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Old 03-31-2019, 08:15 PM
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We ventured northeast this afternoon up the Keweenaw to ski at Copper Harbor before our XC season ended. This is in the upper peninsula of MI which is above Lake Michigan and Wisconsin. As we passed through Mohawk, we spied there PB400's parked for the season and took some photos of them for you guys. Tonight we'll get the ski photos posted onto the dogs blog http://trailmuttreports.blogspot.com/
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That's a lot of weight and HP on those narrow tracks. That wouldn't work out very well here in Colorado.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:47 PM
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We generally don't get that zero moisture snow here. Our is more in the "medium" range with 240" that has 6" of water in it.
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Love how it is still appearing to be plugged in.

trail setter drags are very nice, the best
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I applied with this outfit to groom trails for them this winter and will meet with the head guy next week. They just purchased another PB400 for around $250000.
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I applied with this outfit to groom trails for them this winter and will meet with the head guy next week. They just purchased another PB400 for around $250000.
Arly, I hope you get in with them. Pb400 would be nice to run.
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I chatted with the trail boss today, who was an interesting character. They replace these 400hp Mercedes powered machines in 5 year cycles. They have had good luck with them and plan to keep using them. They just sold there dated JD tractor that had a Soucy track kit on it and replaced it with another PB400. Seems I might be operating one this winter.
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I just got the receipt from two hydraulic oil filters from pistenbully. $245 each. I bought an extra one for next year.
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Ops!, these have the Cummins tier 4 engine in them. Not Mercedes.
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There are quite a few PB's showing up across michigan.... Weatherby's club runs the red machines as well....

You will be an excellent operator for them. and you have the mutts to keep you company!
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I just finished my 1st week working on the BP'S there. (very minor stuff) Its been fun so far. Learned lots of interesting things.
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do you stay in town for the rally this weekend or jet out to save your self from the motorhead crowd. Just saying I could use your seat at the suomi.......
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Photos from the shop.



The idlers came off for grease time. New drive sprockets already installed. These machine have three pumps, as seen in the bottom photo. They do break torsion bars and occasionally the forged idler arms.
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Mike, We are heading out to camp late today. Might be the last for the summer!!



This is the pro rally he is referring to. http://www.lsprorally.com/


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I've been wrenching on these silly machines for a few weeks now. (I'm not really the mechanic) This outfit has 4 of them here now and another new one on its way. I have taken a few photos but are you folks interested in these machines??
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All snow cats a desirable..... even the good ones..... Keep the details coming.... every one has a brand loyalty and few snow cat enthusiast are truly open minded.

I find it fascinating that you will be making not only a transistion from silent sports to the polluting noisey snow sports, but from open air grooming to the thundering silence of a properly heated cab. your observations will be fair and balanced.

Get those mutts ready for 14 hour tugs and of course all the rookie or apprentice tricks as you get your sea legs under you.

Wrench away and make sure to ask for the first sat in feb off!!!
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I've been wrenching on these silly machines for a few weeks now. (I'm not really the mechanic) This outfit has 4 of them here now and another new one on its way. I have taken a few photos but are you folks interested in these machines??
if you get a chance take the pb school. mine was a two day class and very helpful.
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OK guys, Follow is a few photos. Here is the 370ho straight 6 Cummins power plant these PB's have. As you can see, its turbo charged.
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I had been tasked with replacing the inner most track washers that were bent. Of course I added a few extra photos of the track for fluff effect. These were remove via grinding the curl off to access the bolts. The water bottle is for cooling. Can you smart fellows tell us what the bottom photo shows??
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