ma ma meia, how did I get up here?
It's been posted up before, by me actually. Like most people have said, it is very heavy and designed for working not playing.Originally posted by super_pat_89
[br]It was mainly made for ski resorts and stuff like that. I found information on it before. Can't believe somebody hasn't posted anything on it yet though.
Yup, that's what it's designed to do. They mostly use them to groom cross country ski trails and other trails. In my earlier post, I mentioned that it pulled a truck up a snowbank so it needs the weight to keep the track firmly on the ground. I really don't see anyone using that sled for any recreational purposes since it only hits 30. You could though drag about 100 tubers behind you, that would be sweet. Other than that, I can't imagine anyone taking that freight train off a jump. It's like riding a 75hp rock.Originally posted by PolarisRocks0822
[br]why is it so heavy is it a work sled?
Not used at Seven Springs but across the street from Hidden Valley on the Forest trails. Group does not pull a groomer with it and uses it infrequently.The article can be found on page 12 of the spring 2006 Snogoer edition. Here are some pieces and facts I found relatively interesting in it...
-costs $31,000. A groomer costs $100,000+ so a Sherpa is a bargain since they do the same job.
-uses a 1360cc four cylinder for stroke with EFI, and exhaust converter and dual oxygen probes. It is 75hp with a torque peak of 82 pound-feet. It also has a dual transmission and twin track.
-It is 135 inches long and 57 inches wide and weighs 1,180 pounds.
-Top speed of 30 mph.
-has a heated seat and floorboards and also has a load platform.
-"It's been the official wrecker vehicle at the annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge, pulling up to three dead snowmobiles at once. At shows, Anderson demonstrates its power by pulling a one-ton pickup across a parking lot and up onto a snow bank" (12).