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See what you can find. Should be a fun and educational thread. It does not have to be old. It can be new like a Snow Hawk or something or a prototype?!


I'll start with this Snow Hus Ski...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KQ9-2LCuMo
 

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cushman trackster! love these things!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A93CkzNfrc&feature=related

TRICKPaint said:
^OMG [:D]it looks like a Walnut sheller.
That had to be a good workout for that Honda Trail.
its got some serious reduction by the time power gets to the track, top speed with the ski on and 10" of snow is around 20mph!

i think this thing is ingenius! even with todays technology this concept makes sense!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBjlSJf4274
 

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danoxcr600 said:
sorry no video but unique none the less, my 1973 honda trail 70 with snow-shrew rear track conversion!
SO COOL!

EDIT- Those are all COOL!
 

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Dan, I've seen the '29 fordson video before, and I had the same reaction! completely logical design for a work machine. I thought about it for longer than would be considered normal [:p], and realized that the design wouldn't be good for what all of us want today: speed. The twin barrels (with the spiral runners) have to spin quite fast in order to get a decent forward-moving speed. You can even see in the video how slow the machine moves forward compared to how fast the barrels rotate. But nonetheless, a truly revolutionary concept in 1929!

TRICK, I love the sno hus ski! I saw one at Haydays two years ago and was in pure awe. Hearing it run in the video, it has a great sound to it!

I'd like to share a site I stumbled across in my Craigslist searchings:
http://www.rufusranch.com/snowmobiles.html
Sleds he have that really catch my eye are:
1967 Larson Eagle
1972 Playcat
Chrysler sno-runner
Home-built snowmobile
 

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Polaris_Parts_MN said:
Dan, I've seen the '29 fordson video before, and I had the same reaction! completely logical design for a work machine. I thought about it for longer than would be considered normal [:p], and realized that the design wouldn't be good for what all of us want today: speed. The twin barrels (with the spiral runners) have to spin quite fast in order to get a decent forward-moving speed. You can even see in the video how slow the machine moves forward compared to how fast the barrels rotate. But nonetheless, a truly revolutionary concept in 1929!

TRICK, I love the sno hus ski! I saw one at Haydays two years ago and was in pure awe. Hearing it run in the video, it has a great sound to it!

I'd like to share a site I stumbled across in my Craigslist searchings:
http://www.rufusranch.com/snowmobiles.html
Sleds he have that really catch my eye are:
1967 Larson Eagle
1972 Playcat
Chrysler sno-runner
Home-built snowmobile
Pretty good collection he has!
 

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here's my buddy johns arctic cat panther 760! beautiful and unique with the montana pipes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3rRLdPYI0Y
 

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How can you have an unique thread without one of these things. Yes I am a proud owner of one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuJgNki_mKA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwlv1w7ES2w&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGW0b298ey0
 

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^[highlight=yellow]"How can you have an unique thread without one of these things. Yes I am a proud owner of one." [/highlight=yellow]

Yes, I agree.
My friend just got done restoring one. He is pretty geeked to get it out this winter. I hope he takes it on a vintage ride if we do one this coming season. That way I have something to tow mine back with;)

I imagine that thing would do a great job as a bussh trail groomer?!
 

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TRICKPaint said:
^[highlight=yellow]"How can you have an unique thread without one of these things. Yes I am a proud owner of one." [/highlight=yellow]

Yes, I agree.
My friend just got done restoring one. He is pretty geeked to get it out this winter. I hope he takes it on a vintage ride if we do one this coming season. That way I have something to tow mine back with;)

I imagine that thing would do a great job as a bussh trail groomer?!
I would not like to take one of these in the tight and twist trails just because these things are not that good at turning lol. as for grooming just the sled itself is good for making a big path to rode or walk on.
 

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I stumbled across this and thought it was awesome,old skidoo Elan with a piped XLT motor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-w9G0pD_Rc&feature=related
 

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[thumb]^ That was pretty good!

[:D]The rider needs to remember #3 things though:

#1. Let off the gas when the sled has passed the 90 degree angle.

#2. Remember it is a bogie wheel suspension not an M-10.

#3. Put the bucket on the noggin'!
 

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I stumbled across this and thought it was awesome,old skidoo Elan with a piped XLT motor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-w9G0pD_Rc&feature=related
I guess that's what you get when you have a sled with probably less than 175 pounds worth of sled. Just motor and track. That's really cool.
 

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i wouls love to ride a sled like that [thumb]
 

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RMK-KING said:
I stumbled across this and thought it was awesome,old skidoo Elan with a piped XLT motor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-w9G0pD_Rc&feature=related
that sled must be funner than hell to ride
 

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RMK-KING said:
I stumbled across this and thought it was awesome,old skidoo Elan with a piped XLT motor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-w9G0pD_Rc&feature=related
Damn i want one!!
 
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