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the biggest, baddest Tucker Sno-Cat, the "800"
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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

Ya gotta' be able to see!
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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

I'd like to have a ride up to the advertised 10,000ft area in that one! I wonder how many times it actually made it up that far? I'm guessing zero but who knows?
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

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I'd like to have a ride up to the advertised 10,000ft area in that one! I wonder how many times it actually made it up that far? I'm guessing zero but who knows?
The Timberline Sno-Cat pictured is not an 800 series cat but a 700. It had the larger displacement engine 354 c.i. as did other larger Freighters. If you look close at the 800 advertisement I believe that there is some mixing of the series shown.

The Timberline Cat was driven up to Triangle Moraine hundreds if not thousands of times. The elevation is closer to 9,800 feet than 10,000 feet. This was the standard turn around point as it had a flat area which made unloading much easier than on the 35 degree slope of the mountain. I have been above Devil's Kitchen in a Tucker which is above 10,200 feet. Gets steep there. Now the wilderness boundary prevents machines from going this high except for rescue work.

Been that, done there.

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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

900 series. Had cast steel fifth wheels, 1 1/4 rails and rollers (the heavy duty Freighter) grousers.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

[QUOTE=sno-drifter;20642644 If you look close at the 800 advertisement I believe that there is some mixing of the series shown.

My mistake, I thought that the photo below the advertisement was part of the advertisement. the photo shows 700 series Tuckers.
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and there was one 943 sedan built...

any interest in the sno-cat trailers?

924, 925, 926 etc
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Default Tucker Model 843

Ahhh, I see now. The 700's have 37 grousers w/ 1" rollers. The 800 series had 30 larger grousers with 1.5" (??) rollers. Below is a picture with both. The 700 is rolling forward and the 2) 800's are left & center. Noticeable difference in grouser / roller / pontoon size:
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Yes to the trailers!
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Default 924, 925, 926, etc etc...

one and done, sales brochure for Tucker Sno-Cat trailers
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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

Heres a picture of my early tucker trailer and 1949 420 tucker.This trailer is early enough that the sides are flat with the Tucker logo painted on. It appears to be custom built as the box measures 48"x106" with running boards and seats.





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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

Not so fast. You need to appreciate the size of the 800 series Sno-Cats. Here are three grousers; top is pattern for the 800, middle is the heavy duty 700 (1 1/4 roller), bottom 400.
The other photo is of the pattern for the hub extension for a 800 compared with one for a 400.

Roller diameter for the 800 was about five inches. Grouser length 32 inches.

Me: Hello my name is Scott and I am a Tucker-oholic.
Them: Hello Scott.
Me: I have not greased a roller in three months.
Them: Very good, keep it up.
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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

Photos taken at the Alaska Transportation Museum in 2003. Not sure exactly the original purpose, but it appears to me to be some kind of ambulance trailer, mostly from the overhead rail.

From the OD green canopy I'd guess it was built for the military.

Behind the yellow trailer note the model 420 and matching trailer that belonged to Harry Truman - not the president, but the old codger who wouldn't leave his home on the flanks of Mt. St. Helens when it blew its top.

The last photo is Harry's trailer.
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wow, what a find....
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and there was one 943 sedan built...
What does it look like, how long did you take to restore it?
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Default Re: Tucker Model Sequencing (in order)

So now that we've pretty well covered the pontoon/steel track era, how's about going through the rubber-belted/steel grouser models?
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Few of the experts have a rubber allergy so we may screw it up big time!
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Could definitely be some screw ups thru here . . .

Other than the one-off prototypes that can be found in the "Early Tucker Photos" thread that were tested with rubber tracks, this may have been one of the first production rubber track machines. Three were sent to the French army:
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This one may not have been built by Tucker. It would be interesting to see what number it would be called.


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It was slightly modified at Waterville Valley Ski Area some where around 1969. That's my Dad on the left and Russ Gilman on the right.
The ski area had no money so they made do with what they had.
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