Plum Creek Timber Co., based in Seattle, plans to buy 650,000 acres of forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula from Escanaba Timber LLC for $345 million. The deal would make Plum Creek the biggest private landowner in Michigan, and would bring Plum Creek’s holdings in northern Wisconsin and the Upper... Read more
One of the benefits of warm summers across the Great Lakes is the relationship between warm water and lake effect snow. Record warmth this summer has raised the water temperature of the Great Lakes, and when this happens it aids the creation of lake effect snow, which occurs when... Read more
Polaris Industries recently announced an exciting new “Winning Riders” program. The sport of Snowmobiling is built by thousands of clubs and volunteers who give countless thousands of man hours to develop, maintain and groom the over 225,000 miles of trails in North America. Most of the trails and riding... Read more
Bender Racing has relocated to a new larger facility. The terrific success of their turbocharger kits for the four-stroke Yamaha models and their entry into the turbocharger market for select GM trucks and SUVs has required more room for their operations. Therefore, their shipping address and phone numbers have... Read more
The ACT Diamond Drive, first released on the 2004 Arctic Cat ZR 900, has been expanded to the Firecats and the all-new M-Series mountain sleds for 2005. This revolutionary planetary gearbox replaces the jackshaft, chaincase, chain and gears of traditional drive systems with a sequence of CNC-machined gears. The... Read more
Thousands of people spent three days celebrating 50 years of great outdoor experiences during the regional Polaris 50th Anniversary Celebration, which was held on June 18-20 in the company’s hometown of Roseau, Minnesota. It was 50 years ago this summer that a Roseau farm equipment and metal shop incorporated... Read more
Victory is always sweet, but for the University of Wisconsin at Madison, this year’s win in the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge was a moment to savor. The Badgers climbed from last place in the 2003 Challenge to take the gold this year, rising a dozen places in the standings.... Read more
New for 2005 is the Power TEK engine series from Ski-Doo. All DPM-equipped 800 HO twins get a huge enhancement to their electronic engine management system with the addition of Power TEK. This system involves a throttle position sensor (T), electronic RAVE (E) and a knock sensor (K). This... Read more
Brian Musselman, former snowmobile racer and a member of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame has been awarded $10.7 million for injuries sustained in a 1996 snowmobile accident that occurred on a trail just north of West Yellowstone, Montana. Federal Judge Don Molloy of Missoula, Montana ordered the... Read more
Pennsylvania Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Richard G. Sprenkle recently awarded five grants totally $2.2 million to develop and improve OHV riding opportunities for snowmobile and ATV owners. At the 6,000-acre site of the former K&J Coal Co., Sprenkle presented a $2 million grant to the Cambria County... Read more