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Old 03-28-2009, 07:12 PM
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Well, just worked a deal on a Sno Trac ST4 here in Eagle River, Ak. Ser.# is 58025 I think. The guy used it alot for moose hunting and never had it on the snow. Needs one or two boggie wheels and some brake work. Interior is rough but don't see much for body damage. The owner is going to help me do the work on the rig as he seems very knowlegable about them and I'm honestly not. Payed him a little more than I think it's worth but it comes with a trailer and he has some spare parts as well as tools, etc. Motivated to get it out in early May for a spring brown bear hunt in the hills. Will post pics soon.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:27 PM
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WELCOME TO THE FORUMS FORUM SNOW CAT WEB SITE 'AKSTEVE'. YOUR SNOW TRAC WAS THE 29TH MACHINE BUILT OUT OF 2315+, MAKING IT ONE OF, IF NOT THE OLDEST RUNNING MACHINE I KNOW OF! CONGRATULATIONS! THIS IS ONE I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE, IN PERSON.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:52 PM
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Lyndon, the gentleman I am purchasing it from is Ben Wade if that rings a bell? Nice guy and he made some interesting mods to the rig. One is a disc brake system which he never did get to work quit right but we are going to try and install some larger units and hope that helps. We are getting the unit into the shop on Monday to start working on it. Will get some pics out as soon as I can.
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Hello all,

Thank you for your time and grade into this site. It has been invaluable on many occasions for the Alaska Moose Federation. On our last project below Anchorage on the Coastal Wildlife Refuge, we stopped long enough to snap a couple of Forums worthy photos of our #1776 Snow Trac between runs. The first photo has Cook Inlet directly behind our Snow Trac with the Kenai Mountains rising up in the background.
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The second photo is where we took a break to capture the 2005 Bombardier GT 300 and the Snow Trac in front of Mt. Susitna in the background or otherwise known as Sleeping Lady because at sunset, the outline of the mountain has the perfect shape of a lady lying on her back . You know Alaska is a pretty cool place when your mountains are silhouetted so nicely!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:08 PM
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Hi Moose Guy,
I was just watching Discovery Channel and "Alaska's Most Extreme" and there you were! About a 5 minute segment of your work protecting the Moose and the drivers on the highways. Great scenery & really great to see some snowcats in action on a "big time" channel! Great work and what a great way to spend some days... Saw some more snowcats on another Alaska program before that one. Awesome!
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:28 PM
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I joined the trac club last week with #185
My Bombi may be finding a new owner this fall.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:43 PM
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WOW that is an interesting green color!!!

We need more photos.
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No photos yet except of a few of the minor roof water/rust damage I am working on. The story of it is in #1.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:39 AM
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you will either love it or hate it you will find a better ride more room down side they are noisy kind of delicate but they are a over the snow transport not a tank or a cat and they work good for what they were ment for congrats on the new snow trac.
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WOW that is an interesting green color!!!

We need more photos.
It was painted to match State Of Washington DOT rigs, so that the owner could avoid vandalism.

It's the one in the first part of "Larry Olson's" story.
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More people have probably seen this little green cat than any other ST4 built:

Pictures In Hemmings Motor News (circulation about 20 Million), Hot VW's((12 Million Subscribers, another 12 million copies sold at news stands), VW Trends, (2 Million subscribers, another 10 million at the stands), and several European VW Magazines that I don't know the names of, or circulation numbers. A Well traveled machine: Sweden to Prince Rupert BC, To Sumner Wa, To various car shows, to Stampeed Pass,(passes thru 2 owners hands at stampeed pass washington), To Enumclaw Washington.
When I get back to washington from alaska I will bicycle over(about 10 miles) to Jim's place and give him THE ORIGINAL BRITTISH COLUMBIA LICENSE PLATES! I wondered why I never could pawn those off on somebody.
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wished youhad some thing on my snow trac but i suppose you never owned one here in north western ak
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:01 AM
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Looking forward to having you over. That will make a good addition to my plate collection.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:34 AM
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wished youhad some thing on my snow trac but i suppose you never owned one here in north western ak
You may want to read the download athttp://www.goldcordmine.com/manuals/...17%20manuals)/ then select Manual 1963 full.pdf
On page 40 it has a story of the airforce sending snowtrac's to a white alice site site and what problems they had. One could be yours.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:24 AM
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Hello Forum. I'm not a track owner (yet). Recently sold my deuce and a half after restoring her to daily driver capability. My family lived in Misawa, Japan in the early 60's -- way north on the island of Honshu, compliments of the USAF. Winters could be brutal -- snow one floor deep. My dad was incharge of the motor pool, so as soon as the runways were cleared and essential roads open, he'd make a milk/bread run to the house in a 4T10W. It confused me for years -- it was called a Weasel, but sure didn't look like the M29 series.

To shorten a long, boring story, I was cleaning out some things and ran across a couple of photos of his ride. They were also used on the beach to service the gunnery/bombing range along the coast. I could occasionally hop a ride to watch the jets do their thing. And that's where my interest rekindled.

Live in Florida, but have a cabin northeast of Asheville, NC.

I really enjoy the builds and commentary on the forum. Thanks.
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Greetings Everyone: I am the new owner of #2116. Just got it home, a few minor repairs then to find some snow next weekend for a "operator training".
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Greetings Everyone: I am the new owner of #2116. Just got it home, a few minor repairs then to find some snow next weekend for a "operator training".
Operator Training is sort of an overstatement. Its a good cover story to tell your wife. Make her think you are NOT having any fun.

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snow tracs are a little more complex to operate than krusties as krustys never move they stay in a shop or on a trailer as a conversation piecs things to remember it's not a tank be gentel with it and never operate the steering wheel with out the vehicle moving as the little st'25' are geting hard to find good luck and post lots of pictures

Ps always fill the tank it's embarrising when a snow trac owner has to walk home you tend to get a lot of heckling from the krusty crowd
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Hi there,
My name is Dan and recently acquired a 1965 Snow Trac #708. He is currently making his way down from Kenai, Alaska to the Seattle area and we are very excited to receive him. I am looking for some advice as to how to register him. Is my only option to register him as ORV as he has no skis he can not be registered as a snow mobile. How much does this limit where he can and can't go. I have heard about the jamboree in Leavenworth. What type of license is needed to participate in this event? I have enjoyed the information I have gotten from this forum so far and what ever advice you can offer would be welcomed as I have never driven a Snow Trac as yet. I look forward to meeting others with information and interest.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:23 PM
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you got some incorrect information if it is for Washington. yes register it as a snowmobile. this has been gone over many times on this fourm.
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