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1969 Thiokol Snowcat Just attach a plow and away you'd go !!

Neither snow nor blizzard nor 10 foot drifts will slow you down with this guy
Asking 12K in MN.
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And it's painted Ariens orange too
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Is this the same Thiokol as in "Morton Thiokol"?
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I see these in NY...

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Isn't a little too wide for sidewalks?
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if the snowcat only had a snowblower attachment

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Is this the same Thiokol as in "Morton Thiokol"?
It is, and I think I know why you're asking. Morton Thiokol, as it was known then, was a launch system contractor to NASA under prime contractor Rockwell International. Morton Thiokol designed and constructed the solid rocket boosters containing the new infamous and, of course, disastrous O-rings which failed on the Space Shuttle Challenger. Here's some light reading on a conference call leading up to that disaster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_...onference_call

Morton Thiokol was later known by several different names, the latest of which was ATK Launch Systems Group before finally becoming part of Orbital ATK in 2015 following a merger with Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Interesting piece of trivia: DMC, under John Delorean, acquired Thiokol's "snowcat" assets in the late 70s. I think a spinoff company continued to make these Snowcats through the 1990s.

Now go tell these stories at your next cocktail party. (Hint: You probably won't make many friends.)
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if the snowcat only had a snowblower attachment
This doesn't have the snowblower attachment, but I don't think you'll need it. As long as you have railroad tracks. RMC Portec Hurricane Jet Snow Blower
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Isn't a little too wide for sidewalks?

Since it's a know fact that most older Americans (like me ) are over weight I'm pretty sure that the sidewalks are too narrow.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm

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Is this the same Thiokol as in "Morton Thiokol"?
Yep, the same people that brought us the Nike/Ajax. They had multiple subsidiaries, that produced a myriad of things. If your inclined, check out the Food Machine Corporation.

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