A history of the development of overshow vehicles

TitleA history of the development of overshow vehicles
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1968
AuthorsWilson, J. A., and Nelson M. W.
Conference Name36th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 36th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1968
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationLake Tahoe, Nevada
KeywordsSki doo, Snow cat, Snow vehicles, Transportation

Oversnow travel, though a minor segment of the field of transportation, is of such importance to the activity of snow surveying for water supply forecasting as to warrant documentation for historical purposes. This a history of the development of oversnow vehicles. The vehicles are categorized by track type or propulsion systems. Categories are: (1) miscellaneous and prototypes; (2) metal tracks; (3) double-belt tracks; (4) single belt tracks; and (5) propeller driven. The discussion is confined to describing the mechanical aspects of the vehicles with no evaluation in terms of performance. Pictures of thirty-six different vehicles or models are included.