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Then I guess we are onto the 462. Would you like the honor? And explanation of why it wasn't labeled as a 5 series?
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No 444 exists? This has what appears to be a factory 4th door on a 443: http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=75349
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No 444 exists? This has what appears to be a factory 4th door on a 443: http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=75349
I was trying to find that picture earlier and couldn't remember where to find it to see if it was factory or added after the fact. (There was also a picture of a blue one that was similar, but the door didn't look OEM.) Did this green one have a second door on the passenger side as well?

We will have to wait for the curator for official judgment I guess.
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Because the factory did not build it...

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Then I guess we are onto the 462. Would you like the honor? And explanation of why it wasn't labeled as a 5 series?
and the story is, there was both, 462 and 562, the 462, serial number 162842, model 442, special-6 pontoon drive
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No 444 exists? This has what appears to be a factory 4th door on a 443: http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=75349
also addict, there is a 1954 model 443 converted into a 444, with a second door on the drivers side of the machine, it is out of canada, many machines were altered to meet the needs of the user over the years, another example, 443's turned into 442's very common practice...

another sno-cat out of canada, it started life as a 540, then converted into a 543, then converted into a cat that runs backwards, what can i say? owners of tuckers sno-cats have done some very questionable things to them...

and while we are at cleaning up unanswered questions, mr net, you need to add both models, 200 and 400 to the list...

do have a question for you east coasters, while looking through historical doc's, i see that in the 60's, it looks like at least half the production of tucker son-cats went to the east coast, why so few left???

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Because the factory did not build it...

think about how the seating would work, and with that configuration, just not really workable...
1) How would the 445 have been configured?

2) Since we only have pics of the 562, you would need to provide the pic of a 462 since I'm guessing there was only one of those as well?

3) I'll bite- 200 & 400? And were they just prototypes or production?

4) no idea where all of the '60's production disappeared to? Scrapers?
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My guess is lack of snow, and a lot of pounding over fast grass ,and icy rocks in the east took their toll.Tuckers like lots of snow, and not much boiler plate. Don
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So 443 is as far as we got. Mr. Net and Ms. Princess must be tuckered out. This has been a really cool thread and history lesson from you all!


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model 400, transport trailer, for a 300 and 400 series machines, 2 axle trailer...
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research finds no 523's were built...

on to 524's...
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Well, that's a twist I didn't expect. I thought I had some pics of 523's but must all be 623's instead . . . I can't believe they didn't do a 523 with every other flavor out there.
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Two narrow pontoons (relative to the later four pontoon 5-series machines), two skis, four doors:
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with all due respect, and truly appreciate all you contribute to tucker sno-cat history and preservation, i regretfully need to correct your information about "two narrow pontoons" .... the pontoon on a first generation 500 machine ( dodge pickup grill ) was built just for the 500's, they are wider and longer than a 400 series pontoon, also, they were all stainless steel construction, the grousers were very different from a standard 400 grouser, and the skis were bigger, "wider and longer" than a 400 machine's ski.

research shows, 9 were built from 1948 - 1950...with 4 being shipped out East.

an interesting feature about the 524, they were built with 3 bench seats, with the 2nd seat folding forward to allow access to the 3rd seat at the very back on the machine,

again mr net thank you for your starting this thread, it has been most interesting...

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Corrected for what was going on in my mind. Are there any odd balls between this & the 540?
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being Tucker Sno-cat, there could be, anything is possible, they did experiment with different concepts,
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542 Cab Forward (this may have been the only one with this blade configuration??) Typically wouldn't have the blade. Maybe another example will show up . . . :
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