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Old 10-12-2014, 12:17 PM
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I would imagine it would cost a fortune for replacement parts..
It does.
You might recall that Old Man said his friend Wilson had a half track restored for his town to use in parades & such.
I have a figure in mind that Jerry said Wilson spent on the project but I'm afraid to say it out loud.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:12 PM
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Nice job..

Does the front wheels turn and as they turn does a lever operate a brake on the track differential as well? I would imagine turning these must be really tough if all you have are the front tires..

In War movies you always see half tracks getting blown up because of the open top but I'd rather have that to travel distance than my own two feet..
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There are 2 steering brake levers to pull that actuate a drum brake on either side of the open differential. While you turn the wheel you can feather the lever or pull it as hard as you can for tight turns. It takes some "feel" to get use to but you can tell when the tires scrub. Parts were available from Poland, but we were lucky on this one and fabbed up whatever we needed. And I feel your pain on the track replacement costs, Our skid steer plastic rollers are crazy expensive to relace
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:01 PM
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It does.
You might recall that Old Man said his friend Wilson had a half track restored for his town to use in parades & such.
I have a figure in mind that Jerry said Wilson spent on the project but I'm afraid to say it out loud.
I do recall it vaguely. If I had money I'd have so much stuff.

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Thank you!
There are 2 steering brake levers to pull that actuate a drum brake on either side of the open differential. While you turn the wheel you can feather the lever or pull it as hard as you can for tight turns. It takes some "feel" to get use to but you can tell when the tires scrub. Parts were available from Poland, but we were lucky on this one and fabbed up whatever we needed. And I feel your pain on the track replacement costs, Our skid steer plastic rollers are crazy expensive to relace
Okay so the steering is not linked to the tracks.. Seems funny so it really is more like a bull dozer in that regard.. Nice..
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