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ATV Tracks

by , Posted to on 01/19/2010 4:42 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2002
Location: ND
With another potential snow storm on the way, I am considering putting tracks on my Ranger to keep fishing.  Just wondering if anybody has some experience with them and which tracks are the best, (Mattracks, Camoplast, others?)  Thanks!
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by on 01/19/2010 5:28 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/08/2008
Location: ND
For the price of those track kits would you be better off picking up a used snowmobile?  Just a thought.
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by on 01/19/2010 5:35 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
Having had the opportunity to go with guys that have put them on, I was impressed! The track system kept the machine up and pullling way better than most sleds 10 years old and newer.

Simply put there is more surface on the snow to keep the machine up and also to get a load started.

In my lifetime I have seen fence row to fence row farming and the return of CRP and game to the landscape.Now we face again the prosepect of fence row to fence row again! Sportsman are our own worst enemy in that we fail to look forward and focus to much on the now!
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by on 01/19/2010 5:43 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2002
Location: ND
A snowmobile is a consideration but then I have an older machine to maintain and worry about reliability.  Plus Tracks could be used year-round.
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by on 01/19/2010 6:33 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/18/2006
Location: ND
I have the camoplast 4s. They work great. I would go with the track's instead of a sled, just because if you don't want the track's on simply take them off, it just take's maybe 20 minute's to take them off. They  stack up in a corner of a building,don't take up much room. It's alot easier than pissen around with a sled. Just my 2 cent's. And a ranger like u have with track's u can puy everything in the box and go. It's a no brainer man.
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by on 01/19/2010 6:35 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/25/2004
Location: ND
Not sure where you are located...but Action motor sports in Mandan has a ranger right now all decked out with tracks and about every other add on you can think of. You could stop down there for a test drive. Drove it the other day....pretty sweet machine.
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by on 01/19/2010 6:35 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/23/2009
Location: nd
if you want to use them year round you would have to go with the mattracks there the only ones that can be used year round.  the others are like your snowmobile tracks with boogy wheels have to keep them cool with snow. 
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by on 01/19/2010 7:26 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/08/2006
Location: ND
I have also been considering tracks but don't know which brand to get mattracks or camoplast. I would just be running them in the winter for pushing snow and fishing. I have a Honda Rubicon 500 i don't know is that enough power and for you guys with tracks what machines are you running and what do think for power. Any info is greatly appreciated.
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by on 01/19/2010 7:34 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/23/2009
Location: nd
buddy has  set of mattrack on a 500 artic cat he says enough power, but he doesn't ride real hard anyway.  gettting a set of mattrack in the morning for my 650  arctic cat .  top end on tracks from what I've heard is around that 40-45mph which is fast enough for anything in my opinion.
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by on 01/19/2010 9:23 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/19/2010
Location: nd
Have mat-tracks on two 700 Rangers.  Poor low range speed 12-13 mph at 5500rpms.  Burned up belts running in high in medium depth snow.  Would definately look at other track options
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by on 01/19/2010 10:43 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2002
Location: ND

Has anyone seen or know anything about the new Polaris Tracks.  According to their website you can maintain 80% of the ATV's Top end.

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by on 01/20/2010 08:59 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/25/2009
Location: ND
I have a 2003 Honda Rincon 650 with Camoplast Tatou all season tracks. I have had them about a year, and they are great!!! Even though they are all season, I do not run them in the summer, no reason to. I usually have them on the ATV from September to early May. I use them for ice fishing, deer hunting, snow removal, etc. I have had it loaded down with gear, and two riders, and have been able to go through deep snow, brush, mud, deep water with no problems. The tracks are $3395 delivered to your door (no sales tax, no shipping charges). Check out atvtracks.net   (Look at their photos and videos)  If you want speed then don't buy them, but if you want to utilize them for hunting, extreme trail riding, ice fishing, snow removal, I would highly recommend them. I can load down my atv with gear and two riders and still get 35mph on the tracks. I shopped around for awhile, and decided on the Tatous based on performance reviews, and price. Mattracks are $5400-$6800, and are heavier. Tatous are about 71 lbs per track w/ mounting hardware. Mattracks are about 100 lbs per track. I would recommend a 600cc atv or bigger, even though they say a 500cc will do.
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by on 01/20/2010 11:25 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/04/2009
Location: ND
I have had severals kinds  of tracks on atv's and the best bang for the buck right now is probably the all season tataus mentioned above.  The ride is the best on the mattracks with the shape changing suspension. Mattracks also sells a cheaper set now to compete with the tatous.  You lose alot of speed with the mattracks. 

Polaris 4 wheelers seem to burn up belts easily when running tracks.  There is snow everywhere when using them, so I would recommend a honda 4 wheeler (with the automatic transmission or the electric shiift)  - no belts-less maintenance. 

Last year we pulled some large fish houses off  the ice with an arctic cat prowler with a set of tracks and it worked great, and you can haul alot more than on a snowmobile. 
Live every day!
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by on 01/20/2010 12:13 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/18/2004
Location: ND
My dad just put camoplast tatou's on his 750 Kawasaki and they are awesome.  Took it ice fishing last weekend and was mighty impressed with them.  It does suck the gas down quite a bit more but overall if you have the $$ to put tracks on, filling up a couple more times shoudln't be a deciding factor in getting them or not.
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by on 01/20/2010 2:28 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2002
Location: ND
I checked out the Camoplast tatou's for a Ranger and looks like their out of stock. (bummer)
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by on 01/20/2010 10:12 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/08/2006
Location: ND
Hey icngrnbacks what do you think of that Rincon for power wise when you are pushing snow with the tracks. I got a Rubicon now and am due to trade and was concidering goin to the Rincon for more power when we get tracks. I really like the rubicon but people tell me i need more than 500 for tracks. So i just wondering what you think of it. Any info greatly appreciated.
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by on 01/20/2010 10:17 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/04/2009
Location: ND
Fish slayer,  what do you want for you Rubicon if you sell it. 


I believe R&B motorosports has a set of tatou's for a ranger in stock.  They are in Jamestown, ND.  They also have a set of them mounted up on a ranger with power steering.  That set up is awesome.  The one drawback to tracks is they are tough to steer and the power steering is an incredible benefit.
Live every day!
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by on 01/21/2010 09:00 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/08/2006
Location: ND
I don't know what i want for it and i guess i really don't know what it is worth. Its an 05 with roughly 8500 miles. I got ITP tires and rims on it but would like to keep them. So you would have to find some wheels for it. Its got a windsheild that i would let go with it but i got a warn winch on it that i would take off.
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by on 01/21/2010 09:13 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/25/2009
Location: ND
Fishslayer, I like the Rincon for power and performance. I would recommend getting the 700 Rincon, with assited steering, if it is available. Assited steering would be nice when you are on dry ground, or in the bush using tracks.  Also, I would check out the 650 and 800 Can Am Outlanders. I talked with a guy when I was fishing on Lake Winnipeg last winter that had an 800 outlander with tracks and he said he was still able to go 40mph + with the tracks, so if you still want speed that may be the way to go. I can promise you that you will really enjoy the tracks. I have a 14 acre farm, and the tracks have made snow removal a breeze. I can pile up snow, all winter, and with the tracks I am able to push snow up and over the existing snow hills, if needed. I have a 60" blade on my Rincon, and it pushes snow with no problem. Also, the tracks have been great for hunting and ice fishing. I use them for hauling deer out of the couless on my grandparents farm, going where ever you want when you are ice fishing with all the gear you want to haul along with two riders, and for hauling bow stands and working up food plots.
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by on 01/21/2010 09:52 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/04/2009
Location: ND
I can't stress it enough.  Pick a 4 wheeler that does not use a belt if you are going to put tracks on it. 
Live every day!
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by on 01/21/2010 11:37 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/24/2006
Location: ND
i wouldn't worry about having a atv with a belt, i had a 04 sportsman 600, and 2 different grizzly 700's with mattracks on them.  ridden hard in deep snow, mud, sand, climbing hills, and never had a belt issue. also i have 2 freinds that have had tracks on there sportsman and grizzly and havnt had problems either.
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