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Old 10-31-2019, 10:47 PM
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Default Tractor Train Traverse - Ronne Ice Shelf 2017/18


Piston Bully fans will enjoy this one....

Nice video of a British expedition of scientists getting data on sea levels and other things...

Caterpillars on the ice!


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Default Re: Tractor Train Traverse - Ronne Ice Shelf 2017/18

Some reason the videos aren't playing on my phone. Is this the same bunch? Interestingly fuel tankers.

https://youtu.be/kI2Cxl-L9u4

Oh I did find the other one, not the same. Interesting the difference in choice of machines.

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Default Re: Tractor Train Traverse - Ronne Ice Shelf 2017/18

Those were awesome.
The one 1bg posted is cool too.
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….. ''cool'' videos,... I think those guyz are nuts, i'm froze to the bone just watching... guess that's an adventure you would do, to say you've been there , not many have. we used a fleet of those CAT ''challenger's , in the phosphate mines in FLA.,. they look totally different in the snow, instead of the ''sugar'' sand. I noticed an average of three mechanics , per expedition … ''you're only going as far, or back,.. as your best crew....'''... 100% kero…??
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Way back in 1997, I was asked if I would be interested in going to the South Pole in Cat Challenger. As an Cat Challenger owner I was sorely tempted. But with a new wife and a baby at home, I thought it was a bit much....

I have often thought what it would have been like to have gone. But those days I am afraid are behind me now. I still love to watch these You Tubes of these guys, and wonder if....

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….. roger that,... I had a job offer in 2007, to go work in Fairbanks,.. got introduced to a real nice guy, steve M., but my , now ex-wife, put up a fuss...if I had only known...it's that hind sight … that my ''if'',.... maybe someday....
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Kirk, I don't remember if I shared this project my company did years back for a gold mine up in British Columbia. They also had several other rigs to transport stuff over the glacier...
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…. the first pic looks like a 740 enddump,... with the body removed , for a fifth wheel, and the tires replaced with tracks, cool rig.... what's the other two,.... thx
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That last picture looks like a Nodwell Chieftan. It has a bigger brother called the Super Chieftan. We had a fleet of both in Prudhoe. Slow, a little rough on the steering, a real hassle to change out a grouser or tire on!
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