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Trackless MT3

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CRSHOT, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. CRSHOT

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    just bought a Trackless Mt3 can anyone tell me common problems with these things, and are rims/compatible with gm /ford/ dodge?
    it also has a Bombadier snowblower on it , anything to watch out for?
     
  2. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Hi, Got any pictures so i can get a better feel for the model you have? Some of the older ones match up to gm 3/4 1 ton rims.
     
  3. CRSHOT

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    pics

    will have pics in a few days picking it up tomorrow or wednesday. Im pretty sure its five lugs though
     
  4. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    if its 5 gm rims wont fit. Its got to be new ish...
     
  5. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Older ford rims fit the Mt-3 i had. Replaced hyd. oil cooler and waterpump but was a strong reliable machine.
     
  6. CRSHOT

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    thanks

    Thanks for the info guys, Just discovered that I can't put a salt spreader on the MT3 as the frame and the hydraulics wont handle it. Oh well guess Ill have to buy a newer model after this MT3 makes us some money
     
  7. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Why do you think the hydraulics wont handle a salt spreader ?
     
  8. CRSHOT

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Talked to the guys at trackless the mt3 only has a 2.5" center frame and the mt 4 and 5 have a 10"center frame and the salter would snap the frame , he also said the hydraulics don't have enough cooling to run a salter and the snowblower at the same time and not that it matters but they aren't plumbed for a salter either , if it wasnt for the frame I would just put a electric motor on the salter
     
  9. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    I had an older 8 foot western blade on my machine, after done plowing the lot I would hook onto a tow behind hyd. 1/2 yard salter plumbed into the 3rd lever. Worked good but I only used it for 15 minutes at a time on one lot. :drinkup:
     
  10. CRSHOT

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks for the input! But I need to run the blower and the salter at the same time going to go over this unit with a fine tooth comb and maybe sell it the spring and buy a mt4 or 5 next year
     
  11. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    SnowEx makes a drop spreader that runs on electric.
     
  12. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    I was told to stay away from MT4 machines, different brand and style of pumps which they had lots of problems with.
     
  13. CRSHOT

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Getting some great info guys thanks ,mike the guys from trackless basically said anything hanging off the back of a mt3 will snap the frame , they made mt4 andmt5 frames 7.5" thicker but thanks for the thought
     
  14. CRSHOT

    CRSHOT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    steel wheels vs shoes

    on the MT3 that i bought it has a bombardier snow blower and the outside (skis or shoes) don't fit our application most of our walks are 48" and the skis are right at the 48-50" mark....so i am expecting digging in and tearing up turf. I am currently thinking about putting steel (big plow) wheels behind the blower. what r u thoughts?

    BTW Just picked up the MT3 today and we are ripping it apart, ( no lights work) took apart the control box and boy all those wires look like spaghetti........gonna give it a full service and once over.

    any idea on tires? it currently has turf tires