It's officially the first day of winter! The TTT team has been busy building groomers and getting them shipped out the door to new friends in Rush City, MN and Yukon, Canada!
Tim does all of our quality control and double checks parts and materials to make sure everything is ready when you receive your SnoDozer.
Then onto a pallet, into a truck and off it goes.
We are looking forward to hearing about trail conditions in all the snowy areas, and finding out how they improve as the SnoDozers hit the trails. Be sure to let us know how yours is working out! We love to hear from our customers!
Of course, nothing leaves the shop with out the Dozer and Roxy bark of approval!
With Christmas just around the corner, and holiday excitement reaching its peak, the TTT team is excited about our appearance at the Arrowhead Ice Fishing, Snowmobile and Winter Show at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center this weekend. The last few years Tim and I have attended this show and wandered the aisles making plans for our winter adventures. With vendors from various resorts, the snowmobile manufacturers and many different ice fishing and winter activities, it offers a great opportunity to find some pretty special Christmas gifts for the winter sports enthusiast on your list.
Come visit us at Booth 168 and 169 for a look at our SnoDozer 400, the personal trail groomer. This is a new product category at this show and we are excited to show people our unique technology.
LET IT SNOW!!!!
Every year our family looks forward to Thanksgiving weekend. Not only do we get to spend quality time with family and friends and enjoy a fantastic meal together, it also marks the unofficial start of snowmobile season for us for both racing and trail riding. Unfortunately, the event got fogged out for Sunday, but we had a lot of fun while it lasted!
This year was extra special as we got just a little bit of snow last week, so we were able to break out the SnoDozer 600 and run it around our property. The snow was heavy and wet as it often is in the early part of the season, and the SnoDozer performed PERFECTLY! A few pics below, or you can stop by our facebook page to check out some video of it in action! We can't wait for more snow so that we can have perfectly groomed trails on our property!
Some of our best memories are from trail riding. Tim grew up riding with his parents and brothers and sister and their friends and family all over the Midwest, and I rode mostly on property owned by friends in Northern Minnesota. This was during the late 60s and early 70s when clubs were just starting to form. Without the formation of those clubs to start grooming trails and developing trail systems, this activity we love so much might have just died off, but because of a few dedicated individuals, trails are abundant, and the sport lives on. All of the trails in the US are maintained by local clubs. There is no US Department of Snowmobile Trails, or State funded Snowmobile Trail Agency. It is dedicated local volunteers out there grooming the trails so that we can enjoy riding on smooth trails and in good conditions. We recently joined MNUSA as a business member, and we would encourage you to find your local club and join. The average snowmobiler spends about $4000 per year on snowmobile related recereational expenses (http://www.snowmobile.org/snowmobiling-statistics-and-facts.html) . Most clubs charge a small(under $100) fee to be a member each year. Those dollars go right back into your local area to pay for expenses related to grooming and maintaining those trails. It is a small price to pay to be able to enjoy the outdoors all winter long. Consider joining... consider volunteering. Our sport depends on it!
Please also see the following blog post from a MaxSled.com contributor encouraging local club membership: