Join Date: Oct 2018
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I've had both this year, 18' 800 and 19' T-cat and they both have their strong points for sure. The 1" lugs (it is studded) on the T-Cat pretty much relegate it to being happiest on groomed trails. It is fast and a ton of fun and I have it handling amazing on the trails. It is not so happy in fresh powder or off trail stuff and also not a "ton" of fun when/if you get her stuck!
The 800, on the other hand is an awesome mix of power, trail speed and could still handle some casual off trail excursions pretty well without burying the nose. Don't get me wrong, the 1.25" track is not ideal for boondocking, but definitely better off trail than the heavier front end of the 4 stroke, coupled with a bit more lug height out back.
I love both sleds, and now the wife says she wants to ride on mine, not her own, so the T-Cat may double as the family truckster, ughh. We've had such an amazing month of February, snow wise, here in Central MN, I can honestly say every time I've gone out riding lately has been absolute blast. Even launching that Thundercat has been fun and interesting, as it wasn't something I pictured doing with that sled. The I-act is also pretty amazing!