limited budgets; to offer a vehicle that will perform as well as
the model 2000 yet costs much less.”
At first glance, the Model 1100 doesn’t appear much different
from its 2000 counterpart. It offers the same exact
running gear, engine, transmission and track system as the
There are some subtle differences between the two machines,
though. The Model 1100 has a slightly narrower cab,
about five inches slimmer than the 2000. And even though
it can still seat two comfortably, the extended five-person
cab that is available for the 2000 is not an option with the
Some of the other features that are available in the 2000
have been scaled back or eliminated in the Model 1100. Suspension
seats are not standard equipment in the 1100 and
the display gauge doesn’t provide as much information as
its counterpart in the Model 2000. However, buyers can add
from a wide range of available options including front bucket
seats, a 36,000 BTU cab heater and hydraulic oil heater.
“We’ve done extensive testing in the snow and its performance
is as good as any of our other vehicles,” said Meilicke.
“It’s basically a Model 2000 without the creature comforts.
That’s what it comes down to.”
Although the 1100 Model can handle a wide range of oversnow
applications, Meilicke says it was designed primarily
for trail grooming, especially snowmobile trails.
“The track system, the drive train, all of those components
combine to give you a recipe for the perfect trail groomer at
a lower cost than something that would have a lot more creature
comforts,” he said. “A wider cab might be a little flashier,
but it’s not going to do a better job than the 1100 will, it’s just
going to cost more.”
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The Tucker-Terra Model 1100
22 January 2018 | snowopsmag.com