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Old 10-05-2015, 07:57 PM
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Well completed my track service today, the only thing that showed up as a slight problem was the rubber bushings on the front right track Walking beam was showing some severe ware, it has to do with the extra weight of the Geo front end and me not greasing it last year, oh well good to go now.
Here is some pics of the service, also the retro fit front tensioner bushing Camso now has available to stop the track from Derailing.
The pics of the tires show what happens when the track wears on the tires, the new and improved version is bevelled on the edges and $20.00 more. Hope this is the fix, I have 6 tires at $75.00 that are junk.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:55 AM
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hello there I am setting up the same setup as you have with the geo on tracks and was wondering where you got your hub adapters from and what was the cost on them? Also If you had to put a lift on your tracker for track clearance?
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:28 PM
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Hi Folks
I have had several guys interested in this thing, I will list the questions mostly asked and the info given

Where did you get the Hub adapters?
Motorsport Tech, they are out of Vegas, Easy to deal with, just Google the company for more info.

Adapter cost approx. 700.00 US

Did you install a lift?
Not needed, cut the fenders back a couple of inches, I was told there is less strain on the CV joints if not lifted

If you're pulling a heavy groomer add a tranny cooler, it will be needed

Make sure you have every tool in the Geo it took to install the Tracks, you may need to re install if a track derails on the trail.

No need for a locker on the diff, I do have a 4000 lbs winch on my rig if I get stuck.

If you are using the Tatou UTV 4s tracks, Watch all the utub videos on the net, it will assist you on the install and regular service.

Never leave home unless you have done a complete inspection of the rig, it will save you major grief on the trail.


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Old 11-18-2015, 10:53 AM
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Thanks a bunch for the info Don, I really appreciate it hopefully get my project off the ground soon happy trails and thanks again
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:00 PM
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I was going to do the Geo on tracks thing a few years ago, had the tracker bought and spacers made but lost interest and sold them both. What did you do for anti rotate brackets? I just went back to using the tracks on the Ranger. Sold my Polaris tracks last year and bought a new set of Tatou 4s. Never installed them due to lack of snow here in MN last year. But I am interested in the new tensioner bushing. I haven't even looked that close at mine to see which one is installed since they are still sitting on the pallet, these were shipped from camoplast in December 14.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:47 PM
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Hi 2K
Since I use the Geo for pulling the groomer the speed of this rig tops out at about 20km/h so there is no need for the anti rotation bracket. I felt if I had a chance to spin those tracks around I had more problems than no brackets on this thing:) the Geo is very stable with the tracks on and I feel they are not necessary. Of course never say never, but the weight at 2500 lbs will keep the tracks in place.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:58 PM
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That's kind of the same thought I had, so I was curious.


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Hello all!, I am looking to add tracks to my tracker...Tatou's to my 97 4dr, auto...
Question: what atv/utv machine did you buy tracks for? did you match sprocket tooth count front to rear? What atv/utv has the best bolt pattern to start with when selecting adapters? Thanks Tim
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:51 PM
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Hi Tim
My tracks were on a Yamaha Rhino to start, The total sprocket was 18 and there are the same number front and back track.
As mentioned the Guys at Motor Sport Tech are the ones to speak with regarding wheel spacers
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:30 PM
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Track mod

Hi Guys
I did two mods to the tracks this fall and since I'm out packing trails now
I can report back.
!.Camoplast changed the material the airless wheels are made out of and
beveled the edges, Big improvement, along with the tensioner mod on the end of the frame to keep the wheels straight, very nice, I'm running the tracks loose compared to the first four years and haven't derailed yet.

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Old 02-27-2016, 08:50 AM
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Hi Guys
Well the Grooming season at Long Lake is coming to a close and would like to make a couple of comments.
After adding another 1000 plus Km grooming on the Geo I did not have one derail, and I will put that to Camoplast new still large front and rear guide wheels. Over the last 5 years I have had the tracks on the Rhino and Geo and I tore up 6 guide wheels causing derails and BLUE air in the bush. The new style has been tough and doesn't show any wear, very nice. The price did increase from 76.00 to 104.00 well worth the price.

So two seasons with the UTV S 4 tracks on the Geo and the only wear I can see is the rubber bushing that is supporting the small guide wheels directly below the large drive wheel has worn due to the extra weight, no cracks in any welds, no extra wear on the guide wheels, and the track shows no excess wear or cracking. The lugs have not broken off due to the extra torque of the 80 hp motor, this I thought would be inevitable.

I did change out all the bearings last fall and I will go though all units when I remove them here shortly.

This is a pic of the groomer and Geo attached.

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Old 02-27-2016, 08:58 AM
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A few pics of the trail when groomed
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Love your setup Don, would like to have something like that myself. Friend of mine was asking about this kind of setup for travelling back and forth to his cabin in the winter months. Can you tell us the overall width of your setup? Just curious for some of the trails around here, it could be a little tight.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:39 AM
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Hi W.
The overall is 65inches.
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Suspension lift

I know Roadtech didn't use a suspension lift but I was wondering if anyone has and what you used (brand and height).

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Geo on Tracks

Hey Guys
Well I can't remember a White Thanksgiving in my first 61 years but this is the Global Warming Season eh.

This weekend I took the tracks down and put them back together and installed them on the Geo. It was nice to see all my labour from last year paid off. The new NSK bearings held up well, a few needed to be repacked due to water contamination. I replaced two of the big end wheels, they had worn the inside edges off and could cause some grief, these were the old style wheel and I replaced them with the new tougher material wheel.
Last year I replaced the large hub bearings and removed the inner seals and put a heavy liquid lube in to assist with heat loss. It worked well and very little leakage past the bearing.
I see CAMSO has rebuilt there track system this year, Very nice but mine still works great.

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I like your setup. Just looking at installing a set of these on my 2000 Chev tracker. Do you have any advice on how to keep the tracks from flipping over if they catch a rut? Can you share more pictures of how you mounted everything.

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You shouldn't worry about the tracks tipping, the weight of the tracker will keep them planted.
To all the folks that read this article, please remember this unit on tracks should not be used for speed but for fun on the
trails. I think my top speed is about 30 km/h.
The pics on the site are what I have
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