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Just brought the pioneer 4 home today and ordered up a set of ez tracks from Mattracks. New design that looks pretty cool. They said 5 weeks or so. Cant wait to get them (ice fishing requires tracks a lot of the time) and it will be very nice for pulling the fish house around.

Just need to figure out how to mount the ice auger on it.
 

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Sounds like a good plan for ice fishing use. I look forward to a write up on your experience with them. I have a friend who runs tracks on one of his Rangers. They are great in the snow and ice, but it can be a handful to steer in anything else.
 

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Congrats on your purchase!!

Post some pics of that bad boy when you get them in!!
 

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Mattracks Cost?

Those tracks sound sweet. I use the Pioneer a lot for ice-fishing in fact I buried it next to shore because of the snow pressure creating slush around the edges. Out on the lake there is 8-10 inches. Tracks are in my future. I am only familiar with the "Camoplast" brand. Thank goodness I was close enough to grab a tree with the winch and get out before she froze in. I will learn how to post pics. Love the Pioneer.
 

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EZTracks

Called Mattracks. $3795 for tracks plus about $600 for model specific install kit plus Minnesota sales tax plus freight direct to your house. Total $4800-$4900. Minimum delivery wait is 6 weeks. They are a 4 season track. They weigh about 150# more than Camoplast. There is more track under the machine unique to their design. Salesperson says these will last forever while Camoplast is a wear it out throw it away style. Time will tell I guess. Will order a set of EZTracks. Hope they last as long as the Pioneer.
 

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took a look at their website and i have to say, this right here is one cool setup, something that would make someone happy to be a cop

 

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i dont see 1 reason to spend $5000 for tracks when you can buy a used snowmobile in good shape for $2000 and go in deeper snow, faster, and pull more ........... just saying
 

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i dont see 1 reason to spend $5000 for tracks when you can buy a used snowmobile in good shape for $2000 and go in deeper snow, faster, and pull more ........... just saying
1 reason. Because he can.

Same reason I dumped a pot full of dough into my Harley motor. It will never be a faster bike than my Ninja, but it sure is fun to try.
 

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not me but i guess some people have more money then brains but (no offence to anyone on this forum ) i will buy stuff in a box and build it for 1,500 bucks and sell it for $2500
 

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i dont see 1 reason to spend $5000 for tracks when you can buy a used snowmobile in good shape for $2000 and go in deeper snow, faster, and pull more ........... just saying
Because some of us used to snowmobile but can't anymore due to age, health, injuries, ect.......... Snowmobiling is a young mans sport, especially the newer longer track machines. They take allot of work to ride and there are allot of people that just can't throw them around anymore.

Also the people with smaller kids or small girls that can't throw around a sled either but still want to go into the mountains in the winter.

That's why :)
 

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ok ......you try to steer that pioneer without power steering with them tracks ....(im betting if that sled gives you a problem the pioneer will be 3x as hard to go site seeing in the mountains)
 

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Because some of us used to snowmobile but can't anymore due to age, health, injuries, ect..........

Also the people with smaller kids or small girls that can't throw around a sled either but still want to go into the mountains in the winter.

That's why :)
I'm actually in both categories you've listed with your sage like wisdom.

I am gracious enough to allow a snowmobile trail across my property though, even though I don't participate. ;)
 

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ok ......you try to steer that pioneer without power steering with them tracks ....(im betting if that sled gives you a problem the pioneer will be 3x as hard to go site seeing in the mountains)
I've driven a Ranger 900. With no EPS with tracks, they are a thing of beauty in the snow or ice. Not any harder than a set of stock tires. Personally, I think the Pioneer has much easier to turn steering geometry than the ranger.
 

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i dont see 1 reason to spend $5000 for tracks when you can buy a used snowmobile in good shape for $2000 and go in deeper snow, faster, and pull more ........... just saying
Oh there is a lot of reasons..... Honda don't make snowmobiles, needs a full cab and heater, his whole family may want to go. he'd have to get a trailer for his snowmobile..... ummmm, there is more, I just can't think of all them right now . :)
 

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Oh there is a lot of reasons..... Honda don't make snowmobiles, needs a full cab and heater, his whole family may want to go. he'd have to get a trailer for his snowmobile..... ummmm, there is more, I just can't think of all them right now . :)
Build a fold out ice fishing tent for the back. So you can just lay in the bed with the heat going and your poles in. We will have to reroute the exhaust a little bit....

I will admit it, I'm not a sit on a bucket ice fisher. My tent is 85 degrees and filled with beef jerky
 

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I know the tracked machine I have (Rincon) impressed me this summer in the mud and rough terrain (steering was a workout in that stuff). I'm waiting on enough snow to take it out and test the limits of it. I could see myself installing them on a Pioneer with a cab and heater and just going out and having a blast in it.
 
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