Well I don't know if you think this counts but we got enough snow to cover the grass so I took the Indy Trail out and went a whole .1 of a mile. It may net be much but I had to it was just begging to be ridden
Yeah, pretty much everything around here runs on Diesel.
We have gas too, but they put a dye in it, so we can't run it in our sleds. Because farmers don't have to pay a tax or something on fuel, they don't want you using the cheaper gas in toys. It's a massive fine if they find dyed gas in a sled. It's even a huge fine if you are running dyed gas in a car, only thing u can run it in is "Farm Trucks" like pickup or service truck or grain truck.
That sucks. What are the farmers kids supposed to use? We have the same rules here in MI but no dye at least when I was younger. We figured rules were made to be broken, good thing our dads didn't find out we were cruising around town on tractor gas or they would have tanned our hides.
By the way your parents must be proud of their kids. You and your brother and sister seem to have a lot of good sense.
As I understand it in the states.. the dye shows that there has been no state or federal tax paid on the fuel. You can't use it in vehicles because those taxes pay to build and maintane the roads. I don't think tax dollars go into grooming?? Maybe they pay to build the trails, but if not I don't know why you couldn't use untaxed fuel in your sleds???
The reason that they dye the fuel IS to show that tax hasn't been paid on it. The reason for that is that farmers would just exempt it from their taxes anyway and this way the government doesn't have to worry about it being exempt from the income tax. That is what I was told by my friend's dad a while ago.
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