Mud Buddy Motors

America's Original Belt Drive

Over twenty years ago, Mud Buddy designed the first belt drive mud motors and today, with over 34 models, this brand is considered the industry's leader of premium full feature surface drive motors. Preferred by guides and outfitters and the average guy that demands quality, these dependable, fast and powerful motors dominate the backwaters of America. Excel, along with other boat companies, are proud to carry this brand for our loyal customers.


New 4400 EFI Mag

Backwater Pro

Excel Fishing Boat

Motor Model Specs

Motor 4400 EFI HDR 37 EFI HDR 25 Kohler EFI HDR Mini 23
Horse 44 37 25 23
Engine Size 993cc V-Twin 993cc V-Twin 747cc V-Twin 724cc V-Twin
Charging 50 amp 50 amp 20 amp 20 amp
Drive Length 34" 34" 34" 27"
Drive Casting .5 Inch Thick Belt Drive .5 Inch Thick Belt Drive .5 Inch Thick Belt Drive 3/16" Thick Belt Drive
Propeller Raptor 3-Blade BIg Blade Big Blade Big Blade
Weight 285 285 275 210
Boat Transom 17" - 21" 17" - 21"17" - 21"17" - 21"
Shifting F-N-R Electric F-N-R Electric F-N-R Electric F-N Manual

Quality Build (no other mud motor has these exclusive features)
  • Convenient Handle End Shift FNR, Trim and Kill Switch

  • Moto Cross Soft Grip

  • Kill Switch Lanyard Where it Should Be

  • Wires Hidden Inside the Handle Like They Should Be

  • Marine Grade Stainless Clamp Handles

  • Highest Horsepower Engines

  • Built in Travel Lock

  • Mercury™ Built 8300 Lb. Trim Assembly

  • Cast Aluminum Transmission Cover

  • Cast Aluminum Outdrive

  • Stainless Drive Tube

  • High Thrust Reverse Splash and Cavitation Plate

  • Patented Seal System with Extended 50 Hour Service Schedule

  • High Pitch Reverse Thrust Propeller

  • Propeller Fish Line Cutter

  • Stainless Skeg

  • Cast Aluminum Transmission Cover

  • Marine Baked On Finish with Rich Zinc Undercoat

  • Three Gear Ratio Selections (large boats and loads)

  • Circuit Breakers (no fuses)

  • 4400 Engine Option, Black Death Intake, BPS Heads and Stainless Valve

  • Four Vibration Dampers- Swivel Mounts, Handle and Trim Bumper

  • Extended 5-year Casting Warranty

  • Marine Grade Waterproof Electrical Plugs

  • Stainless BPS™ Oversize Throttle Lever

  • Extended Handle for Hunt Deck Style Boats

  • Handle Mounted Mid-Engine for Smoothest Ride in the Industry

  • Tach, Hour Meter, and Service Reminder w/Manual Programming

  • All Stainless Mount, Swivel and Engine Positioning Tray

  • O-Ring Sealed Waterproof Outdrive

  • Engine Vented Outdrive (No vent holes that let water and debris into the outdrive.)

  • Optifade and Hyper Grass Camo Option (five step process)

  • 34" Standard Max Reach Outdrive (Built to dig deep in the mud and reach out to get better traction.)

  • High Horsepower Drive Belt

  • Only Cavitation Plate with Splash Protection

  • Big Blade™ Propeller. Large cups and pitch which make this the best mud and reverse style propeller ever designed. Great hole shots, power for large boats and unmatched top end speeds. Plus one of the thickest and longest lasting propeller built today.

  • Best Fit and Finish in the Industry

  • Highest Definition Camo

  • Lowest Profile Engine and Drive (8" lower than other belt drives)

  • Smoothest Handle Vibration and Easiest Steering Belt Drive

    Camo Colors (Cobblestone (standard) Optifade, Natural Gear & MB Grass)

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    Excel Fishing Boat
  • Stainless Q Performance Muffler (standard on the 4400 HDR)
  • Hottie High Temp Hunting Motor Cover
  • 100 MPH Vinyl Travel Cover
  • Raptor 3-Blade Propeller (standard on the 4400 HDR)
  • Camo Options (Optifade, Natural Gear, MB Grass)
Bay Pro 220

HDR 4400 EFI

The motor everyone is talking about, most have and the others wish was on their boat.

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Key Feature - Electric Shift F-N-R


The convenient HDR handle control box is located on the end of the handle, where it should be, convenient trim, throttle, kill and shift switch in on.


Just a flip of the switch and the HDR shifts into forward, neutral and reverse. Doesn't get any better than this.