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Old 03-02-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hey I thought id share some pictures of the sleds I build for hauling freight on the yetna, dead section of the forum but somebody in the future might want to see some pictures of how they are built. These suckers take lots of hours and special measurements only found out by trial and error. Lots of trial and error, the skis flex and are all independent, which leads to a butter smooth ride on the moguls, you can haul eggs on the deck at 25mph over knarly moguls and they will not crack.
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Heres a 6x6 ranger getting hauled with it, handles it no problem, tested it out with an backhoe bucket(4000ish lbs) in the yard and ditch. I use 1.5"cold roll axles for these, 36 inch axles with a 42 inch deck. The skis line up with my widetracks, so when the sled is empty I can bust powder with little effort. Most I have actually hauled on the river was about 3500 pounds with a right side Case 450b undercarriage and some concrete blocks. We have also hauled a 1942 Ford GPW jeep with a sled like this, in a high snow year.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:49 AM   #3
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Super cool!!! I like the inertia springs on the hitch, keep the load from jostling too much, does the deck articulate? Almost looks like two tandem trailer sleds at a common pivot point.. nice work!!!!!!!
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I bet you could start up a small business selling those. I'd imagine they easily would fetch $1000+. Very nice setup.
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The deck has a kingpin it rides on, that is part of a 5th wheel plate. There then is also a tongue underneath the kingpin is the same alignment to keep the rear and front axle "clocked" together. The springs on the front is to keep chaincases and clutches from breaking up. I build these sleds for whoever wants them, mostly friends and neighbors, they sell for 2800-3500 depending on size and options.
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Here are some more pics of the current one im rushing to have done.
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Today I finished the deck, here is a 21.5lx24 R4 for scale on the deck. Still waiting on the bolts to get up here.
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Here are some pics of countersinking the ski bolt holes, and the carbides.
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And here is the final product. This one is up for sale this fall.
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those are pretty trick! THeres a lot of math there. I built a few a while back, but they werent anything like yours.
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Yeah lots of math and geometry in these guys. Just started a production run of 5 of them a few days ago. Very labor intensive and everytime I build them i change the design a little bit. What style did you make yours?
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What is the price?
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For this run they are 3,100$ a sled. Im using custom ordered springs with a special springrate for the pintle, and upgraded the axle material to something that supposedly is "twice as good as cold roll". And using the carbides on all 4 skis which is 125$ a corner.
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Nice work!

I designed a 20' one with log truck style bunks, both front and rear skis turn, but the guy backed out due to cost.
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I just got done with 2 more, one is already sold, only have 1 more to finish and ill be done with them for the year. Then its back to freighting in material again. Ill post pics of the next 2 soon.
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How's the build going?
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