Did I misunderstand? I didn't think he sank, but tipped sideways and took on water instead. Does the front float add sideways stability too, or does he really need an outrigger type?
Kurt: Matt would not have put a wider HDPE (plastic) body on.....that tooling approches $100k , and for one machine, I can't see it happening. Matt does custom machines, and when I visited a couple months ago he had 2 larger (huge) machines with aluminum bodies. They looked nothing like the Mudd-ox machines we all know.
The 6 wheel ox (at least the first one) was an 8 wheel machine cut and spliced.....Maybe a wider one could be made that way, but you would have a seam down the middle.