Snow Chains

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 06:43
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Now this is what I call real snow chains.

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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 07:10

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 07:10
Wonder how they would go in the Simpson.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 07:34

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 07:34
Hi Rod

The Simpson sand is not an issue, it's the drivers that do not know how to drive in sand and do not use low tyre pressures that are the problem.



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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 08:40

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 08:40
Gday
Those tracks look like they are rubber based and they would need the snow to keep the tyres cool , and there aint much snow in the Simpson, even in the winter.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 09:58

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 09:58
Wrong place/ Post moved. Sri all
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Reply By: vk1dx - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 10:04

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 10:04
Don't know about the Simpson, much cheaper to just let your tyres down and use 4WD etc.

But it would mean less specialised vehicles costing much less than snow cats etc, which could also be used all year round.

I like this one but I don't know how to fit them to the car.

Link (A good read about Big Lizzie): http://cyberneticzoo.com/tag/australian/

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Reply By: TomH - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 11:28

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 11:28
Yes well this might stop a few

Quote The price of $25,000 does make this product expensive,


From this sitehttp://www.jebiga.com/track-n-go-wheel-driven-track-system/
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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 11:54

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 11:54
I'll wager they're only good for snow. Those little rollers and rubber tracks wouldn't last long at speed without the cooling and lubrication (even though it's minimal lube) of snow.

Hate to think what happens if one comes unstuck at 70 kmh, and folds up underneath you. Could write off your wagon, plus the other track setups as well.

I could see a possibly limited application for them on salt lake exploration, although I don't know how they'd handle mud.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 13:14

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 13:14
Gday Ron
Do you think the pilot that landed on Lake Eyre should have had them on his little plane. Wonder what happened to him , and does he still have a pilots licence ?
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 14:03

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 at 14:03
Muzbry - Are you talking about the Asian doctor bloke who walked 70 kms from Lake Eyre to William Creek after he bogged his 'plane in Lake Eyre?

I'd guess he still has his licence - you need to do something seriously dangerous against air regulations to lose your licence.
Just landing on a surface that appears good - but isn't - is not against any air regulations, AFAIK.

Plus, no-one got hurt, so that's the lucky part. Hurt someone in a crash and you are certainly in for a hard time.

I wonder how you go about de-bogging these things when you do get properly stuck?
Do you pull on the Track'N'Go assemblies and risk pulling them apart?? Can't see any pull points on them.

Or do you pull on the vehicle, risk popping it out of the Track'N'Go's, and risk plopping the vehicle into more mud/snow, either side of the bog area??

Can't see where tying a log to the tracks, is going to work here!! [;-)

Cheers, Ron.
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