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Old 12-15-2009, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All,

This past summer I bought a used track for my Ultra at a swap meet. Evidently I didn't check it over well enough as I was getting ready to put it on last night and I noticed a couple of lugs looked different than the others. Closer inspection showed an additional window had been cut out of the track and three clips had been added. The different lugs and the clips appeared to be never run on the snow.

This morning I looked up track repair on the net and came up with:

http://www.carrolltech.com/snowmobile_track_repair.htm

The example repairs on the site are very similar looking to those on my track so I am assuming they did the repair.

Has anybody had any experience with Carrolltech and how did their repairs stand up? Or do I chalk this up to learning that I should check out bigger purchases more closely at swap meets and take my financial lumps? Could there be any other companies that repair tracks?

Thanks for any insight!

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Old 12-15-2009, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello All,

This past summer I bought a used track for my Ultra at a swap meet. Evidently I didn't check it over well enough as I was getting ready to put it on last night and I noticed a couple of lugs looked different than the others. Closer inspection showed an additional window had been cut out of the track and three clips had been added. The different lugs and the clips appeared to be never run on the snow.

This morning I looked up track repair on the net and came up with:

http://www.carrolltech.com/snowmobile_track_repair.htm

The example repairs on the site are very similar looking to those on my track so I am assuming they did the repair.

Has anybody had any experience with Carrolltech and how did their repairs stand up? Or do I chalk this up to learning that I should check out bigger purchases more closely at swap meets and take my financial lumps? Could there be any other companies that repair tracks?

Thanks for any insight!

Steve [/b]

I had them do a 136" paddle track i bought off the internet for cheap. Track lasted a little over 1.5 seasons, finally taking its last ride on a local lake letting loose at WOT...(it was on my XLT, and a 1.5" paddle track)

In all honesty I wouldnt hesitate again, my track was ripped through the windows and did rip there again, this time all the way across. but for the $100 i had into it, not too aweful bad.
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I don't know if this guy is in business anymore, but i had a Polaris 136 stock track from my '99 SKS700 repaired 4 years ago, and is still going strong.

Central Wisconsin Track Repair

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll give the track a try and see what happens. It appears only to be damaged on one side so I hope I will have some notice before it totally lets loose..... However, I am less nervous knowing other repairs have been successful!

BTW - Central Wisconsin Track Repair appears to be in business and they use the Carroll Tech process.


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They use the same process to repair the tracks on earth moving equipment. It should be good to go.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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They use the same process to repair the tracks on earth moving equipment. It should be good to go.[/b]

Hey nitris223,

Thanks! More positive input to ease my concerns!

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There is a guy close to me that does this type of repair. Ben Teck I think it is called. He purposely cut out a section of his own track . I think it was about 4 clip holes long and about 1/3 into the track. Did the repair and I think the last time I talked to him he was at about 4000 miles on the repair. That was on a 440 xcr if I recall.
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i spoke with the fella in schenecdedy and he said it would be 150-200 bucks with shipping. he said he could do it on the sled, but it would be best to ship. i only had a few outside lugs to replace around some delamination. if you had an older expensive track that is in very good condition i would say it would be a viable option, other than that i would just find a good used one or buy new.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks Everyone! I'll run it until it fails. It is good to know that I will get more than a few miles before it fails though.

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