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Ranger with tracks!!!

Just doing some internet surfing and came across a few pics of a pretty cool Ranger.





So who is going to be the first one on here to do the rubber track mod?
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too bad it has a red wings front plate. haha!
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Sick that'd be my truck with tracks.
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They sell kits to do that.... 4g+ IIRC.
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i found the company, but can't find any prices.

http://www.mattracks.com/
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this is the company i found the pics of the ranger from. but also no prices.

http://www.americantracktruck.com/
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That is SICK!!!
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200-M1-A1 $70000 (68000 + $2000 for Steering Assist unit). The 200 series is designed for loaded medium duty trucks such as an F-450 or F-550


175-M1-A1 $40000 The 175 series is for the light end of medium duty or heavy end of light duty trucks. Think F-350 or F-450, perhaps even an F-250 if your planning on really loading it down.


150-M1-A2-SA $36500 Think the medium end of light duty trucks, such as an F-250 or an F-350 (or even the heavy end of the 1/2 ton market if you're planning on loading the truck down).


105-M1-A1 $26500 Think F-150, Expedition, Explorer, even down to the truly light end such as a Jeep.


88 Series (sorry didn't manage to get an actual price...my fault) but they are pretty much designed for the really light end such as jeeps or some of the light/small 4WD SUV's. I was told they really aren't that much less expensive than the 105 series.


LiteFoot XT $5100 These are for ATV's. It was strongly suggested that you get an ATV with some sort of power assisted steering.


The Least Expensive Mattrack (barring the Trail-R-Mates for non-driven trailers, and no, I didn't check on the prices of the Track-Tor-Mates) is the LiteFoot XL which has NO internal suspension (think truly rough ride) which lists at $3400 new.
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Actually, American Track Truck produces the Dominator series tracks which sell for less than 1/3 the cost of Mattracks 105-M1-A1--making them a much more affordable alternative. They are intended for mid-size passenger vehicles such as Chevy Blazers, Jeep Cherokees, Ford Explorers, and some half ton trucks. The Dominator tracks are less than the weight of the Mattracks, so they allow better floatation and require less power. They are more appropriate for the average person who wants to take their vehicle places where tires won't go-deep snow, ice, swamps, wetlands, mud, etc. They are not intended to be used on real heavy vehicles, or for purposes like rock crawling or desert warfare. If you have these kind of needs, save up and buy the Mattracks.
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That ranger has the headlight mod done to it too... what an awesome truck.
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too bad it has a red wings front plate. haha!
They're better than the Kings. Datsuyk and Bertouzzi have been on a roll lately.
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repost.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/showthread.php?t=117995

also email and response....
-----Original Message-----
From: matthew morris [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 4:40 AM
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Subject: sand and off road on gravel or dirt?

i don't get much snow down here near detroit, but i was curious to know how sand affects the performance. all your videos show snow and mud. the info doesn't list sand but i did find a video on youtube that shows a blue blazer on a sandy burm.

also, how about gravel or dirt?

i realize that they are basically a snowmobile track but i don't see myself taking a snowmobile to silver lake in the summer or down a gravel road.

thanks, matt.
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Hello Matt,

We don’t know the effects of long term use in the terrains you mentioned because we have not sold any systems to anyone who has wanted them for such uses.

We have noticed that sand is a bit more abrasive than snow, but we have not seen any excessive wear from this. Gravel doesn’t seem to pose any trouble either. However, a person must keep in mind that rubber tracks are intended to provide floatation in soft and usually wet terrains.

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David
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well dang, cool none the less
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what is BAD...*** i've been wishin i have 4wd and the money to do that since i saw it on Ken Block's car
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Thats very cool, I wonder how good it would be in the deep snow? What they show in the pictures you could with a good set of tires.

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Lol at color matched 2WD grille
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Thats very cool, I wonder how good it would be in the deep snow? What they show in the pictures you could with a good set of tires.
I would think far better than anytire since one track has the same amout of surface area as one tire if not more.
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The guy must live somewhere cold or he dropped a diesel in it cause he has a block heater.
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I had the pleasure to be in a few mattracked vehicles this winter in Montana...you wont get stuck in deep snow with them. We had a polaris ranger with tracks and were on 8' drifts in a very steep valley and no problems.

The resort I stayed in had nothing but snowmobiles and mattracked vehicles...f250, e250, suburban, etc
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The guy must live somewhere cold or he dropped a diesel in it cause he has a block heater.
The birch trees in the background are a tip off he's somewhere cold and "plains-like".
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The birch trees in the background are a tip off he's somewhere cold and "plains-like".
We have birch trees here in VA on the coast

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We have beach trees here in VA on the coast
He said BIRCH not BEACH
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He said BIRCH not BEACH
Well I meant birch dammit haha.
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Well I meant birch dammit haha.
haha just making sure you saw what he said
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Lol at color matched 2WD grille
why is this lol.. it looks good imo
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why is this lol.. it looks good imo
because its a total fail to have a 2wd grille on a 4wd truck

Better listen to kevin and do what he says. He's the on call know it all lol
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