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Old 12-31-2016, 06:55 PM
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Default Throwing snow on the Grand Mesa

today we finally hit the snow in the kt3. everything ran great! got it thru all the gears. my cheapo tracks are holding up. just glad it went so well.






we are pretty new to this so im heeding some recent advice about not bieng a jeremy clarkson not out powder bogging or climing crazy hills yet. loading on a kristi tilt trailer is plenty of excitement for now.
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excellent ! ! !
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:44 PM
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Congratulations! I am sooo jealous!
So; does it have enough power? Are there any hydraulic leaks? Does it feel nose-heavy? (Mine does).
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:08 PM
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honestly it has enough low gears that power wont really be an issue. the way it climbs the trailer at a +45 with little to no throttle says it all. no hydraulic leaks and the system seems to stay pumped up just fine. the only time i notice the nose weight is loading and towing. feels pretty balanced on the snow.
it needs a throttle cable and a fine tune before vail. eventually id love to get that trailer lower to the ground.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:42 PM
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does the frame feel like it flexes? I was told it need support.
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i didnt notice any flexing but looking at what little frame they have, i think adding some cross bracing and a few extra floor supports is a good idea. it could happen next summer if we split the body and frame.

the exhaust stacks are known for cracking at the flange and i can see why. might add more exhaust bracing near the top.
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....in the way to the top of the Hill

KT3 Survival. Congratulations.

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I'll be darned, it looks like we have a live one here!! I think this is the first I've seen actually get tested in snow. Congratulations, there should be a prize for you.
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I'll be darned, it looks like we have a live one here!! I think this is the first I've seen actually get tested in snow. Congratulations, there should be a prize for you.
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haha thats great. thanks guys. I think we are all a little clarkson at heart. my wife took a couple videos so i'll have to get those up here eventually.




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Default Re: Throwing snow on the Grand Mesa

Where are you located in Western CO? Grand Mesa is really close to where we hang out and are planning on moving to.
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Where are you located in Western CO? Grand Mesa is really close to where we hang out and are planning on moving to.
we are in grand junction. it would be cool to get a few cats together up there. . . lots of room. i have noticed a few other FF users that are in the area but they dont post much.
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Default Re: Throwing snow on the Grand Mesa

Is there a winter use width restriction on the groomed trails on the Mesa? I thought I read something to that effect on the gate when I was there in the summer.
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Hi KT3 I will be up on the Mesa this Sunday running my cat around. You are welcome to join us . We usually head out towards Lands End and hit Grand Mesa Lodge. Let me know if you want to hook up..Tom
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Is there a winter use width restriction on the groomed trails on the Mesa? I thought I read something to that effect on the gate when I was there in the summer.
the only width restrictions i know of are for summer OHV trails. snowcats seem to be treated the same as snowmobiles in colorado where over the snow travel is alot less restricted. I couldnt find any snowcat or width restrictions on the USFS website.
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Hi KT3 I will be up on the Mesa this Sunday running my cat around. You are welcome to join us . We usually head out towards Lands End and hit Grand Mesa Lodge. Let me know if you want to hook up..Tom
hey cool! it would be great to get up there again. ill see what we have going on this weekend and get back to you.
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as promised, a short video.

https://youtu.be/DuEk0AA4CgY

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