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Default Re: Snow Trac production chart: Year/Serial #'s + Known MAGAZINE ARTICLES & Club Webs

Bob,
I have that magazine but I cant find it right now. Here are some that I can find. I have several more I cant find right now but I will keep looking.

Country Life March 21 1963 http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/album.php?albumid=139

Car Life September 1966
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Motor March 6 1965
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powerslide januar 1965
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Here are two more that I only have a picture of the covers. I took these pictures while at the museum at Holden Village while recovering both of these snow cats. If anyone can find a hard copy of these magazines I would gladly pay to have copies of them with the snow tracs!

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Found it....
The MOTOR February 20 1963
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Picked up a new magazine today with a Snow Trac / Snow Master article a Snow Trac add, a Grizzly article and a Grizzly add......,

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Picked up a new magazine today with a Snow Trac / Snow Master article a Snow Trac add, a Grizzly article and a Grizzly add......,

http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/album.php?albumid=163
I think you got ripped off, that dosen't look like a NEW magazine to me
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Index page has been updated with 2 of Couchloafer's additions. More to come as time permits, I try to keep the index up to date but its a lot harder to do than it sounds.

Please, if anyone else finds anything post it up for all to see!
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Thanks Bob! I have a couple more rare ones to get posted in the next couple weeks.
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I bought two John deeres one was a sportfire like on the cover.
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i still have a cyclone 440 on top of the connex but i loaned it out and it came back with a burned piston
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Just recieved what my wife has taken to calling my "porn". Got this magazine from a guy in the UK...has several articles on various tracked vehicles...
articles are in my albums http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/album.php?albumid=179
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There is a very interesting article on the use of Tucker Sno-Cats in the October 1952 issue of Popular Mechanics.......it is a 6 page article but I have apparently reached the limit of what I can store in my albums as it wont let me download anymore pictures..
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Ah yes...
With technology one can read the entire article!

http://books.google.com/books?id=jdw...201952&f=false
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I cut this out of the production list. are there any significant changes to the machines in addition to the Bogy wheels, perhaps the ebrake changed to in board ????
If this is all the years of the master When did the change to large front bogies happen?


830-879...............1966.........50............Trac-Master ST4B
880-914...............1967.........35............Snow-Trac ST4
930-969...............1967.........40............Trac-Master ST4B
915-929,970-1039...1968......85............Trac-Master ST4B
1040-1079..........1968.........40..............Snow-Trac ST4
1130-1169..........1968.........40..............Trac-Master ST4B
1170-1220..........1968.........51..............Snow-Trac ST4
1221-1295..........1969.........75.............Trac-Master ST4B
1296-1375..........1969.........80..............Snow-Trac ST4
1376-1490..........1970........115.............Snow-Trac ST4
1491-1590..........1971........100.............Snow-Trac ST4
1591-1610..........1971..........20.............Trac-Master ST4B
1611-1620..........1972..........10.............Trac-Master ST4B
1621-1650..........1972..........30.............Snow-Trac ST4
1651-1670..........1973..........20.............Snow-Master ST4B
1671-1720..........1974..........50.............Snow-Trac ST4
1721-1740..........1975..........20.............Snow-Master ST4B
1741-1840..........1975........100.............Snow-Trac ST4
1841-1865..........1975..........25.............Snow-Master ST4B
1866-1970..........1975..........45.............Snow-Trac ST4
1971-1995..........1976..........25.............Snow-Master ST4B
1996-2070..........1977..........75.............Snow-Trac ST4
2071-2105..........1977..........35.............Snow-Master ST4B
2106-2180..........1978..........75.............Snow-Trac ST4
2181-2205..........1978..........25.............Snow-Master ST4B
2206-2240..........1979..........25.............Snow-Master ST4B

Where is the split or change to Big wheeled snow masters.

Did all the small tyred/tired machines have the brass wheel?

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Some time around 1970 When Wesminster???(the original farm machinerery company) sold the snow trac to Aktiv..See the gap in 1970? I think this was when production was moved to the new company Aktiv...

But transitional machines have show up and were made from old parts stocks, from the original company. Here in the past year we've seen examples of these. 1968/69 were the last of the original company's production, and only these years have the brass wheel in the second position...

And with 50 year old machines, with no history, parts have gotten moved around from one machine to another....It can be interesting to figure out...

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the brass wheel was an attempt to fix the weak spot which was# 2 boggie wheel blowing out mine has solid tires and it took a beating i found my self welding up that truck assembly once a year the big wheel came out early in the 70's with the 3 band track to help protect the tires you will also see some big wheel conversions on 2 band track units than there is my big wheel conversion with torsion axles it works geat service brakes were outbord on the early models than moved inboard on transition models and stayed there for 3 band aktiv models.
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So to recap, Brake position and front tire arrangement is a good indicator of manufacture and year.

I recently looked at a brass wheel master/machine and a big wheel master/machine and the steering linkages where different as well. the brass wheel machine hit the hood when turned. the Big wheel machine that pivot point was considerably lower almost completely different orientation.

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So to recap, the brass wheel machine hit the hood when turned. thanks mike
It hit the hood? Not sure what you ment.....

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the newer models also have additional luvers between the windshield and hood couchloafer you have i will have to compair the two units when i get them
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It hit the hood? Not sure what you ment.....

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Yes the steering box was in the same position but the variator pivot was above the belt adjustment knob. (Brass wheel machine) the machine had alot of play in the steering wheel (compared with yours) is what made me look for wear. it was cleanly broken.
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The big wheeled machine has that pivot under the variator and much less play.

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There are loovers both in the hood and on the cowling on the Big wheel machine.

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Bonjour les amis!
my name is Sebastien, 46, and I'm a French farmer in Champagne (France)
I'm new here but since 20 years, I collect Land Rovers (more 50!) and Snow Tracs Aktiv (3 ST4 and 2 MasterTracs)
I was the happy owner of this ST4, now sold to a chalet near Mont Blanc mountain (photo on the cover of the magazine):






me and Oscar, my french dog in the Mont Blanc mountain (feb. 2005):


You can contact me for more informations, with pleasure.
Bye!
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