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Old 05-16-2018, 12:43 PM
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and the color of money is green via the color orange

FYI, this tucker was painted yellow, before it became a cash cow
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:18 PM
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Rigid products are sweet. Been looking at a curved 42 with amber filter for mine. Once I get past the sticker shock but it is a one time lifetime purchase.

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Rigid products are sweet. Been looking at a curved 42 with amber filter for mine. Once I get past the sticker shock but it is a one time lifetime purchase.

Tin Cup has the Tucker blues
Rigid makes the best LED light bar product period! We’ve been running them offroad for years and they work great. A tip on the curved bars - they look kinda weird mounted to a flat/straight surface. A 30” or 40” straight bar with a 4” cube on both sides really works well in that application.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:53 AM
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It looks Fabulous, lights and all. I am envious
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next up, you should go for a wrap on the tow rig, matching rims for both truck and trailer, lots of lights, and the trailer should get a serious upgrade on the looks and lights, oh, the lights should be done so they show off the tin cup tucker when it is on the trailer, let-r-rip, hee haw....
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:10 PM
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Been busy lately. The GoPro mountain games where off the chain! We had a great VIP experience with the nottingham's.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:14 PM
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Maybe you should hit up the airstream ad folks. Get them to sponsor a trailer. That way your whiskycat can have a chaser.
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Or maybe a craft brewer could set up a trailer, can't beat a beer chaser.
Coolest side job ever you've got going!
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Great pics. iPhones take pretty nice photos.
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That is one cool looking cat dressed in blue, how can it get any better? Get to be with your Cat all season long and get paid to boot. You win!
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Next I'm bringing the Tincup tucker to our friend Brian. He is going to reinforce the back of the tuckers frame and install a double receiver hitch for a hitch mounted step and custom ski rack.
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Heading to the Colorado convention center on Monday for the Outdoor retailer summer show. The cat will be at the convention center the rest of the month of July. come check us out if your around down town Denver CO.
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the new double hitch and custom step. Thanks Brian!
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First in for the show and will be the last out. I don't think they liked me driving over their electric cords lol.
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Aaron,

When I saw the way the back of your Tucker is secured to the trailer it brought back a memory, and a suggestion for you...

Several years ago I trailered a vintage muscle car to a shop in Idaho to have it professionally restored. The shop owner complimented me on the way I had secured the vehicle to the trailer (heavy nylon tie-down straps attached to suspension components below the springs).

I was somewhat surprised by his comment and he related that a few years earlier another customer had trailered a very rare Pontiac GTO to him for restoration, and had chained the car to the trailer above the springs. The fellow had driven a long distance and when the trailer encountered a significant bump in the road, the car's suspension would naturally compress with the bump and create a bit of slack with the chains. When the suspension then rebounded, the travel was abruptly limited by the chains. The result from that suspension action over the trip was some wrinkled body panels which cost beaucoup bucks to fix.

My snowcat buddy, among his talents, is a genius at securing stuff to trailers. Not just the general concept, but he knows lots of tricks, different knots, etc. Through osmosis (and embarrassment) I'm learning from him. My understanding of the "proper" way to secure a snowcat to a trailer is to use the tie downs in a "X" pattern, both front and rear, and attach the tie downs below the springs, to either the axle housings or the carriers. (On our Thundercat project we welded shackle clevis mounts to each of the four carriers for that specific purpose.)

Last winter I had the opportunity to go on a Tucker demo-ride, and naturally took a slew of photos. Apparently Tucker agrees with that tie down methodology. Here's a photo of the way they secure a machine to the trailer.

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We haven't used the clevis mounts yet, but prior to that we used heavy nylon axle straps (they have rings at both ends) to go around the Tucker's axles just outboard of the spring perches. The ratting straps we use have hooks at both ends; one end attaches to the trailer, the other end's hook goes through the rings on the axle straps.
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piggy back on that strap setup we need to add an additional strap for body roll. Here in the east we have and haul some very loose worn Tucker’s. The table spring holes and the spring bushings. Sloppy trunion is a East favorite trait also.

The strain of the cab whipping back and forth on back roads bumps turns on top of the nicely secured fixed half could weaken or break stuff. Best case annoying in the rear view.

I use heavy ratchet strap from cab frame to trailer at an angle to take most of it out.

Tight West cats probably unneeded.
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