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post #1 of 13 Old 02-03-2016, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,

I'm in search of two tracks for a project. These can be any brand, really, though I think the Ariens and Troy Bilt tracks may be better due to their triangular design which means they would be longer.

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Welcome to the forum DakarNick, from the Great Green North. You may have better luck getting replies if you are a bit more specific about your project and needs.

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Well, anything works, really.

I made a radio controlled wagon for my son and want to replace the front wheels with skis and the rear with tracks. I'll fab up my own drive sprockets and idler wheels.

I saw some Craftsman tracks on ebay, roughly 52.5" circumference and 5" wide. Those should work size wise. Just thought I'd post here to see if anyone else had some.
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You can probably get a whole tracked snowblower with a blown engine and use the tractor part for your purpose.
I'd do a CL search and I bet you may find a few inexpensive ones.
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Just a suggestion, it may be easier to use the drive and idler sprocket as is, so that they engage correctly and that they also apply to correct track tension.

Sounds like a neat project. Post up some pics when you can. And have you considered this stuff?:
Baler Belting, 2-Ply, 4 in. x 60 in. - For Life Out Here

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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You can probably get a whole tracked snowblower with a blown engine and use the tractor part for your purpose.
I'd do a CL search and I bet you may find a few inexpensive ones.
Yep, probably true! I will keep searching.

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Just a suggestion, it may be easier to use the drive and idler sprocket as is, so that they engage correctly and that they also apply to correct track tension.

Sounds like a neat project. Post up some pics when you can. And have you considered this stuff?:
Baler Belting, 2-Ply, 4 in. x 60 in. - For Life Out Here
I am making my own drive because I need to adapt them to the motor axle anyway, and idlers because I have them already.

The baler belt looks cool but not enough tread and no windows or lugs for sprocket engagement.

Thanks, though.

Here is the wagon. Step 2 wagon, 24v mobility scooter motor and transaxle, two Duracell AGM batteries, wheelbarrow tires and wheels, tube frame, cooler, 12v 180# actuator with PWM for steering, Spectrum 3-channel receiver and transmitter, Castle Mamba Monster 2 ESC, 12v inverter for 120vac and USB.

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I have plenty of them , most are ******** , murray , mtd . I have sold them on evilbay in the past and get good money for them. Let me know what your budget is ? I will have to ship from 55906 . Russ
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Thanks, I'll message you.
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Is this running from one motor or two?

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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One motor with transaxle (allows inside wheel to slow down in a turn) and front wheels (will be skis) turning like traditional car steering.

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