MaineMan2 Posted April 28, 2022 Share Posted April 28, 2022 2022 Defender HD10 XT. I assumed from the start that I’d get tracks for next winter; however, I just got my tow vehicle (4Runner) and am shopping for a trailer now. AFAICT Defender is 74-1/2” wide and 140” long with tracks => 7x14’ trailer. Even with aluminum trailer, that puts me on the edge of needing a 2-axle trailer for the 4Runner. Also, I can find 12’ or 16’ aluminum trailer easy, but 14’ seems to be an odd size. This got me asking “How much are you really going to use tracks?” My good friend with an HD10 Max Limited has tracks, and he only has ‘em on January to mid-March. That’s with a camp Downeast on a big lake that freezes solid for a couple months each year. All of my riding so far has been on my land in southern Maine - I’ve got a good sized piece across from my house - and I’m only 3 miles from the ocean. It gets cold and it snows here, but rarely more than a foot and often less. Bottom line: with tracks costing $5-6k plus the added weight and cost of a bigger trailer, I might be better off buying a snowmobile. Or just staying inside for a week or two in January. If swapping tracks was like swapping wheels, I’d probably do it. But when you have to start removing pieces of skid plate, etc. I begin thinking “Maybe I should pass on tracks altogether…” Anybody have useful advice before I go buy a trailer that won’t accommodate tracks? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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