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Helicopter delivered my snowmobile to my Tacoma

Discussion in 'Tacoma Videos' started by Rez, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Rez

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    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.​
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    Next day had a chopper evacuate my sled and land it to the back of my Taco..​
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5phRxJs5ZY
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    steve o 77

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    That was so awesome!!

    Sucks but still pretty awesome lol
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    Yeah- Inquiring minds want to know....mainly cause I can't see teh video from work...:(
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    RenoTacoma

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    That is awesome but thats a serious flaw of that snowmobile if they are known to have the crankshaft seize.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    Sweet. Always wanted to do something like that.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    lets not talk about it... still hurts, even after getting 70% off beacuse the Pilot was my buddy
     
  9. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    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 ;)
     
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    That was pretty sweet though
     
  11. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    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.
     
  12. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    take the belt off?
     
  13. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    You still have to get the track to move freely...those things are heavy and there is a lot of friction involved.
     
  14. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    that's crazy!
     
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    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​
     
  16. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    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
     
  17. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    That's cool sure wish we had some snow.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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  19. May 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    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?
     
  20. May 16, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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    really cool video man. 120km would be a LONG way to tow a sled!

    ------

    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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