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valhalla360

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Posted: 11/23/20 04:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quote: Even with all that, the snowcat is still well below its payload capacity. With its enormous tracks, the snowcat is built amazingly strong. Payload is essentially a non-issue.

They didn't provide details but if we believe them, why the discussion of weight police?


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Grit dog wrote:

You 2 should go find something productive to do rather than what seems like literally bitsching or bickering in every thread....


Of course, the point was that OP “could” have said what his post was about instead of putting a fake subject with a one word link.


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Posted: 11/23/20 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks Specta, like your Snowcat has narrower tracks, when those in article are much wider. Could that make the difference going on powder?
What's the purpose of Snowcat, when it can go only on packed trails?
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Posted: 11/23/20 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Snowcats weigh too much to go thru powder, even with wider tracks. Top speed for this one with the blade and tiller up under ideal conditions is 15 mph tops. Not near enough speed to "blast" through the snow like snowmobiles do. They will just dig down. You start early in the season when the snow is not real deep and pack it down.

link to driving snowcat - Living The Good Life as I call it.

The snowcat is one of my work vehicles, sorry to have mislead.

During the winter months I work for Utah State Parks OHV Program and have been grooming snowmobile trails for about 8 years now.

* This post was edited 11/23/20 05:18pm by specta *


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Posted: 11/23/20 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:


~snip~
.... if I didn't run out of Ramen, whisky and sled gas!

Ramen... ate so much of that in college that I will only hit my stock of 10 cases ONLY when the SHTF and the zombies come out.

Whiskey... got pleny of that too, but the more I stay home in these wierd time, the more I go through. (note to self: buy more Jack.)

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Posted: 11/23/20 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

d3500ram wrote:

Grit dog wrote:


~snip~
.... if I didn't run out of Ramen, whisky and sled gas!

Ramen... ate so much of that in college that I will only hit my stock of 10 cases ONLY when the SHTF and the zombies come out.

Whiskey... got pleny of that too, but the more I stay home in these wierd time, the more I go through. (note to self: buy more Jack.)

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LMAO!!

That was pretty funny and I was going to quote the same thing except I'd need tequila and not whiskey.

And, I'd never own a snowmobile. [emoticon] LOL

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Posted: 11/23/20 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see no weight issues. Just watch the bridge ratings.


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specta wrote:

Snowcats weigh too much to go thru powder, even with wider tracks. Top speed for this one with the blade and tiller up under ideal conditions is 15 mph tops. Not near enough speed to "blast" through the snow like snowmobiles do. They will just dig down. You start early in the season when the snow is not real deep and pack it down..


So from what you are saying, such picture is not going to happen in real life?
Just like Jeeps being lifted on top of the mountains for advertisement pictures.
At the end, it does sound like weigh police after all.

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Posted: 11/23/20 06:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It’s real folks this snowcat operates with the camper. The company developed a modified camper jack system to unload the camper including a breakdown situation on the snowfield if necessary. They carry the jacks on board.

And use the camper on a std pickup in the off season.

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Posted: 11/23/20 07:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

.... Just watch the bridge ratings.


I am more concerned about the fridge ratings...

...so I can carry more beer.





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