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Cole's Scythe of Quakes became the Tread Assault, a rugged dune buggy with powerful wheels that could ride over the toughest terrain.”
— An excerpt from Snake Attack!

The Tread Assault was a large roadster used by Cole. It resembles a big black 4x4 vehicle with elements corresponding to Earth. The Tread Assault can be summoned by focusing one's mind on a weapon (in Cole's case, the Scythe of Quakes).



After Wu told the ninja they are capable of using their Golden Weapons as vehicles, Cole summoned the Tread Assault to retrieve the Fangpyre Staff for the anti-venom.

Never Trust a Snake

On the Destiny's Bounty, Cole was fixing his Tread Assault.

Can of Worms

The ninja rode down on their vehicles (except Kai, who was unable to summon his Blade Cycle due to the Venomari venom) to Ninjago City.

The Snake King

When the ninja discovered that Lloyd was missing, the ninja rode on their vehicles, including Cole to Ouroboros.

The Royal Blacksmiths

The ninja, including Cole, rode down to Ninjago City to see Cole's Father.

The Rise of the Great Devourer

Cole and the others rode on their vehicles to catch up with the Serpentine to try to stop them from getting to Ouroboros. On the truck, Skales went to hypnotize Cole, but he activated his Assault and fired a rocket at Skales, and the other Serpentine fled.

Day of the Great Devourer

Cole and the others used their vehicles to evacuate the Destiny's Bounty and again later to travel to Jay's parents' junkyard.



Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Ninjago: Decoded

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Video games


  • This is the only Elemental vehicle yet to be remade in the Ninjago: Legacy line.
    • The Earth Driller was chosen over this vehicle for the Legacy line because the Earth Driller is more recognizable and the Tread Assault would have had to be more modified from its original design due to the standards being different from those in 2012.[1]
  • This is the only Elemental vehicle to have a shooter in the Rise of the Snakes sets.
  • Though not shown in the series, the set has a feature where the vehicle flips over, and on the underside, there are many green-colored bricks to make it look like a snake vehicle if Cole is on an undercover mission or a Fangpyre bit the vehicle.


Promotional media

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 10: March of the Oni

Concept art



Ninja vehicles

Lloyd: Golden Mech · Green Ninja cycle · Jungle Raider · Destiny's Shadow · Ninja Nightcrawler · Titan Mech · Racing bike · Lloyd's Race Car
Kai: Blade Cycle · Fire Mech · Kai Fighter · Prototype X-1 · Rocket boards · Super Bike · Katana V11 · Destiny's Wing · ATV · Mech Jet · Golden Dragon Raider
Jay: Storm Glider · Lightning off-roader · ElectroMech · Ghost Taker GT · Lightning Bike · Flying speeder · Blue Dragon · Sub car · Golden Dragon Motorbike
Nya: Samurai Mech · Proto Sam-X · D.B. Express · Nya's bike · Samurai VXL · Battle Wagon · Nya's bike (fantasy) · Ninja Tuner Car · Samurai X MECH
Cole: Tread Assault · Earth Driller · Earth Mech · Roto Jet · Ghost Cycle · Rock Roader · Rock Cycle · Speeder Cars · Stone Mech · Dragon Racer
Zane: Snowmobile · NinjaCopter · Ice Mech · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Snake Bike · ShuriCopter · Zane's jet · Jungle surfboard · Golden Dragon Jet
Wu: Wu's horse carriage · Wu's ship
P.I.X.A.L.: Samurai VXL · Samurai X Mech
Team: Gliders · Destiny's Bounty · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Land Bounty · Ninja hang gliders · Ninja's catamarans · Jungle Choppers · Hydro Bounty · APS suits · Submersible combat crafts · Mini submarines

Villain vehicles

Skulkin Vehicles: Skulkin mechs · Skull Truck · Turbo Shredders
Serpentine Vehicles: Bite Cycles · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Trucks · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Rattlercopter · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Express
Stone Army: Garmatron · Hoppers · Samurai Mech · Tusk · Warrior Bikes
Nindroid Army: Arcturus · Attack gliders · Destructoid · Double laser cannons · Golden Master's mech · Hover-Copters · Hover Hunters · Jet fighters · Lunar rovers · Nindroid jet fighters · Nindroid MechDragon · Security Mechs · Security tanks · Nindroids' jetpacks
Anacondrai Cultists: Anacondrai Battle Mechs · Anacondrai buggies · Blade-Copters · Chenosaurus · Chen's blimp · Chen's ferry · Clouse's stone mech · Condrai Crushers
Ghost Warriors: Chain Cycle · Ghost ship · Mech-enstein
Sky Pirates: Misfortune's Keep · Raid Zeppelin · Sky Shark · Pirate jet
Vermillion: Iron Doom · Vermillion Invaders · Vermillion Racers · Machia's ship
Sons of Garmadon: Oni Bike · Oni Chopper · Stone Booster Bike · Street bikes
Dragon Hunters: Destiny's Wing · Dieselnaut · HunterCopter
Unagami's army: Empire Dragon · Noodle Truck of Crime · Speeder Cars
Keepers: Battle catamarans
Kryptarium inmates and henchmen: Ronin's monster
Merlopians: Kalmaar's chariot
Vengestone army: Crystal hovercraft

Other vehicles

Cliff Gordon's yacht · Cyrus Borg's private helicopter · Firstbourne Mech · Garbage trucks · Jalopy · Mary Louise · NGTV helicopter · Noodle trucks · Postman's bike · R.E.X. · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Salvage M.E.C.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie vehicles

Secret Ninja Force: Destiny's Bounty · Earth Mech · Fire Mech · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Ninja Helicopter · Water Mech
Shark Army: Flying Jelly Subs · Garma Mecha Man · Piranha Mechs · Manta Ray Bombers · Shark Mech