Search results

  1. Cletis

    Getting a bit crusty out there

    Out yesterday in the mountains. Our two man cab is around 1200lbs and there's a good bit of driving characteristics between it and the four man. The snows crusting up pretty good now on top with a cpl feet of powder under and very large sections broke off under the machine as we went. Have to...
  2. Cletis

    Another great day

    They said we received another 15" from last weeks storm but I don't think it was that much. Still another good day on the mountain though.
  3. Cletis

    Nothing like Deep Powder! We're having a good snow season and been so cold that the snow has stayed powder for a good while. Really cool feeling climbing a hill of nothing but powder. Had to give it just enough throttle to keep moving but if you gave it too much, you'd just...
  4. Cletis

    In pursuit of powder

    Couple pics from playing in the powder today. 3' deep in places after a small storm last couple days. Nothing like playing in the powder and always a plus when your the first one there!
  5. Cletis

    Cool pic

    Kind of a cool pic. Every time I crossed through, snow would fall from the top edge of the snow wall. Snow wall was straight up on the side towards the tree. Snow fence was about 13' tall.
  6. Cletis


    First time ever grooming today. Turned out really well.
  7. Cletis

    Canyon trip

    A scenic ride down the canyon yesterday morning after getting fresh snow. Nobody around but us. I always like the pics and vids you guys from the NW take showing the trees full of snow. The snow doesn't last long in the trees here so it's nice to drive through right after a good snow...
  8. Cletis

    USFS proposal

    Worth keeping an eye on.
  9. Cletis


    Do any of you carry a short set of skis when your out in your snow cats or just snow shoes? Haven't done any cross country sking but it has to be easier than snow shoeing in deep powder. ???????
  10. Cletis

    Milling machine

    I'm ready to really upgrade my pos drill press. I was thinking a decent milling machine with a really nice table. Although I don't plan on doing a lot of milling. I just want a very tight tolerance table. I would like to be able to size brass bushings for special king pin applications and...
  11. Cletis


    Recently read an article that Polaris was coming out with an 850 fourwheeler with airless tires for the low, low price of $14,999 !!! Since I don't buy lottery tickets, I don't see one in my future! Or any other 15k thousand dollar fourwheeler. Cletis
  12. Cletis

    Dogs in schools I think this is an excellent idea! The dogs to patrol for drugs and weapons in schools. And while they are at it, patrol the parking lots for drugs in vehicles also. Sure seems like a good deterent to me! Cletis
  13. Cletis


    One of our mules, Hatie. Seriously, I told her to say cheese before I took the pic!!!
  14. Cletis

    Molding opinions

    I'm looking at molding for installing windows. Basically two types, one where the glass sits inside the window frame and the second type where the glass overlaps the window frame. Anyone have any opinions on which would be the better molding type? Thank you Cletis
  15. Cletis


    You can't have a snow cat without being some kind of fabricator, designer, etc. I'd say just about everyone on this site has these abilities. So how many snow cats have you designed in your head? I think I have at least four different snow cat designs in my head! If only I had tons of time...
  16. Cletis

    Track frame profile

    Realizing that the flatter the track profile contacting the snow provides a lower lbs psi. What's your thoughts on a curved track frame for possibly quicker/easier steering like what they use on say fourwheelers? I wonder if Tucker has ever done any testing with curved track frames or why...
  17. Cletis

    Proper lingo

    A really stupid question. I always thought snow cat referred specifically to a Tucker machine. Looking at other (snow vehicle) manufacturers websites, they also at times use snow cat in reference to their machines. So how did the term Snow cat first get started? Cletis
  18. Cletis

    New twist on a beat to death topic

    If you were specing out a machine for your personal purposes. What kind of test would you want to put the machine through to make sure it would met your particular needs. Ex: The road to our tiny cabin (shed) is windy and alot of short steep grades so I would have to test the machine for steep...
  19. Cletis


    Probably a dumb question but do the tracks always have more traction say on bare ground than what they would have on all types of snow conditions? Meaning do the Cats always steer better/easier on the snow? Thinking more along the lines of a Tucker four track machine. Cletis
  20. Cletis

    PLB or SPOT

    In another thread Alaska Snow Cat mentioned SPOT. I've just started looking into these devices myself and was kinda leaning toward a ACR 406 Personal Locating Beacon but not sure yet. Anyone else using either of these or another model have any input on using these? Cletis