Thiokol imp 3

Thiokol Imp 3. http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=42773

 Amphibious low impact hydrostatic drive atv

Amphibious Low Impact Hydrostatic Drive ATV to sell or rent at Grande Prairie, AB. http://www.kijiji.ca/v-atv/grande-prairie/amphibious-low-impact-hydrostatic-drive-atv/1006584783Atv tracked

 ATV tracked from the site on ATV : http://www.6x6world.com/gallery/

 Babiole tracked tractor 1948

 Babiole tracked tractor, 1948. Lucien Babiole built less than 10 (?) of these tractors from the Kettenkrad. http://vieilles-soupapes.grafbb.com/t22593-tracteur-chenillard-lucien-babiole

 Delahaye tractor

Delahaye tractor, 1947-56, of CFAMH, was in fact a Faure-Uranus tractor. This one is at Maurice Dufresne museum, Azay-le -Rideau. http://raucca.e-monsite.com/album/musee-maurice-dufresne-a-azay-le-rideau/; http://www.unusuallocomotion.com/pages/locomotion/changes-around-the-track-i-off-road-locomotion.html; http://www.unusuallocomotion.com/pages/more-documentation/21-two-tracks-rigid-vehicles-medium.html#page5

 Cruiser d

Pelets Cruiser-D. http://snegohod.poprostomu.com/photo/vidy_snegokhodov/snegobolotokhody_na_gusenichnom_khodu/snegobolotokhod_na_gusenichnom_khodu_kruzer_d/29-0-196

 Bear tracked vehicle 2013

Bear tracked amphibious vehicle SBH-5 model M-1, 2013, by Ltd 'Mechanical' created in 2013, in Vyaznikovsky district. Torsion bar suspensions, mass 800 kg, 50 km/h, 76 hp. http://medved-avto.ru/photogallery/; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-tmp9rGKhY#t=14http://mirtransporta.ru/gallery/1040-kolesnye-i-gusenichnye-vezdehody-na-vezdehod-2013.html

 Dura kat scooter 2

 Dura-Kat Scooter at Swamp Fox II Test, 1962 in Panama. http://imfmotorpool.com/Special%20Vehicles-%20Remote%20

Area%20-%20Guerrilla%20-%20Jungle.pdf; http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=69741

 El buro 1

 El Buro at Swamp Fox II, 1962, Panama, by The Marquardt Corporation Ogden Division. No real prototype is known. http://imfmotorpool.com/Special%20Vehicles-%20Remote%20Area%


 Passepartout atv 1

PasseparTout ATV : the first prototype of PasseParTout, PPT “go anywhere”, tracked vehicle, began in early 1960s. Prototypes were built by Valcartier Industries Inc., Courcelette, Québec, which was (and is always) a supplier of ammunition of US Army. Valcartier was intended to sell the vehicle to Army for operating in soft grounds of Southeast Asia. War ended and the company turned to the civilian market as “All Season Vehicle” ATV.  Bob Cantin was one of the owners of the firm Valcartier. In early 1970s, the plant had 65 employees. The vehicle was very agile in most terrains, except in steep slopes, all wheels were suspended. It was equipped with clutch brake steering, all steel-body construction, engine was a Sachs. The PPT was always more used for utility market than recreational. In 1977, the company was sold to Bob Cantin who shipped the whole plant in Alberta. The new company named Valquentin Industries stayed at Edmonton, Alberta and continued to sell the PPT. http://www.6x6world.com/gallery/other-amphibious-atvs/p868-ppt.html. http://www.snowgoer.com/snowmobiling-features/a-go-anywhere-machine-the-passepartout/0712/;http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/PP4417.html

 Below are emails of the history of the PPT, sent in Marsh 2015 by Robert Cantin to the author. Thank you. He was the sole owner of  Valquentin Industries witch manufactured the PPT from 1977 to 1980 :

"I manufactured the PasseParTout (Easy Rider is the same machine), am familiar with (as they were my competitors) Playcat (Raidtrac is a newer generation of the Playcat, which we had put out of business because of patent infringements), and of course dear old Cushman Trackster which discontinued production because of a huge class action law suit Drop me a line, and when I get the time will try and answer your questions---Regards----Bob C

To correct you!

The original PPT was indeed manufactured by Valcartier Industries. The first models were marketed and sold with 340 Sachs 2-cycle engines.

I got involved with the company at this time to do R&D on said vehicles, because of my experience in Western Canada with tracked vehicles (I had designed and built some VW powered prototypes with automatic transmissions and torsion bar suspensions! Valcartier asked me to do some R&D on the PPT, and that's how we joined forces! We actually shipped one of my machines to the Canadian Military Research Institute proving grounds for testing, and it was there for a year, as the military had a look at installing a new classified track system on it for military use.

The war in Viet Nam was de-escalating, and the demand for the new vehicle and track drive system was not so much in demand anymore, and the project was put on the back shelf.

Meanwhile we had come up with a new generation of PPT (Model 400), and Valcartier sold ALL the remaining inventory of the 340 Sachs models to Consolidated (who renamed them Easy Riders), and sold them through their marketing network, throughout North America!

The PPT Model 400's were powered with 399cc CCW engines and had an improved frame and heavier suspensions.

I was not a fan of 2-cycle engines used in machines required to do work (much like attaching a race horse to a plow), so I began working on a new generation of machine using 4-cycle power, We searched the world for a light weight engine in the 12-20 hp range that might be suitable for such a task, and after testing several of them, discovered that the Lombardini engine out of Italy, was dollar for dollar, pound for pound quite superior to all the others at that time!

I built yet another generation of industrial chassis, installed that Lombardini engine, and the PPT again had a new look and purpose. The new generations of machines were known as Model 500's, and the wide track models known as the Model 600's

Your information on the Playcats is not correct either! They were built in Drummondville, Quebec and were much a copy of the original PPT's, except they used aluminum bodies and pneumatic tires on their bogey wheels. They actually shared the same track molds with us over at Goodyear, and were powered with Kohler 2 cylinder engines. They had however infringed on the patented drive system owned by Valcartier, and were put out of business after the lawsuit for same got launched----Bob c.

Garron Industries (Drummondville, Quebec) bought the assets and started building the Raidtrac! I'm sure they were related---Bob C".


Easy rider

Easy Rider : Bob Cantin operated the company PPT three years from 1977 and in 1980 sold it to Consolidated International, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, whose subsidiary Twin Bay Industries, Elk Rapid, Michigan built the PPT under the name Easy Rider Twin Tracked vehicle. They also intended to sell it to the US Army but production ceased in mid 80s. Pictures from eBay in 2004. http://www.snowgoer.com/snowmobiling-features/a-go-anywhere-machine-the-passepartout/0712/

 Playcat 1969

Playcat tracked ATV, All Season TWIN TRACK Vehicle, made from the 60s by Playcat International Corporation, PO Box 39, Drummondville, Quebec. It was equipped with 4 sets of 4 pneumatic rubber tires bogy wheels. Payload 360 kg, it could tow up to 900 kg. 28 hp Kohler engine. Meanwhile, it was much a copy of the original PPT. They were put out of business because they had infringed on the patented drive system owned by Valcartier. http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/BROCHURES.html; http://www.raidtrac.com/       

Picture of a 1969 vintage Playcat : http://www.vehiclegeni.com/detail/utvs/1969-vintage-playcat-track-atv-utv-snow-dirt-all_111481192510.html

 Raidtrac 2Raidtrac

 Raidtrac : in 1979, Roland Neirynck, Citroën dealer, used a Citroën 2CV6 M28 602 cm3 engine on which became the Raidtrac 1800-18, marketed by Garron Industries Inc., Drummondville. Garron Industries had bought the assets of Playcat and Raidtrac was a newer generation of the Playcat. Built until the end of the 2CV in Europe in 1989, 400 Raidtrac were built whom about 30 6x6 (or 12x12) W66.  http://www.raidtrac.com/; http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/PP4417.html

 Raidtrac with snow tracks

 Raidtrac with snow tracks. http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=6499



 Flextrac terrainscooter 2

 Flextrac Terrainscooter. http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/BROCHURES.html

 Flextrac terrainscooter

 Flextrac Terrainscooter. http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/BROCHURES.html

 Gladiator tracked vehicke 2 2014

Gladiator tracked vehicle 2, 2014. http://lunohodov.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7789

 Gladiator tracked vehicke 2014

 Gladiator tracked vehicle, 2014. http://gladiator-offroad.ru/index.html

 Howe and howe all terrain ripchair 2

Howe and Howe All terrain Ripchair 2

 Howe and howe all terrain ripchair

 Howe and Howe All terrain Ripchair. http://wwsick.com/concept-designs-the-video-shows-unconventional-wheelchair-for-the-disabled/; http://www.dragtimes.com/video-viewer.php?v=HxjMyGQ7xjU&feature


 Mastertrac, 18 Ho Kohler Magnum, used by AT&T for fixing lines in winter. http://www.route6x6.com/discus4/messages/5/23231.html?1198894652

 Mpoi tracked toys

 MPOI tracked Toys, probably from Minsk in the 70s. http://forums.drom.ru/retro/t1151932984-p14.html


Personal tracked trakar

Personal Tracked Trakar. http://www.damngeeky.com/2013/01/31/8740/trackar-personal-tracked-transport-vehicle-can-do-everything-from-a-z.html

Russian tracked vehicles 2

Tracked vehicles from : www.vk.com

Snoped snowmobile 2

Snöped snowmobile. http://www.veteranstallet.se/main/vehicle/viewimage.asp?vgID=346

Tinger tracked vehicle

Tinger tracked vehicle. http://vk.com/tinger35?z=photo233614616_320093448%2Fphotos233614616;http://tinger.ru/

 Tracked wheeled chair

Tracked wheeled chair. http://www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.youtube.com%2Fvi%2FjQFmiBFAsmI%2Fhqdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mcbladi.ma%2Fwatch_9DkFVXKVTjs&h=360&w=480&tbnid=6Z4NaDyT-fognM%3A&zoom=1&docid=Q05mpntdXYYCMM&itg=1&ei=KSS4VJ24BYurU5_CgCA&tbm=isch&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=441&page=4&start=53&ndsp=15&ved=0COIBEK0DMD4

 Vaughan tractor

 Vaughan Motor Co. garden tractor from Portland, Ore., type Flex-Tred, Model WS. It was in production from 1936 until the 50s. This one was restored in 2009 by D. Loranger. http://www.farmcollector.com/tractors/vaughan-tractor-zmaz15aprzhur.aspx?SlideShow=3

 Wacker neuson wn dt25

 Wacker Neuson WN-DT25 Dumper. http://www.macchinedilinews.it/una-presenza-sempre-piu-organizzata/

 Ziesel tracked chair

 Ziesel tracked electric chair as self-personal carrier, of Mattro Mobility Revolutions. http://derziesel.com/wordpress/?page_id=81; http://www.mattro.eu/contenido/mattro/front_content.php.  Other personal carrier : http://www.doovi.com/video/tracked-pocket-bike/twt57zxMzGAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxDrgiHhZA0#t=20; http://www.doovi.com/video/hunter-track-mk1-warehouse/WlbMNno2CSc; http://www.doovi.com/video/tracked-vehicle-telakart-testing-3/7Os3bcqVMP8; http://www.krmg.com/videos/lifestyles/health/new-wheelchair-with-rubberized-tracks-can-handle/vCKpGc/

Bombardier sw 48


Bombardier SW 48 from 1999, produced from the 60s to mid-2000. This one was sold in 2014 by : http://machinerietheriault.ca/. Picture of Mathieu Aubin, Louisville, Quebec. PDF :Sw 48 snow clearing machine from safetyoneinc comSw 48 snow clearing machine from safetyoneinc com (4.05 Mo). PDF :Sw 48fa snow clearing machine 1988Sw 48fa snow clearing machine 1988 (612.99 Ko)


Axo tractor

AXO from Bologna, Italia. http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Micro-Tracteur-sur-Chenilles-AXO-Diesel-agricole-a-18ch-/280525207862. http://www.hellotrade.com/axo/

Fouga tractor

Fouga tractor built at Beziers from 1937 to1939. http://tracteurdevigne.jimdo.com/; http://tracteurdevigne.jimdo.com/tracteur-fouga/

Drago tractor

Drago tractor. http://www.hatz-diesel.info/fr/news-media/espace-editorial/Application-moteur-Diesel-Hatz-4H50TIC-Tracteur-vigneron-Drago-30.html

Garron carrier

Garron carrier from the 80s. It will become Raidtrac.  http://www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forestry-memories.org.uk%2Fpictures%2F1191.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forestry-memories.org.uk%2Fpicture%2Fnumber1191.asp&h=558&w=393&tbnid=Z9ZfpFR4XCsxIM%3A&zoom=1&docid=qarnvDW55cSfaM&ei=O2QpVdm-IcvvaM-kgMAI&tbm=isch&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=342&page=1&start=0&ndsp=10&ved=0CDMQrQMwBg

How to make tracks 2

How to make tracks. http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-track-system/

How to make tracks

How to make tracks. http://www.instructables.com/file/FTBIY64H4AGL0Y7

Kastor jmh first proto

Kastor JMH first proto. http://www.sagne.coop/Innovation-technologique,38

Le vini tractor

LE VINI tractor built at Agdes by Ets Blanc, 1950.  http://tracteurdevigne.jimdo.com/

Scot trac garron series 3 tool carrier

Scot Trac Garron Series 3 Tool Carrier. http://www.machinery4golf.net/smclassifieds/index.asp?action=addetail&adid=1344

Scott track garron ii tracked personel carrier 1986

Garron II tracked personnel carrier, 1986. Fitted with a tow bar, PTO and a VW 1.6L industrial diesel engine. http://www.cheffins.co.uk/lot/-225130-vintage-0

Staub lunic 1963

Staub Lunic 1961. http://tracteurdevigne.jimdo.com/tracteur-lunic/

Vermorel tractor 1930

Vermorel tractor for vineyard, 1930.

Vidal tractor 2

Vidal tractor. http://tracteurdevigne.jimdo.com/tracteur-georges-vidal/



Atv 2011 home made tractor pic 51

ATV 2011 home-made ATV. Modular design. http://rexyx.besthostingpro.com/?c=xap/kak-google-sdela&t=223

Lifttrac with tracks

LiftTrac with tracks. http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:LiftTracWithTracks.jpg

Manatee amphibious vehicle

Manatee amphibious vehicle. http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amphi/M_O.html

Tracked tractor power king

Tracked tractor Power King. http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=ttalk&th=1199043


Bonmartini tracks tests on a plane

Bonmartini tracks tests on a plane. From the book : 'Mechanics of soil vehicle systems', Torino 1961.

Sanya tracked vehicle

Sanya tracked vehicle seen on http://lunohodov.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=440092

Tracked atv 6x6 world

Tracked ATV, from 6x6 world.com. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/202169470748117337/

Tracked mini tractor

Tracked mini tractor with IZ Planeta 3 engine, homemade. http://lunohodov.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10223

Tracked vehicle on lunohodov net 2

Tracked vehicle on lunohodov.net

Tracked vehicle on lunohodov net l

Tracked vehicle. http://lunohodov.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=440092