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Offline Antti

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Bombardier R60 and R61?
« on: December 15, 2010, 04:25:57 am »
Hi!
New here. I found two Bombardiers here in Finland and planning maybe buying the other one. They are type R60 and R61 from 1959 and 1960. Any info on this type as I just can´t find anything on them? Something I should know?
Any estimate how many of these were built?
The -59 model is in running condition and the one I´m planning on is a project.
Would appreciate anything you experts have on this!
Thanks!
Antti

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Re: Bombardier R60 and R61?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010, 03:57:24 pm »
Hello Antti
We would like to welcome you to the Northern Tracks forum.
It is very interesting to hear from folks from other countries. I hope you can obtain a Bombardier and enjoy it. I do not know the answers to you questions however someone should be able to come up with the required information.
We recently dealt with a customer that owned 2 Bombardier Muskeg tractors in Sweden. He advised us there was an importer for Bombardier machines at one time in Sweden. The serial number plates on these machines appear to be Swedish as well. Do you think they imported a number of Bombardier snow buses as well and sold them through out Scandinavia.
Most recently we have dealt with a company from Sodankyla FI. This gave us reason to study maps of Finland and read some history on the country as well.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

Ray

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Re: Bombardier R60 and R61?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 04:26:32 pm »

   I think I am supposed to post this here as a follow up to Cletus' post. 

 http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m366/theoldtrucker/muskeginfplate.jpg
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Re: Bombardier R60 and R61?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 06:16:11 pm »

   Cletus I have an email gone off to Guy Pepin but he won't be back in office til the 5th of Jan. If we can get the numbers off that tag it would help alot. Can anybody make out the numbers in the pic ??   OT.

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Re: Bombardier R60 and R61?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 03:50:28 pm »

  HERE IS THE EMAIL I GOT BACK FROM GUY PEPIN.

M. Stratton,
 
First of all, we are sorry for the delay. In reply to your request:
 
- Bombardier we produced:
 
R60      49 units
R61      25 units
 
We do not know how many shipped in Finland or Scandinavia.
 
- For technical information, we suggest you to order the Owner’s manual (1960) R Series. You can order it with this form: http://www.museebombardier.com/pdf/Autoneige.pdf
 
- Bombardier  shipped a lot of Muskeg in Sweden
 
Thank for your interest in the Musée J. Armand Bombardier. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Guy Pépin
Conservateur-restaurateur / Conservator-Restorer
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