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    Track N Go wheel-driven vehicle tracks - GIF, video, patent

    Wheel-driven vehicle track system. Around $25,000. Gimmick or gold? No idea. Looks great in a GIF, but my first concern would be it getting stuck. At least with a snowmobile, you can dig/wrestle it around to get it unstuck.



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    Looks like there's some patent history here, most notably US patent #8776931:









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    Previously: 1954 Fordson Major trencher with Rotopad tracks

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    Wonder how long the steering components will last when using these attachments for anything but straight line use.

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    Steering, yes and what about the thin side walls on modern tires. At that price at least bolt them on as thy have proven to be resonably successful.
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    Reconfigurable wheel track from DARPA. Transforms from a wheel to a track in 2 seconds.




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    transforms on the fly and hardly even changes speed while doing it.
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    Any video of these in action? Trails, mud, snow, anything to prove they’re worth a damn?

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    Might also be good for planetary exploration lander's with some mods for environment and other possible configurations...and solar/electrically powered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJs View Post
    Might also be good for planetary exploration lander's with some mods for environment and other possible configurations...and solar/electrically powered.
    Rubber, or rubber-like treads on moons/planets with little or no atmosphere.? Wouldn't oxidize but the temperature and un-moderated UV would play havoc.

    There's a reason our lunar golf-cart and various robots had/have metallic mesh tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Rubber, or rubber-like treads on moons/planets with little or no atmosphere.? Wouldn't oxidize but the temperature and un-moderated UV would play havoc.

    There's a reason our lunar golf-cart and various robots had/have metallic mesh tires.
    with some mods....


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