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spillmk1

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How far do you drive your half track?
« on: November 10, 2019, 06:10:13 PM »
Just curious how far you drive your half tracks on paved roads?
I'd like to do several local events/parades without having to haul Bertha around.
Distances vary from a 10 mile round trip to around 30 miles.

Thoughts?

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Keith
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Outsider

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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 08:47:25 PM »
Memorial day parade for me is 14 miles each way plus the parade. Been doing that for years. If I take it out for the 4th of July parade it is 8 miles each way plus the parade route.

Just make sure you are carrying plenty of gas!

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spillmk1

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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 05:39:31 AM »
Memorial day parade for me is 14 miles each way plus the parade. Been doing that for years. If I take it out for the 4th of July parade it is 8 miles each way plus the parade route.

Just make sure you are carrying plenty of gas!

Steve

Hehe....yep.
From what I've seen thus far, the 3mpg estimate is a BIT exaggerated!!

Keith
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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 05:53:05 AM »
I drove my ih halftrack home from xxx corps tour wich was 75 kilometers did it in one and a half hour.
No problems just tired arms from steering haha and okay It takes a liter of gas for 1 kilometer

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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 09:48:30 AM »
I drove my ih halftrack home from xxx corps tour wich was 75 kilometers did it in one and a half hour.
No problems just tired arms from steering haha and okay It takes a liter of gas for 1 kilometer

Best regards robbert


Less than 2-1/2 MPG? I was gonna use mine for a beer hauler - might have to pull a trailer to make it worth the trip!
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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 11:40:57 AM »

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Less than 2-1/2 MPG? I was gonna use mine for a beer hauler - might have to pull a trailer to make it worth the trip!
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autocar925

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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 01:14:35 PM »
Round trips of 30 miles on a regular basis.  Mileage is 2 1/2 MPG cruising at 30 MPH, 1 mpg stop and go thru town.  On a hot day, the tracks and bogies get really hot and sometimes transfer a little rubber from the tracks to the bogies. 

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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 08:42:32 PM »
I've do about 60 miles round trip on veterans day each year.  Never checked the gas mileage.

spec4don

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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 09:32:51 PM »
Have done a couple of 40 mile round trips. Not sure how many miles I put on during Re-enactments.

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Re: How far do you drive your half track?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 06:10:25 PM »
I think I get around 3 mpg pulling a scraper box up and down my dirt road in 2nd gear. The job is about 6 - 10 miles. I’ve gotten it up to 40+ for short bursts and it is no fun at all at those speeds