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The Tucker Sno-Cat - one of the ultimate snow vehicles

Sno-Cat at Rothera Station today (inset: Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1957-58) Photo: Richie Southerton

The four track Tucker Sno-Cat is one of the ultimate snow vehicles, ideal for transporting equipment and supplies across the ice. It was first used in Antarctica during the Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Vivian Fuchs in 1957-58, and today it can be found at various stations throughout the continent.  

First designed and produced in the 1940s, Tucker Sno-Cats are still manufactured today in Medford, Oregon USA.

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