• Aug 9, 2009
Free yourself from the worry of an inadvertent truck-dunking on your way to the ice fishing hole. Rather than risk sending 8,000 pounds of daily-driver iron to the bottom of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, inventor Tom Roering has developed an ideal vehicle for ice-crusted outdoor excursions.

The Wilcraft, an assembly of Water, Ice, and Land, is a 500-pound powdercoated aluminum specialty vehicle that treads lightly enough that your pickup will live to die another day. A 305cc powerplant allows for a 600 pound payload, and a two-speed gearbox delivers a top speed of 20 MPH. Traction comes courtesy of a locking differential. Hunting and ice fishing are what Roering's vehicle excels at, and it turns into a fishing shack once your holes have been augered. A price of $10,495 for this specialized machine might seem steep, until your F-350 reinterprets The Wreck Of The Hesperus.

[Source: Vlane | Photo Source: Wilcraft]




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      • 5 Years Ago
      &10.5K isn't a bad price...... Some fishing boats cost a heck of a lot more
      If your a fishing nut you'll love this item :=)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dan, I love the Webster Lake reference. Seeing that I'm from Webster and ice fish on it every winter. When you're down in the fall, let's meet up. Hopefully you have a nice car you're testing
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't know why this is tagged Canada. Lake Chaubunagungamaug, aka Webster Lake, is actually located in the town of Webster, Massachusetts, United States near the Connecticut border.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wilcraft's website lists its address as.

        Multifarious Inc./Wilcraft
        2582 1/2 White Bear Ave
        Maplewood, MN 55109
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, I know, but the Wilcraft is from Canada
        • 5 Years Ago
        ha, whoops! Oh well - guess i'm out of excuses!

        Lake Webster, by the way, has been, and continues to be a frequent waypoint on my many excursions. Hopefully it'll be pretty this autumn.

        -D
      • 5 Years Ago
      For the man who has everything guess. An 8-wheel amphibious Argo and a a towable shack seems a little more practice however.
      • 5 Years Ago
      South Dakota and North Dakota are not the same state you idiot.

      Glass rock, meet summazooma.
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