Clearly, we weren't the only ones who spent the better part of their childhoods building all manner of strange and wonderful Lego vehicles. We're pretty sure we had this design knocked out back in the early 80s, but as far as we know, exactly no one has figured out how to fit easily removable tracks to a conventional vehicle in real life. We've seen some pretty neat track conversions, mind you, but they've always required a fair bit of work and the removal of a vehicle's wheels. But not the Track N Go.

This creative solution for foul-weather-mastery comes from AD Boivin, a company better known for marketing products for powersports vehicles like motocross bikes and snowmobiles. The company says that this is the world's first wheel-driven track system, and judging by the video available after the jump, it appears quite capable when fitted to what looks like stock GMC Sierra and Ford F-Series Super Duty 4x4 pickups blasting through the snow.

The video indicates that the system is a prototype, and it doesn't show how easily the tracks can be secured to the vehicle's wheels (though it does briefly show that you drive onto the tracks before locking them in place – no jacking required). AD Boivin doesn't say if and when the Track N Go will actually come to market, let alone what sort of fitments will be available and how much the system will cost. While we're waiting, we'll just watch the video one more time...


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      Pope Digg VIII
      • 2 Years Ago
      Screw putting this on trucks. You think I could squeeze those on a stripped down 4WD Tempo? Or maybe a new EVO?
      onewayroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how it works in sand and mud...very cool!
      nikescar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Way to go AD Boivin. They went from irrelevant snowmobile aftermarket company to this. They are going to sell a bunch of these to the mining and oil industry on Alaska's North Slope.
      Rico
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is righteous stuff, but (as always) the main concern comes down to cost. I think up to this point, the Mattrack system was the "easiest" (still took way too much effort) to put on, but they cost like $30,000 for a set of four. If these people can even sell for a third of that price, I think they'll be profitable.
      Nathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Once in a while a very neat too cool invention comes along, something that is accesible and usefull to the common man . This looks like the bee's knees!
      Morgan Reale
      • 2 Years Ago
      as much as I like the idea "old" this version has a huge flaw - unless it is direct drive you have too many comportment's that can fail - (the tire sits on track )
      Petya
      • 2 Years Ago
      Russian Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVA-zmI8c0I
        IBx27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Petya
        That one requires taking the car's drivetrain apart. This one is wheel-driven, plug-and-play. Interesting how they got it to respond to turning, though.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now my truck will be able to go anywhere ! MAUHAHAHAAHAHAHAH
      Ethan Robertson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fanfreakingtastic!
      adrive7
      • 2 Years Ago
      Brilliant. Kickstarter this thing now.
      Justin Robertson
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is seriously cool. It looks like they clamp onto the tire, the lugs, and I wonder on the inside of the wheel somehow. These look to be easier to use than the other tracks that have been out for a while now.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        adrive7
        • 2 Years Ago
        Mario is a lying sack of crap. He said there were gold coins down that sewer drain. There wasn't. Just crap. Like Mario.
        omgcool
        • 2 Years Ago
        Mario is a convicted sex criminal.
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