Author Topic: Snow Dog Track Sled  (Read 18236 times)

Offline WalleyeMac

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Snow Dog Track Sled
« on: Dec 06, 2016, 06:26 PM »
Just bought a Snow Dog on Sunday.  Check it out at www.snowdog.club.

Has anybody else bought one yet?  I drove it around the neighborhood on Sunday and got some interesting looks from the neighbors.  Can't wait to get it out on the ice in a few weeks!

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2016, 06:38 PM »
very cool, way out of my budget.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2016, 06:51 PM »
Keep us informed on how the Snowdog does?  Made in Russia?   Photos would be nice of yours fishing!

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 2016, 02:12 PM »
how much ?

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #4 on: Dec 08, 2016, 02:31 PM »
how much ?

Start at $2500, doesn't seem too bad IMO..

http://snowdog.club/products/

I've been wanting one for a while now..

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #5 on: Dec 08, 2016, 06:46 PM »
I built two of them last year.  They are the cat's ##s for ice fishing.  My second has a 19 inch track with a Chonda 15hp electric start.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #6 on: Dec 08, 2016, 07:11 PM »
It is the perfect solution for me.  I don't have space in my garage for a snowmobile or 4-wheeler trailer.  I mainly fish the Madison chain (Mendota, Monona and Waubesa) and I was looking for a way to be more mobile on the ice.  I bought a cargo carrier with a ramp for the snow dog and I can load my shanty in the back of my pick up, so this was perfect.  I wish I could have built one by myself like metalbender, but I don't have that sort of skill. 

I was told by the SnowDog USA sales rep that I was one of the first buyers in the States.  They are very popular in Russia.  I guess time will tell if they take off in the USA.  Can't wait to try it our for a full day of fishing.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #7 on: Dec 08, 2016, 08:45 PM »
I can think of a ton of thing it would be great at. Retrieving and elk or moose right there. I'm going to keep watching this post to see how it plays out, would love to see some more video of work stuff.
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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #8 on: Dec 08, 2016, 09:00 PM »
Talked to the distributor in Apple Valley, Mn. He said he'd have the 13 go w/rev. in Jan.  Just bought a 2014 4wheeler w/39 miles on I'll be selling.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #9 on: Dec 12, 2016, 09:09 PM »
Please post a pic of the new Snow Dog and your ear to ear grin as you cruise  around.  More guys need to be exposed to these machines.  They are more fun than fast. I've had lots of fisher folk wave me over to have a look.  I also carry mine on a hitch mount rack, the Evo 2 and riding sled fit in my Jeep.  The one on the rack is the first build, 7 hp, pull start. The second has a wider track, 15 hp and electric start.


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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #10 on: Dec 13, 2016, 12:27 PM »
Metalbender, I love your design.  The snow dog engine is in the front and has a small storage space in the rear (large enough to put my vexilar in).  I love your larger storage area in the front.  Looks like you have a fairly large tote for storage.  I hope to get mine out in a few weeks and will take some pictures then.

One question for you.  I have taken mine out twice on some walking trails (both times was with about 6-8 inches of fresh snow).  Mine has a mud flap like yours in the rear.  After about ten minutes of riding there was significant snow build up in my sled due to snow coming up over the top of the machine during travel.  Do you have the same issue?  If so, have you thought about installing some sort of windshield to deflect snow a little higher?

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #11 on: Dec 13, 2016, 06:50 PM »
Thanks for the positive comments.  My tote is a std item from Home Depot.  It carries :  Buddy heater, 5lb propane tank, 2 rods in a custom box, tackle bag, ice scoop, Showdown finder, Micro 5 camera, small towels and snacks.  For the snow  in the sled, a tad extra length on the rear flap might help. Also you might want to watch how the snow gets thrown in, tow bar length from the track sled might be a factor.  A bit of rink board as a deflector could be used.  I get  some snow thrown from the drive chain, need to fab up a guard.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #12 on: Dec 14, 2016, 07:53 AM »
Just bought a Snow Dog on Sunday.  Check it out at www.snowdog.club.

Has anybody else bought one yet?  I drove it around the neighborhood on Sunday and got some interesting looks from the neighbors.  Can't wait to get it out on the ice in a few weeks!

Who's a dealer in WI? Seems pretty cool actually.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #13 on: Dec 14, 2016, 09:40 AM »
This link will take you to the Snow Dog dealer list.

 http://snowdog.club/content/locate

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #14 on: Dec 15, 2016, 07:18 AM »
How would you pull a flip over style shanty with that setup?? You can't stand in the sled?? Make a train??

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #15 on: Dec 15, 2016, 09:25 AM »
Have a look at Paxus 18 on you tube.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #16 on: Dec 15, 2016, 10:12 AM »
This is my first one out fishing, with the second one I have a larger riding sled.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #17 on: Dec 15, 2016, 12:07 PM »
Just bought a Snow Dog on Sunday.  Check it out at www.snowdog.club.

Has anybody else bought one yet?  I drove it around the neighborhood on Sunday and got some interesting looks from the neighbors.  Can't wait to get it out on the ice in a few weeks!

Very similar concept to the Bolens Hus-Ski snowmobile introduced back in the 1960's ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74wl6Dph9dU

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #18 on: Dec 17, 2016, 07:30 AM »
No registration necessary for the Snow Dog.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #19 on: Dec 21, 2016, 01:52 PM »
How would you pull a flip over style shanty with that setup?? You can't stand in the sled?? Make a train??

I made my own but yes just make a train of sleds. I have a small otter sled I sit it and then tow my flip over behind it.

Walk it across parking lots and non slippery surfaces.

Offline metalbender

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #20 on: Dec 21, 2016, 03:44 PM »
Got pics?????????????  Need some visual stimulation.  A member from Utah built one last year too.


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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #22 on: Dec 22, 2016, 10:58 AM »
Great stuff   Interesting concept utilizing the whole sled chassis.  Do you think it was easier than  building from scratch?   A front view would be nice.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #23 on: Dec 22, 2016, 11:06 AM »
That's pretty neat.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #24 on: Dec 22, 2016, 05:36 PM »
Great stuff   Interesting concept utilizing the whole sled chassis.  Do you think it was easier than  building from scratch?   A front view would be nice.

Probably not. I would make my own frame if I were to make another one. It is surprising how well it does work. I would like to try a rear mounted engine some day but not easily done on this one.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #25 on: Dec 23, 2016, 10:42 PM »
Nice dog leg in the box for rods

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #26 on: Dec 24, 2016, 05:39 PM »
Pretty cool.  I want one.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #27 on: Dec 30, 2016, 08:25 PM »
Do you need to register them in NY or NJ? Since they do not have steering device they are not snowmobiles.

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #28 on: Jan 01, 2017, 08:07 PM »
Metalbender......What did you use for a track?

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Re: Snow Dog Track Sled
« Reply #29 on: Jan 01, 2017, 08:50 PM »
The running gear from a sled with bogey suspension. That way all the parts match.

 



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