MINI-BEEP MBA80 2WD
D-I-Y AMPHIBIOUS 2WD JEEP KIT
See How Easy Kit Assembly Can Really Be!
We offer a 170+ page Body Plans & Kit Assembly Manual that contains over 250 “do-it yourself” detailed assembly photos. Also included is a 35 page section of Construction Drawings for money saving “home fabrication” of all Plywood Parts for a MINI-BEEP® Body. Only five sheets of plywood makes this unique vehicle. It takes you step by step through the complete assembly of our basic KITS.
By studying the Manual, you’ll easily choose how simple or challenging you want your MINI-BEEP® project to be. The Manual will answer all your questions and help you determine which parts you can use from around your own place, and which parts you’d prefer to purchase as a complete KIT!
With the Manual you’ll also receive a FREE DVD showing more construction and performance features of the MINI-BEEP®! You’ll see the MINI-BEEP® go through its paces…hills, streams, backwoods, snow, and more! A $60 Bonus Refund Certificate is also included. Use it as “cash” when purchasing $60 or more of MINI-BEEP® KITS or Accessories! Best of all get FREE Priority Mail Shipping! Free shipping applies to the MBA80-B manual within the United States only.
Purchase online with your Credit, Debit card or with your PayPal account by clicking the “BUY NOW” button or purchase over the phone by calling toll free at 1.877.828.8323 Monday thru Friday between 8 AM to 5 PM (CST) to purchase.
NOTE: All KITS are shipped unpainted & unassembled. Engine and tires (with rims) are fully assembled. All KITS shown are after assembly. Photo includes optional Accessory KITS. Individual KIT components are not sold separately, however we do sell in smaller kits (Front Axle Kit, Hood Kit, etc) as well.
|Make||Kohler Courage, SH265|
|Starting Type||Recoil, (electric start available)|
|Torque||10.2 lb-ft (gross)|
|Engine Type||Air-cooled 4-stroke Kohler OHV|
|Number of Cylinders||1 (Cast iron)|
|Carb & EPA Certified||Yes|
|Low Oil Shutdown||Yes|
|Oil Capacity||0.63 US qt (0.6 L)|
|Oil Type||SAE 10W-30|
|Cooling Methods||Air Cooled|
|Main Drive||#35 Roller Chain|
|Clutch||Forward, Reverse, Neutral ( Brake)|
|Clutch Type||Dual, Kevlar, Power-Rated Belts, Resist high temps & shock loads|
|Primary Drive||Induction Hardened Steel Sprocket Shafts|
|Final Drive||#50 Roller Chain|
|Pulling Power||500 lbs.|
|Wheel System & Ratios|
|Tires||ST205/75 D14 (Will accommodate ST175/80 D13)|
|Forward Ratio||Engine to wheels: 54 to 1|
|Reverse Ratio||Engine to wheels: 169 to 1|
|Axle Diameter||1 3/16” Diameter Rear, 1” Diameter Front|
|Gear Selection||Forward, Reverse and Neutral (Brake)|
|Rim Size||14″ (Will accommodate 13″)|
|Mounting||5 bolts on 4 1/2″ circle|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded 87 octane or higher|
|Fuel Capacity||3 U.S. qts, approx. .75 gallons, (2.83 liters)|
|Inline Fuel Filter||No|
|Fuel Shutoff Value||Yes|
|Dimensions & Weights|
|Ground Clearance||Max Axle Clearance: 12″|
|Length||101″ (With no rear accessories)|
|Width||49 1/2″ (With no accessories)|
|Height||37 3/4″ (Top of dash)|
|Weight||700 lbs (With no attachments)|
|Speed||5.15 mph (10 mph upgrade available)|
|Body||Exterior Plywood, B-C Grade, Group 1, 23/32, 4’x8′|
|Axle Sizes||1 3/16” Diameter Rear, 1” Diameter Front|
|As Shipped||Unassembled, Unpainted (D-I-Y Kit)|
|Shipping Dimensions||96″ x 49″ x 10″ High (Plywood Body) / 39″ x 46″ x 35″ High (Mechanical Drive, Engine, Tires, etc.)|
|Shipping Weight||570 lbs. (Plywood Body) / 481 lbs. (Complete 2WD, varies with Kits)|
|Safety & Misc.|
|Brakes||Single, 8” Caliper|
|Max Grade||26% (Reccommended max incline)|
|Instrumentation||None (Optional gauge decals)|
|Machine Warranty||1 yrs Residential Use|
|Engine Warranty||2 yrs Residential Use, 90 days Commercial use|
|Kevlar Belts||90 days|
|A.||By purchasing this MBA80-B Plans/Assembly Manual, you are licensed by the STRUCK CORP. to build (1) one MINI-BEEP Amphibious Off Road Truck. Your Hull Identification Number, included with this Manual, is your license to build one MINI-BEEP following our plans. To do otherwise would violate all applicable copyrights and patents. If you want to build 10 Mini-Beeps, just buy 10 manuals.|
|A.||Yes, the Struck Corporation offers financing through PayPal credit. If you are looking for longer terms that what is offered under our financing page, we have found that you can get better loan terms by dealing with local loan officers where they have already established a good credit history. We do accept Visa, Master Card, Discover card and PayPal.|
|A.||Our large KITS, due to their weight, must be shipped via truck to a local freight terminal. They are palletized for lift-truck handling. On arrival, the freight company can easily load them on your truck or trailer. When you arrive home and cut the pallet’s banding, you will find that all the components can be easily handled by one person. Business delivery and home delivery of our larger kits may be available for an extra fee, call for details.NOTE: Smaller KITS, if purchased later, are shipped to your home or business via UPS.|
|A.||Nothing could be easier! First, buy the manual, remember it pays for itself with the $60 certificate. Determine your skill level and how involved you want to be in your MINI-BEEP project. Decide which components you wish to provide yourself and those you’d prefer to buy as a STRUCK-KIT®.Then call us for a Price Quote and a “no-obligation” freight estimate or request a quote online. In a matter of a few weeks you’ll realize how easy it was to build your own “one of a kind” MINI-BEEP Amphibious Off Road Truck!|
|A.||For maximum safety, you will want to chose a water entrance that is reasonably smooth with a modest incline. You don’t want a site that is beyond the traction of your MINI-BEEP’s rear tires, nor steeper than the gradability of your BEEP... check DVD’s for incline examples! Remember, it’s easy to go in water [you’re going downhill]; much harder to get out [driving up a slippery bank]!|
|A.||The Body is very stable because of it’s “flat-bottom” construction. It’s actually a “unibody” assembled by the Builder from panels of 3/4” thick exterior grade plywood. He either cuts the Body’s panels out of his own plywood... or uses the panels he purchased in our #1000 Plywood Body KIT. It draws approximately 8” of “draft” when loaded with two passengers.|
|A.||Absolutely! By following the "Body Finishing Instructions", you will find instructions on the various methods to make your MINI-BEEP as water-tight as you want.|
|A.||An optional Buddy Seat is available to allow extra seating for a passenger. NOTE: The “gross weight” of the operator, passenger and cargo can not exceed total payload weight of 350 lbs, when going in the water. If not building for water use, the payload weight would be a max of 500 lbs.|
|A.||STRUCK CORP. manufactures a universal Front Mounting Hitch that allows the builder to use a popular Snow/Dirt Blade and Material Dump Bucket. In addition, we offer a Class 2 Rear Hitch KIT that fits all Class 2 attachments that are within the BEEP’s recommended load ability.|
|A.||Using a standard (196cc) Engine, you will develop approximately 1/4 ton of "push or pull" at the rear mounted drawbar. See video for more details.|
|A.||Though the MINI-BEEP is not designed for highway travel, each State and Municipality may have its own unique regulations that folks are responsible to honor. If you have questions, it’s suggested you contact your local authorities.|
|A.||The Assembly Manuals have step by step instructions and more than 250 detailed assembly photos, we find folks have very few questions. But if you have a specific assembly question with any of our Struck-Kits, please call us at 1-877-828-8323 to speak with our tech support team or they can be reached here as well.|
|A.||That’s a tough question. It depends on the skill level of the builder and whether they have a helper or not. If you have average DIY skills and have an equally talented helper, you should be able to make your first MINI-BEEP test run after 3 or 4 weekends of work.|
|A.|| #1000 Plywood Body Group: Every plywood panel you need to build your MINI-BEEP Body is included and accurately computer cut. All pilot holes for Body assembly and later mounting of Accessory KITS are precisely drilled.#2500, 2550 & 2750 - Mechanical Drive Group All the “drive parts”, plus every nut, bolt, washer and screw required for complete KIT assembly and adjustment are included. Nothing else to buy for your Mechanical Drive assembly. #2500 Group is [2WD] two wheel drive with handlebar steering; #2550 is [2WD] two wheel drive with a steering wheel and #2750 is [4WD] four wheel drive with a steering wheel.#3500 - Hood & Seat Group: Bolt together steel hood halves, edging and Jeep® Hood latches along with a rugged, weather-resistant, padded seat. We as operator and as buddy seat.|
#4000 - Engine & Tires Group: Engine is fully assembled and ready for installation in your MINI-BEEP Body. Tires are mounted to rims and inflated... ready to bolt to your BEEP’s front and rear Axle Hubs.
|A.||The MINI-BEEP MBA80 and the MAGNATRAC RS196K is designed to be “HOME BUILT” by the Do-it-Yourselfer and is only offered as a STRUCK-KIT.|
|A.||4/5 scale version of a World War II JEEP®; [4WD or 2WD]. It’s approximately 99” long x 48” wide x 37” high (at top of dash). It weights approximately 700 lbs. (weight can vary greatly due to grade of plywood used in its Body and in the Accessories installed). It can carry a payload of 350 lbs. (weight of operator and load).|
|A.||The MINI-BEEP Amphibious ORT is a totally new and unique outdoor vehicle! It’s exactly what it’s name says…[MINI-BEEP] 4/5 scale version of a World War II JEEP®. [Amphibious] Can enter and maneuver in calm water. [ORT] Serves the function of a compact “off-road truck”.NO, it won’t go screaming down a trail or try to jump a river like an ATV. It wasn’t designed to do that, rather it’s a serious off-road truck that can take on a variety of pushing, pulling and swimming assignments… but after work, it’s just plain FUN!|
We offer a variety of easy shipping and delivery options within the United States and Canada. From home delivery to terminal delivery and everything in-between, we have you covered.
We ship to thousands of trucking terminals across the USA & Canada. While requesting a quote submit your zip code/postal code and we will find the trucking terminal closest to your location. When picking up at shipping terminal, you will need a trailer to accommodate your machine. The shipping terminal will load your machine into the back of a customer supplied trailer. Some customers hire a local flatbed towing service for larger deliveries to their home.
The business you select must have a semi height loading dock or forklift to unload and accept delivery during normal business hours. You must make arrangements with the business to accept your delivery. Business locations could include: work places, feed stores, lumber yards, building supply centers, etc.
Your home must be accessible by tractor-trailer*, and someone must be home to accept delivery. The truck driver will lower your item to the ground using a lowering platform on the back of the freight truck. All truck have pallet jacks to move the item off the platform. The driver can only move the item off the truck, not to a specified location.
Your home must be accessible by tractor-trailer*, and someone must be home to accept delivery. The truck driver will lower your item to the ground using a forklift attached to the back of a flatbed tractor-trailer. The driver will move the item to the ground with the forklift. The driver can only move the item off the truck, not to a specified location.
All customers outside the US and Canada must find a freight forwarder to handle the shipping, crating, and any other duties, taxes or other fees. The freight forwarders only deliver to a business address. If you do not have a business address they can deliver to the countries closest port and then you can pick up the unit at the port or make other arrangements for the items to be directly delivered to you. Merchandise is payable directly to the Struck Corporation by wire transfer or PayPal. A 30% deposit is required to put an order into our production schedule with the remaining balance due right before we ship.
Rush delivery is not available on freight shipments. We ship best method, depending on the delivery method you choose and your location.
For Home Delivery Services, after we process your order and it leaves our factory, the freight company will call you to schedule a delivery time. The carrier will usually provide a 3-4 hour delivery window (for example, 8 am to noon).
If the package arrives damaged, you must note it on the bill of lading. If your machine arrives damaged, call Struck customer service at 1-877-828-8323 as soon as possible.
You can also pick up your machine at the Struck factory in Cedarburg, WI. When an item is picked up at the factory, we charge a 5.6% sales tax unless you have a tax exempt identification.
*Home delivery is not available in all areas. For delivery to Canada, you must have a freight broker. If you do not have a freight broker that you normally work with, our shipping company does have a broker that you can use. Prices for shipments to Canada do not include any duties, taxes or other fees related to the shipment. Speak with a freight broker for more information. All prices are in US Funds. A driveway is considered accessible to a tractor trailer if it a) has no overhanging trees, b) has no power lines, c) contains no culverts or bridges, and d) will allow the truck to make a full turn-around. If the driveway isn’t accessible the delivery will be made at the base of the driveway.
Parts orders placed by 3 pm CST are shipped the same day by UPS or Priority Mail. Any out of stock items ship within 1 week. All orders are currently by phone, please call 1-877-828-8323 Monday – Friday from 8 am until 5 pm Central Standard Time (CST). Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Pay Pal accepted. In the future an online shopping cart will be offered.