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My new ride has been ordered
« on: Nov 10, 2020, 10:45 AM »
Is it time yet?   ;D

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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #1 on: Nov 10, 2020, 11:23 AM »
Super cool DuBob! when you get it and run it through the upcoming season let us know what your thoughts are on this SnowDog! It looks super cool man. Congratulations.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #2 on: Nov 10, 2020, 11:25 AM »
Looks good Bob. I'm sure you will enjoy it for sure, cant wait to see it out on the ice  :thumbsup:
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #3 on: Nov 10, 2020, 07:49 PM »
Congratulations Bob,, looks very cool. I look forward to your reports!
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #4 on: Nov 10, 2020, 08:49 PM »
Congratulations on the new toy

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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #5 on: Nov 11, 2020, 07:23 AM »
Make sure you add carbide studs to the track. It makes a world of difference.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #6 on: Nov 11, 2020, 08:23 AM »
Make sure you add carbide studs to the track. It makes a world of difference.
Is that a dealership install or DIY install?  Or either/or?  Been leaning in that direction but hadn't made a final decision just yet.  If a DIY is feasible, how is it done and/or how easy is it for a very old fart to do?   ;D
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #7 on: Nov 11, 2020, 08:34 AM »
Is that a dealership install or DIY install?  Or either/or?  Been leaning in that direction but hadn't made a final decision just yet.  If a DIY is feasible, how is it done and/or how easy is it for a very old fart to do?   ;D

This is what I used. VERY easy.  Just use a socket set to screw the studs into a flat round spot on the track that was designed to have studs installed there. Only "tough" part is moving the track in 6 inch increments to expose the next row that needs studs screwed in.

https://www.denniskirk.com/kold-kutter/1-2-in-ama-legal-tire-traction-ice-screws-kk012-8-1000.p080912.prd/080912.sku?utm_source=google&utm_medium=csecid=6821162156&aid=76472566741&keyword=850586347114%3A%3Apla-850586347114&kid=850586347114&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4ejzxtr67AIVENbACh21tgt3EAQYBiABEgI2h_D_BwE

Here is another option.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/2019-New-Model-Snow-Screw-Tire-Studs-Skid-Falling-Spikes-Wheel-Tyres-100PCs-for-Car-Motorcycle-Bicycle/677301595?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=101043444&&adid=22222222227384685705&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=477105495500&wl4=pla-1005171650638&wl5=9019537&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=274286498&wl11=online&wl12=677301595&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlYOWptr67AIVKB6tBh3ozgWbEAQYAyABEgLZdPD_BwE

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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #8 on: Nov 15, 2020, 08:07 PM »
Congratulations on the new toy cannot wait to see it in action

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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #9 on: Nov 15, 2020, 08:21 PM »
Congrats Bob!  Looks like a great machine.  Keep us posted, would love to hear a review.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #10 on: Nov 24, 2020, 07:28 PM »
I'm not sure what the advantage to owning one of these is?

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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #11 on: Nov 25, 2020, 07:29 AM »
Light weight, can be loaded in truck bed with gear (no trailer), less fuel, can be used on dirt/mud for hunting. I do see some advantages but I do like my sled which advantages are you can get there quicker, floats over deeper powder & slush at higher speeds, no need for extra sled to sit in, can shoot over water gaps or pressure ridges, rides 2 on one machine.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #12 on: Nov 25, 2020, 07:35 AM »
Light weight, can be loaded in truck bed with gear (no trailer), less fuel, can be used on dirt/mud for hunting. I do see some advantages but I do like my sled which advantages are you can get there quicker, floats over deeper powder & slush at higher speeds, no need for extra sled to sit in, can shoot over water gaps or pressure ridges, rides 2 on one machine.

You are correct that a SnowDog is no snowmobile. But I can typically pull all my gear and a passenger far and fast enough on a normal lake without a problem.

Aside from the deeper powder/slush which is very true, the biggest difference I have found with mine is hills.

I can pull a very heavy Clam X300 with myself and gear on the level just fine. When I have a long hill on a snowmobile trail that is not hard-packed so that the carbide studs can bite, things can get slow. Nothing like a snowmobile with deep paddles on the track to pull a heavy load up a slope.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #13 on: Nov 25, 2020, 07:46 AM »
I'm not sure what the advantage to owning one of these is?



I wasn't either til I watched a couple YouTube videos, a guy drug a moose out of the woods and another skidding logs... it got me thinking!
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #14 on: Nov 25, 2020, 07:51 AM »
I wasn't either til I watched a couple YouTube videos, a guy drug a moose out of the woods and another skidding logs... it got me thinking!

This is a HUGE advantage (5.5 foot bed), especially to those without a trailer. And, it doesn't get all salty when traveling.



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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #15 on: Nov 25, 2020, 07:58 AM »
It for sure isn't the end-all machine for everybody.  But it does have a place in the ice fishing world for sure.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #16 on: Dec 17, 2020, 10:36 AM »
Nice, congrats. I bought one for this season as well. Got it out last weekend and boy does she pull. just gotta get my last hitch installed and then its time to pull a train across the ice, WoooHaaa. I got a Hitch Hauler to load mine on as by the time I get my flip, jet sled and snow dog driver sled in back of truck I'm loaded. Besides the ice studs in the Track any other upgrades/ modifications you have made @ Gunflint.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #17 on: Dec 17, 2020, 10:40 AM »
Super cool!

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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #18 on: Dec 17, 2020, 11:01 AM »
Another advantage and the very thing that has me wanting one is this;  We have a law in Michigan that "No motorized vehicles" are allowed on state land, that is not designated for ATV use.  The snow dog is "NOT" a vehicle, since you don't ride in it or on it.  If you go to the Michigan Secretary of State office, they won't allow you to register it, because they say it isn't a vehicle.  If they won't register it, because it is "NOT" a vehicle, one should be able to use it on state land and not have to worry about getting a ticket.  Well, you probably would still get a ticket, knowing the DNR around here, but it should be thrown out in court.  Since the State is saying it isn't a vehicle.  The reason this is so important is that I have (2) lake that are on state land about a mile from my house.  Since my health isn't the greatest, I'd sure like to be able to haul my gear out onto the lake using this machine.  I want one, BAD!

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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #19 on: Dec 17, 2020, 11:34 AM »
I may have to look into one of these in the coming seasons..... See alot of benefits to it.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #20 on: Dec 17, 2020, 12:42 PM »
Nice, congrats. I bought one for this season as well. Got it out last weekend and boy does she pull. just gotta get my last hitch installed and then its time to pull a train across the ice, WoooHaaa. I got a Hitch Hauler to load mine on as by the time I get my flip, jet sled and snow dog driver sled in back of truck I'm loaded. Besides the ice studs in the Track any other upgrades/ modifications you have made @ Gunflint.

I bought the Snowdog without the reverse (mistake) because I need to back it out of where I park it. So, I bought and installed the reverse kit.

Otherwise, the stock system is fine and I have not done any modifications.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #21 on: Dec 17, 2020, 12:43 PM »
Another advantage and the very thing that has me wanting one is this;  We have a law in Michigan that "No motorized vehicles" are allowed on state land, that is not designated for ATV use.  The snow dog is "NOT" a vehicle, since you don't ride in it or on it.  If you go to the Michigan Secretary of State office, they won't allow you to register it, because they say it isn't a vehicle.  If they won't register it, because it is "NOT" a vehicle, one should be able to use it on state land and not have to worry about getting a ticket.  Well, you probably would still get a ticket, knowing the DNR around here, but it should be thrown out in court.  Since the State is saying it isn't a vehicle.  The reason this is so important is that I have (2) lake that are on state land about a mile from my house.  Since my health isn't the greatest, I'd sure like to be able to haul my gear out onto the lake using this machine.  I want one, BAD!

That is a WONDERFUL argument! I don't see how you could lose in court.  Most likely, it would provoke a new law for the next season.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #22 on: Dec 17, 2020, 12:47 PM »
I don't know if "one" guy getting his case thrown out of court would initiate a new law.  But, if thousands of guys started using them, I'm pretty sure it would, lol.  But then, they'd have to change all of the signs to state "NO MOTORS", costing the state big money!

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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #23 on: Dec 17, 2020, 12:50 PM »
I don't know if "one" guy getting his case thrown out of court would initiate a new law.  But, if thousands of guys started using them, I'm pretty sure it would, lol.  But then, they'd have to change all of the signs stating "NO MOTORS", costing the state big money!

Worth sitting on the sidelines with some popcorn and watching the drama... ;D
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #24 on: Dec 17, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Got the E-track strips installed in the new trailer this AM and will be picking it up this afternoon.  Yee Haa!   ;D

Oops - I just looked out the window and then pulled up the MyRadar app on my phone.  Not interested in driving 73 miles to Orem one way in this slop.  I'll head down there in the morning.

Here's a picture of the completed E-Track strips installation.  Nice job if I do say so myself.   ;D ;D ;D



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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #25 on: Dec 17, 2020, 09:34 PM »
Looking good Bob 👍  can't wait to see the new dog in action
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #26 on: Dec 17, 2020, 10:38 PM »
Very nice Bob. Can’t wait to check it out! Some guys have all the luck.

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« Reply #27 on: Jan 03, 2021, 02:07 PM »
First trip with the Dog is now history.  I took it to Smith & Morehouse the Wednesday before New Years day.  It pulled me (235), my Clam Nanook XL Thermal, and all my ice gear.  The steering is a learning curve for sure - not nearly as easy as steering a quad or snowmobile.  I had a chance to run some slush on the way out and back and did not get bogged down in it.  Burley wasn't so lucky with his machine on that day.  The story is that he did get stopped but was able to maneuver out of it by getting it back on top of the snow and walking beside it for a short bit.  I'll have to remember that just in case.   ;D

One of the things that became abundantly clear almost immediately was that the stand-in sled that you haul yourself in is very slick (slippery) when covered with snow dust.  After thinking about this for a short bit, I decided that a rubber mat of some sort should be found and placed on the inside floor of that sled.  I measured the bottom width and length inside the sled and came up with a 20" X 3' dimension requirement.  Lowes was my first stop and low and behold I found exactly what I was looking for in their flooring department on the door mat rack.  It is an all rubber mat made for indoor/outdoor mat that is 2' X 3' size for $20.



Placed it in the sled and the long edge (3') rolls up the sides a tad on both sides.  Ill try it this way for a trip or two and see how much, if any, it moves during use.  If it tends to move, I can always trim it to the exact width of 20".  My military style micky mouse boots should hold without slipping on the rubber surface with all the little nubbins built into the surface intended to act like scrapers.

My next mod will be some Kolpin single gun racks to hold the K-Drill auger.  On order from Amazon; be here Tuesday.



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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #28 on: Jan 04, 2021, 08:11 AM »
Sounds like your getting it dialed in for what our needing to add Bob, I would mention that you may go with the double gun rack and then you have a place to put the one shot hole skimmer. I like the double on my wheeler just for that purpose. It also holds my spud or ice saw at the gorge. That mat in your riding sled should do the trick for traction.
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Re: My new ride has been ordered
« Reply #29 on: Jan 04, 2021, 11:28 AM »
Thanks Matt.  Amazon has more racks if I need a second set.   ;D

The mat is already in place and I'll mount the racks tomorrow afternoon and will test them out on Hyrum on Wednesday.
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