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Old 02-15-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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http://www.flixxy.com/snow-vehicle-concept.htm

Snow Vehicle Concept (1924)
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(no sound) A demo film of the Armstead Snow Motors Company concept snow vehicle - powered by a Fordson tractor and a Chevrolet automobile.


In January 1926, Time magazine reported: “Having used the motor car for almost every other conceivable purpose, leading Detroit automobile makers have now organized a company entitled "Snow Motors Inc.," to put out a machine which will negotiate the deepest snowdrifts at six to eight miles an hour. The new car will consist of a Ford tractor power-plant mounted on two revolving cylinders instead of wheels—something on the order of a steam roller. Source: Wikipedia
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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Snowmotor FTW! That thing is pretty cool. Suprised theres not a similar conversion around today.
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I totally want to build one.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
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I am envisioning a v-8 powered one. I wonder what they used for the screws? Maybe some sort of large tank, and some fins. In this video, it seems that this tractor dosn't have the sideways drive like the Russian version.
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Wonder how it transfered screw to screw.
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The Russian one appears to have separate hydraulic motors on each screw. That way they can be driven independantly.
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not the first - s'ok - we're not pirate offroad - just sorta' spreads information across many threads is all. It wasn't too long ago the first one got posted. maybe we should cross reference 'em

Tucker worked on snowmachine-looking rig, one big tube with skis on either side - it didn't seem to work for him, tho I've not seen any video. I do think the counter-rotating screws are key to making it work. Maybe with dual transmissions it would allow for sideways rolling like the hydro driven units?
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http://alaska4x4network.com/showthread.php?t=34065
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lol...animal cruelty in 1924... Walk **** you... I dont care if the snow is 5 feet deep... awesome vehicle though... worked incredibly well for 1924... I love the picture of it from the front where you can see the bowtie...it looks badass
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not the first - s'ok - we're not pirate offroad - just sorta' spreads information across many threads is all. It wasn't too long ago the first one got posted. maybe we should cross reference 'em

Tucker worked on snowmachine-looking rig, one big tube with skis on either side - it didn't seem to work for him, tho I've not seen any video. I do think the counter-rotating screws are key to making it work. Maybe with dual transmissions it would allow for sideways rolling like the hydro driven units?
I think first gear, and reverse would have to be pretty close together ratio wise for it to work? One tranny in first, the second in reverse, and sideways you go?
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lol...animal cruelty in 1924... Walk **** you... I dont care if the snow is 5 feet deep... awesome vehicle though... worked incredibly well for 1924... I love the picture of it from the front where you can see the bowtie...it looks badass
that horse looked frustrated. it should have bucked him.
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