Front Range 4x4 Upcoming Trail Runs - Add a New Trail Run

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Repairing an Arctic Cat UTV on Camoplast T4S tracks

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Member
    #1249
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    4x4
    97 Dodge CTD, 85 4R, 89 YJ, 04 Kawasaki Mule
    Posts
    2,956
    User Name
    Brucker
    Real Name
    Aaron Brucker
    Thanks Given
    326
    Thanked 442 Times in 342 Posts

    Default Repairing an Arctic Cat UTV on Camoplast T4S tracks



    It was brought to my attention that I hadn't posted much in way of any 4x4 builds or fixes as of late. So here is a recent one that the clients were alright with me sharing:

    Were recently tasked with an emergency repair to the rear track system on an Arctic Cat UTV. The setup in question are the Camoplast T4S ATV/UTV tracks found here: https://camso.co/en/powersports/atv-...ducts/atv-t4s/ .

    The clients managed to get entangled with a large downed tree. And while they managed to get out of that situation, it didn't come without a cost. The passenger side rear axle stabilizer ripped off of it's mount. They managed to limp it back out and onto their trailer, then dropped it off at the shop to see what could be done. Here is how it arrived:









    Inspected the extent of the damage







    Maneuvered the trailer with UTV attached into the shop with the forklift in order to get to work






  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Member
    #1249
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    4x4
    97 Dodge CTD, 85 4R, 89 YJ, 04 Kawasaki Mule
    Posts
    2,956
    User Name
    Brucker
    Real Name
    Aaron Brucker
    Thanks Given
    326
    Thanked 442 Times in 342 Posts

    Default Re: Repairing an Arctic Cat UTV on Camoplast T4S tracks



    Here is a short video looking over the damage:



    In the video you may notice that the driver side mount is also starting to fail. The clients chose to address this at a later date.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Member
    #1249
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    4x4
    97 Dodge CTD, 85 4R, 89 YJ, 04 Kawasaki Mule
    Posts
    2,956
    User Name
    Brucker
    Real Name
    Aaron Brucker
    Thanks Given
    326
    Thanked 442 Times in 342 Posts

    Default Re: Repairing an Arctic Cat UTV on Camoplast T4S tracks



    It was decided the quickest and strongest fix was to remove what was left of the old mount and fabricate a new one from scratch. The old mount wouldn't be able to be perfectly matched since it had some custom stamping done to it, but client was fine with the aesthetic differences as long as it was strong. Dimpled round holes will be used in place of the stamped patterns. These will also offer a bit more rigidity and strength to the mount, and allow water, mud, and other debris to pass through the area without collecting.

    Made a template from what was left of the existing mount and cut out the pattern from a slightly thicker material than the factory used. Then marked the reference lines for the bending process and dimpled the thru holes.











    Then using the shop built 60 ton finger brake press and an assortment of different dies, the new mounting bracket was bent into shape










  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Member
    #1249
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    4x4
    97 Dodge CTD, 85 4R, 89 YJ, 04 Kawasaki Mule
    Posts
    2,956
    User Name
    Brucker
    Real Name
    Aaron Brucker
    Thanks Given
    326
    Thanked 442 Times in 342 Posts

    Default Re: Repairing an Arctic Cat UTV on Camoplast T4S tracks













    End result is metal origami at it's finest:












  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Member
    #1249
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    4x4
    97 Dodge CTD, 85 4R, 89 YJ, 04 Kawasaki Mule
    Posts
    2,956
    User Name
    Brucker
    Real Name
    Aaron Brucker
    Thanks Given
    326
    Thanked 442 Times in 342 Posts

    Default Re: Repairing an Arctic Cat UTV on Camoplast T4S tracks



    Removed the old, broken mount











    Welded the new mount on and clean up the area









    The new mount has an extra tab or gusset built into it along the bottom edge. This should provide more strength to the bracket over the stock configuration


  6. The Following Member Says Thanks to Brucker For This Post:

    Trevor? (April 27th, 2022)

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Member
    #1249
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    4x4
    97 Dodge CTD, 85 4R, 89 YJ, 04 Kawasaki Mule
    Posts
    2,956
    User Name
    Brucker
    Real Name
    Aaron Brucker
    Thanks Given
    326
    Thanked 442 Times in 342 Posts

    Default Re: Repairing an Arctic Cat UTV on Camoplast T4S tracks



    Assembled the stabilizer to the new mount











    Here is a short video showing the completed repair versus the stock opposite side


  8. The Following 2 Members Say Thanks to Brucker For This Post:

    speedkills (April 2nd, 2022),Trevor? (April 27th, 2022)

Similar Threads

  1. Jeep on tracks
    By Jim in forum 4x4 Videos & Photos of Interest
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 21st, 2021, 12:06 AM
  2. FIRST TRACKS: Canning Stock Route
    By Paul in forum 4x4 Videos & Photos of Interest
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 7th, 2017, 08:10 AM
  3. Full Size Van with Tracks/Skis
    By Patrolman in forum Cool Finds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 28th, 2015, 09:20 PM
  4. Repairing damage done to a '03 PJ gooseneck trailer
    By Brucker in forum Tech How To
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 4th, 2014, 08:34 AM
  5. Animal Tracks in Snow-Who is Living in the Woods
    By Brody in forum General Topics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: January 21st, 2012, 07:37 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BACK TO TOP