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Author Topic: Substitute material for hyfax runners on a sled  (Read 627 times)

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Substitute material for hyfax runners on a sled
« on: Mar 30, 2017, 01:00 PM »
 Time to replace the runners on my Otter resort. Thinking about trying some Oak run through the tablesaw. What do you guys think? Will it hold up? I have not been happy with the hyfax. Might even try some steel or aluminum. Weight is not an issue, but I do want it low to the ground so a Smitty is not what I am going after this time. Thanks for the replies!
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Re: Substitute material for hyfax runners on a sled
« Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2017, 05:07 AM »
Prospector I've heard of people using Trex decking material to make runners similar to hyfax. They rip the decking board to the thicknees desired and cut an angle on part of the board to match curve on shelter sled . (I'm not sure I spelled the name of decking material correctly)
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Re: Substitute material for hyfax runners on a sled
« Reply #2 on: Mar 31, 2017, 06:20 AM »
I am surprised they used Trex, I am sure it is tough, but it is far from smooth (full of sawdust)... I did not go the Hyfax and mounted a pair of skies right to my Clam.

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Re: Substitute material for hyfax runners on a sled
« Reply #3 on: Mar 31, 2017, 06:22 AM »
Way back before there were real sleds and hyfax and all that stuff I built a small sled of wood but used strips cut from 55 gallon plastic drums as the wear strips. Very tough stuff and my favorite price.  ;)2
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Re: Substitute material for hyfax runners on a sled
« Reply #4 on: Jul 14, 2017, 05:24 PM »
There is a recycler in Kearney Nebraska, Sand hill plastics is the name of it. They sell HDPE in 4'x8' sheets. You will have to call for pricing but when I ordered from them a few years ago they were very reasonable on price. The stuff is very tough. If you order 1/4" or thinner they will roll it up put in a box and ship it to you. I might even have some around here somewhere if i look for it.

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Re: Substitute material for hyfax runners on a sled
« Reply #5 on: Jul 15, 2017, 09:31 AM »
if you haven't already, make sure each runner has some on it to disperse the weight better so they wear slower. try other brands like shappell. i like them the best even better than otter and way better than frabill.

i load my sled on sight as close to the ice as possible to avoid ruining things.

how long did they last?

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Re: Substitute material for hyfax runners on a sled
« Reply #6 on: Jul 15, 2017, 01:07 PM »
You might want to try us plastic.com Get the UHMW  rectangle bars. I'm going to be adding it to my shelter this year. I talked with a rep last year and she said I can reduce the shipping cost by having them cut shorter.

 

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