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03-23-2017 07:43 AM
Macarena Man Detroit ...... exhaust was one side of the ROPS
Floatation rubber with chains ...... the ultimate 4x4!
03-23-2017 06:56 AM
DaBomb6988 Nothing better than a screaming detroit lol. The old GM diesels had a wonderful tune as well
03-23-2017 06:30 AM
mac102004
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If you think you've driven the ultimate 4x4 you probably haven't...



You need to try an Oddwell or a skidder ...... Being able to drive over anything in your path is an amazing feeling ......


Guessing that you were referring to 'Nodwell' all terrain machines ...... from Calgary.

And yes ....... a skidder is the ultimate 4x4. My favorite is the now ancient 404 Timberjack. Great machine. Good power/weight ratio, but would make a stone go deaf. Ran one for many years.


Detroit in those wasn't there? Not exactly the words quietest engines. Two speeds, idle and WFO.


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03-23-2017 12:52 AM
creed82 So far, my most reliable OHVs have been: 1983 ATC 110, 2003 Honda 300EX, 2004 Honda 400EX, 2016 Honda Rancher 4x4 DCT EPS. They have all been reliable and fun.
03-22-2017 11:42 PM
Macarena Man
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If you think you've driven the ultimate 4x4 you probably haven't...

You need to try an Oddwell or a skidder ...... Being able to drive over anything in your path is an amazing feeling ......
Guessing that you were referring to 'Nodwell' all terrain machines ...... from Calgary.
And yes ....... a skidder is the ultimate 4x4. My favorite is the now ancient 404 Timberjack. Great machine. Good power/weight ratio, but would make a stone go deaf. Ran one for many years.
03-22-2017 01:14 PM
redtherocket ^^^^^^


Now thats funny!
03-22-2017 12:58 PM
machinecrook
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^^^

Yes a Noddwell!

Thank you Mac..


It was all frenchmen up there so the N was silent!


They were old machines with non turbo GM diesels... Yellow.

We used them to transport our fuels..
Haha! "Un Oddwell osti!". We had a buddy (one of those real frenchies) on the woodlot who could speak English. We'd ask him what words he knew and he'd just yell out "SPARK PLUG, MUFFLER".

I'd love to get myself a skidder for the wood lot! Maybe in a couple more years.
03-22-2017 12:55 PM
mac102004 I kind of figured that LOL. I've seen them used a lot out in Alberta/BC as well, I actually seen one set up as a drill unit recently here in NS, but I'm not 100% sure what they were doing with it. There isn't much that can stop them, that's for sure. Get it stuck and your in deep trouble. I believe Foremost still makes them, same company that builds the Commander I mentioned.
03-22-2017 12:46 PM
redtherocket ^^^

Yes a Noddwell!

Thank you Mac..


It was all frenchmen up there so the N was silent!


They were old machines with non turbo GM diesels... Yellow.

We used them to transport our fuels..
03-22-2017 12:42 PM
mac102004
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Alright I'm going to have to chime in...


I've worked/lived in secluded places where ATV's are how you get around daily.

I used to work for a company that used gold share investors money to seek out new mineral sites... I ran a high hoe up by James Bay on the Eastmaine river for quite some time.

I using a 2001 Honda 350 Fourtrax as my daily driver to and from the camp and Hoe every day...... It got to the point I was getting to far out and I was just camping out sleeping in the Hoe for all the bloody animals around that have never seen humans. You can't trust them ones.

To the point....

Honda was the only reliable bikes. Everything was heavily abused by pulling trailers passenger and being over loaded going over the worst terrain possible you could think of.. There was an array of Hondas, but at the time, the early 2000's bikes on site would hold up to anything..

Yamaha was also around but not as many, a couple old big bears that were just as reliable as the Honda's..

Now, Someone got the idea to get in some artic cat machines, and they were continuously broken... Couldn't handle the trailer with the independent suspension... Bearings... Water contamination issues..


If anyone was ever going anywhere alone they got a Honda or one of the Yamaha Big Bears. It was the rule.



Some amazing equipment up there....


If you think you've driven the ultimate 4x4 you probably haven't...

You need to try an Oddwell or a skidder... Being able to drive over anything in your path is an amazing feeling..
You mean Noddwell? I always found those Foremost Commanders to be impressive machines...but I suppose that is more oilfield than where you were at.
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