Durability like a Swamp Runner

1,000+ Hour Proprietary Bushing

Over 1000-hrs in a test tank of swamp grit, with negligible wear.

Lifetime Warranty

Lifetime warranty on coupler housings, coupler shafts, and coupler sleeve joints on ALL our kits.

Over 14 years of Business

We have kits that are 14 years old, still running strong, and still outrunning all other mud motor brands. 

The Bayou Bushing

The Ultimate Mud Motor Bushing

The Bayou Bushing™ is a project Swamp Runner has quietly worked on for over three years. After many prototypes, and failures, we finally came up with the ultimate mud motor bushing. We ran a shaft fitted with Bayou Bushings in a test tank we like to call the Micro-Swamp. The tank was filled with several hundred pounds of mud, sand, and debris we dug from a local swamp.

The shaft was fitted to an electric motor and ran continuously at 3600 RPM’s to simulate a governed engine running at wide open throttle. When the hour meter reached over 400 hours the bushings were just starting to break in. We ran the shaft night and day for over a month.

When the hour meter reached 1018 hours we got tired of burning electricity and shut it off. We visually checked the shaft and found no perceptible end play at the flange bushing. The shaft was disassembled and checked further with a caliper. The flange bushing lost .023 of material, which is amazingly negligible for a bushing with 1018 hard hours on it.

There is simply nothing in the mud motor world that can compare to the Bayou Bushing’s durability. The new Bayou Bushing is a game changer, and is available exclusively for Swamp Runner Owners. We also offer various shafts fitted with this amazing new bushing, which are available as an upgrade. 

1. Quieter: none of the noise associated with bronze bushings.
2. Maintenance Free: Bronze bushings require greasing before and after operation, to prevent galvanic reaction between the two dissimilar metals of the bushing and the shaft that can lock your shaft up. The Bayou Bushing does not react with metals.
3. Cost: The Bayou Bushing is more affordable than bronze bushings.
4. Weight: The Bayou Bushing is much lighter than bronze.
5. Shaft wear: The Bayou Bushing will not wear the shaft, while a bronze bushing will wear grooves. 
6. Lubricity: The Bayou Bushing is a lot slicker than bronze. 
7. Unobtainium: Bronze bushings and lesser bearing materials offered by other mud motor companies are plentiful, while the Bayou Bushing is unique, and provides far superior performance that is available only to Swamp Runner owners. To order, login to your Swamp Runner Owner account.

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