Polaris Snowmobile Parts
The year was 1955. The company head, Edgar Hetteen was on a trip. Three company employees, David Johnson, Paul Knochenmus, and Orlen Johnson were tinkering with company parts. An idea struck, and a grain silo conveyor belt and old Chevrolet bumpers later, a snowmobile was born. When Mr. Hetteen returned, he was unhappy with the employees’ use of time and company money, however, a revolution had already been set in motion.
The snow machine was just a mere undertaking on the part of the three employees to make it convenient for farmers and utility company crews to reach hunting grounds which were otherwise inaccessible during the winters. Over the next fifty years, the company saw its share of ups and downs and has emerged as one of the leading manufacturers of snowmobiles, ATVs, utility vehicles and motorcycles. Based in Medina, Minnesota, USA, Polaris Industries remained the leading manufacturer of snowmobiles and their parts for nearly a decade! The current chairman of Polaris is Gregory Palen, while the CEO of the company is Scott W. Wine.
The Polaris Snowmobiles are the Polaris Industries’ flagship vehicles. This vehicle has evolved into many different ranges, suitable to a variety of terrains. These range from mountain, performance, touring, trail to utility snowmobiles. For example, the 2013 Polaris Shift may seem behind its years in the market, with its IQ technology as opposed to the latest Pro-Ride design.
However, thanks to its smart use of easier technology, the snowmobile is best ride in town for new riders. The Shift 136 is a longer track version of the Shift, and is perfect for new riders with its budget prices and convenient parts availability. Even the shock package is great for the performance level of this snowmobile. The Polaris Snowmobile parts are a class apart when it comes to keeping utility in mind.
The Polaris Snowmobile parts have evolved based on this utilitarian factor, and the engineering of these parts has advanced a great deal. The 2013 Polaris Turbo IQ LXT works with a four-stroke turbocharged 750 cc engine that now has a cooling mechanism. Based on their failure with the Polaris Fusion, the company modelled the A-arm suspensions to provide more front travel. The best part about this new model, apart from the tall spindle on the chassis, is the multi-position backrest. Thus, with the new engine reaching high speed values within four seconds, the new backrest compliments this machine in convenience. The Polaris 550 Shift 136, as mentioned earlier, is equipped with a two-stroke fan-cooled 550 cc engine, and is the perfect vehicle for beginners. The machine is fitted with a combination of clutches driven from the Polaris P85 and P2 making it very successful on the racing tracks.
The 2011 Polaris FS IQ WideTrak comes with the original four-stroke engine and is also equipped with a dual-range gearbox. It has a rack at the back giving it ample storage space. The rear suspension is provided with angled rail to make the vehicle more suitable for traversing tumultuous terrains, in reverse!
These were but a few examples of how the parts of snowmobiles in the Polaris Industries have evolved innovatively. The extent of transportation in the snow-ridden ranges has expanded a great with the exploration of newer areas. Starting out with nothing but meagre farmyard tools, the company has developed, diversified and built entire lines of products that are competent even in international market. Number One for a decade in manufacture of snowmobiles, the Polaris Industry truly has come a long way.