26 ARTICULATED TRACKED VEHICLES, LIGHT

 

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Bison snowmobile, 1981, seen on www.forumsforums.com. Picture was taken in 2007. It seems to be similar to the 2 tracks snowmobiles as Myski, Lynx or Silver Hawk. See Chap 'Museum of Lusto in Finland : Forest Machinary'.

 

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Gastroymashina TTM-051

 

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ATV of Jean-Hugues Lagacé, Canada, built these off-road vehicles. One of them has independent suspension arms with 6 hydraulically driven wheels to follow the terrain.   http://www.4-wheel-electric-scooter.com/the-designer.html

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1292760 Unmanned articulated vehicle, 1991, from Canadian patent, by Gibson and Rippingale, UK.

 

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F4-Dion forestry forwarder from Entreprises F4 Dion Inc., St Augustin De Desmaures, Québec. From the 80s, it is always built, on request. Company, headed by Fernand and Michel Dion, has 15 persons. Fitted with 166 hp engine and total mass of 8,7 t, it was sold in France in the early 80s by Cemet.

F4-Dion

 

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Climber amphibious articulated vehicle, hydrostatic transmission. Pict from the  interesting site : http://www.amphibiousvehicle

.net/frame.html

 

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Katrak articulated vehicle of Portland, Oregon, in 1968. J M M archives.

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Katrak. F Pierre archives.

 

 

 

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Jack Forbes and the RAT CL-70 of Canadair, 1956. It accompanied the RAT to make a photographic record of it carrying supplies between Wilkes Station and inland. Paddy Burke had been the project engineer. A total of 36 RAT were built. Pict J M M archives from Bombardier.

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Canadair RAT made in 1959 : this is the model CL 70, articulated amphibious over-snow vehicle with WW power train. Steering between sections was actuated by cables. There is a model at the Canadian Forces Base Military Museum at Borden, Ontario. See Chapter : 'Changes aroud the tracks I'. Pict J M M archives from Bombardier.

Canadair RAT

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Canadair RAT

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Canadair RAT

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Canadair RAT

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Canadair RAT

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Canadair RAT from : www.CarDatabase.Net

 

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Mouflon of Cinam moves on slopes, preserving soils, for forestry owner or contractor. A positive pitch control is provided. Today, Matrans Concept, Frontonas, continues to build little tractors and particularly this model. Engine 27 to 35 hp, mass 1500 kg. J M M archives.

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Mouflon Cinam

 

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Quad track Groomer used until 2009 and pictured by Jay R.

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Quadtrac from PTE, Progressive Tool & Engineering, Mora, MN, in the 70s for grooming. This Company always exists.

 

Quadtrac Snow-cat, 1989, from PTE, Progressive Tools and Engineering.      http://www.spreadmyad.com/sacramento/vehicles/rvs/16543688-1989-quadtrac-snow-cat-north-of-downieville-ca-8000

 

 

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Quad-Trac from Arctic Entreprise, 1979,  from    http://www.bosscatlegacy.com/acproto/groomer/groomer.htm

 

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AMG Vahl HA 840 was in 1984 a 4 tracks articulated carrier for desert or mountains. It was articulated only in pitch. Engine Renault 144 hp, hydraulics motors in each font wheels, slope 100%, side slope 90%, payload 800 kg, front mass : 1000 kg, rear 600 kg. It could run without tracks, in option. A first proto was created for EDF by two engineers Alain Rossignol and Alain Desbons in Servau Company of Auch. AMG is now part of SERCEL (Compagnie Générale de Géophysique). J M M archives.

 Vahl HA 840 of AMG

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From WNRE Wilson Nuttall, Raimond, Engineers, Dinah prototype in 1961 was amphibious, payload 1/2 T. Engine was Panhard 42 hp, 3 road wheels, rubber torsion spring suspensions, rubber reinforced nylon tracks 0.5 m wide and steel grousers. Mass 1500 kg. http://www.jedsite.info/fulltrack-delta/delta/dinah_series/dinah-series.html

 

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Trackinator in Lego on Youtube

 

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RC Tamiya 4Tracked Crawler       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOLMCzuuA_4

 

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PUG with Mattracks tracks from youtube :    warren_maine_Millie

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Articulated Model vehicle built with Meccano/Erector in 2004 by J M M.

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Four tracks Model in Meccano/Erector by J M M, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meccano/Erector articulated 4 tracks Model from the author. Pict J M M , Paris, 2004.

 

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Meccano-Erector tracked vehicle. Pict J M M, Paris, 2008 12.

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Meccano-Erector tracked vehicle moving down. Pict J M M, Paris, 2008 12.

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Meccano-Erector articulated tracked vehicle. Pict J M M, Paris, 2008 12.

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Meccano-Erector  articulated tracked vehicle. Built by the author. The belly is tracked. Pict J M M, Paris, 2008.

Mattracks tracks on Holder tractor, mid 2000.

us003068950-002 Adjustable motor-driven invalid chair with endless tracks, 1962.

us003288234-001 Tracked wheel-chair, 1966.

us003869011-002 Stair climbing vehicle, 1975.

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Ditch Witch drilling rig on tracks. Pict J M M at Intermat, Villepinte, 2012 04.

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Pelec Expedition Vehicle, articulated

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Pelec (or Pelets) expedition articulated vehicle, capacity 700 kg. First section can run independently from the rear one. For 8 persons.      http://www.pelec.ru/expedition.html

Comments (1)

1. Jay R (link) 09/03/2011

Our snowmobile club has been using a quadtrac groomer up to two tears ago. I have a few current pictures if your interested.

Thank you very much for interesting pictures. Excuse my late response !
Sinceraly,
J M Maclou

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