Kit Weight: 46 lbs.
MEDIUM MUD MOTOR KIT 85” Extreme Duty Shaft $729.00
100” Extreme Duty Shaft $749.00
Engines 8 to 16 HP
We recommend our MEDIUM SWAMP RUNNER® mud motor kits for small to mid-size Jon boats and skiffs.
The medium kit ships with 8” & 8 ½” diameter propellers, generally used with engines between 8 and 16 HP.
Kit Weight: 57 lbs.
LARGE MUD MOTOR KIT 100” Extreme Duty Shaft $939.00
Engines 17 to 40 HP
We recommend our LARGE SWAMP RUNNER® mud motor kits for marsh, skiffs, bateaus, and Jon boats 16 to 18 feet.
These kits ship with 9” & 9 ½” diameter propellers generally used with engines 17 to 40 HP.
Kit Weight: 75 lbs.