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Offline spencerhenry

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thiokol snowcat
« on: March 17, 2011, 11:21:35 pm »
i have been looking for a snowcat. they are out there, but most of the time not advertised in such a way that i can find them on the internet. specfically i am looking for a thiokol spryte, lmc 1200, or dmc 1200 they are all basically the same thing. has anyone seen one sitting somewhere with a for sale sign in it?

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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 07:59:27 am »
This isn't exactly what you want but might work. It's on the Michigan Craig's list.http://nmi.craigslist.org/for/2271005295.html
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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 12:14:35 pm »
thanks for the links. i have been to every website i can find for dealers, auctions, craigslist etc...
i still find new ones on occasion.
 the bombardier is probably a good machine, but everything i have read is that they dont do well in deep snow. i am in the high country where right now the snow depth can be as much as 8 or 10 feet.

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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 03:25:01 pm »
Do some lurking around on the 2nd link reddog provided. There is a TON of stuff there, you just may find what you're looking for.  That groominglinks site was shown to me by the president of our snowmobile club, who does alot of the grooming here, on tucker snowcats.
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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 08:46:08 pm »
There were a pair of them years ago in a scrap yard near by, I remember them because we went to the Adirondacks and saw one at a lodge and they were the Thiokol with REALLY wide tracks just like the one is the Daks . I will follow up, but last time I was by there i did not see them.

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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 09:41:42 pm »
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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 11:11:04 pm »
i have checked all the dealers, and i keep checking. there are some machines out there that are good, just not what i am looking for. there is one in colorado that i went and looked at. asking 12,500 ended up offering it to me for 7500. but it needs all new track belting ($4,000), rear end needs some work on the brake bands and drums ($1000 - $1500), hadnt had an oil change in 7 years, blade mount and frame it is attached to have been bent and broken and welded, and then broken, patched welded and bent some more. two broken windows, one windshield wiper motor was bad, was leaking oil from the valve cover and side cover, antifreeze leaking from some where, radiator hoses had the inner wires showing, belts were almost falling off, other than that the machine was perfect. i figured if i put $8,000 to $8,500 into it that it would then be worthy of taking into the back country. but then i would have $15k into it and it would still have 2900 hours on it, and who knows how badly bent the blade was or what condition it was in. they had taken it off years earlier and it was buried in the snow. oh yeah, and the tires were all weather checked, foam filled, but weather checked.

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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 11:32:15 pm »
Any one happen to have a manual for a Thiokol 1450 Snocat.
Mine is the 6 cylinder Ford with an automatic transmission and an OC-12 rear end.


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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 06:39:20 am »
Have you looked on ebay or searched for the snowcat forum ???

I can't find it at the moment but I thought there was downloadable manuals at the snowcat forum.
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Minnesota Outdoors might have a reprint.
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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 08:30:31 am »
Ok thanks Sprucebunny.  Yes I have found the reprint version available on a Zip drive but was hoping to obtain an original.

Your idea will at least get me started until I can find an original.

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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2017, 08:37:05 am »
Have you looked on ebay or searched for the snowcat forum ???

I can't find it at the moment but I thought there was downloadable manuals at the snowcat forum.
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Minnesota Outdoors might have a reprint.


For the record,  Minnesota Outdoors has been very helpful with my snocat project.  Really nice guy with lots of contacts regarding these machines.

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Re: thiokol snowcat
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2017, 06:03:06 pm »
Try this   http://www.chameleoninc.com/snowcats/index.html
They have snowcats from medium to huge (14' wide and 16,000 lbs)
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