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I built a mini snow cat in about 3 weeks out of two snowmobiles & some scrap. works good, gona build some more. Check out the video.
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wow cool. I always like tinkering with stuff...


looks like you are already ahead of most krustys out there :P :) :) LOL
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Nice work!

How about some close-ups of the drive train!
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That is AWESOME.

Do you have any of the build up photos for us so you could show us how it went together? And perhaps some added specifications?
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Yamaha tracks & suspension, K 131 kohler moter ( a little under powerd ) Haxco transaxle W/ 2 foward & 1 rev. jet ski fuel cell, subaru brat seats,
twist throtle off a honda motorcycle, 1x .125 square tube & 1 x 2 rec. tube, a little bit of angle iron, the 1.5 dia. round tube is from a trampoline.
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that is awesome ! your very krafty and creative for sure! did you ever think of building a hovercraft ??
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That thing is cool!!! And yes, it is already better than most krusty's since it moves under it's own power and has seen snow.

Now, how does it turn? Steer? Is it like a skid steer setup where one track brakes in order to turn?
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yes, band brekes & i have foot controls to steer so i can hold on w/ my hands.
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that is awesome ! your very krafty and creative for sure! did you ever think of building a hovercraft ??
No i have not, i live on the side of a mountian, all wheel drive & tracks work best for me.
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I'd love to see some up close/detailed photos.

What are your plans? You obviously built a roll type cage, is that going to be the frame for some future body work? Possibly a flat bed for cargo over the rear? Or since you indicate it is underpowered is there a new powerplant in your future plans that might give it a bit more oomph?
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That's great. Thanks for posting the video and welcome to Forums Forums.
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Default Re: Homebuilt Mini Snow cat

small and gets around kinda reminds me of the cushman but with a better ride having a smowmachine suspension hre is a novel idea fora power pland how about a geo metro motor that little 3 banger would make your ride fly
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I have an Audi 4cyl. & 5 speed transaxle, i plan on building a bigger one.
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This one will stay just as it is, it's just an ATV type toy.
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The build photos will not upload, too big i think.
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audi trans axle would be cool with the inboard brakes you don't have to worry about an axke snaping during a turn would be simmalar to a m113 system for the pivot steerlots of luck i would only suggestthat you look to put on a longer track so you don't have to be concernedabout an endo when traversing rough terrain on a slope.get a copy of the cuushman trackster operators manual they have some diagrams in the front about that.

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Default Re: Homebuilt Mini Snow cat

When i build the bigger one i am gona build every thing including the tracks, i just need to find a pair of drive sprokets i have most everything els, It will be at least 2 x longer then my little one.
gona do a 2 to 1 chain reduction on my final drive so it will drop my gearing but still give me a good top end speed. every thing i build are one offs, no two are the same only becuse i build outa what ever i have laying around or what i can trade for.
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When i build the bigger one i am gona build every thing including the tracks, i just need to find a pair of drive sprokets i have most everything els, It will be at least 2 x longer then my little one.
gona do a 2 to 1 chain reduction on my final drive so it will drop my gearing but still give me a good top end speed. every thing i build are one offs, no two are the same only becuse i build outa what ever i have laying around or what i can trade for.
camoplast makes tracks for the trackster and also some longer tracks for the lookalikes the drive coggs for the internal drive of that track are easy to fabricate
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camoplast tracks would be nice, i'll have to look into style of track. You can see some of my pics at http://www.6x6world.com/gallery/g506...ious-atvs.html
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camoplast tracks would be nice, i'll have to look into style of track. You can see some of my pics at http://www.6x6world.com/gallery/g506...ious-atvs.html
research cushman tracksters there was a forum simalar to this one specializing in the trackster i had one i was going to rebuild till i deamed it not cost effective
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