A 21st Century Iteration of Aktiv Snow Trac
TFT - Sno Trac is a 21st century iteration of Aktiv Snow Trac, a snow machine designed mid 1950’s in Sweden by Lars Larsson, chief design engineer for Swedish farm equipment manufacturing company AB Westrasmaskiner. Larsson designed the original Snow Trac to access a cabin he owned with his brother during the winter snow season. A tracked design, it was powered by a Volkswagen engine driving thru a Volkswagen transaxle. For ease of operation and control, Larsson designed a steering system he named “Variator”; this system allowed Snow Trac’s steering function to be controlled by a conventional steering wheel. Snow Track utilized conventional clutch, brake and throttle pedals - the machine operated in a manner similar to a small car. In 25 years of production Snow Trac uses expanded to include the mining, energy and oil and gas industries, telecommunications, recreation, search and rescue, military forces including NATO, Arctic and Antarctic research and ranching.
TFT- Sno Trac, LLC was formed April 2013 to develop and manufacture a new version of Snow Trac utilizing modern components and newer manufacturing processes. The result is “Sno Trac”: Utilizing an emissions compliant Kubota diesel engine, a hydrostatic drive and a single joystick operating control. Far easier to operate than Snow Trac, there are no brake, clutch or throttle pedals - operating Sno Trac is a simple matter of starting the engine and utilizing the joystick to control speed, forward, reverse, turn, and breaking functions. TFT - Sno Trac performs as Aktiv Snow Trac.