Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Pros & Cons of tracks on Polaris 6x6

  1. #1

    Default Pros & Cons of tracks on Polaris 6x6

    Have a 98 6x6 and was thinking of putting tracks on it. Are they worth putting on or will I be fighting them on trips in the back country? Thanks...

  2. #2
    Member rimfirematt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    2,133

    Default

    ive never driven them. But I did work at the polaris parts counter for awhile. I had alot of customers come in for bearings, chains from the tracks being hard on them. But I hear they are pretty skookum with a set of tracks.

  3. #3
    Forum Admin Brian M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    13,391

    Default

    My understanding is that they're great in swampy areas, not ideal in rocky/hard-trailed areas. My father and I both bought used six wheelers in the last year, and he bought the tracks with his for us to share. I'll give 'em a shot next year, but many of the places I go aren't wet enough to justify them. But I've got one spot in mind....man, if I could get across that swamp, I feel like I'd be in a moose wonderland.

  4. #4

    Default

    larger turning radius, and very tough on wheel bearings, chains and sprockets, but can go more places. everything has a compromise

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    731

    Default

    i had one with tracks years ago. that thing could cross the tussocks and wet stuff nooo problem. if you had weight in the back, like say a moose, it would take some of the weight off the front end and go even better it seemed like. if you have a place that would be accessible with tracks only, it would be worth it for moose alone.

  6. #6
    Member Gerberman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Soldotna AK, Eugene, OR
    Posts
    612

    Default

    I have tracks on a 350 Polaris, it has 2 extra tires and wheels so it is a 6 wheeler, the tracks go around the back two wheels (the rear drivers and the idler set of wheels) and tracks around the front wheels, It is called a II tracker kit. I can go in mud and water you cannot walk over. I have put a duck blind on the back that was 6 foot wide, 8 feet long and 8 feet tall, I drove it about 2 miles to the duck pond, it looked like a house going thru the woods. This set up makes the machine very stable and can go anyplace.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •