Revision C July 24, 2011
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the build plans for the Personal Tracked Vehicle (PTV) go kart. This document was prepared based on the prototype vehicle you see in the picture above. This plan’s design will vary slightly in some areas, as attempts to improve over the prototype were included.
Sections of this document include:
Section 1: Legal Disclaimer Section 2: Available Kit Section 3: General Information Capabilities and limitations Specifications Tools required Approximate cost Build notes Section 4: Construction Frame construction Frame photos Track construction Track construction photos
Section 5: Assembly Assembly notes Assembly construction photos and CAD snapshots
Section 6: Operation
Section 7: Maintenance
Section 1: Legal Disclaimer It is necessary to read this document from start to finish, more than once if necessary, before purchasing components or beginning construction. Although the information and recommendations in this document are presented in good faith and believed to be correct, this document is provided on an “as is” basis. No representations or warranties, either express or implied, of fitness for any purpose or of any other nature are made hereunder. Information is supplied upon the condition that the persons receiving same will make their own determination as to its suitability for their purposes prior to use. In no event will we be responsible for damages or personal injuries of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon information from this document or the products to which the information refers. The construction and use of this information may be dangerous, even deadly. The purchaser of these plans takes the responsibility to fully and properly guard all moving parts including but not limited to chains and sprockets, pulleys and belts, tracks, etc. to ensure no injury is sustained. Purchase of these build plans assumes you agree to all risks related to and/or arising from your construction, ownership and use of these plans or the resulting vehicle and agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all claims brought by any person or entity against us related to and/or arising from your construction, ownership and/or use of these plans. This or these documents are a guideline only. Final detailed design and selection of components must be investigated and made by the purchaser of these plans and the purchaser assumes all risks of personal injury or losses. This document is protected by international copyright laws and therefore cannot be forwarded in the form of an email, and cannot be resold. Section 2: Available Kit As will be mentioned in the upcoming Section 3 under build notes, you will need to have a fair amount of mechanical aptitude to build this go kart. Building this kart will also take a significant amount of time. Much time can be saved, and the need for some expensive tools can be eliminated by purchasing a kit. The purchase of a kit will also eliminate the need to order some raw materials. Kits come in a variety of levels from just piece parts, to fully welded frames, to all inclusive packages. With the purchase of increasingly inclusive kit packages, the mechanical aptitude necessary to build the kart reduces. In some cases, depending on the completeness of the kit, the build may be reduced to nearly just assembly using common hand tools. One such authorized independent kit supplier is www.trackedvehicleparts.com Visit their website to see if a kit is right for you. Section 3: General Information Go kart capabilities and limitations: This go kart looks like a tank or ATV but it is important to remember that this is simply a go kart with tracks instead of wheels.
This kart uses recycled tires with the sidewalls cut away as the track loop. Since no two tires are exactly the same there will be variations in performance.