FT, Great tip on the carbides. As for the false floor in my box, I could probably just drill the finger hole to one side so it would accommodate the barrel of the Cricket and keep it in place. May be add a few more holes for my rod handles and jack.(I know what you mean about the cricket, kinda embarrassing, but I have to barrow it from my 13yr old daughter)
Anyone carry one of the old style bumper jacks on their machine or sled? They work great for lifting up the track and running all the ice and slush out (or lifting when your in a jam). Then I just keep it jacked up over night. It wont freeze to the ground that way. Also w/ my old stuff I have to step up the idle during warm up to keep them running. If I'm not standing right there when they warm up the idle nearly doubles, with the track off the ground I don't have to worry about burning the belt or worse yet a run away sled:).