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Old 04-28-2018, 04:34 PM
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Saw some fluid on my trailer this morning and noticed that I am missing a few somethings. Hopefully be ready for next weekend. Name:  IMG_20180428_113358.jpg
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Looks like those sprockets are holding up better than the bolts are with the extra HP!
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I'm betting if those last two bolts gave up the ghost on your hill climb or decent, s#!t would have gotten real interesting, real fast!!
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oops

just like in car racing, maybe a complete nut and bolt once over would be a great idea?

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Default Re: Snowcat skiing 2017-2018 season

My first cat was a bombi and bought at sno trans . Assuming it was checked but during check over at home all the drive bolts were loose. A couple were finger tight.
I think in the manual it has a schedule for checking them.
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Definitely no wear on the sprockets, probably a lifetime purchase. You guys did a great job making those.

Davenet, I am very aware how lucky I am the last bolt held. Could have been a permanent exhibit on Jones pass. "And on your right you can see the idiot in the yellow snowcat "

Hello Pontoon Princess, I'll be honest I thought I was doing pretty through machine inspections before each trip. I guess I have something new to look at.
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Thanks Jim its good to know they do that. I have a couple ideas as to what happened. I'll let you guys know if they were broken or just fell out when I mess with it.
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All new bolts, gonna join the guys on Vail pass tomorrow Name:  IMG_20180504_200749.jpg
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ah ha, all fixed and ready to go, next adventure awaits....
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Another outing for the Colorado crew yesterday on Vail pass. The weather was great. The snow conditions were good for snowcats. We covered a lot of ground and climbed some hills. One of the places we went I haven't explored before so that was fun. It wasn't the best day for Prinoth but I am sure they will be back to kicking butt here soon. As always it was super fun snowcating with the crew. Stay tuned for the next adventure, it could be on the snow, it could be a 4x4 trip or maybe even in a boat.Name:  IMG_20180505_145850_hdr.jpg
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Default Re: Snowcat skiing 2017-2018 season

Sean, glacierman, must be a ton easier to trailer everywhere with a regular size trailer, not a monster trailer and massive tow rig, easy in, easy out, no stress, thus more fun and you folks have more fun than anyone else, great crew to cat with.
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Glad you guys got out, I hope there will be enough snow for a couple more outings. I have work next weekend Unfortinnately but even if I'm not able to go I'd love to know our cat is good to go for next season. If I'm lucky I might be able to go Thursday.

Pontoon princess, on your thought about the trailer... My brother and I may try to get a bus and chop the back off to tow ours. Had a free bus lined up but no title and don't know who the last owner was. I know of 2 others for sale for about 2-3k so its still a possibility.
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Pontoon princess, on your thought about the trailer... My brother and I may try to get a bus and chop the back off to tow ours. Had a free bus lined up but no title and don't know who the last owner was. I know of 2 others for sale for about 2-3k so its still a possibility.[/QUOTE]

hey guys, have seen countless bus conversions done into car haulers, even motor homes into haulers, they looked like a great way to go, also add RV beds, kitchen, bath, good way to have it all. go for it!

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Tried to take the BR100 out yesterday but it didn't work out. The snow started falling as we headed up and it kept getting worse. We turned around at Loveland ski area just before the Eisenhower tunnel. Luckily we got on the interstate behind a couple of plows on the way back down. We could see that the police were blocking the road and closing it. Apparently there was a huge crash and they closed the road from Grand Junction to US40/ Empire exit. We would have been stuck on the road or in Silverthorne for hours. So we just put the cat back in its spot and did some backcountry by my house. Name:  Skiing pic.jpg
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Here are a couple of grooming sunrise pictures to help keep this a snowcat thread. Will be out again tonight putting down corduroy.
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Looks awesome. Do you run that groomer too?
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Yeah, I have been doing a combination of riding along (for observing and training) and some operating as well. I was able to groom a run on my last shift. It took a around an hour. Things normally move faster from ride along to operating on your own but they haven't had a supervisor to dedicate to training me. I am fairly comfortable operating the cat, just struggling with the graveyard shift.
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Yeah, I have been doing a combination of riding along (for observing and training) and some operating as well. I was able to groom a run on my last shift. It took a around an hour. Things normally move faster from ride along to operating on your own but they haven't had a supervisor to dedicate to training me. I am fairly comfortable operating the cat, just struggling with the graveyard shift.
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Sorry we missed you this weekend !
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Finally got to operate a cat by myself. It's so much easier to operate a cat versus riding along. I can't describe how difficult staying awake while riding along is. Just fueled up at the base of the mountain, going to take the cat back to the top for the next shift and have breakfast with the grooming crew. Then its a short gondola ride and I can go home and sleep.

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Hey Aaron, it was a bummer we didn't get to go snowcating on Vail pass Saturday but it's the beginning of the season and lots of days left to be had.
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