ZIGZAG

SNOW  TRACTOR

Stub and I, Robert R. "Stub" Swaner and Wm. A. "Bill" Jones, thought that we could build a snow tractor. This is what we came up with. B S stands for Bill and Stub. We joked bout BS standing for other things as well. We came up with the name Zigzag because it had articulated steering.

 

I don't know what the reason, but inside the cab the heat became unbarable so we ended up taking the cab off.

 

In my opinion the biggest down fall was using baloon tires. The next problem was probably weight. The first engine was not powerful enough.

The Zigzag at the foot of Round House Slope

Parked near the big tree

Stub standing in front of the Zigzag

I am driving the Zigzag

The old Bellevue City Hall in the background

The Zigzag sitting at the foot of Round House Slope

Near the big tree

The Zigzag sitting at the foot of Round House Slope

Near the big tree

A Tucker Sno-Cat sitting near by

A rear view of the Zigzag at the foot of Round House Slope on Mt. Baldy

The big tree is behind

Tucker Sno-Cat sitting near by

A view of Round House Slope. The Zigzag is part way down, about half way between the big tree and the left hand edge of the picture. A Tucker Sno-Cat is close by. A portion of Ketchum can be seen in the valley below.

This picture is of Stub, The Zigzag and me up Slaughter House Gulch at Bellevue

This picture is also up Slaughter House Gulch. It is of Stub and a friend

Here we are out at Rota-Run out west of Hailey. I am standing near the front of the machine.

Here is The Zigzag in Bellevue

The peak of Red Devil can be seen in the distance

Here The Zigzag at the shop in Bellevue. Stub is working on the front end.

At the shop in Bellevue. In this picture I managed to get Stub's attention

Another shot of The ZigZag at the shop.

Baloon tires was a mistake, of course.

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