Someone want to build this for a Cub?

Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:11 pm

Come on all you fabricators. I would like to see this on a Cub. I need this winter is forever here in MN.
Not sure how they turn this. I thought maybe just right left braking but he seems to be using the steering wheel. :wink:


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=568_1233111054

Re: Someone want to build this for a Cub?

Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:15 pm

Been waiting all winter to see this and it finally shows up in the spring. :lol:

Re: Someone want to build this for a Cub?

Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:16 pm

I believe it was known as the Fordson Snow devil or a Snow Motor. I am not sure why it was a flop, but I do know that there have been some modern versions of it including military prototypes and I believe Kaiser Willy also had one. I would think that if they didn't have some sort of severe limitation they would still be around instead of tracked snow cats. My assumption would be that is soft snow they probably dig in if put under a load and I imagine that they would not be able to operate on any sort of side slope very well.

Re: Someone want to build this for a Cub?

Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:00 pm

Barnyard wrote:Been waiting all winter to see this and it finally shows up in the spring. :lol:


Check this


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=76509

Russ

Re: Someone want to build this for a Cub?

Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:19 pm

RUSSALL wrote:
Barnyard wrote:Been waiting all winter to see this and it finally shows up in the spring. :lol:


Check this


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=76509

Russ

I must have been busy getting ready for DSCF that day! :)

Re: Someone want to build this for a Cub?

Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:22 am

I would think the market would have been quite limited for this. Tracks is what got favored and yes probably for a reason, if nothing more than cost or the fact that tracks were already in use. I remember a personel carrier the army called a polecat being used in Greenland circa 1960. We were told they were used at ski resorts in places like Colorado. (Bob?). Tracks however can be buried. I have seen a Cat D-9 with the return track level with the snow. This was a modified D-9 with tracks five feet wide.

I have seen still pictures of this before but loved the motion. Nice post. Vern

Re: Someone want to build this for a Cub?

Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:38 am

I would think that a rock just beneath the surface would make life interesting.