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Rutland City Winter Carnival

 

Dave Fucci heard that Rutland City was having a winter carnival. They wanted to put snow on Center Street and have sliding for anyone. Dave asked if we could spread the snow out with our Tucker. I told him we could but the snow that they were going to truck in would be too hard and icy for us to break up. Dave then went to David Markowski and asked for his help with a skidsteer with a soil conditioner to bust up the chunks of ice and snow. He was more than happy to help. With out his help it would not have been possible! So between the city employees, Dave Markowski, and the Shrewsbury Sno-Birds we made a sliding hill for the event. We started at 1:00 PM and it was all set by 4:30 PM. read more

Trail Report February 2, 2015

I was out grooming our trails on Saturday and Saturday night. I groomed all the upper trails, the CCC Road, 407, and 4&7 to RD 650, then the parking lot trail and was at McLaughlin Falls when I stopped to take a break. I always look things over, this time I found that the transfer case was leaking out the front shaft seal. I called mom and dad to come and get me, and I parked the Tucker at the camp there. read more

Traction Bars

Doug Todd from the Dammers stopped by and showed me the traction bars they purchased for their Tucker. They look like they really should work for icy and just other steep climbing issues. This is a new development for traction issues for the rubber track Tuckers. You put 5 on each front track as needed and take them off when not needed. The rubber tracks stick up higher than the steel so the only thing that is in contact with the ground is the carbide studs, from what I hear it will really climb then. There are several tuckers now that are using them. Doug is going to let me know what he thinks after this weekend as he will put them to the test. If he likes them I would like to get a set for our Tucker. They are $2500.00 but if they work they are worth it! They would give Dad and I piece of mind that even if we are out grooming alone we will make the hills. Sorry the photos are fuzzy! We will be out grooming tomorrow early. I will post how they are after we get back. Ride Safely and Ride Right! Roy. read more

First Grooming Photos

The above slide show is of the photos recently uploaded to our SmugMug site showing the packer attachment. I’ve included a lightened version of the photo to make the packer more visible. Click the slide show to see the gallery in SmugMug. Perhaps our TrailMaster will add some comments on how this interesting attachment works. It appears by the photos to be designed to pack the area between the tracks. There are leaf springs that apply pressure to the snow as well as a hydraulic cylinder that allows adjustment from the driver’s seat or lifting the packer all together. Are the leaf springs steel or fiberglass? What is the packer material that contacts the snow? It looks like a flexible plastic or rubber. Very cool. Thanks for sharing! read more