Oh man lisitngs like this get my mind racing. How freaking sick would it be to throw this badboy on a flatbed and have your own personal snowcat for lapping the backcountry with your 9 closest friends or just be neighborhood famous for plowing all the driveways around you for the sheer fun of driving this thing. Looks to be operating properly, comes with a blade…current bid $12,400. If you’d like to throw a bid on it before the auction ends on October 6th GO HERE:
Up for auction is a Thiokol Spryte Snow Cat model 1201B. It is an 8-9 passenger with a 6 way blade. Would be great for a cat ski operation.
The cat carries the driver and passenger in the front, 3 passengers in the back seat, and 4 passengers in the man cab. Could possibly get 4 passengers across the back seat.
We recently picked up this cat in a package deal and have no use for this machine.
Don’t know a ton about these particular machines or this machine’s personal history. I do know that the machine was at once a Washington State Patrol cat. The previous owner had a tow business and I assumed he used it for recoveries. He did say that it had been sitting for a few years without operating. It does seem to run, drive, and operate like it should. But with it sitting for a length of time, it would probably be a good a good idea to just look it over and do a simple inspection and tune up. With not knowing a lot about the machine, I tried to get as many pictures and video to let people see for themselves and give them the best idea of the actual condition of the machine.
Engine is a 300 cubic inch Ford straight 6 with a 4 speed manual transmission with reverse. Runs good with no visible smoke. Hour meter reads 214 and assume it works but not sure. The drive sprockets and bogie wheels seem to be in pretty good shape. The track belts do show a little age cracking but depending on what the machine is used for it, I’m sure there are several years left on these belts before having to replace.
BODY AND EXTERIOR LIGHTING-
Body is semi-polished aluminum. Great as it is or is a perfect blank slate for decals or paint. Seems to be pretty straight with average dents, dings, or scratches. All windows are intact. I believe the front passenger slider window has a crack in it but it doesn’t affect much at all and could easily be replaced. As far as I know all the lighting works except maybe a couple running lights or marker lights.
The interior looks to be pretty original with average wear. Refer to pictures. In the man cab the seat pads lift up for additional storage in the seats.
Tracks are 9 ft. 10 in. wide with a 10 ft. blade. Cat is around 13 ft. long but with the blade the total length is around 17 ft. long.