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VERY observant! I had assumed those were always there from the factory, but obviously not when you look at most of the pictures above.
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The lifting loops at four places on the Tuckers were welded on at the end of the trip for lifting the cats onto the ship for the trip home. All the cats had the same crushing to the air ducts on the front side panels after the crossing. The spreaders helped some, mostly in the back.
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A question for the TAE experts- County of Kent and "Rose" (shown below) from a later expedition had a very large 'box' on the left hand front hood cowl. This is only on the freighters w/ passenger accommodations. (See very first picture for reference). What got stuck in this box??

Also, Sno-Cat Able continued to put in a hard life on the ice for the New Zealand Antarctic Research Project at Scott Base after the TAE was complete. Would it be appropriate for those pics to go here, or a separate thread? Found a lot of old pics from a NZ digital storage site. That cat had a hard life!
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I just want some of the grousers off it
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Thanks for the photos DAVENET. The "Posing photo is Sno-Cat Able. The second is County of Kent with Rose painted on the door. You with the super powers of the interweb should be able to read the sign across the top of Kent to read "County of Kent". The lump on the left side is a gas fired engine heater. There is one on Haywire but not ugly as this one. Remember that Kent went to the ice a year before the other three and cold weather mods were done rather hurried and not as refined.

I vote to keep the future posts from the NZ Antarctic activities on this thread.
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When they renamed it "Rose" they must have repainted the sign up top as well. Can't make out what it says, but definitely different than the County of Kent stenciling below
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When they renamed it "Rose" they must have repainted the sign up top as well. Can't make out what it says, but definitely different than the County of Kent stenciling below
The first word appears to be "THE" the second word starts with SW maybe sweet?

THE SWEET ROSE?
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Some pics from the NZ work after the TAE:
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Note the slack in the tracks
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The first word appears to be "THE" the second word starts with SW maybe sweet?

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A question for the TAE experts- County of Kent and "Rose" (shown below) from a later expedition had a very large 'box' on the left hand front hood cowl. This is only on the freighters w/ passenger accommodations. (See very first picture for reference). What got stuck in this box??

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You are right, the NZers ran the tracks off Able. She now has the newer triangle grousers. Your last color photo must be fairly early on with TAE as they properly used the spreader bars and the lifting eyes are not yet welded on. Non smashed air vents too.
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can you run the new triangle grousers with the older round ones ? I have just the round ones now and only have the triangle ones for back ups .
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can you run the new triangle grousers with the older round ones ? I have just the round ones now and only have the triangle ones for back ups .
It depends on which triangle grousers you have. There are at least tree kinds of grousers for the 700 series Sno-Cats.
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