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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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1000 on Tracks

I just bought a 2010 Prowler 1000 and had TJD tracks installed. I'm running the machine 230 miles down the Tanana river from Fairbanks to Tanana on the Yukon river. About 180 miles will be without any place to buy fuel. Does anyone have an idea how much fuel this buggy will burn running tracks in that distance? This is very remote country and no room for error. Really don't want to spend a night out with the wolves. They seem somewhat hungry this year.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 05:47 PM
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Well first off all congrats on the purchase and welcome to the forum.
I get pretty poor mileage on my 1000. Never really paid attention though. Plus I dont run tracks sooo Im not much help. If I were you I would load the bed up with Fuel Tanks...

8 gallon tank, with tracks at a moderate speed... I would guess at 15 mpg is all...

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About 50% more than on tires. I used roughly 3 us gallons for 23 miles with tires. Since the gear ratio is aproxx half I would say you would us 6 us gallons every 25 miles so that said about 55 us gallons. Thats alot of fuel to carry. Your going to use more towing that much weight. My poo 800 with tracks used double the fuel as being on tires. Hope that helps you out.
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It is really hard to say, there are guys with tracks on here and I am sure they will chime in.
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PX3 - so you say you are getting just 7.66 miles per gallon on tires? (thats 3 US Gallons divided by 23miles) Now thats bad... I ride mine in mud and I have a heavy foot and I get better than that. Plus realize that he will be driving at more consistent speed so he will be getting better mileage than stop and go riding. More like "Highway Miles"... lol

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on my 08 xtx 700 i went 145 mi on the 8 1/2 gal then i put in gas it had not run out and we were riding on dirt roads at 40 and 45 for a long time, we went 188 mi that day.

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Would a power commander increase mpg? Just a thought.

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Yes any thing that makes your engine more efficient would. like better intake or exhaust or fuel controler.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 01:14 PM
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I've got a 650 on tracks uses more than twice as much gas as on tires the gearing is about half plus the tracks pull harder than tires on hard surfaces plus the effect sinking in the snow. They pull hard To be on the safe side I'd figure a third of the milage your getting now.
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I've got a 650 on tracks uses more than twice as much gas as on tires the gearing is about half plus the tracks pull harder than tires on hard surfaces plus the effect sinking in the snow. They pull hard To be on the safe side I'd figure a third of the milage your getting now.


What make and model of track are you using? Any thoughts what is the best for running on marsh and tundra?
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