In the Snow
Safe Riders! safety
On behalf of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers
Association members – Arctic Cat, BRP, Polaris and Yamaha
Motor Corporation – we are excited to announce the
continuation and expansion of the Safe Riders! You Make
Snowmobiling Safe safety campaign. The Safe Riders! materials
include our updated snowmobiling fact book, brochures,
posters, a safety DVD and decals for snowmobilers to use in
supporting their safety campaign activities.
This year, we invite all snowmobilers to participate in the
International Snowmobile Safety Week – Jan. 20-28, 2018.
This is a great time for clubs and associations, safety trainers,
etc. to take time to teach snowmobilers about safe riding.
Many dealerships also support and help by putting on
seminars, showing customers how to maintain their sleds
to keep them running in top condition and also promoting
safety-related activities. Visit the www.snowmobile.org website
and download the Safety Week Campaign Action Manual,
which contains ideas on how to promote safety week and
gives ideas for putting on safe events throughout the winter.
Check out the website.
The Go Snowmobiling/Take a Friend Snowmobiling Campaign
continues to grow as more people visit the website
www.gosnowmobiling.org for information on how to get
started in snowmobiling. The website is a great information
source for all snowmobilers with links to other snowmobilerelated
websites, state and provincial associations and more.
You may wish to join in the Go Snowmobiling effort and
ask some friends to go snowmobiling. Many people have tried
snowmobiling for the first time with the experience resulting
in the purchase of a snowmobile. That new snowmobiler can
then become a club member, an association member, and expand
your friendship – all because you asked them to come
along and try out your winter recreation of choice.
The 9th Annual Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week is
scheduled for Feb. 10-19, 2018. You can grow your organization
by partnering with local businesses and Chambers of
Commerce to encourage your non-snowmobiling friends to
join us for a time of fun. For information and ideas on holding
a Take a Friend Snowmobiling event, visit www.gosnowmobiling.
org. The Campaign Guide contains many great ideas.
We are looking forward to a great year and thank you for
your support. If you have any questions or need any additional
information, please visit our two websites:
You can send us an email message and check out our latest
releases. We also encourage you to “Like” our Facebook page
at www.facebook.com/gosnowmobiling. We are expanding
our social network and our Facebook page is growing! We
hope you join us for fun snowmobiling interaction. See you
on the trails!
Tracksystem presented at
After presenting NextGear at Agritechnica 2015, Zuidberg
presented the developed version of NextGear at Agritechnica
2017, which took place from November 10-16 in Hanover,
What has been improved for NextGear?
• A bigger drive wheel generates more momentum to drive
the optimum length of the tracksystem for maximum compatibility
with the machine
• Suspension of the chassis increased to 90 mm
• Application of a shortcut system for quick construction and
• Simplified maintenance by application of a central lubrication
At the moment, Zuidberg is doing practical tests with the
NextGear Tracksystem. More information about the progress
and results will follow.
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