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Old 01-25-2011, 03:16 PM
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4500? That is almost 2x what I paid for it. I can pick it up for 1000 in fuel and tolls, not including costs of the miles on my Duramax. I'd consider it for 1500. As that is likely unrealistic, looks like a roadtrip is in my future.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:25 PM
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Skidozer is 92" so would ride on a standard deck semi w/o being over height. It is currently 115" (9' 7") wide so the tracks will need to be removed, cannot imagine a wideload for 1700 miles across several state lines would be cost effective. God forbid that it snows or the wind blows, DOT would have a great time delaying the load.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:26 PM
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Undrerstood.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:00 PM
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On our 302 I just used a come along to take the tenson off and removed the bolts but mine has over lapping belts not lacing as my 200 has lacing harder. The tracks are way heavier than you think I have been rebuilding mine in the garage and they are tough to move around. I roll them up and use the skid loader with forks to move them around. I haul my 302 without a permit 9' wide the 200 is 10'6" and I do get a pemit for that one
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:22 PM
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I will assueme they are pinned/laced, as I cannot tell from the pic's I have. How do i release the greased tentioners? Or do i just put a come-a-long on both sides and pull it? Should one have the joint in the midpoint or near one end? Should I have a long punch in my tool box? 3/8"? What dia are the pins?
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:18 PM
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On my 252 you just use a socket on an extension and unscrew the grease fitting... think it's 7/16 ? The splice should be at the front or rear > where ever you can get at both sides (inside between the tracks and outside edge).
I find ratchet straps helpful.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:06 PM
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If you want I am west of loveland and you can stop by I would be happy to show you what I have. Not sure how much it might help but your welcome anytime.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:55 AM
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What track setup do you have on your 302 that makes it 9' wide? Asymetrical ? Have a pic posted anywhere?
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:27 PM
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Anyone know if a late 70's Ski-Dozer 302 has the same cog spacing as the late model machines? Will a set of tracks off a BR series or a PB fit? (can adjust total lenght) Used tracks are available here in Colorado. Just dont know if they will fit my rig.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:18 PM
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call adrien at b gravel & fils he will tell you they ar in valcourt quebec he is the king in my op he ben in biz since the 50 and new parts and use
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:43 PM
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just got the 302 home...Denver to NY back to Denver, 3500 miles, 101 hours total. I need a nap.
The rig will need a bit more TLC than I thought..has cracks in the frame under the back of the cab. hour meter shows 5024. Have not started the 460 up yet...looks like it could use a complete rewiring as it is a mess. 5k hours on that 460 may be all it had in it? Will see if it smokes once i fire it up...Will remove the cab and weld in plate where needed, to bolster the frame under the cab. That cab looks really heavy! Disconnected the instrument pannel, and have seperated the hydro lines out the front, just have to thread them out the hole in the back and pull the lines from the "short stick" steering levers. Just a few bolts along the front edge to remove... any guesses at the wt of the cab?
Step one make it structurally sound, two mechanically reliable, third creature comforts. Plan on building a passinger cabin on the bed area. will be sweet when done.
Plan to document the restoration/transformation of this ex-groomer into a Colorado mountian crawler, "jeep on tracks" to explore the mountians and haul friends to powder skiing hot spots, for feul and beer...lol. more to come over the next few months.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:46 PM
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Glad to hear you finally got it home !

I'll be looking forward to your restoration thread !!

How did you deal with the tracks ?
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:47 PM
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pulled the zerks, no grease oozed out...then once we got it to move, as it was firmly frozen to the ground, by chaning my trailer to a tree and winching the cat backwards we aliged the pins to where we could tap them out...then winched it forward off the tracks. they wrinkled up so we had to chain them back to the trailer and continue...
rolled them up, put a ratchet strap around them, and the seller had a bobcat, so we picked them up and got them out of the way. then winched it up onto the trailer, the blade got hung up on the ramps...loaded it tail first, as we figured it would put the bulk of the wt on the trailer axles that way. then dumped the tracks on the front of the trailer. it filled the 20' trailer. I'll post a pic of the loaded trailer.
my wife is not happy about losing the garage for a few months...have to pull the cab off, as it will not fit under the standard door frame.
Pixie that is a "cute" Muskeg... my dad has one in AK, he just installed a Ford 351/automatic in it with a v oil pan and remote oil tank to keep it from sucking air on steep climbs. just now completing the driveline brake setup. Does your Muskeg have old school manual steering? his does, was thinking of trying to duplicate the "short stick" hydro setup the Skidozer has for him, or at least set up slave cylinders...
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Travelling to New York!!! Make sure you are DOT safe, and within proper weight, binders and on and on!!! Its spring and DOT in NY will redflag and ground you for an unsafe bolt!!! They get read hardnose in spring!!!
Looks like a solid machine. From the background in the photo, looks like you are in western,NY and quite far away. If you are picking up in eastern, NY and need help, may not be far away. Best of luck!!! Its a long ride!!!!
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Just learned to not read posts before having a big cup of coffee so I don't reply before I get to the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad your trip went well!!!!!
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Happy to see it back at your place. Let me know how the cab removal comes along. I am going to do that in the spring. I broke mine again this weekend; I broke 3 cogs on the rear drive sprokets in deep wet snow. Honestly did not think that was possible but I am now on the hunt for a replacement drive sproket for an SV302. In fact I think I will buy 2 of them. Let me know if anyone has some for me.
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Thanks, swixb. I think it's 'cute' too. It has the short stick/hydraulic steering just like a Skidozer.

BirchBoy, sprockets are usually available from Minnesota Outdoors http://www.mn-outdoors.com/
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Thanks Swixb. Pulled the sproket off last night and needed a 4 ft long Johnson bar to do it. I could not believe how tight those nuts are. I think I need a ski hill grooming manual because I have buried mine more then a few times pulling the hill grooming drag around.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:23 PM
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Lifted the cab straight up with a forklift...the hardest part was un-plumbing all the hydro lines that ran out through two holes in the back of the cab. you have to scoot the cab forward about 1.5 inches to not hook the lines on the steering cylinders, so lift slowly and have a friend or to to watch. electrical, I just removed the gauge panel from above the window, marked and cut wires for lights & wipers...
stupid design on the fold down panel....folds right into the window, yep two spider cracks where it made contact at some ealier time.
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have it in my garage...step one weld up the deck as it was cracked under the back of the cab, note the cab is really heavy! step two will be to grind off all the surface rust on the deck and coat with some affordable brand of "Rhino Coat" material. Then rewire the engine, as it is a mess. no factory cover behind the cab, time and weather have made all the wires brittle. then on to the cab...extend it to accomidate a bench seat, or go all the way back? had the idea of making it air ride like a semi cab, as zero suspention travel in the very back would make for a very harsh ride. a wild idea would be to scrap the factory cab and build a totally new cabin out of 2" DOM steel like tube buggy rock crawlers use...wrap it in Alm sheeting with foam between the pannels. glass would be easy, doors that would be tight will be the hard part. air bags w/ shocks on all corners, and seating mounted to the cabin not the floor. Anyone need a factory cab? Could help finance the tube frame...
Pics will come of the restro...
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