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Almost done with my new ride
« on: Aug 07, 2021, 06:36 PM »
So the snowmobile that my brother gave me(see old post) had way to many issues and was going to cost to much for make it reliable. So strip it down to the tunnel, free up the bogie wheels, and build a track sled. Still waiting on my throttle parts and a 12 volt DC electric motor and headlight. I should be able to run the DC motor (rated for 3000 to 8000 RPM's) off the jack shaft as a generator, using a solar panel controller as a voltage regulator to charge the battery and run the headlight. Just running the throttle by hand, this thing is a beast.






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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #1 on: Aug 07, 2021, 06:54 PM »
Looking Good, enjoy. Update us later with the ice under it....congrats
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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #2 on: Aug 08, 2021, 04:56 PM »
Fun project!  With much snow there may be somewhat of an issue turning, the 1" tubing will get a workout, possibly an area to beef up? just a thought.

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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #3 on: Aug 18, 2021, 08:39 AM »
Love it! Any idea how much it weighs?
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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #4 on: Aug 18, 2021, 06:44 PM »
Fun project!  With much snow there may be somewhat of an issue turning, the 1" tubing will get a workout, possibly an area to beef up? just a thought.
some cross bracing on that handle and a guard for the chain and sprockets for safety! Looks like you put alot of thought into it! Nice job and enjoy passing the walkers on the ice!

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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #5 on: Aug 19, 2021, 07:51 AM »
Nicely done! Looks like it will work great!!

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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #6 on: Aug 19, 2021, 08:06 AM »
Nice job.
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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #7 on: Aug 28, 2021, 01:54 PM »
After a few tweaks here and there, I think she's done. Just have to wait for ice and snow and see how she go.




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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #8 on: Aug 28, 2021, 02:55 PM »
Looks great.  Very nice job....
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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #9 on: Sep 14, 2021, 05:49 AM »
Well this is pretty cool.  My track sled is now the cover picture for the Facebook group Track Sled Builds of the North.


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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #10 on: Sep 14, 2021, 07:26 AM »
Well this is pretty cool.  My track sled is now the cover picture for the Facebook group Track Sled Builds of the North.




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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #11 on: Sep 14, 2021, 01:43 PM »
Nice congratulations..
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Re: Almost done with my new ride
« Reply #12 on: Sep 15, 2021, 06:02 AM »
Great build, that'll work nicely. Only suggestion is turn the auger around, in case you hit a bump or wreck. You don't want the business end pointed at you even if it has a cover on it.

 



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