Tracked Vehicles

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

  1. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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  2. HighAlpineDrifter

    HighAlpineDrifter Long timer

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    My dad used to have a Cushman trackster. I have no idea why, which may explain why it didn't stay around long

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  3. swede7000

    swede7000 Regular user...problem???

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    You work at Basin?
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  4. canuckAME

    canuckAME Been here awhile

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    Two of the machines I run at the local hill.
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    BR275. The 350 is nicer as it's got a bunch more ponies working for you:clap

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  5. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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    My Tucker from work... Need to get shots when it is in the proper environment.

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    And when it is just easier to use the little ones..

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  6. DakarNick

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    So jealous! I bought plans to make the two in my original post :evil

    Also, my RC tank should be here tomorrow :D
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  7. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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    video from work. Need about twice the horsepower but still a nice day of work.

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  8. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Yeah, that has been my impression of the snow bikes too; consume about twice the fuel and need a lot more HP to run in the snow - which is why I will run with a modified seat (opens up the airbox) and the "agressive" switch setting on my Hussy when I get the track kit.

    So, how do the tracked ATVs work in the snow? Boondocking?

    They are heavier than a bike so I imagine they probably don't do as well on steep inclines with deeeeeep powder. I think the heavier the machine the harder it will be to get floatation even though the ATVs would have more track surface area to float on (although the TImbersled Mountain Horse has a huge track).

    I saw some vids of some side by side ATVs with tracks and they didn't float all that well and lacked the power to make it up even a moderate incline with moderately deep snow.
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  9. Grreatdog

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    The USMC had a pair of screw drive vehicles at Parris Island when I was a kid. My dad said they could never actually run them because absolutely devastated the salt marshes. Sure looked cool sitting there though.
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  10. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    found one of these in a scrap yard in Kalgoorlie it was used for crossing salt lakes.......it got sold two weeks latter and copped in half :cry
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  11. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  12. 2twisted

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  13. ig_88e

    ig_88e Been here awhile

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    My wife's uncle has an older Tucker. Some guy owed him money...instead gave him a Snocat :lol3

    I haven't driven it yet. Some night it will happen after some beers...

    We have tracks on our logging forwarder half the year. But not as cool as most of the stuff here.
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  14. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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    My friends own this one. Paid $1 for it with the stipulation that it had to be removed from the property.

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  15. DakarNick

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    Awesome pics, everyone!

    I always wanted to put Mattracks on my truck but Mattracks thinks they're made of gold. So, I emailed them about just buying tracks and the drive wheel so they email me back,

    Mattracks "What vehicle do you have these on?"

    Me "I don't own any, I just want to buy parts for a project."

    No answer back from them. I am NOT going to spend $25000-$30000 on four pieces of rubber, some wheels and some steel. :huh

    I love the old Tucker pics! I have one of me with one I found in Fraser, right by the Amtrak station. I'll see if I can dig it up.

    On a related note, I think I will build one of these but with some of my own modifications!

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  16. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I have a very vague recollection of a Tucker or two in Fraser from when I used to live there.
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  17. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Do not lock in the front diff! :lol3
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  18. Beemer Bob

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    That is pretty damn cool right there but I don't think they make the differential any more. I have one and the belt drive unit. Where would one finds a set of plans for something like that?
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  19. DakarNick

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  20. Hardware02

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    Totally stole my response! :rofl
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