Track is the source for competitively priced, reliable, new and used snow grooming equipment and vehicles. We offer a wide range of versatile groomers and trail maintenance equipment from top manufactures. We have brought safe and fun, groomed snow trails to thousands of snow sport enthusiasts, including snowmobilers, alpine and cross-country skiers and snowboarders. Whether you have thin snow, hard snow, soft snow, wide trails or narrow trails, we can help you find the snow trail equipment to help you produce a superior trail.
Although DOMINATOR Track Systems can be used year round and in almost all types of terrain, their primary purpose and best performance is in snow and similar soft terrain environments, which require the exceptional floatation and traction provided by tracks. In most cases our DOMINATOR Tracks install in less than one hour with no other modifications necessary to the vehicle. Tracks may be removed just as easily restoring the vehicle to its original state. DOMINATOR Tracks move almost effortlessly so even the smallest engines have no trouble powering them. And DOMINATOR Tracks are practically maintenance free allowing convenient and reliable operation in even the worst weather conditions and most challenging and demanding environments.
When receiving a used snowmachine, you must submit an Title & Registration Application (Form V1) and an affidavit stating from whom and when the snow vehicle or ATV was purchased, or how the vehicle was acquired.
E.M. Tucker Sr. created his first tracked vehicle in 1941, spending considerable time designing a vehicle fit to negotiate the soft, deep snow of his home; the Rogue River Valley of Oregon. The now famous Tucker company went on to release many Sno-Cats and they have become a household name in the all-terrain vehicle world, so it just doesn't feel right not to include at least one Sno-Cat in this list.
It can handle drifting across ice lakes, bounding through snowy forests and even flying through the air off of snowy dunes as seen in one of many promo videos, and is by far one of, if not the most, extreme vehicles ever created.
Family and sole travelers can rock the icy or snowy winter roads with the single or dual-passenger tracked snow vehicle for sale on Alibaba.com designed to be user-friendly and fun to ride. These motor sleds can be driven on trails or open terrains, and come in many unique styles, and designs. Whether an experienced and licensed tracked snow vehicle for sale driver or an amateur, find extensive skimobiles from top-leading brands.
Buyers can pick tracked snow vehicle for sale syncing with their skill levels, ranging from entry-level and sport trail options to mountain and touring choices. Consider the utility motor sleds with long frames and wider tracks capable of hauling and towing heavy objects across heavy trails and snow. The crossover snow scooters have superior handling capabilities coupled with longer tracks and more power to ride on smooth and rough trails.
Shop Alibaba.com now for highly versatile, lightweight, easy-to-handle, and less aggressive tracked snow vehicle for sale options with mechanics and features suited for beginner snow riders. Highly skilled drivers should consider the high performance and more aggressive scooters with superior suspension, more horsepower, and higher acceleration. High-powered models can reach more than 24okm/h, while drag racing options can go past 320km/h.
Shoppers can browse the competitive tracked snow vehicle for sale options offered on Alibaba.com to discover skimobiles run on four-stroke or two-stroke engines. Two-stroke engines are highly preferred for beginner snowmobiles because of their compact and lightweight design as well as faster responses. Four-stroke engines are more powerful, heavier, and larger, and are highly preferred for crossover, utility, and mountain skimobiles.
Continuous track is a system of vehicle propulsion used in tracked vehicles, running on a continuous band of treads or track plates driven by two or more wheels. The large surface area of the tracks distributes the weight of the vehicle better than steel or rubber tyres on an equivalent vehicle, enabling continuous tracked vehicles to traverse soft ground with less likelihood of becoming stuck due to sinking.
The stiff mechanism was first given a physical form by Hornsby & Sons in 1904 and then made popular by Caterpillar Tractor Company, with tanks emerging during World War I. Today, they are commonly used on a variety of vehicles, including snowmobiles, tractors, bulldozers, excavators and tanks.The idea of continuous tracks can be traced back as far as the 1830s, however.
Patented in 1832 by John Heathcoat (also Heathcote) M.P. for Tiverton, the Heathcote steam plough was demonstrated in 1837 and press coverage fortunately provided a wood cut of this unusual tracked vehicle. The continuous tracks were made of 215 cm (7 ft) sections of wood bolted to continuous iron bands which were driven by the 'drums' at each end. A strong chassis provided the bearings for the drums, carried the steam engine, fuel and winch. The chassis was supported on \"numerous small wheels or rollers\" which ran upon the lower iron bands, which \"thus form a perfectly portable and smooth road for the platform\". The drums were 275 or 305 cm (9 or 10 ft) in diameter, 790 cm (26 ft) apart. The tracks were each 215 cm (7 ft) wide with a 215 cm (7 ft) gap in-between giving an overall width of 640 cm (21 ft). The twin-cylinder steam engine could be used either to drive the plough winch or to drive the vehicle along, at a speed of up to 150 cm/min (5 ft/min). Although the machine weighed 30 tons complete with 6 tons of fuel, its ground pressure was only 869 kg/m2 (178 lb/sq ft), considerably less than a man. The successful demonstration was carried out on Red Moss at Bolton-le-Moors on 20 April 1837. The steam plough was lost when it sank into a swamp by accident and was then abandoned as the inventor did not have the funds to continue development.
At about the same time a British agricultural company, Hornsby in Grantham, developed a continuous track which was patented in 1905. The design differed from modern tracks in that it flexed in only one direction, with the effect that the links locked together to form a solid rail on which the road wheels ran. Hornsby's tracked vehicles were given trials as artillery tractors by the British Army on several occasions between 1905 and 1910, but not adopted.
In a memorandum of 1908, Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott presented his view that man-hauling to the South Pole was impossible and that motor traction was needed. Snow vehicles did not yet exist however, and so his engineer Reginald Skelton developed the idea of a caterpillar track for snow surfaces. These tracked motors were built by the Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Company in Birmingham, tested in Switzerland and Norway, and can be seen in action in Herbert Ponting's 1911 documentary film of Scott's Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition. Scott died during the expedition in 1912, but expedition member and biographer Apsley Cherry-Garrard credited Scott's \"motors\" with the inspiration for the British World War I tanks, writing: \"Scott never knew their true possibilities; for they were the direct ancestors of the 'tanks' in France.\"
A long line of patents disputes who was the \"originator\" of continuous tracks. There were a number of designs that attempted to achieve a track laying mechanism, although these designs do not generally resemble modern tracked vehicles.
Alvin O. Lombard of Waterville, Maine was issued a patent in 1901 for the Lombard Steam Log Hauler that resembles a regular railroad steam locomotive with sled steerage on front and crawlers in rear for hauling logs in the Northeastern United States and Canada. The haulers allowed pulp to be taken to rivers in the winter. Prior to then, horses could be used only until snow depths made hauling impossible. Lombard began commercial production which lasted until around 1917 when focus switched entirely to gasoline powered machines. A gasoline-powered hauler is on display at the Maine State Museum in Augusta, Maine.After Lombard began operations, Hornsby in England manufactured at least two full length \"track steer\" machines, and their patent was later purchased by Holt in 1913, allowing Holt to claim to be the \"inventor\" of the crawler tractor. Since the \"tank\" was a British concept it is more likely the Hornsby, which had been built and unsuccessfully pitched to their military, was the inspiration. 59ce067264