View Full Version : Amazing Snow Trac video
03-30-2011, 02:11 PM
OK, some of you may have seen this before but I just found it today and was very surprised as how steep the Snow-Trac would climb!!
YouTube - Kärntner Snowtrac im Lawineneinsatz
i will have to shoot some more vids of my st the incline it will climb is directly related to snow conditions if you have a little crust or base and you put it into low it will leave you looking streight up at the sky also it has no trouble steering on hills weather side hilling or goig streight up the only thing you have to watch is slaming the front sproket hard when droping over an incline it will bust ears off the axle tube
03-30-2011, 06:57 PM
they will even climb steeper in reverse. They will scare you.
04-02-2011, 11:24 PM
Curiously thinking how a Tucker would have taken that hill. The Snow trac really rocked once it over centered.
Would the Tucker suspension handle that kind of terrain better?
04-02-2011, 11:29 PM
I looked at some of the other videos after watching the first and the one really shows the Snow trac having one heck of a time steering around.
Looks like in adverse terrain, it takes quite a good bit of room to get around.
04-03-2011, 09:15 AM
Cletis, I am not an expert to answer your questions comparing the Tucker. While I do own a Tucker, I have only had it a month and the only time it was in the snow was on the test drive. That being said I would think that it would handle the slope better as the track carriage will pivot and the rear axle will pivot side to side as well. That should make it more stable in that situation. I also like that way it steers.
I also have never driven a Snow-Trac so again I am no expert!
04-03-2011, 11:06 AM
Like VX, I've never driven a Snow Trac, so take what I say with a large grain of salt....
In looking at the video I was less than impressed with the guy "hiking out" on the uphill side of the machine. That struck me as dangerous.
The Tucker four track system by its design provides a much smoother, more stable and predicable ride when crossing terrain pictured in the video. As you climb the hill the front track carriers pivot about the axle allowing better track-to-snow contact. When the rear tracks hit the snow the same thing happens and you go smoothly over the top. There is no teetering at the balance point.
The other issue is the sidehill capability. I've been really impressed how well a Tucker will traverse a sidehill. (Note: my experience is with steel grouser rubber, belted Tuckers.) Each grouser bar has an "ice cleat" in the center which is perpendicular to the grouser and essentially forms a longitudinal cleat the length of the track. That gives you pretty darn good sidehill holding capability.
For those that don't know this the Tucker system "crab steers". What that means is that if you turn left the whole front axle and tracks turn left and the rear axle turns right. The steering is smooth and basically car-like.
Here's a link to Tucker's website which shows what I'm trying to describe as far as the steering and the four track vs two track obstacle situation:
well the snow trac will slide sidways before it will roll and can side hill quite well for what it is that being said that's a small obstical i think what as being looked at is how as a twin track it can do it i have seen other makes with more rigid track system not be able to climb over something like that where as the snow trac will maintain track contact and get ofer that.
04-05-2011, 12:58 PM
I know the lamtrac 4 track system(comparable to tucker) will go over hills like that better than the BR 160(two track system) There is no real teetering back and forth as you crest the hill with a four track setup. I can't speak for other makes though as I have only operated a tucker, lamtrac, bombi, and br160.
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