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Old 01-04-2013, 06:16 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by wagonpilot View Post
video from work. Need about twice the horsepower but still a nice day of work.

Yeah, that has been my impression of the snow bikes too; consume about twice the fuel and need a lot more HP to run in the snow - which is why I will run with a modified seat (opens up the airbox) and the "agressive" switch setting on my Hussy when I get the track kit.

So, how do the tracked ATVs work in the snow? Boondocking?

They are heavier than a bike so I imagine they probably don't do as well on steep inclines with deeeeeep powder. I think the heavier the machine the harder it will be to get floatation even though the ATVs would have more track surface area to float on (although the TImbersled Mountain Horse has a huge track).

I saw some vids of some side by side ATVs with tracks and they didn't float all that well and lacked the power to make it up even a moderate incline with moderately deep snow.
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