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    Snow Conditions You Ride In?

    I was talking to another Forum Member, and it got me thinking:

    What kind of snow conditions do you guys ride in????, or any weather for that matter.

    Last yr in my area, we had about 11 feet total accumulation. I have a long driveway, that circles around my house, and back to the road. The snowbanks were as high as the hood of my truck, and at the time I was driving a HD 3/4 ton Ford P/U with a 7" LIFT and 35" tires (I still have that truck, but I also now have a 1 Ton Crewcab......Family got bigger)

    Anyway, we have 6 foot fences around our work sites, with another foot of Barbed Wire over that. In some places all you could see was the Barbed Wire



    You can just see the top of the fence that this guy is working toward


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    Up here in Buffalo, and in the areas just south and a little more inland from Lake Erie in the higher elevations, there can be some very intense snow. Here is one of my Max II's wearing those excellent Rawhide III tires up at my grandparent's cabin. There can be some very deep snow up here and some very serious snow drifts since it is in such a high elevation. Lake Erie lake effect snow blasts Buffalo, NY pretty hard too. I have had Max II's running in 2 feet of snow without tracks. I have considered tracks, but I dont think I would use them that much. I picked up my Hustler 980 BIGFOOT with 26" tires that has a higher ground clearence and it should do quite well in the snow. Only one way to find out!

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    Here in Pa. The snowfall is ok. A few years back we got 3ft. My Trackster is pretty much unstoppable.


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    About 5 years ago we got this HUGE snow. It left almost TWO INCHES of snow on the ground. Unfortunately I didn't have my max yet so I had to stay at home until I could dig out

    Seriously though, we used to get at least one good snowfall a year with 4-6" or so of snow but the past 4 years we have had some very mild winters with only an ice storm or two.

    I really want to take the Max out in some serious snow but it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon. It was 75 degrees outside yesterday. I don't think I want to try anything like you have Rock Doc. That picture where the bobcat disappears is insane!

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    Ok now I fell left out the only white stuff we have down here in Fl is sugar sand

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    Hey guys, if you want the snow, I would trade it with your weather in a second. Haha.
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    in real soft fluffy snow over 2 feet deep the body tends to drag and bog you down and the wheels start to spin! thats when the tracks are nice last winter i got the chance to go for a spin in the max 4 factoy demo with the 29hp and tracks and that thing was unstoppable in the snow!!!!! what a blast! i usaly go on 1 or 2 winter rides to the southeren tier in ny (ny-pa border area) the logging and oil rig trails are a blast in the winter and the quads i ride with have a hard time keeping up (i realy loose them on the up hills) and this year maby santa will bring me a camo top for my max 2 !!!!!!

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    Rock Doc Snow Bound

    Doc that looks like some pretty serious stuff you have to deal with. I suppose for what you work in tracks are the only way to go. For me winter brings cold swamp water and thats' about it. If I want to see snow I will have to trek up to Mikes' neck of the woods at the right time. I'am really not to sure how my Max will perform since I've never been in snow with anything besides a quad and that didn't work real well.

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