I may have posted something along these lines in the past, but I have thought about this for quite awhile.
How and where to do some sort of tractor expedition.
1968... Ralph Plaisted and some guys ride 16hp Ski doo snowmobiles to the north pole
They had to deal with temperatures as low as -60F. Huge shelves of ice that sometimes needed to have a ramp dug through by hand
Carbs needed to be warmed with a burning rag before the engines would start
Fuel and supplies would be dropped by air as they made their way north.
The machines had extra fuel tanks attached to the hood. Also from what I have read, an extra leaf in each spring on the skis.
The seats were made higher also, possibly with some storage space under them. But otherwise they were mostly stock.
1978... Walter Muma makes a 3 month long, 11,500 mile trip on a motobecane moped from Toronto Canada to alaska and back
Much of the trip was on gravel roads. He camped and cooked his own food on the road for the entire trip
The areas were so remote that some days he would only see a couple cars. It was safe enough to change a tire right in the middle of the road
The Camel trophy, basically a big advertising scheme for Land Rover and Camel cigarettes made an expedition once a year
between 1980 and 2000 with around 20 vehicles
Mostly it was in jungle areas where roads were in poor condition and sometimes barely passable at all in the wet season
They occasionally build temporary bridges across streams and dig their way around obstacles like washed out valleys by hand
So my idea was always, how to do something similar with an off road tractor. Preferably it would have to be off road.
It could be with one or multiple tractors. Possibly a few days long to a week long.
Who would be interested in something like that and where would be a good place to do it?
Any ideas are welcome even it's something that seems impossible
One possibility although it may be somewhat of a loop hole, is that tractors are apparently legal on the roads in indiana
I'm sure the law was meant for farm tractors, but I had no problem there with some local law enforcement who told me directly it was ok
when I asked if I could drive my simplicity down the back road there. So maybe a long distance trip on back roads across Indiana would be
do-able. In that case planning out the route ahead of time would be a good idea. But what's everyone's thoughts about it...or anything related.