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Old 04-17-2018, 09:20 PM
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Cool, $42,000 for the tracks alone.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:13 AM
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Small foot print on hard snow. Trucks are not light weight either. All rubber tracks with no steel grousers, worthless on ice.

In deep and steep, or icy conditions, worthless is my bet for the $42K...

I be pissed if I were stuck on a mountain side with this rig. $80K total for.... worthless?

Way to much of a compromise to be very effective.

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Small foot print on hard snow. Trucks are not light weight either. All rubber tracks with no steel grousers, worthless on ice.

In deep and steep, or icy conditions, worthless is my bet for the $42K...

I be pissed if I were stuck on a mountain side with this rig. $80K total for.... worthless?

Way to much of a compromise to be very effective.

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and for $42K, you could own one of the nicest Snow Tracs in the world or 2 or 3 good Snow Tracs
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Small foot print on hard snow. Trucks are not light weight either. All rubber tracks with no steel grousers, worthless on ice.

In deep and steep, or icy conditions, worthless is my bet for the $42K...

I be pissed if I were stuck on a mountain side with this rig. $80K total for.... worthless?

Way to much of a compromise to be very effective.

Regards, Kirk
Agree...Totally. Except I'd bet that fancy new truck was a lot more than $42K. I wouldn't be surprised if it cost $100K to duplicate that setup.

From watching part of the video I believe it was filmed at the Canyons Ski Resort. The ski season is over and driving on trails that have been packed and groomed all season long you don't need much flotation. And this year we've had a terrible snow year, so there's a lot less base. (I live about ten miles from the resort. Less than two as the crow flies.)

As far as I'm concerned it's a PR stunt that's very misleading as to actual capabilities.

I realize there are some on this forum who are enthused by tracked 4x4s, and this isn't meant as an insult, but in my opinion these vehicles are a far cry from having real off road, deep snow performance as provided by a snowcat.

A few years ago I bought a used Polaris Ranger with DuraTracks, probably the most expensive track system for the Ranger. My snowcat buddy, Scott and I took it to one of the places we do our Tucker testing. Totally underwhelming. If you left a semi-packed trail it wasn't so much an "over-snow" vehicle, as a through-the-snow vehicle; meaning it kind of chewed it's way along. It was so disappointing I literally never used it again in snow, and sold the machine. But I'm sure it would have done just fine in the conditions the GMC truck faced.

I'm a skeptic: I have a very hard time believing the different Mattracks style systems work any better.
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Default Re: GMC all mountain snow truck

I saw this very truck at the top of Park City Mountain mid March. Very cool but they only drove it on the packed trails. Looking at the setup I think if you got into the powder you would want to walk down and get you snowcat of choice off the trailer to get it out. Track footprint was not nearly big enough. If you stay on trail probably a fun but what fun is that?
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A guy i know up in northern manitoba has been using tracks on his chevy pickup for a bit,altho he did have to modify them a bit. Joey Barnes better known as the "KING OF OBSOLETE" some of you might have seen him on "ICE ROAD TRUCKERS" ha also has a B18 bombardier ,and a Linn logger which is a early snowmobile. Heres the link to his site ,and his KoO tracks.

http://kingofobsolete.ca/KoO-Tracks_WEBPAGE.html
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and for $42K, you could own one of the nicest Snow Tracs in the world or 2 or 3 good Snow Tracs
Since I already own a nice Snow Trac, I would probably go and find a Nodwell, or maybe a Tucker if the right one came along.

Never had anything with Matt Tracks ever try and go were I can with a Snow Trac. I knew there had to be a reason.

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Thanks for the link loggah. I have followed KoO for some time and you got to love his real world approach to all things mechanical. I was approached thirty plus years ago by folks making these kind of tracks, looked last them and decided that even if the tracks worked, front axles on a 4X4 will not live with the added stress. Being broke down way the heck out there is not my idea of a "Good time".
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Ya, Hes a get it dont type of guy, most all the old sleds he has use lombard sled irons.The Linn people even used lombard sleds. take care. Don
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Default Re: GMC all mountain snow truck

personal experience with chevy trucks and pod tracks is that the tierods aren't heave enough some where I posted where I was 30 miles out of town fixing one.
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" lets us go in very deep mountain snow" Bahhha, up periscope.
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Default Re: GMC all mountain snow truck

I think these are targeted toward the same people who would love that "Bro" truck to start with. You know, the ones who have 6 figure jobs and have to prove their superiority with their payment plans..

We go snow wheeling with some pretty good rigs and I have never seen a set of tracks up here yet.
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