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col.halftrack

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2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:08:12 AM »
I am preparing an order for New production 2019 Half-Trac Tracks. These are the same tracks that had been previously sold by Gary's Halftracks of Illinois. They have all new materials ,stronger cables than the originals, new hardware and new improved track guides. Tracks were tested with hundreds of miles on roads, rocks, gravel, asphalt. The 1mm wear indicator on the track surface is still there. The tracks will come with two drive axle flange hub assemblies to replace the old flanges on your drive axle. Meaning one inner and one outer drive axle flange per track. These tracks have an improved track guide made with a higher grade of steel. Tracks are crated in pairs.
 PrePaid Orders prior to 15FEB2019 will receive a discounted price $2,750.00 each. FOB Great Bend, Kansas
  I will also be re-stocking NOS bogie wheels and idler wheel flanges. If interested please ask. Track buyers get first option on bogies and flanges.
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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 09:34:57 AM »
Email sent.

Thanks!!
Keith
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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 06:46:48 PM »
Excellent News Kevin!

Don G.
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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 10:42:01 PM »
is Gary involved in any way with this?

col.halftrack

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 08:13:19 AM »
Gary H. has retired. As far as I know. I was contacted by the manufacturer and asked to become the American/Canadian distributor. So this is 100% Col. Half-Trac's operation.
 Thanks for asking.
 
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1942 Autocar M3-75
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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 08:16:52 AM »
Great news, very exciting! ;D

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 08:57:04 AM »
Kevin - Would they be shipped on an open pallet or a crate? Do you know the approximate dimensions and weight of the shipment for two tracks? Thanks.

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col.halftrack

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 02:46:26 PM »
Assuming !!!! LOL The manufacturer does not surprise me they should arrive as a set in a crate with the drive flanges banded the lid. I believe the weight was told to me to be 1300lbs.
 
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1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 04:39:58 PM »
Just to get a rough guesstimate on freight from Great Bend to here, did they say the dimensions?
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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 01:19:26 AM »
gary is not retired he just has someone else setting up the sales
he did not sell his inventory to the new seller

I know you purchased his transmission parts
don't let me down by misrepresenting this

col.halftrack

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 08:42:13 AM »
 Not trying to mis-represent at all. Retired to me means - no longer active in the day to day running of a business. Many business owners "retire" assigning staff, family, or new buy-ins the position of CEO etc. I have no understanding of Gary's level of retirement. I do know that he sold me all his drive-train parts plus some other odds and ends. So in the ORD9 I got Groups: part of 200, part of 400, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, most of 1200, part of 1300, part of 1400, part of 1600.
 As for the tracks and flanges Gary had sold all of his inventory and has no desire to re-stock. The European owner of these tracks called me and asked that I take over the North American distribution. I will try to get crate dimensions / weight as soon as possible.
  My interest here is to simply keep our Half-Tracs operational.
  Thanks for the forum and allowing me to clarify some of this.
 Kevin
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1941 White M2
1942 White M4A1 was M4
1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
1943 Diamond T M3A1

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 11:29:04 AM »
thanks for clearing that up
good luck with your sales

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 10:27:23 AM »
Is a new drive sprocket or whatever Gary was suggesting to get along with the tracks, still a suggestion for these tracks?  If that makes any sense.
Rich

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col.halftrack

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 09:21:22 AM »
 As far as I know; no drive sprockets were ever planned to be a part the track "package". Going forward; they are definitely not a part of the package. I believe early thoughts were: to assure a successful fit and long term track life it would be beneficial/smart to run new track on new drive flanges. I have no way of knowing how many of these tracks have been installed on old or new drive flanges. Any half-trac owners out there with some experience would be welcome to report.

 All the best!
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1942 White M4A1 was M4
1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
1943 Diamond T M3A1

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Re: 2019 New Production Tracks - Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2019, 03:46:08 PM »
I measured some of the reproduction flanges and they where 1/4" in diameter smaller
the sprockets  where the same

they may have made a new run of tracks that does not require the new flanges