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CUSTOM MADE TRACKS
Do you have a “crazy” style track that you
have been dreaming about for years?
Tracks that will make you stand out from the
How about a shorter track, or
better yet, a longer track?
How about a skinner track, for the people
who are concerned with having less weight.
How about 3-inch paddles, so
you can make it up the hill higher than all your buddies.
Whatever you can dream up, Carroll Tech can make a reality!
How CarrollTech was started
It was a cold February night in 1997, two
days before a dream snowmobile vacation to Canada. Three of the four
machines had been completely inspected, maintained and were already loaded
on the trailer. The last of the machines, my fathers 95 XLT Special, was
still in the garage.
I performed all of the usual maintenance,
and everything seemed to be in perfect shape. All I could think about was
the awesome vacation that lay ahead of us. My final step was to perform a
track inspection prior to loading the sled up. I spun the track slowly
while examining it for damage. I was just about all the way through the
inspection, when suddenly, there it was! I found a ripped out stud on the
outer section of the track. It was bad! Suddenly my dreams of happiness
and joy turned to sorrow and misery. My heart sank into my stomach, and I
felt like I was going to be sick. I barely had enough money to embark upon
the trip, I couldn’t afford a new track, and I was running out of time. I
was absolutely devastated!!! Not only was I looking at spending $450.00 on
buying a new track, I also was faced with having to take out all of my old
studs and reinstall them in a new track. I could have purchased brand new
studs, that would have cost another $400.00, not to mention all the work of
removing the track and replacing it.
In a panic, I called my local dealer and
told him I needed a new track. He proceeded to tell me that he was out of
tracks and the only way that I could get one in time, was to overnight it,
costing me $100.00 for overnight shipping. He also added insult to injury
by stating that he couldn’t even supply the track that I desired, and I
would have to compromise on a less quality track. Again, I began feeling
There I was standing in the garage, I was
so HOT that my face was beat red, steam was coming out of my ears, and my
hair was on fire! I thought to myself, THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!!!!
These pictures clearly demonstrate some of the custom work that we have
performed. This gentleman races water cross. He desired to have anti
directional lugs placed in between his standard lugs. This was an attempt to
control the machine from sliding sideways while racing around the oval.
Another example of how we truly can deliver just about anything that you