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Rock Dawg Crawls Backdoor at KOH

Posted in News on March 22, 2018
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Photographers: Harry Wagner

We’ve met Rock Dawg before. Back in 2015 we interviewed Alec Yeager, owner and creator of Rock Dawg and a few other crazy off-road machines like this electric spider like crawler, and a few others that you can check out on his website. Rock Dawg is a custom-built turbodiesel 4x4 rockcrawler with all the features a serious rockcrawler needs like heavy-duty axles, front and rear locking differentials, 42-inch tires, adjustable ride height, and the icing on the cake: an extending frame. The hydraulic extendable wheelbase allows Rock Dawg to tackle difficult obstacles that a fixed wheelbase crawler would normally get hung up on with ease.

Alec is a farmer, and in his home state of Nebraska he spends his time working on the farm and building insane rockcrawling buggies. Rock Dawg is the latest of Alec’s projects, completed in 2013. This month though he announced through the Rock Dawg Facebook page that Rock Dawg will be retiring this year, so Alec can put his time and energy into building another epic rig that he’s already putting together with parts from Jesse Haines Fabrication. We’re starting to get excited about what’s in store for this new project, because Alec never fails to impress. In the meantime, here’s a cool video we found of Rock Dawg last year at Backdoor, one of King of the Hammers’ most popular obstacles.

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