Tracked Vehicles

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by DakarNick, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. DakarNick

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    Let's see them!

    Some I found on Youtube

    Homemade ride-in vehicle
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    Homemade stand-up vehicle
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    Then there is the DTV Shredder for $5000
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  2. CodeMonkee

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  3. DakarNick

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    Nice, but $5600 ($5300 cheapest track and $300 cheapest shipping) is a lot of money for what it is. I know, when you're one of only a few companies doing it you can charge whatever you'd like.

    Of course, that is nothing compared to a Snow Hawk which starts at $16600.

    I bought plans for the little tracked vehicles in my first two videos. Supposedly one can build the sit-down version for around $2000.
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  4. Cumminsman76

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    I think this would be more fun than tracks!

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  5. CodeMonkee

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    There are less expensive makes, but I like this one, and for the money I think it would be a lot of fun, more so than most other tracked vehicles. The maintenance would be much easier too. I am not sure, but I would think the resale value would be better than a snowmobile because it will work with a number of different motorcycles (you just get a different attachment kit).

    The snowbikes seem like more fun because they are faster and more nimble, but these seem nice too:

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  6. Minisquatch

    Minisquatch Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]350 horsepower, 1300 ft lbs torque
    2 computers
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  7. JamesG

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    This used to be my company car.

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  8. DakarNick

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    Nice, guys, keep them coming!

    I hear ya, Code, I sure wouldn't mind having one. That is if I had a bike that fit.

    Minisquatch, are those Prinoths? One of my friends on here (JjustJ) grooms for Vail Resorts with a Prinoth Bison. I drove it one night; it was a blast!

    JamesG, is that an A1 or A2? I was watching Greatest Tanks Battles on Netflix this morning. Unbelievable machines!
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  9. Nailhead

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    Two I want:

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    Hagglunds BV206 -

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  10. DakarNick

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    Check this one (and his otther videos) out if you like Hagglunds.

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    A1. No "R2D2" CITV on the turret. This is an easy way you can tell an "old" A1 from an A2+.
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  12. Nailhead

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    Neat fab skills, but I kind of like the Hagglunds in its entirety. :dunno
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  13. DakarNick

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    Oh, yeah, me too. Nothing beats the original.

    I've always been fond of the Tucker Sno Cat

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    Cumminsman76, those are sweet screw machines.

    I think it would be fun to build an RC version of that.
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  15. Nailhead

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    A guy in Casper had one of these in his driveway some years back: :tb

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  16. Carlo Muro

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    then there's the one I built

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    errr...maybe I just dreamt I built it:lol3
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  17. GP640

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    The hill i used to work for had an MP plus that I got to log many hours in.
    The hill I work for now has a Pinroth Bison on demo. 450 hp and auto tension tracks I'm told.
    Too bad they hired me as a liftee or I'd love to play with that thing.
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    Then there's the classic J5...


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