Next Up

This page is dedicated to what's next. The projects below are in the BaumBuilds pipeline.

PTV Mini

The PTV Mini

The PTVM takes everything you love about the original Personal Tracked Vehicle and the Magic Carpet, my 2 most popular tracked vehicles, and combines them into one! You can ride it standing up like the Magic Carpet, or in crotch rocket stance, whichever you prefer to attack your terrain. Though smaller than the PTV, Wasp, or Mantis, this compact unit packs some technical punch. The "Mini" will be my first release to feature FULL suspension utilizing my unique Ratio Torsion Bar Suspension system (RTB), along with ACTIVE track tensioning. The RTB's innovative design provides over 4 inches of road wheel travel with a very generous 7 inches of ground clearance. Add hydraulic brake steering, integrated fuel tank, and a powerful modified gas engine with CVT transmission and you can cruise up to a targeted top speed of 20 mph.

Soon you can build your own PTV Mini using our exclusive build plans. This will be an advanced level build, but you are up to the challenge!

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The Voltraxx

Still in development, The Voltraxx is the world’s first production quality, serious hybrid-electric personal tracked vehicle. It features a high capacity 48 volt DC electric system which can operate silently in stealth mode, or is supplemented on demand in charge mode utilizing a small, on-board autostart gasoline engine equipped with dual alternators. The drive system features two huge electric motors which will allow the Voltraxx to drive forward, reverse, and conduct a true zero-radius pivot turn. The track running gear design features eight independently-suspended road wheels and a polymer spring active track tensioning system. The suspension system is a unique offset-anchored high-strength torsion bar system featured on each road arm. The vehicle features two eight-inch-wide rubber band tracks. The unique steering system utilizes mechanical controls to move potentiometers for motor controller input. This design allows steering in three different ways: thumb throttle, wrist throttle, and one-handed operation. The innovative patent-pending one-handed operation, known as the Free Hand Control System, allows one hand to be free to conduct other tasks while driving (e.g. spraying pesticide along a fence line, shooting a weapon, assisting in a rescue).

The mobility and towing capacity of the Voltraxx will far surpass any ATV, UTV, or Side-by-Side. About 80% completed, the Voltraxx will have profound recreational, industrial, commercial, farming, fire & rescue, and military applications. The Voltraxx rubber track system is currently under major redesign.

Check out the Extras section of the site for a slide show featuring some of the Voltraxx prototype construction, and a video of the exclusive Free Hand Control System.

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