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Rez 02-21-2012 12:57 PM

Helicopter delivered my snowmobile to my Tacoma
 
Couple of weeks ago went snowmobiling, after riding about 120km into the Ice cap my engine died.
Towed it for about 30km back but caused more damage to my sled and my buddies sleds.
Next day had a chopper evacuate my sled and land it to the back of my Taco..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5phRxJs5ZY

Tigahshark 02-21-2012 12:58 PM

Damn how much that cost?

neontrail 02-21-2012 01:05 PM

whoaaaaaaa

steve o 77 02-21-2012 01:09 PM

That was so awesome!!

Sucks but still pretty awesome lol

Brunes 02-21-2012 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Tigahshark (Post 4604217)
Damn how much that cost?

Yeah- Inquiring minds want to know....mainly cause I can't see teh video from work...:(

RenoTacoma 02-21-2012 01:19 PM

That is awesome but thats a serious flaw of that snowmobile if they are known to have the crankshaft seize.

hellrazor004 02-21-2012 01:20 PM

Sweet. Always wanted to do something like that.

Rez 02-21-2012 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tigahshark (Post 4604217)
Damn how much that cost?


lets not talk about it... still hurts, even after getting 70% off beacuse the Pilot was my buddy

Rez 02-21-2012 01:31 PM

Sled buddies donated me lots of parts, so now its all fixed and runs a lot better than before. actually beats most of buddies' sled now ;)

motorsport36 02-21-2012 01:35 PM

That was pretty sweet though

hellrazor004 02-21-2012 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Rez (Post 4604409)
lets not talk about it... still hurts, even after getting 70% off beacuse the Pilot was my buddy

I sure hope it wasn't that much. I would have gone back and picked up some sort of sled to pick the track up. Pulling a sled with a stuck track, or free spinning is not fun.

My gearbox locked up once, lucky for me I was close enough to the trail I was able to drive the truck back and drag it back to the trailer.

Edit: then again, ~60 miles is a hike.

wiscdave 02-21-2012 01:39 PM

take the belt off?

hellrazor004 02-21-2012 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by wiscdave (Post 4604482)
take the belt off?

You still have to get the track to move freely...those things are heavy and there is a lot of friction involved.

jgwheeler17 02-21-2012 01:45 PM

that's crazy!

Rez 02-21-2012 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by hellrazor004 (Post 4604475)
I sure hope it wasn't that much. I would have gone back and picked up some sort of sled to pick the track up. Pulling a sled with a stuck track, or free spinning is not fun.

My gearbox locked up once, lucky for me I was close enough to the trail I was able to drive the truck back and drag it back to the trailer.

Edit: then again, ~60 miles is a hike.

ya, best way to tow is to have the track of the broken sled on top of the tunnel of tow sled. so it only ride on its skis.. that way there is no dragging anymore.

but where we were had few very steep climb that solo sled would barley do, so chopper was the only way out

Rez 02-21-2012 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hellrazor004 (Post 4604488)
You still have to get the track to move freely...those things are heavy and there is a lot of friction involved.

yip, of course belt off.

but buddy blow his belt towing my sled.

at the end, I had cracked frame, bent Aarm, broken hood...
buddies blow blet, broke bumper, broke panel for towing

maineah 02-21-2012 05:07 PM

That's cool sure wish we had some snow.

Forster46 02-21-2012 05:14 PM

I found your problem.


Its a skidoo.... :spy:

BenWA 05-15-2012 08:39 PM

Damn, that seems like a lot of helicopter to pick that sled. A couple hours of Astar time ain't cheap, even with the best buddy discount.

Was this on the Pemby ice cap?

TacoMX 05-16-2012 12:36 AM

really cool video man. 120km would be a LONG way to tow a sled!

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I know that the average medical transport around here is $20k-$30K to go 30 miles or so.

Only about 2K of that goes to actual advanced life support cost :eek: :eek:


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