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In the for what it's worth department...I am not a snowmobiler but I bought one for ice fishing. I have ATV's and considered putting tracks on one. The draw backs were low top speed (runs back and forth to the car and the marina are best done quickly to save fishing time) and the wear and tear on my machine. Tracks do put more stress on the transmission and engine. I bought a 2007 SkiDoo Summit 800 with 2.5 inch paddles and a 159 inch track for $2,500. The big paddles and the long track make all the difference in the slush and deep snow. Three weeks ago at Strawberry there was 6 inches of slush under 18 inches of snow. I took two people and a full pull sled 2.5 miles from the marina and never got close to being stuck. It would bog down in the really deep stuff but kept going. I think the longer track is a must as is reverse unless you have a RORO trailer. The one thing I would like would be electric start but so far that hasn't been a problem and I'm 61. So my recommendation would be a higher power sled 600 plus, reverse, 155 inch track minimum, 2 inch paddles minimum, and electric start if you can find it. It has worked well for me and have never been stuck.
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Thread Snowmobile vs ATV with tracks for ice fishing? kentofnsl 3180 Feb 11, 2019, 7:44 AM
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