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    I am looking at buying a new 6x6 and see there is few of you that have one on this site.I was just wondering how they go in the snow?

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    Like anything, it depends on what tires you are using. The 6x6 is quite a bit heavier than most 4x4s and it also does quite a bit better at breaking trail through powder. It is no snowmachine though! I can go through about 14-18" of snow without much problem if I can keep my speed up and there is a good bottom. Problem usually starts when I have to slow down or stop in the deep stuff. If you break through or simply high center, they can be a bugger to get freed up.

    My experience is with my '04 model which is the 'old' style now. I don't know about the new shaft drive models. They are a fair amount heavier yet but they have more clearance and power to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKmud View Post
    Like anything, it depends on what tires you are using...
    Tires, tires, tires. No ATV used in the backcountry is complete without a set of good aftermarket tires!!

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    They go really good with tracks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VD_rsiP0nI

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKDSLDOG View Post
    They go really good with tracks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VD_rsiP0nI
    Problem is.......I don't think you can put tracks on the new ones! The 6 wheel independent suspension won't work with tracks from what I heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKmud View Post
    Problem is.......I don't think you can put tracks on the new ones! The 6 wheel independent suspension won't work with tracks from what I heard.
    That is true but! They would work on ours, so, break out that check book Rob and order us a set each would ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKmud View Post
    Problem is.......I don't think you can put tracks on the new ones! The 6 wheel independent suspension won't work with tracks from what I heard.
    I have ask too dealers about tracks neither could give me and anwser but were going to look into it for me.Tracks would be nice but it i think they are a fair bit of cash cost of the 6x6 is enough for now.I would be using mostly on the lake in the winter to acces work sounds like it will work alright for that.

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    LAt time I priced a set of thrack for my 06 they were $1000, did find a few on criags list cheaper and keep eye out here in the sellandswap section too.

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