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I'm looking hard at the the PJ F8 series. One of our local SnoTrac owners has 2 cats that he fits on a 26 foot PJ. I let my new boss drive a few hours last week and he loaded it when we were done. Then we looked at the PJ sitting next to us. I didn't need to convince him.
We used a Hudson Bros and a Big Tex trailer on the farm (Hudson Bros was better) but either way I've heard good things about the PJ trailers. Our Hudson Bros trailer had wood on the ramps and our tracked vehicles loaded better with less slip, especially if you are loading on less-than-flat ground. I'm not sure if PJ offers that. If you do get the wood ramps you will definitely want spring loaded ramps because of the additional weight.
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Thatís a wrap for Tucker season this year. Boat Season begins.

Off season Tucker hunting will continue. On deck for the fall Tucker project list is hydraulic hose replacement, steering piston rebuild and some bushings, new exhaust manifold for the slant six, valve adjust and whatever else I stumble across in those projects.

Also going to check the torque on the track grouser nuts to ensure they are all proper 20 ft lb torque. Saw a few loose ones end of season.
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I have the PJ T8 and can load the the heavy rubber belted Tucker without much excitement. The pontoon Tucker does slip and slide on the ramps and dovetail so I have plywood inserts that snap into the ramps. I also carry strips of rubber Ďstall matí to cover the dovetail. There is a bit of pucker factor getting the Snowtrac on the trailer, Iíve slipped off of the ramps and slid sideways at the dovetail to deck transition as it tips forward. I have since started putting 2X4s into the stake pockets to make it a little more manageable. I have been looking for a longer gooseneck version so I can load both of the smaller cats. I also have a PJ dump with the slide out ramps and as Brian said they are a pain. I try to back into a pile of dirt to avoid using them when hauling the skidsteer or mini.
ive borrowed a buddy's tilt deck this winter a few times... its a deck over... made by Econoline...taillights are recessed into the triangular shaped tail of deck. easy off and on Ö unlatch the front deck pin so it can tip...keep your l/f track even with edge of trailer...drive up till it starts to do the ''fulcrum'' pivot...drive ahead another foot till tracks touch headboard...its a 20f00ter... and throw on the straps. lock front pin...one man operation. nice thing about it is that its solid full width. don't have to worry about aligning ramps or dropping off a ramp...
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Reason number many why New England is awesome:

Sea trialing in the 43 degree ocean waters today while 100 miles north Mt Washington still avalanche warning, my old Tucker is enjoying a ride, other friends snowmobiling, going skiing this week, and picked up the new lawn mower.

Kittens and Kristis and Walkers oh my!
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Thatís a wrap for Tucker season this year. Boat Season begins.

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Imagine if you will a world in which a person could literally wrap a snocat for storage. You know, pull in the shop give it a look over drain and dry a few componenets wrap it in shrink wrap and hope the mice don't find it.....

then come fall rip open the bag and wet-ten up a few things and go about the silly season.....

Well time to wake up and find my good pneumatic impact, grease gun, .......
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Still winter today!

Didnít see the 442 making any laps this am?
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