Who would have thought that one day we could install 4 tracks on a vehicle in 15 minutes, while keeping the tires on and without any modifications of this vehicle.
If you’re an off-roading enthusiast you’ve probably already seen those kits that let you replace your truck’s wheels with a set of four tank treads for tackling any terrain.
The new system uses tracks to get grip in snow and other types of terrain where grip can be hard to come by. Once fitted, incredibly tricky terrain can be tackled, including huge snow drifts. The manufacturer claims that the system can even be used on light mud, gravel and on sand. The rubber track may be studded for ice in areas already provided on the track.
With a strong yet lightweight aluminum chassis, strong durable pneumatic mountain and industrial grade tracks, each track weighs 375 lbs., the tracks can support rigs up to 12, 500 lbs. The special deflector plate is shaped like ski plates and will ensure that the track stays above on the snow rather than digging into the snow.Track N Go advertises a smooth and stable ride, which it credits to its unique pneumatic mounting configuration. When the tracks hit a bump, their overlying tires absorb the impact. Drivers, however, will need to be careful with the accelerator pedal, because the maximum recommended speed on roads or hard-packed snow is 40mph and in fluffier, deeper snow, 20mph. The Track N Go’s $25,000 price tag is a bit of an issue if you’re only planning to use them on the occasional weekend adventure. The system, made by Quebec-based AD Boivin Inc, is obviously useful for adventurers wanting to head into snow-covered back country, but it’s also a boon for emergency services and ski resort officials.
The video below itself shows its capabilities as the truck maneuvers through high snow terrain.