Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Snow Trac ST4, Kristi, Thiokol/LMC, Tucker, Bombardier & Other Snowcat Discussions > Snowcat Adventure & Usage Forum

Snowcat Adventure & Usage Forum Snow Trac, Kristi, Thickol/LMC, Tucker, Bombardier stories & discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-25-2016, 01:09 PM
redsqwrl's Avatar
redsqwrl redsqwrl is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: E central WI
Posts: 2,093
Thanks: 1,104
Thanked 1,596 Times in 641 Posts
redsqwrl is on a distinguished road
Default Snow trac ST 4 in use

Likely the last snow based outing.
I am a year-round snow trac abuser...... so getting to take the trail signs down on my sections of the trail while on snow is some simple Irony I enjoy.
This is 4th year in a row that i took the trail out in a snow machine. FWIW, I hit some Golf balls on monday in a t shirt.
Snow is melting fast as i have ever seen it.

Funny conditions, 15 degrees F when I left the house, the snow seemed warmer. the snow was building up on the cold grousers after crossing some open streams. I guess that brass wheel would smash that out if my machine still had that on it.


Threads need photos here is all I have.
1)
tried getting trade in value at the local yamaha shop. he tried selling me a 204 HP turbo Yamaha snowmobile.... that is just nuts factory turbo with a warranty.
2)
crosses a troublesome creek, I will pull the tubes another day, we can't put culverts in streams so we put tubes instead....
3)
Beauty shot on a winter wheat field.

I have a spring break mindset with a white landscape. so weird

freaking smart phone, Why does My phone do that?, anyone know what I need to do to fix that?
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to redsqwrl For This Useful Post:
300 H and H (03-27-2016), 3512b (03-25-2016), jim slagle  (03-25-2016), Kristi Kt-4 (03-25-2016), louis (03-25-2016), night-owl (04-10-2016), NorCal (03-25-2016), Pontoon Princess (03-25-2016), Sno-Surfer (03-30-2016), SnowTrac Hunter (03-28-2016), trailbuilder (03-27-2016)
  #2  
Old 03-25-2016, 01:25 PM
caldonia caldonia is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Posts: 76
Thanks: 7
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
caldonia is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

I like the patina on your machine. Nice look for an old legend.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-27-2016, 09:09 AM
redsqwrl's Avatar
redsqwrl redsqwrl is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: E central WI
Posts: 2,093
Thanks: 1,104
Thanked 1,596 Times in 641 Posts
redsqwrl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Yes, I am having no thought of painting it. There is a Yellow paint every where ( as a base coat or primer ) with the red paint flaking off of that Tan or yellow, another neat aged feature is the adhesive from the SNOW TRAC decal. the adhesive some how preserved the paint.

a legend
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-27-2016, 10:13 AM
JimVT's Avatar
JimVT JimVT is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Enumclaw WA.
Posts: 3,701
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1,621 Times in 732 Posts
JimVT is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

it still has the blinker .a few of us would like some of them made.
__________________
Jim KF7RiN
#185 snow trac
2004 pistenbully canyon
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-27-2016, 10:46 AM
300 H and H's Avatar
300 H and H 300 H and H is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,676
Thanks: 4,028
Thanked 3,495 Times in 1,358 Posts
300 H and H will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimVT View Post
it still has the blinker .a few of us would like some of them made.

I have heard the turn signal lamps (and they are shaped like mini oil lamps!)
along with the correct lever style signal switch are indeed rare items. Glad mine has both, intact and working!

Nice trip Mike, I had hoped to do the same that day. 50 miles North of here there was 10" and on the western border as much as 17" of snow that day. Of course here there was none.

Regards, Kirk
__________________
Snow trac ST4 #267
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-27-2016, 12:00 PM
Pontoon Princess's Avatar
Pontoon Princess Pontoon Princess is offline
Cattitute
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Pontoonland
Posts: 2,643
Thanks: 4,945
Thanked 4,181 Times in 1,330 Posts
Pontoon Princess is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

great machine, glad you get out and play.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-27-2016, 06:07 PM
loggah loggah is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 542
Thanks: 486
Thanked 646 Times in 217 Posts
loggah is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

That paint job , is just like the ones on my tuckers! dont worry a bit about scratching it. i'm a bit jealous you guys got snow still .
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-27-2016, 10:04 PM
redsqwrl's Avatar
redsqwrl redsqwrl is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: E central WI
Posts: 2,093
Thanks: 1,104
Thanked 1,596 Times in 641 Posts
redsqwrl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Funny you mention that, On the return trip I really had no reason to stay on a now Blazer-less snow mobile trail, so I followed Apple Creek Home, ( the Tubes is one of the crossings where it is necessary to make a snow bridge for the groomer and the trail) , I hung a south and sort of widened the neighbors ATV trail. Brush was buffing up the finish to a high luster. When I got home and off loaded that batch of signs, I looked up at the signal lights and said, "Huh merbach, not so smart...."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-28-2016, 05:25 AM
nikos's Avatar
nikos nikos is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Florina West Macedonia - Hellas - Greece
Posts: 800
Thanks: 1,689
Thanked 686 Times in 289 Posts
nikos is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Quote:
Originally Posted by redsqwrl View Post
Likely the last snow based outing.

Threads need photos here is all I have.
1)
tried getting trade in value at the local yamaha shop. he tried selling me a 204 HP turbo Yamaha snowmobile.... that is just nuts factory turbo with a warranty.
2)
crosses a troublesome creek, I will pull the tubes another day, we can't put culverts in streams so we put tubes instead....
3)
Beauty shot on a winter wheat field.

I have a spring break mindset with a white landscape. so weird

freaking smart phone, Why does My phone do that?, anyone know what I need to do to fix that?

The SNOWTRAC with the trail signs.

Nikos
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to nikos For This Useful Post:
loggah (03-28-2016), Pontoon Princess (03-28-2016), redsqwrl (03-28-2016), SnowTrac Hunter (03-28-2016)
  #10  
Old 03-28-2016, 08:35 PM
PJL's Avatar
PJL PJL is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 810
Thanks: 1,041
Thanked 975 Times in 372 Posts
PJL is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Alright Nikos, spill it. How do you fix our sideways pictures?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-29-2016, 04:41 AM
nikos's Avatar
nikos nikos is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Florina West Macedonia - Hellas - Greece
Posts: 800
Thanks: 1,689
Thanked 686 Times in 289 Posts
nikos is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Quote:
Originally Posted by PJL View Post
Alright Nikos, spill it. How do you fix our sideways pictures?
Hey PLJ
These pictures are selected from phones or Iphones, and they email them. When the pictures arrived some of them are sideways, or upside down, and you have to turn your head sideways.

There are many program for sending phone or iphone pictures that show up in the right way.
I dont use any of them. Just i use a couple of ways, to return, or to fix the sideways pictures to look - show up in the right way.
Thats all

If there are problems with the sideways pictures in the future, for which if i know to fix them, (to return in the right ways), i will do it in my way, because i cant turn my head all the time, sideways ok.

Nikos
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to nikos For This Useful Post:
redsqwrl (03-29-2016)
  #12  
Old 03-29-2016, 10:40 AM
MNoutdoors's Avatar
MNoutdoors MNoutdoors is offline
Tracked Evolution Central
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: AK.,AZ.,CA.,MN.,MT. Home of all the villes
Posts: 3,507
Thanks: 6
Thanked 1,312 Times in 558 Posts
MNoutdoors is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikos View Post
Hey PLJ
These pictures are selected from phones or Iphones, and they email them. When the pictures arrived some of them are sideways, or upside down, and you have to turn your head sideways.

There are many program for sending phone or iphone pictures that show up in the right way.
I dont use any of them. Just i use a couple of ways, to return, or to fix the sideways pictures to look - show up in the right way.
Thats all

If there are problems with the sideways pictures in the future, for which if i know to fix them, (to return in the right ways), i will do it in my way, because i cant turn my head all the time, sideways ok.

Nikos
This seems to work

http://rotatemailer.com/sideways-pictures.html
__________________
I had a conversation with dirt the other day, It promised me that when I die it's got me covered
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-29-2016, 01:34 PM
undy undy is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Madison, WI area
Posts: 728
Thanks: 66
Thanked 164 Times in 102 Posts
undy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

If you have a Mac, you can open the photo with Preview and under Tools pick Rotate right or left.
__________________
Bones heal and chicks dig scars.
If I die in my ski boots, I win. In fact, I hope to die skiing - just not today.
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. Fridjof Nansen
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-29-2016, 01:52 PM
Snowtrac Nome's Avatar
Snowtrac Nome Snowtrac Nome is offline
member formerly known as dds
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NOME AK
Posts: 9,447
Thanks: 14
Thanked 1,004 Times in 631 Posts
Snowtrac Nome is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Mike my 2100 is 6.8 miles down west beach I will be breaking out lil red to get down the beach tonight to get brutis fired up for a rig move again. I would expect not to see any footage on tv again as one of the reasons I do the moves is I do them in a timely manner with no drama or damage.
__________________
Don
1962 st-4
KL2ZF
Snow trac's Rule and Krustys Drool
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-29-2016, 03:44 PM
redsqwrl's Avatar
redsqwrl redsqwrl is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: E central WI
Posts: 2,093
Thanks: 1,104
Thanked 1,596 Times in 641 Posts
redsqwrl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Quote:
Originally Posted by undy View Post
If you have a Mac, you can open the photo with Preview and under Tools pick Rotate right or left.
I have a picture viewer in the PC, but I never can remember which way to go.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-29-2016, 03:48 PM
redsqwrl's Avatar
redsqwrl redsqwrl is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: E central WI
Posts: 2,093
Thanks: 1,104
Thanked 1,596 Times in 641 Posts
redsqwrl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowtrac Nome View Post
Mike my 2100 is 6.8 miles down west beach I will be breaking out lil red to get down the beach tonight to get brutis fired up for a rig move again. I would expect not to see any footage on tv again as one of the reasons I do the moves is I do them in a timely manner with no drama or damage.
You are not going to pull start it are you?

stunt like that Monkey and football would be fun to watch on a Reality show.

Get a photo of that ST at work.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-29-2016, 03:52 PM
Snowtrac Nome's Avatar
Snowtrac Nome Snowtrac Nome is offline
member formerly known as dds
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NOME AK
Posts: 9,447
Thanks: 14
Thanked 1,004 Times in 631 Posts
Snowtrac Nome is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

no at 8 mph its a long drive couple that with a fried blower motor and back and forth fuel makes since to leave it down there and use the snot trac to get back and forth
__________________
Don
1962 st-4
KL2ZF
Snow trac's Rule and Krustys Drool
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-10-2016, 09:30 AM
redsqwrl's Avatar
redsqwrl redsqwrl is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: E central WI
Posts: 2,093
Thanks: 1,104
Thanked 1,596 Times in 641 Posts
redsqwrl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use (Take two, 4/9 the rest of the 30.4 miles)

Well as the month of April is Drunk off its ass and won't sober up. We went ahead and forced the issue of getting the snow mobile trails removed yesterday 4/9.
The State funded program actually inspects our system to make sure the *improvements* are removed prior to Grant request.
I am sour about this because, it is not always in the best interest of the land owner to fight mother nature and rut up agriculture land.

So the photos should show a story.

The story of the shadows give you an idea that we get out early and go as long as the frost will carry us. You will see a snow trac sitting on a trailer as the powers that be (think is is too slow and cumbersome) get out with faster nimble wheeled UTV's.
To some extent I agree, the crust of frost is mere inches over very saturated soils. Heavy clay loam.
Attached Images
    

Last edited by redsqwrl; 04-10-2016 at 10:11 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redsqwrl For This Useful Post:
Pontoon Princess (04-10-2016)
  #19  
Old 04-10-2016, 09:43 AM
redsqwrl's Avatar
redsqwrl redsqwrl is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: E central WI
Posts: 2,093
Thanks: 1,104
Thanked 1,596 Times in 641 Posts
redsqwrl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

Winter Wheat, and alfalfa are two crops that struggle in Spring a farmer can explain the growth cycle and what happens to the little bud of life that can be crushed or froze easily in a drunken *break up* such as the spring of 2016.

It was quickly determined the track machine should handle the hay and wheat fields. I try to educate folks about where the funding procedure is off its mark, so the county director and state rep are invited. the rep is quoted "I SINK IN MORE THAN THIS MACHINE" AHHHH Yeah!

So it would be a DNR no no to place culverts in navigable water ways, so we asked dave to look the other way as we pulled *them* back out. we explain to him how we have no idea how they get in the stream, that it is good practice to pick up trash. Well after a few phone calls we *found* a place to store them. upon driving into the storage area gravity grabbed the scout and decided to make it a sculpture. ( when the trailer was unhooked the truck dropped a few inches) found out the area is a sink hole. whoops.
Attached Images
    
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redsqwrl For This Useful Post:
Pontoon Princess (04-10-2016)
  #20  
Old 04-10-2016, 09:46 AM
redsqwrl's Avatar
redsqwrl redsqwrl is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: E central WI
Posts: 2,093
Thanks: 1,104
Thanked 1,596 Times in 641 Posts
redsqwrl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snow trac ST 4 in use

fun fun.
Attached Images
    
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redsqwrl For This Useful Post:
Pontoon Princess (04-10-2016)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: 1968 Snow Trac Trac Master SN: 1030 PBinWA Snowcat Restoration & Modification Projects Forum 66 01-19-2010 11:10 PM
Snow Trac for sale at Warren's Snow Trac website! Melensdad Snowcat Adventure & Usage Forum 0 11-27-2006 04:47 PM
Snow Trac Forums teams up with: www.snow-trac.com/ Melensdad Snowcat Adventure & Usage Forum 13 05-24-2006 01:12 AM
ARTICLE: Snow Goer Magazine about Snow Tric & Snow Trac Melensdad Snowcat History, Articles, Manuals, Brochures & Recollections Forum 0 02-09-2006 01:05 PM
SNOW TRAC Opinions Needed: Grey Floor or Black Floor in Snow Trac? Melensdad Snowcat Restoration & Modification Projects Forum 24 02-02-2006 05:09 PM







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com