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

couchloafer

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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..:(
http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/album.php?albumid=180
 

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redsqwrl

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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?

Mike
 

300 H and H

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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...

Regards, Kirk
 

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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.

thanks mike
 

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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.....:unsure:

Regards, Kirk
 

Snowtrac Nome

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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
 

redsqwrl

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It hit the hood? Not sure what you ment.....:unsure:

Regards, Kirk
Brass machine
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.
big wheel
The big wheeled machine has that pivot under the variator and much less play.

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

Mike
 

Satanas

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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):
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me and Oscar, my french dog in the Mont Blanc mountain (feb. 2005):
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You can contact me for more informations, with pleasure.
Bye!
Sebastien-en-Champagne (F)
 

Melensdad

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BTW your English is much better than my FRENCH!
 

jask

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VolksWorld March 2015.

This is a current issue and available for purchase still, I found this copy at Chapters bookstore.
 

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jask

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pages 2 and 3 of the article:
 

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JimVT

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mine was Hot VW magazine in 97.i'll have to look for that issue.
thanks
 

HAWOSI

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von Wolfgang Haug
ein Bericht von meinem SNOW TRAC
Teckbote Lenninger / Tal am 06.06.2014

und eine Deutsche Homepage
www.snow-trac-st4.de

Gruß aus Deutschland : Shifty:
 

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nikos

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Very interesting article.

RESUME.

In the interview the owner said that he find the ST4 inside a barn.
The snowtrac with the red and green colors in the foto. The previous owner used it for agricultural work in the forest.
Wolfgang bought it 1500 Euro, but with his team, ( Modellbaumeister
Tilo Schönhaar, Model builder Tilo Fairhair,) they spent a whole summer to rebuild it and almost cost 16000 Euro. Too many informations about the
road safety, as it has a Tractors Drive license from the insurance company.
Also many informations on how the TEAM (Michael
Stallherm, and the Mechaniker Jürgen Ehni) reconstructed the rubber trac (176 new grousers. and 1800 screws ) and the elecronics.
Last winter there was no snow in the region ( Lenningen) and the first ride - test drive with the ST4 it was in Janaury 2014. etc . etc. etc.

Nikos
 

thepaceline

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Hi all (and in particular Melensdad),

I'm trying to register my Snow Trac ST4 (#1541) with the UK Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. I sent them a copy of the 'Chassis Number & Year of Manufacture' that Melensdad posted some time back, but they will not accept this as sufficient evidence date of manufacture. Ideally what they are looking for is dating evidence from a "reliable source (eg. vehicle owners or enthusiasts club)."

They go on to say "Dating certificates provided by vehicle owners or enthusiast clubs must contain the date/year that the vehicle was manufactured and must explain what source information was used to determine the date of manufacture. They must also include an explanation of how the source information was linked to this particular vehicle. Dating certificates must be originals, written in English on letter headed paper and must clearly state the date of issue, the vehicle identity number (VIN) or chassis number and the vehicle's make and model."

Further, "We are unable to accept Dating Evidence from an Internet Source."

Bureaucracy...love it. Any help or pointers in the right direction would be eternally appreciated.
 

thepaceline

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Many thanks, I will get a message over to him pronto.
 
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