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    Default Wanted 24-36" Diam. Black Plastic Culvert

    I volunteered a bunch of hours on the trails of two snowmobile clubs last year. I'm looking to build a couple trail groomers. I have some money and am looking for used/remnant pieces of Black Plastic Corrugated Culvert, 24-36" in diam. and min. of 40" long . I'd appreciate Any leads you may have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelcache View Post
    I volunteered a bunch of hours on the trails of two snowmobile clubs last year. I'm looking to build a couple trail groomers. I have some money and am looking for used/remnant pieces of Black Plastic Corrugated Culvert, 24-36" in diam. and min. of 40" long . I'd appreciate Any leads you may have.
    No plastic culverts . . . but you have got me curious . . . how do you intend to use the culverts with the groomers?
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    No plastic culverts . . . but you have got me curious . . . how do you intend to use the culverts with the groomers?
    I'll bet they will be filled with concrete and made into heavy rollers.

    Anyone else want to guess??




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    Sabby......you're close..........
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    Filled with water?

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    It's a rig that's commonly used by groomers of XC ski trails. The weight is from the culvert, steel frame and possibly a couple trash cans filled w/snow, which is handy for trail repairs when extra fill is needed. They're handy for breaking in a trail. They also leave grooves which quickly fill/trap drifting snow, building a thicker base. Of course you can also equip them for mixing and finishing, instead of leaving grooves, if desired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelcache View Post
    It's a rig that's commonly used by groomers of XC ski trails. The weight is from the culvert, steel frame and possibly a couple trash cans filled w/snow, which is handy for trail repairs when extra fill is needed. They're handy for breaking in a trail. They also leave grooves which quickly fill/trap drifting snow, building a thicker base. Of course you can also equip them for mixing and finishing, instead of leaving grooves, if desired.
    I'd love to see a picture when completed . . . our drags sound like they're much different . . . basically a rectangular steel frame with cutting bars to take out the moguls and a flat pan in the back to smooth things out. We use Ford Rangers with track kits as the groomers.
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    Never heard of that either. I don't know if I would like driving down a trail with a row of groves in it. The skis would have a tendency to try to stay in the groves and be even worse when it hardens up or freezes.
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    A roller will often precede the regular trail drag, used for compressing the fresh snow. It can also be used alone, w/a comb attachment off the rear so you don't get the deeper grooves. Like this guy's:
    http://www.timmshilltrail.com/groomi...r%20-%20up.htm

    This is a handy tool if you're part of a small club that doesn't have enough powerful air cooled machines to go around. A roller works well behind liquid cooled machines, which many folks have, and can run to help out.
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