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Snowmobile Studs

CARBIDE STUDS FOR SINGLE PLY TRACKS

Fathead Ice Studs with extra large heads are designed for snowmobiles with single ply tracks.

Fathead Ice Studs are based on our original, patented Hornet Ice Stud Technology, using the narrow shank, the thin head and the rimless tip for superior penetration.  For over 15 years, Hornet snowmobile studs were recognized as having the best penetration in the industry with our exclusive 70 degree carbide tip. Now, we’ve added the Fatheads, with their 1.20 diameter head to spread out the pressure on the thinner, lighter single-ply tracks which helps to reduce pull-through. They still have all the features of the Hornet studs, and they’re guaranteed.*

  • Large 1.20 head to reduce pull-through
  • Narrow, rimless tip for superior penetration
  • Thinner barrel for lighter weight
  • Thin head for easier flush installation
  • Rotation ribs to prevent twisting or loss of orientation
  • Guaranteed not to break or to bend*

Part number

Overall Length

Package Quantity

Price

Factory Price

FAT-1.18DX

1.540

12

$36.95

$29.95

FAT-1.18BX

1.540

84

$259.00

$225.00

FAT-1.18MX

1.540

1000

$2,690.00

$2,295.00

FAT-1.34DX

1.690

12

$36.95

$29.95

FAT-1.34BX

1.690

84

$259.00

$225.00

FAT-1.34MX

1.690

1000

$2,690.00

$2,295.00

FAT-1.52DX

1.830 12 $39.95 $33.95

FAT-1.52BX

1.830

84

$275.00

$240.00

FAT-1.52MX

1.830

1000

$,2795.00

$2,395.00

 For installation suggestions and hints, click here.

 


CARBIDE STUDS FOR SNOWMOBILE TRACTION

 

Stinger Ice Studs with rimless tips provide better penetration for snowmobiles

INS Products has taken their experience with Hornet Ice Stud Technology, applied it and added some improvements. The result is the Stinger line of ice studs for performance minded snowmobilers.  The Stingers have all the features of the Hornet studs, including our exclusive 70 degree carbide tip, and they also are a little lighter, stronger and guaranteed* not to break or to bend.

  • Narrow, rimless tip for superior penetration
  • Thinner barrel for lighter weight
  • Thin head for easier flush installation
  • Rotation ribs to prevent twisting or loss of orientation
  • Guaranteed not to break or to bend*
  • Tough, durable nickel finish for improved durability.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THESE OTHER POPULAR SIZES:

ICE PICKS – HIP – Stud Height Chart

Part number

Overall Length

Package Quantity

Price

Factory Price

HNT-1.18-P

1.540

24

$56.95

$49.95 

HNT-1.18-B

1.540

96

$219.00

$185.00

HNT-1.18-G

1.540

144

$319.00

$275.00

HNT-1.18-M

1.540

1000

$2,130.00

$1,795.00

 

 

 

 

 

HNT-1.34-P

1.690

24

$59.95

 $54.95

HNT-1.34-B

1.690

96

$229.00

$185.00

HNT-1.34-G

1.690

144

$329.00

$275.00

HNT-1.34-M

1.690

1000

$2,190.00

$1,795.00

 

 

 

 

 

HNT-1.52-P

1.830

24

$69.95

 $59.95

HNT-1.52-B

1.830

96

$249.00

$195.00

HNT-1.52-G

1.830

144

$349.00

$295.00

HNT-1.52-M

1.830

1000

$2,250.00

$1,875.00

 

 

 

 

 

HNT-1.64-P

1.950

24

$74.95

$64.95 

HNT-1.64-B

1.950

96

$269.00

 $225.00

HNT-1.64-G

1.950

144

$369.00

 $325.00

HNT-1.64-M

1.950

1000

$2,325.00

 $1,975.00

For installation suggestions and hints, click here.

 


SCREW-IN CARBIDE TRACK STUDS FOR SNOWMOBILES

 

Icemaster Screw In Track Studs provide positive control for snowmobiles on ice and snow.

“For todays’ trail use on my high profile track, screw-in studs are the way to go. I love my Icemasters.”  Pete B, Wisconsin

SNOWMOBILERS: With our Icemaster Screw-In Track Studs you can get lateral traction, acceleration and braking for your sled without drilling your track. The large 70 degree carbide tips really dig in. They’re the largest in the industry and will last for several seasons. Icemasters are easy to install – they screw into the top of the lug for best bite and they require no drilling AND, they don’t require tunnel protectors  Installation takes less than 1 hour and requires only a 5/16 socket and cordless drill. We recommend our installation tool – SR-31.

With today’s high profile tracks, push-thru studs have to be longer and heavier which increases their cost, weight and rotating mass. The increased weight also increases the stress on the track.  Because they’re so long, push-thru’s flex more.  Our Icemasters, mounted on the top, in the thick part of the lugs, are a lot more rigid. This provides better bite and more positive traction control. 

HILLCLIMBERS – add these to your deep-lug paddle tracks for extra traction on those icy spots. You’ll love the extra bite you get. Beat everyone to the top.

AVAILABLE IN 3 LENGTHS: 

                RTS-2 – for lugs less than 1”

                RTS-3 – for lugs 1” to 1 ¼”

                RTS-4 – for lugs over 1 ¼”

NOTE!!  Do not install Icemasters in any lug or part of the lug less than ½” thick.

PRICES:  same for all 3 lengths

Quantity Price
Pack of 100 $160.00
Pack of 250 $345.00
Pack of 500 $660.00
SR-31 Installation Tool $7.95 Each

*The SR-31 is a deep-recess socket driver, specially designed to assist the user in the correct installation of the RTS Studs.

For studding recommendations, click here:

 

 


NOTE!! OUR BACKER PLATES CAN BE USED WITH ALL BRANDS OF ICE STUDS

 

We use only aircraft quality aluminum for all backers

XPL -Single Backer Plates

These thick, rigid backers are designed for use on all single and double-ply tracks. These extra-large backer plates compliment the large, thin heads on Fatheads and Stingers to provide an unbeatable installation that won’t fail prematurely from either pull-through or breakage.

 

Part #

Package Quantity

Price

Factory Price

XPL-P

24pk.

$18.95

 $15.95

XPL-B

96pk.

$58.95

$49.95

XPL-G

144pk.

$87.95

$74.95

XPL-M

1000pk.

$589.00

$495.00

 


DPL – Double Backer Plates

This is the big-brother of the XP-PL – 2-up.  Made of thicker material for strength and durability, use this backer whenever you want to put 2 studs close together, or in traction patterns with several studs in the same section of the track.

 

Part #

Package Quantity

Price

Factory Price

DPL-P

24pk.

$28.95

$23.95

DPL-B

48pk.

$54.95

$49.95

DPL-G

96pk.

$109.00

$89.95

DPL-M

144pk.

$129.00

 

 


DXPL – Double Backer Plate – Fathead

The same as the DPL, only the holes are wider apart to accommodate 2 Fathead Studs side-by-side.  The plate is made of stronger, heavier material to provide the support and rigidity needed for the close installation of 2 Fathead Studs in a single ply track.

 

Part #

Package Quantity

Price

Factory Price

DXPL-P

24pk.

$37.95

 

DXPL-L

48pk.

$77.95

 

DXPL-BX

84pk.

$129.00

 

 


INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONS & GUIDE:

 

Suggestions to help you set up your sled to handle the way you want it to handle.

You want your sled to perform in a way that’s comfortable for you so that you can get the best performance out of it for your riding style.

  • Too many studs will cause the stud to push and you can’t turn. This is the worst situation.
  • Too few studs will leave your back end “loose” and it’ll slide out from under you, causing you to lose control.
  • It’s better to start out with fewer studs and add more if you need them.
  • WHEN INSTALLING OR RE-STUDDING A TRACK, ALWAYS TEST THE TRACTION IN A SAFE MANNER TO BE SURE THAT IT’S HANDLING THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO HANDLE.

There are many different factors that will determine how many studs to install on your sled:

  • Size/horsepower of the motor
  • Length of carbide runners on the skis
  • Your riding style, habits and where you ride
  • Taking all these factors into consideration, here are some simple guidelines for how many studs to install initially – then TEST DRIVE your sled to see if that works for you.
    • Trail/touring – 2 studs per lug. (we don’t recommend less than 2 except for very low-powered sleds or for kids.)
    • Performance – 2-3 per lug. If you decide on 3 per lug, it’s easier to install and keep the pattern balanced if you go 2-4-2. This will give you the same number of studs, but will keep the pattern balanced.
    • Expert/extreme – for this style of riding in extreme conditions, studding is very important. If you install less than 3 studs per lug, you risk damage to your track due to the high forces your riding is putting on the track. We recommend that you consider 4 studs per lug to spread out the forces on the track and also to provide the traction that your style of riding demands.

Shown below are basic studding patterns for 2,3 or 4 studs per lug.  These will work well in most applications. The most important thing to remember is to maintain the arrow-head or wedge shape when drilling and installing the studs so that you keep the traction balanced and the sled won’t push to one side or the other.

  • Take the time to lay out your pattern so that you get it right the first time
  • Avoid repeating scratch lines
  • Use a track cutter – TK-11 – to cut a neat, clean hole in the track.
  • Do not put too many studs in the outside belts as that will make your sled tippy
  • Check with your dealer and/or owner’s manual for any special installation instructions
  • Check with your dealer to see if tunnel protectors have been factory-installed. If not, have your dealer install them. DO NOT install traction on a sled that doesn’t have tunnel protectors.

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The business of INS Products is carbide products for traction and wear. We make traction products for tires for construction, snow removal and mining; track studs for tracked vehicles; studs for snowmobiles; tire studs for over-the-road vehicles; boot studs for fishermen, hikers, climbers, ice trekkers and anyone who works on slippery surfaces. We also partner with customers on proprietary products to meet their special requirements. We use only American made materials to maintain the highest quality and all critical manufacturing processes are done on our premises to insure the most stringent quality control. We welcome your inquiries for products to meet your needs.

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