This is a list of 10 unusual, strange, vintage and unstoppable snow vehicles from around the earth.
Tucker Trans Antarctic Sno-Cat
The Tucker Sno-Cat is a tracked vehicle or a family of tracked vehicles for snow conditions.
Different models have been used for expeditions in the Arctic and the Antarctic during the second half of the 20th century. It differs from other truck-sized snow vehicles, commonly known as Snowcats, by its use of four independently mounted sets of tracks. (read more at wikipedia.org)
Bombardier 12 Person Snow Coach
Joseph-Armand Bombardier, inventor of the snowmobile. Like many other inventors, Bombardier first tried as a teenager to realize his idea of an all-terrain vehicle, equally reliable on soft ground (eg, muskeg) or snow. The specific invention that made his machine of 1937 a success was the principle of steering by skis in front of a tracked drive. A decade later, based partly on wartime research, he made a 12-passenger machine, for which there was a small market, chiefly military. (link)
This is a late wood bodied Bombardier B-12 snow bus. Wood bodied Bombardiers were built until approximately 1951 or perhaps 1952 when production switched to metal bodies. (link)
When you are having snow over your head and you own just a regular passenger car, there is a solution offered by some company in Kirgizia how to turn any regular car into powerful ‘Snow-Foot’ vehicle. (link)
The Antarctic Snow Cruiser
The Antarctic Snow Cruiser - Scale Models (image)
The Antarctic Snow Cruiser was a vehicle designed from 1937 to 1939 under the direction of Thomas Poulter, intended to facilitate transport in Antarctica. While having several innovative features, it generally failed to operate as hoped under the difficult conditions, and was eventually abandoned in Antarctica. Rediscovered under a deep layer of snow in 1958, it later disappeared again due to shifting ice conditions.
A cutaway drawing of the Antarctic Snow Cruiser. (image)
The Snow Cruiser was also known as ‘The Penguin’, ‘Penguin 1’ or ‘Turtle’ in some published material. (link)
Ford Model T Snow Vehicle
This 1921 Ford Model T was owned by rural mail carrier Harold Crabtree of Central Square, NY. The vehicle is fitted with the “Mailman’s Special” attachment to help it travel through deep snow. (link)
A test Humvee, equipped with four separate tracks for over the snow mobility, is used to support training at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif.
Columbia Icefield Snow Coach
Early snow coach at Athabasca Glacier. With neither suspension, air condtioning, or openable windows this was known as "Shake and Bake".
Vintage Russian Snowmobile
Unfortunately we don’t have any information about this vehicle. But, as it can be seen, it is able to move on the wheels or skis as well.
1949 Tucker Sno Cat
This is a picture of Mike's 1949 Tucker Sno-Cat taken on a day trip in Colorado.
The Snow Chopper
Two government employed mechanics in Antarctica built a "snow chopper" with junkyard parts and trash. The engine and track are from a totaled 1981 Ski-Doo Elan, and everything else from "savvy dumpster diving". This beast cost only $10 to build. (link)
The Biggest Snow Blower In The World
The Overaasen TV 2000 is one of the biggest snow blower in the world, capable of clearing 12,000 tonnes of snow an hour.
Snow Vehicle Concept (1924)
The 'Snow Vehicle' made by Armstead Snow Motors in 1924 is able to drive in the deepest snowdrifts with ease. (link)