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Brian, I been talking with David Gregg for a few years now,supposed to get together with him this spring for Tucker info. I been running both the Tuckers quite a bit getting the bugs out. One of these days i got to get Gary to come up and take a ride in his old machine,both tuckers are going good at the moment.
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You must know about your other one being passed around also?

Glad you have the connection and this history is still told!
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You know Don, without pics it's hard to determine how well those two cats are actually running!
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You know Don, without pics it's hard to determine how well those two cats are actually running!
and Mr Net, photos of your machine would be nice, love to see how you are coming along...
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Well, The tuckers are doing O.K., but my photographer has been sick for about three weeks !!!! cold with coughing fits.The first nice warm day that she will come out of the house i will have her take pictures. I have a road across from my house that goes up to my brothers camp,been going up and down it ,it has a pretty steep grade in the beginning ,and so far no problems. I do need to put some teflon or something on the skis whenever i stop they try to freeze down.
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and Mr Net, photos of your machine would be nice, love to see how you are coming along...
I've run into a snag on my ice tracks (that I quizzed Sno-Drifter about)that has me at a temporary halt. 90% of the roller holes in the grousers are full round holes w/ no flat spot to hold the bearing stud. It appears to be that the nuts may have loosened up a little, then rounded out the hole. Previous owner "fixed' by welding the stud to the grouser. which may have been fine, until the tack weld broke. So . . . sorting out an effective way to add weld to create a perch, file it flat, then continue on.
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mr loggah, sir,

have you thought about using the factory supplied landing gear to raise the skis up...
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They freeze down if i just stop on the trail for a few minutes !!! thats the problem with steel skis i guess. i do put the wheels down at night or when i put them in the building, the sled skis also freeze down also.my buddys horse logging scoots do the same thing,to break them loose he pulls of at an angle with the horses. I am looking at getting some dump truck body liner and bolting it to the bottoms with countersunk screws.
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oh yeah, forgot you built those fabulous "steel" skis,

maybe bring a torch with you, seat heaters for the skis, build a fire to boil some water, run them up onto some 2X4's or....

just order some new hickory wood skis from tuckerville
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They freeze down if i just stop on the trail for a few minutes !!! thats the problem with steel skis i guess. i do put the wheels down at night or when i put them in the building, the sled skis also freeze down also.my buddys horse logging scoots do the same thing,to break them loose he pulls of at an angle with the horses. I am looking at getting some dump truck body liner and bolting it to the bottoms with countersunk screws.
How about paint with bed liner.
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Scott,Thats an idea ! i went to seem brother Ray thats a mechanic for the local power co. ,they have some plastic bucket truck tub liners that failed dielectric tests , i think i can cut strips out of it to screw to the steel bottoms.
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Well i got my sticky,freezing ski problem licked i think ! I got a plastic bucket liner from my brother,that had been condemned and cut it into 8" wide strips. The plastic is about 3/8" thick .I drilled and tapped the steel skis and bolted the plastic on with flat head machine screws. about 20 screws in each ski ,and i did both tuckers. It has been warm and raining here for a couple days so i haven't tried them out yet ,but i'm sure it will work. I still have to do the trailer skis. Heres a few pictures.The first picture is work in progress,the second one laying on the track is ready to put back on.



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