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How does the single track version steer?
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Wow is right. I can't believe it took them this long to find it...
I got to see this in the flesh yesterday and it is something else! I also can't believe I haven't seen more information on them, they were way ahead of their time as far as style goes. Now let's go find one of the double cab units!
Please, please get this up and running, it's begging to move under it's own power again, begging to get out in the wild some more, begging to show us what it can do...

Now about that addition for the cat house, I don't see anyway around it.
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How does the single track version steer?
Cables between the motor unit and the sled unit. Tighten one side ,loosen the other, like a 420 Tucker cable steer.
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and 1 last one,

does someone need some orange koolaid ?
Love this open cab, or is that a no cab? Either way it's all business and purpose built for one thing only. Now if you tipped over in this, it might just run you over.
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It sort of reminds me of a WWI British tank ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britis...of_World_War_I ) with the track design.
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I like the built in safety. When you start It standing outside the cab in gear nothing to run you over !
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thought you were only interested in Tuckers ?

are you feeling okay ??

do you need some Orange Koolaid ???
I think maybe there was too much orange Kool-aid that is more tucker than a tucker is. Sheet metal pontoon,
barn cleaner chain
more places to grease than sit.
Its all there!

so what would the model number be?>

a one one one.
Or 1K11

all dumb comments aside that is a really cool piece of over the snow transportation. I am glad some one with the right passion has it.
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I think maybe there was too much orange Kool-aid that is more tucker than a tucker is. Sheet metal pontoon,
barn cleaner chain
more places to grease than sit.
Its all there!

so what would the model number be?>

a one one one.
Or 1K11

all dumb comments aside that is a really cool piece of over the snow transportation. I am glad some one with the right passion has it.
hey hey hey, squirrel, boy are we having fun out west, love that orange koolaid...

these machines were built in Portland Oregon, starting in, and or about 1936 through 1952??? and from researched so far, my guess is about a couple hundred were built, mostly with Ford or Dodge flathead 6 engines..... the early model were T36 and our is a Model T38E1, with a Ford 6 flathead engine and a 4 speed transmission, built by the Iron Fireman Co. Portland, Oregon

and Yes, it will be restored and find it's way back on the sno...
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We will ignore the fact it is a rubber track for the unique cool exemption and really it is one giant pontoon fit for a princess's magical powers to resurrect. Looking forward to seeing the project and history.
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it will be pink
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I would like to find out how it works on the switchbacks.
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I would like to find out how it works on the switchbacks.
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I would like to find out how it works on the switchbacks.
Don't need no stinking switchbacks, drive straight up the mountain.
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That unit gets "contraption" status.
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for looking like an extra in "an indiana jones movie" my rough calculations show a really low ground pressure. Almost to the point that I wonder if it has enough grouser to actually dig in and have traction. using Van for dimension scale, and guessing on weights, I'm coming up with 0.45 psi. do you know what it really weighs?

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Weighs 5100 # Comes out to about .86psi. Remember there are three kinds of people, those who can do math and those who can't.
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Thanks, I over estimated the track and under estimated the weight. I guessed 4700 and 26" track width. what I get for guestimating from a photo: Wrong answer.

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I think this vehicle has missed it's calling as a crowd control musher.
Just the thing to clear out those ANTIFA protesters
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