Mar 07 2008
Archive for the 'Mammoth 800 Info' Category
Feb 22 2008
Research and Development for the Mammoth 800 UTV. I should be out riding or mudding with my buddies. Looks like I will be running without the covers while I do some testing. Hmm, should I use the orange spring first or the purple one? Straight belt design or cog style belt?
Jan 24 2008
When Performance and Dependability are Non-Negotiable!
We really like the engine bolted into the Mammoth frame and here is why:
- Suzuki F8B is the engine Code—-this engine has been mass produced throughout the world. Some might remember the Chevy Sprint car from around 1985 that later became the Geo Metro. The cars were 1.0 liter or 1,000CC engines and had 3 cylinders. The Mammoth 800 engine is a 796cc engine or .8 liter with 3 cylinders also.
- The current suzuki samurai is basically the same engine design but is a 4 cylinder version.
- Countries across the globe have this engine being used in millions of small cars being driven everyday.
- Engine Parts are readily available, for example, you can visit your local auto parts store and purchase a distributor cap for a 85 Chevy Sprint and Voila…..it fits the Mammoth Engine perfectly. Fram oil filters are available to fit this engine along with KN performance air filters.
- This same engine is being used in go-karts, mini-dune buggies and being imported by several companies besides Kazuma. The sand racer guys on the west coast love this new little dune buggie and racing shops have capitalized on this same engine and developed high-performance turbo charger kits, specially ground cam shafts for low end torque or high rpm racer turbo charged engines. Carburetors are being modified, slip on performance ATV exhaust sytems and more are readily available.
- The Mammoth 800 carb has a manual choke Mikuni that makes cold start ups easy.
Jan 24 2008
Actually, Kazuma has hit a home-run when this machine was designed. Cheap is “in” and this UTV is priced right. The welds are perfect, the fit and finish is high quality and a nice comfy seat sure beats straddling the ATV seats. Numerous Mammoth owners have been previous Polaris Ranger owners and prefer the Kazuma Mammoth 800 over the Polaris. We sure like the engine much much more than a Polaris engine and with Kazuma’s low parts prices and low retail price it becomes a no-brainer purchase.
The massive “mammoth” size dump bed that is ALL STEEL will haul the mother-load. We have seen videos of 1500 lbs of rock being dumped into a Mammoth 800 bed by a bob-cat skidsteer and across the fields the mammoth went carrying that load.
Test drive a Kawasaki Mule and then a Kazuma Mammoth and we can tell you which one you will be putting on the trailer to take home. The smooth 800cc engine takes the prize again here……………..
Let’s see a Rhino’s bed capacity is 450lbs? I can’t get much horse feed, firewood, kids or hunting dogs in the back of those. The Mammoth will carry that Black Lab, a great big pile of goose or duck decoys, numerous guns, and still has room for the lunch bucket and cooler. My kinda fun.
This Mammoth of a machine puts those smooth purring horses to the ground through a bullet-proof design CVT tranny that has Low or High Range. Flip the lever on the dash to lock the front differential in and you have a workhorse 4X4. Top that off with the next lever that locks the rear differential wheels to give you true posi-track or we used to call it a “locker” in the rear end.
How did Kazuma put the brakes on this Mammoth? By bolting on a Vacuum Booster to the master cylinder plumbed to 4 wheel disc brakes. Power brakes just like my chevy truck. Can you believe Kazuma then added blinkers, high beams, horn and a rear trailer hitch?
The front independent strut suspension with rack and pinion steering is easy to turn with a tight radius and smooth ride. The rear differential is built Kazuma tough and looks like the rear-end out of my old jeep.
Is this Mammoth a truck or a UTV? You can decide for yourself. Test-Drive one today and make up your own mind.