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Truck snowshoes.

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by splitshot, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. splitshot

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  2. canucksafari

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    Cool. I wonder if they will be less or more money than their competition when they come to market.
     
  3. Douglas S

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    What keeps them on? I can't see any brackets in the video.
     
  4. canucksafari

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    I am guessing vehicle weight and the sidearms with the rollers are likely spring loaded. I also saw chains on the underside so they are not kicked out the front or the back.
     
  5. RockDoc

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    I wondered the same for the first 1/2 of the video. There seems to be a retainer thingy attached via the wheel studs.
     
  6. calico kid

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    yes, what you said.


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  7. 2sun62

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    That is just frekin awsum!

    I wonder how it will do on a step grade?
     
  8. canucksafari

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    You'd be better off with a real snow cat, especially if the snow is deep.
     
  9. Fast Eddy

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    Just because it doesn't weigh 7000lbs? Pffft.
     
  10. Yukon LX

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    use a built 100 and you have your 7,000 lbs
     
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  12. Douglas S

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    Mattracks...a different system entirely. Nice looking Rover though, appears to be a Series III.
     
  13. 90FJ

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    I think even decavo knows there's a difference between those and mattracks, in fact that might have been what he was trying to communicate.
     
  14. Yukon LX

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    im not sure. that may be a question in finals week this semester. only time will tell
     
  15. Jetboy

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    I've often thought about building a set. Something like these:[​IMG]

    They would be easy to build for anyone with a plas table and welder. Just use regular snowmobile tracks. I'd guess you could put a set together for under $5k. Hell you can buy a set from suppliers on alibaba for under $5k.

    OTOH, they kinda suck compared to a real snowcat. The weight to surface area isn't all that great.

    Something like this could be fun though:

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    Also could be built for around $5k. Surplus center has 26hp liquid cooled kawasaki engines, and compatable hydrostatic transmissions for a combination price of $1800ish. Then build a chassis and two long snowmobile tracks and I think you could have a really fun toy.
     

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