• Poll: Electric Start or Reverse?
    Feb 03, 2016

    Electric start and reverse are two of the most sought after features on a snowmobile.   Electric start is sweet on cold mornings. Twist the key or push the button and the engine fires to life instantly. No ripping your arm off with multiple yanks of the rope. It’s a…

  • Spike Wheeler Colrain Sno-Drifters
    Jan 29, 2016

    Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts member profile: Spike Wheeler is a member of the Colrain Sno-Drifters and has been riding sleds for 45 years. His current ride is a 2012 Ski-Doo MXZ TNT 600 ACE.   Sled mods: Just a bigger windscreen.     Club position: Trail worker and groomer, SAM…

  • Work and Play: Suzuki Groomer
    Jan 19, 2016

    Last fall I set up a 4-wheel-drive Suzuki Carry Mini Truck with tracks (also know as the Snowzuki) to use as a groomer for the trails that are taken care of by the Buckland Riders. It’s been a fun project and has worked out well so far. I have certainly…

  • Rapid Deployment Snow Vehicle / RDSV
    Jan 15, 2016

    The Rapid Deployment Snow Vehicle / RDSV is a 2 seater high speed vehicle for use in any polar environment. This was strictly a personal project, just for the fun of it said designer Juan Garcia Mansilla.     The current paradigm for snow vehicles states: “Simple Traction at the…

  • 2016 SAM Vintage Rides
    Jan 12, 2016

    2016 SAM Vintage Rides   The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts (SAM) and the Mass Vintage Snowmobile Club have awarded Vintage Snowmobile Rides to three clubs for 2016. The events have become extremely popular, allowing SAM members to ride their vintage sleds in a parade-like atmosphere, reliving the past. Even if…

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