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Old 12-31-2011, 08:00 PM   #18
wasillashack
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Default Re: Built your own tracked vehicle?

The trend toward 4 track machines is probably due to greater flotation in snow and other soft surfaces. I've looked at a couple of Tucker Snow Cats on the slope, the ones I looked at seemed to be 3/4 ton or bigger truck chassis equipped with Tuckers version of Mattracks,with a box moose buggy type cab. Of course this is an over simplification. I can't see how their turning radius could be better than a two track vehicle due to limited turning of the tracks mounted on spindles. A two track vehicle properly designed should be able to reverse on track and forward the other pivot steer in it;s own length. I have to admit my examination the Sno Cats was cursory at best.

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