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Nice. You still running the same venture? How many miles on it now? I just got a VK Pro. What a beast compared to the venture. Still have my venture too, no issues with it whatsoever. around 12K on it now. Winter is a great time to haul material. Get er done! 

S. 

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Only just North of 5000 kms on it Sinker.

Been a hard 5K though as I've moved probably more than 50 tonnes of materials with it.

Probably why I wore out the clutch on it already. I'm looking at getting a SxS with tracks this year that will be fun and great for hauling with 1000# payload in the bed and 2000-2500# tow rating. Sure will make life easier when I get all my soral power materials. Those batteries are heavy. 

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On 2/21/2021 at 6:16 PM, DRIFTER_016 said:

Only just North of 5000 kms on it Sinker.

Been a hard 5K though as I've moved probably more than 50 tonnes of materials with it.

Probably why I wore out the clutch on it already. I'm looking at getting a SxS with tracks this year that will be fun and great for hauling with 1000# payload in the bed and 2000-2500# tow rating. Sure will make life easier when I get all my soral power materials. Those batteries are heavy. 

Sweet. The VK has a much heavier clutch than the Venture, and the low gear is nothing but torque.

We have  SXS at work with tracks, and you're right, it will haul anything, anywhere.  Make sure you get power steering, they are hard to turn without, and also close in the cab, ours is a very, very cold ride compared to a sled. I only use it if I have to, usually to rescue one of our trail grooming snowmobiles. Its a beast though, and gets the job done every time. 

S. 

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On 2/24/2021 at 7:53 AM, Sinker said:

Sweet. The VK has a much heavier clutch than the Venture, and the low gear is nothing but torque.

We have  SXS at work with tracks, and you're right, it will haul anything, anywhere.  Make sure you get power steering, they are hard to turn without, and also close in the cab, ours is a very, very cold ride compared to a sled. I only use it if I have to, usually to rescue one of our trail grooming snowmobiles. Its a beast though, and gets the job done every time. 

S. 

The Can-Am's are actually designed for tracks. There is a computer module that gets installed with the tracks that connects to the SxS's computer. It adds a track setting to the mode switch on the dash that changes operating parameters on the engine, transmission and electric power steering. It comes with climate control HVAC and I added heated seats. Damn thing even has power windows and power dump box.

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On 2/25/2021 at 11:10 PM, DRIFTER_016 said:

The Can-Am's are actually designed for tracks. There is a computer module that gets installed with the tracks that connects to the SxS's computer. It adds a track setting to the mode switch on the dash that changes operating parameters on the engine, transmission and electric power steering. It comes with climate control HVAC and I added heated seats. Damn thing even has power windows and power dump box.

Beauty! It will haul some material!! 

 

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I know what the icon is supposed to be; but doesn't it look like a spaceship? LOL Beam me up Scotty

Dan.

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8 minutes ago, DRIFTER_016 said:

3,600#'s of flooring arrived at me place today. Now I need to get it to the cabin.

I assume your ice road is still in good shape?

Doug

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11 minutes ago, DRIFTER_016 said:

Yup, the closest it's been to freezing is -5C so far.

Good stuff!  I am sure the ice road is one hell of a lot better than taking it in by BOAT!  😉

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3 hours ago, DRIFTER_016 said:

3,600#'s of flooring arrived at me place today. Now I need to get it to the cabin.

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It's itching closer to the finish.  Just a thought Drifter you could always rent the place out to people when finished.  I'm sure a few members including myself wouldn't mind spending a week up there.  

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16 minutes ago, LostAnotherOne said:

It's itching closer to the finish.  Just a thought Drifter you could always rent the place out to people when finished.  I'm sure a few members including myself wouldn't mind spending a week up there.  

$1,000,000,000/wk  😂

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Went out and worked on the trail for a few hours today.
Watered down about 1/2 of the steep section to help with not blowing out the track.
Got stuck good working on the new trail section up by the cabin. Dropped a ski off the trail and got sucked into waist deep sugar. A bunch of shoveling and yanking and with the help of my neighbour we got the grate big sled out of the woods and onto the trail again.
Back at it tomorrow and then next weekend haul out flooring.

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Finally after many months and 2 tries I have the ceiling insulation installed!!!!
First go was in the summer and after 10 bales of insulation the machine had mechanical issues.
Fast forward to the Easter long weekend and try number 2. Got the machine out to the cabin, hooked it up and there were some issues getting it running properly. I ended up pretty much servicing the machine and then went and bought shorter extension cords. The instructions say that 50' 12 guage cords are OK but I was having voltage issues and popping the breaker on the machine until I dropped down to 25' cords.

I'm just glad it's done and I don't have to worry about it anymore.
24" of insulation should keep the cabin cozy I think. 
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Glad you got it Bud

 

I can't believe the heights you work at out there.

If they drop the 14 day isolation I'll come help with the ceiling this summer

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12 hours ago, Dara said:

If they drop the 14 day isolation I'll come help with the ceiling this summer

That won't be happening until you germy Southerners get your act cleaned up. 

OH, and that useless loser in Ottawa gets his $%^t together!!!

I won't hold my breath.

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