Snow Cats are expensive so I Built this.

farm-tim

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Snow Cats are expensive so I Built this. I tested it last weekend, we used it for the 14 mile off road adveture to our cabin in Michigans upper paninsula. It worked incredibly well on the groomed snowmobile trails and I was really pleased when we left the trail for the last four miles to the cabin. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKr61XRRAd4"]YouTube - Ford explorer Snow truck, Half Track. pt.4[/ame]
 

farm-tim

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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSnlRPFXGmI"]YouTube - Ford Explorer half track on the trail.[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I2iQMp3zDk"]YouTube - Ford explorer Snow truck, Half Track. pt. 5[/ame]
 

Melensdad

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I'd be willing to bet that is a lot more comfortable to ride in than a typical snow cat, a lot quieter too.

Did you build the rear tracks or were those pre-made bolt on units like Mattracks?

How about some close up photos of the ski-construction? Ditto close up photos of the tracks!!!
 

farm-tim

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How can to get that on the snowmobile trails? Way over the width limitation... ?
The main trail we use is a seasonal road after that its all nonmaintained roads. I checked with the DNR they said no prob. Then I told them my wife was disabled and they said go were you want just be carefull.
 

farm-tim

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I'd be willing to bet that is a lot more comfortable to ride in than a typical snow cat, a lot quieter too.

Did you build the rear tracks or were those pre-made bolt on units like Mattracks?

How about some close up photos of the ski-construction? Ditto close up photos of the tracks!!!

I built the whole thing.. I had good help too , It took about 40 hours or so.
 

weatherby

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Welcome to the Forum Farm Tim

I took a look at your creation last week when you were in town (Paradise) "very nice":thumb:

I live about eight mi north of town.
 

Melensdad

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I built the whole thing.. I had good help too , It took about 40 hours or so.

Very impressive.

Its nice to have you here at the Snowcat Forums of the ForumsForums :smile:

What else have you built? Oh, and we need photos :hammer:
 

farm-tim

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Welcome to the Forum Farm Tim

I took a look at your creation last week when you were in town (Paradise) "very nice":thumb:

I live about eight mi north of town.
Cool thanks... I also need to say Coodos to the Paradise snowmobile club, Especially Mike who when it broke pulled it up to the groomer barn and welded up my weak spot. Verry cool people and fellow gear heads.
 

farm-tim

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Ive also built This....
 

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weatherby

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Cool thanks... I also need to say Coodos to the Paradise snowmobile club, Especially Mike who when it broke pulled it up to the groomer barn and welded up my weak spot. Verry cool people and fellow gear heads.

If Mike Dezs hasn't seen this yet, he needs to, he has been creating something close to your design for his Jeep. I'm assuming your back in off of farm truck RD.
or Betsy lake?
Did Mike C. pull you in with the Bombi?
 

farm-tim

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farm-tim

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If Mike Dezs hasn't seen this yet, he needs to, he has been creating something close to your design for his Jeep. I'm assuming your back in off of farm truck RD.
or Betsy lake?
Did Mike C. pull you in with the Bombi?

Mike Dezs took pictures. and yes they pulled it in with the groomer but it broke in their parking lot, after about the third trip to the cabin. and yes, our place is about a mile north of the New bridge.
 

Cletis

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Cool.
How's it steer? Did you have to put a rib on the bottom of the skis to get some bite while turning?

Also, I call dibs on the army jeep!!!!!!!!!!!

Cletis
 
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