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    This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 14 November, 2017.

    Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender BND Scale Crawler - Pre-Order

    Price:  $549.00


The Vaterra® 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender Bind-N-Drive combines LED lights with the look of a big-block muscle truck and the take-no-prisoners Vaterra Ascender® chassis. Bind it to your Spektrum radio and take on the competition head-on.


  • Waterproof ESC, receiver and servo
  • Metal gear transmission
  • Floating battery tray
  • One-piece low profile metal locker
  • Heavy-duty CV front shafts
  • 60 amp LiPo compatible waterproof ESC
  • 35 turn 540 motor
  • 9Kg waterproof metal gear servo
  • Bind-N-Drive

Ready to crawl with attitude? The Vaterra® 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender Bind-N-Drive has it all: working LED lights, an officially licensed Ford F-100 body and a caged back with real aluminum panels and spare tire. Take your love of classic Fords to the next level with jaw-dropping scale details. The cab is painted in an era correct two-tone color combo and you can customize it from there. Use this truck with your existing Spektrum radio and hit the rocks with full force. Your next adventure is calling. Answer with the Ford F-100 Ascender. 

What's in the box? 
(1) Vaterra® 1968 Ford™ F-100 Ascender BND 

(1) Spektrum 3-Channel DSMR Surface Receiver 
(1) Spektrum 9Kg 23T Waterproof Servo 
(1) Dynamite WP 60A Forward/Reverse Brushed ESC 
(1) Dynamite 35-Turn 540 Brushed Motor 
(1) User Manual 

Heavy Duty Suspension 
The chassis rides on a 3-link panhard bar front suspension and a 4-link rear suspension. All suspension links are machined from aluminum to handle the most punishing conditions. Oil-filled, threaded shocks soak up the bumps and give you a variety of pre-load settings. 

Metal Gear Transmission 
The single-speed, metal gear transmission is engineered for steep inclines and rugged, rocky terrain. Those seeking a broader range of speed and climb performance can upgrade to the optional two-speed transmission, sold separately. 

Floating Battery Tray 
The battery tray floats over the front axle and is designed to accept 96mm shorty packs. Placing the weight of the battery over the front axle gives the front tires extra traction when crawling over rocks and tackling steep inclines. 

Heavy Duty CV Front Shafts 
As with the rest of the drivetrain components, these have been designed to handle rugged terrain. They also allow up to 45 degrees of steering angle – more than most other trucks in this class. 

Sticky Compound Interco Super Swamper TSL XS Tires 
The realistic drivetrain and suspension are complemented by licensed replicas of Interco Super Swamper® TSL SX tires. Like the full-scale versions, their tread pattern and compound provide excellent grip at almost any angle. 

Steel Ladder Frame Rails 
Adjustable, stamped steel ladder frame rails set at a 290mm wheel base. The patented adjustable frame can be reconfigured for up to four different wheel bases to fit most scale crawler bodies. 

Low Profile Axle Housings with One-Piece Metal Lockers 
Thanks to the metal locker, the vehicle won’t “diff” out when one wheel is under load. And because of its low profile, the locker and axle housing is smaller and provides more ground clearance. 

Waterproof ESC, Receiver and Servo 
Natural elements such as a creek, streams and mud will not affect the electronics. 

60-Amp LiPo Compatible Waterproof ESC 
The Ford F-100 Ascender is LiPo compatible right out of the box and has a crawler mode that provides sweet drag break for steep inclines. 

What you Need
2S Shorty Lipo Battery Pack with EC3™ connector 
Suitable Charger 
Spektrum™ DSMR®/DSM2® Transmitter




4WD "Scale" Rock Crawler




18.1 in (460mm)


9 in (229mm)


9 in (229mm)

Ground Clearance

1.06 in (37mm) at Differentials


11.4 in (290mm)


4 lbs (1.8kg)


Steel Ladder Frame


Multi-Link Solid Axle


4WD with Locked Differentials

Tire Type

Licensed Super Swamper TSL SX

Motor or Engine

35T Brushed 540

Speed Control

Dynamite WP 60A (Included)


Spektrum DX2E 2 Channel (Sold Separately)


Spektrum 605 9KG, Metal Gear (Included)


2S Shorty Lipo Battery Pack with EC3 Connector (Sold Separately)


Sold Separately

Gear Pitch


Wheel Size

1.9 in (48.26mm) x 1.1 in (27mm)



Shock Type

Oil-Filled, Threaded, Injection Molded


1968 Ford F-100-Painted

Ball Bearings


Experience Level


Is Assembly Required




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