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    Looks like it steers like a tracked vehicle by using a steering wheel.

    http://www.flixxy.com/snow-vehicle-concept.htm

    Paul

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    Paul,

    Looks a little top heavy, very cold and extremely unsafe, but waaay cool! Thanks for posting. Chrysler Corp. built ones like that in maybe the 70's for the swamps in Fla.

    Thanks, Ray

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    Paul;

    Thanks for posting. Did you happen to notice about 2/3 of the way through, he ran into the fence and broke it?

    About a year or so back, I got the hankerin' to get a Tucker Snow-Cat. Interesting and somewhat similar how he evolved his machine into the current day machine..

    Craig Donges

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    Thanks for posting that.. I enjoyed watching it..
    I do have to say I want one of the Chevy's..

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    Google for Russian screw drive and you'll find some more modern versions.

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    Heidrick Ag History Center in Woodland, CA has one, apparently. http://www.aghistory.org/

    Several good pictures here: http://www.cardatabase.net/snowmobil...&special=&type


    And the "wormobile"?




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    YouTube video of the Russian version, built by ZIL:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afJ18...eature=related

    Looks like a rough ride!
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    When I was in Marine boot camp in 1977 at Paris Island I saw several similar screw type boats in the swamps "patroling". I only ever heard them called "swamp monsters". Our platoon had one fella already bloody and bruised jump off of the third floor balcony and run/limp off into the swamp. Couple of hours later we saw the swamp monsters out patroling the area. We did see him again a month or so later filling little bags with sand, carrying the bags a hundred feet or so and dumping them out so he could fill them back up tao take them back. -Mike

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    That thing is pretty cool.....does anyone know what the screw drums are made of? steel? rubber?

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    Moonlight;

    The drums are steel.

    Craig Donges


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