Mud Buddy - King of Mud Motors



This tough surface drive is a good choice for sportsmen that want high horsepower for those larger 17'-18' boats with larger hunting and fishing loads. The 40 EFI is the fastest and most powerful 40 horse EFI on the market today.


Horse Power: 40
Engine: Briggs & Straton Vanguard EFI
Transom Height: (SHORT) 15”-17” (TALL) 19”-21”
Boat Length: 16’ - 18’
Propellers: Big Blade
Frame: Full Cast Aluminum & Stainless Steel. Built Tough For Fresh & Saltwater
Muffler: Stainless Vanguard Muffler
Warranty: 3 Year Power Head, 1 Year Frame, 5 Year Drive Casting
Drive Length: 34”
HDR (Hyper Drive Reverse)

Product Features

The HDR 40 EFI features the original belt drive that revolutionized backwater travel - now with electric shift reverse. Loaded with industry-leading features extending from the tip of the handle to the precision edge of the propeller, and utilizing incredible partnerships with companies like Oury and Mercury to provide you with a motor that is tough, durable and able to get you everywhere you want to be.

Hyper Drive Reverse Mud Motor - Features and Benefits - Surface Drive Mud Motor
K&N Air Filter (optional)
Stainless Q Muffler (optional)
993 cc 4-stroke EFI Briggs Engine
Oury Motorcross Hand Grip
Sealed 3/8" Thick Cast Aluminum Transmission Cover and Outdrive
Conveniently placed kill switch lanyard
Compact Handle Controls w/ electric shift, trim & momentary pulse forward
Custom Stainless Steel Throttle Lever
Engine-side Ground Level Trim Switch
Built-in Vibration Dampers
Combined Reverse Thrust & Cavitation Plate
Original High HP Belt Drive
Built-in Travel Lock
Lockable Marine Style Clamp Mount
Mercury Build Hydraulic Trim
Raptor 3-Blade Propeller (optional)
Stainless Drive Tube & Skeg

Standard options shown, features may vary depending on model. Contact your local dealer or customer service for complete list of available features.

Proudly Made in America

Proudly made in America for over 25 years. Mud Buddy motors are constructed of the highest quality components from US suppliers and hand-built by American workers. Even the engines, Kohler and Briggs, are now made in the USA.

Find a Dealer
Featured Motors

Other Motors We Offer

What are you waiting for?

Give your boat a whole new gear...

With our expanded dealer base located throughout the country, your new motor could be… literally right around the corner. We strive to be the best and our customer service is second to none. Now’s the time to be a king of your marsh.