Reviewed by: Thomas05/14/2010 05:19AM
Product ownership: Less than 1 month
Purchased from: Points West Argo
I received my demo set of Camoplast UTV tracks last week. I had a Home Show scheduled in Auburn, CA for this weekend. I got the tracks on my new Rhino Wednesday night and took them to the show today. The tracks are a lot different from the ATV line. They have larger tires and boggy wheels, and the tires are soft like a foam or pneumatic tire. The radius of the bottom corners is substantially larger, which I think will really decrease the power loss. The track footprint is stated at 2600 sq. inches. 600 sq. inches more than the ATV series. I need to weigh the whole vehicle to do the calculations, but I am sure it is well under 1 psi of ground pressure. The front and rear track belts are the same. Unlike the ATV series where they use a different belt on the front with the edges turned up and little holes in the tread. I was happy to see this because the ATV series throws little snowballs up like a fountain when the snow is wet. When the come done on the seat...well you know. I set up the tracks as per the instructions and I was amazed at how easy it steered. We will have it at the show until Sunday, then I may have one more weekend where I can take it up to the high country and evaluate it in the snow. After that, the tracks will be coming off, and we will be terrorizing the mountain with the Rhino on tires until next winter when we will again be ice fishing in Sierra County with this machine.
Reviewed by: Tom06/03/2010 04:48AM
Product ownership: Less than 3 monthsNot purchased from: Points West Argo
We took the Rhino up to Yuba Pass on Hwy 49 on the last day of May, 2010. There is still a lot of snow up there and there was a foot or so of new that fell just a day or two earlier. The Rhino ran easily through the snow and climbed as well as the ATV tracks on my Honda Rubicon and Dan Cross's Rhino 700. My 660 was a little slower than Dan's 700. The front tracks are of a different design than the ATV series, and they do not throw the fountain of snowballs like the ATV series. Steering seemed a little harder that I expected, but I didn't spend a lot of time setting the front alignment up for just one trip. The tracks do throw up a lot of snow when the speed increases. I will be adding some fender flares when I put them back on in the fall. I took them off last night and put them away for the season. More to come then.
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