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Track Robot Drive train kit:

includes all of the major drive train components needed to build your very own remote control track drive robot!

Tracks are off of a Craftsman Track Drive 9/26 snowblower (model number 247.885690).

There is some cracking in the rubber tracks which is to be expected for used tracks and it looks like they were studded at one point from the hole pattern in them. All drive train components are in decent condition and have plenty of life left in them.

The track drive mechanism includes mounting plate with bushings that you can simply bolt to the frame of your machine. Track side plates include a track tensioner mechanism for the front axle which is also included.

The 24v DC gear motors are rated for up to a 300 pound load and do not have a magnetic brake to worry about. The gearbox contains a neutral setting so that the robot can be free wheeled around when not under power. A section of the frame with motor mounts is included for easy mounting to your frame.

Custom machined 11 tooth drive sprockets are included with the motors.

Wiring includes battery harness with 50 amp resettable breaker and motor wire extensions with quick disconnect plugs.

To finish out the kit you also get a 5 foot length of number 40 roller chain and two master links.

Included with the kit is a thumb drive containing 3+ hours of video that walks you through a tracked robot build from start to finish using similar parts. In it you get to see each step of construction along with detailed commentary about why one design was chosen over another.

Electronics, driver board selection, RC controller setup, and wiring custom relays is all covered. Bonus video is also included detailing how to wire up other driver boards for use with Arduino and RC controllers.

Should a drive train part ever break, new replacement parts for this model can still be purchased online.
Tracks run about $190 apiece, drive wheels $23 etc. More details can be found here:

https://www.partstree.com/parts/mtd/snow-blowers-snow-throwers/247-885690-317e758f099-craftsman-snow-thrower-1997-sears/track-frame/

You may also get some extras such as raw frame materials. Bonus material availability varies, you can contact me for details on what is currently in stock.

average prices for the individual components alone would be: track system 200+, motors 100 each, custom sprockets 40, wiring harness 20, chain 15. Fair price puts you already at ~475.


Currently selling this at a $100 discount as a convenience to save space/ weight in a move. It will go back up to full price once I get home. Buying now while locally available also saves you another $100 in shipping over what anyone on eBay will have to pay.

call or txt seven 16 six 40 one one 09 -dave
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