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 Post subject: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:03 pm 
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i saw this on wildsnow, did a search here and saw it mentioned in one thread... but i think it needs some more representation. i hope these Kimberly kooks have success with this thing.





sooo, love it? hate it? or what?

if it made those hills without having to turn out, i would be seriously thinking about it. but i would say it could handle 90% of the forestry roads i snowmo on as is. And theres no trailering of the machine. it handles tight-ish trees pretty good, hopefully no insurance required...

i emailed asking about a retail price, but havent gotten a reply yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:36 pm 
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That's pretty rad. I think it needs more power and a bigger track

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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:43 am 
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Awesome, more goddamned noise :nononno:

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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:39 am 
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lol, dont worry snurfer i dont live anywhere near you :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:58 pm 
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don't fall with that behind you :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Clever, but I'd be worried about being pushed into a tree well or somewhere else I'd rather not be.

Also, I enjoy touring; the exercise, the fresh air, the quiet, etc.. This device would negate all of those benefits.


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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:25 pm 
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Are you gonna ride down your line with that thing? Or leave it at the top and hike back up to get it?

I guess it'd be ok if you had miles of flat to kill on a long approach, and you were confident that the snow on the approach wouldn't melt out on you... would suck to carry that thing 5 miles back to the car. :cry:

If you really hate skinning enough to spend $$$ on that thing , you're probably better off buying a cheap snow machine... :twocents:


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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
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I would be afraid if I was touring (striding) and that machine grab the back ski and ran over me.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:18 pm 
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its got a kind of deadman handle where u just let go and it stops... but yeah you prob wouldnt want to free-heel in front of it lol.

i like touring also, but in my area its a minimum 15km (9.5 mile) of forestry road to get to the base of the good lines. i am just not man enough to do 10 miles of flat each way, so ya i already do have a cheap sled that does me just fine. but trailering and untrailering is a pain, and both the trailer and the snow machine require plates (added cost). and this is four stroke, whereas my sled is two stroke / blue smoke.

no jefe i dont have any illusions that this will help me top out in any way :wink: . like Lou Dawson says, strictly an access tool.

i wont say its the holy grail or anything, but it got my attention, and i knew it would get SOME kind of reaction on here... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Ride your rototiller into the backcountry
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:28 pm 
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libtechsplit wrote:
i like touring also, but in my area its a minimum 15km (9.5 mile) of forestry road to get to the base of the good lines. i am just not man enough to do 10 miles of flat each way, so ya i already do have a cheap sled that does me just fine. but trailering and untrailering is a pain, and both the trailer and the snow machine require plates (added cost). and this is four stroke, whereas my sled is two stroke / blue smoke.
Ah, in that case I don't blame you, I'd probably have an approach sled as well. I've often considered a sled for the Uinta range here in Utah, but like you, it would be for covering the flats. And as a bonafide tree hugger I'd likely go with a four stroke and drive like an old man (oh wait I am an old man :wink: )

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