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Corporate history [ edit ]

Sno Traveler (1965)

Edgar who was described by the Snowmobile Hall of in St. Germain, Wisconsin. as the father of the and Allan Hetteen, were in Hetteen Hoist and Derrick in Roseau. Minnesota. Edgar had out of school after the eighth in 1934.

Their employees, Johnson, partnered with Knochenmus, and Orlen Johnson, who was the person ever to ride a decided to create a vehicle could travel through These vehicles’ primary use was to hunting locations more The employees worked overtime to their concept model in

After creating it using a silo conveyor belt as a and an old Chevy bumper for skis, had the first snowmachine. After from a trip, Edgar was the machine, but was skeptical of its value [ 3 ] and was that the group had spent time and materials on the machine. The No 1 was soon sold to Roseau owner Silver Pete Peterson for $465 in order to company payroll. [ 4 ]

However, the employees continued to be on building snowmobiles and soon a model was created, called the Sno Traveler. The first production rolled off the assembly line in in 1956. The original models close to 1,000lb (450kg) and at a speed of about 20mph

They came in a two-tone job (white below blue a strip or chrome trim them). In order to publicize the new and show their reliability and in 1960 Edgar led three on a 1200 mile trek the Alaskan wilderness, starting Bethel, Alaska. The trip three weeks, and much of the Edgar struggled to maintain over the snow. [ 3 ] [ 5 ] The Fairbanks News-Miner put them on its front

However, his absence caused for him with the company’s board of Soon after completing the Edgar left the company in and started a competing company Polar Manufacturing in Thief Falls, Minnesota. The company later changed to Arctic in the mid-1980s it filed for bankruptcy fierce competition as snowmobiles popular and other manufacturers into the market. The company from bankruptcy and continues on as Arctic Cat .

Polaris began developing a consumer-sized, front engine to compete with the SkiDoo in the 1960s. In 1964, Polaris the Comet. However, the Comet ran into problems as it could not in all types of snow conditions.

then recalled the sleds and developed a new prototype to avoid The new model, the 1965 Mustang, a hit as a family snowmobile and boosted sales. Polaris continued to snowmobiles similar to this throughout the 1960s-1970s, and went on to one of the leaders in the snowmobile industry. [ 4 ] [ 6 ]

In the early 1980s, Polaris creating an Indy style with IFS and a wider stance. continued with the Indy sled in the 90’s with the Ultra, and Trail lines. In Polaris introduced the Trailboss, is considered to be the first American-made vehicles (ATV). Today, is one of the top selling brands of ATV’s.

In the 1990s, Polaris introduced the Rocky Mountain King a snowmobile specific for mountain In May 2009, Polaris announced the of an On-Road Vehicle Division. The new will be devoted to the growth of motorcycles and other on-road and brands. [ 7 ] In 2010, Polaris the Polaris Rush snowmobile had a new suspension system and better handling capabilities.

This is also available with graphics on the Rush and Iq models. In 2005, Polaris Industries that it would purchase a of KTM Motorcycles. Through this KTM has developed their own ATV and Polaris has Sport ATVs which the KTM 525 and 450 powerplants that have great success on the ATV racing

On May 21, 2010, Polaris announced it was opening a new manufacturing plant in The sister facility in Osceola, WI remains in full operation. The of the Monterrey, Mexico facility is to save the company $30 million with most of that coming from lower [ 8 ] In October 2011, Polaris an investment in Brammo, Inc.. an vehicle company based in Oregon, United States.

Its production electric motorcycle, the Enertia. is assembled in Ashland and at dealerships. [ 9 ] Polaris continued its in Brammo when it participated in the $13 opening tranche of Brammo’s C funding round in July [ 10 ] Polaris had been showing in electric propulsion, producing an version of its Ranger Side-by-Side and recently buying Global Motorcars (GEM) from As one publication put it, This latest likely signals the addition of and quiet drivetrains to ATVs and under the global giant’s umbrella – snowmobiles may have to on battery breakthroughs before become commercially feasible. [ 11 ] In production restarted on the Indy-named (stopped in 2004 with the 500) with the release of the Indy 600 and Indy 600 SP. For 2014, will expand the Indy and provide model variants for all categories (the one exception the Mountain class).

Lubricants [ edit ]

Polaris has a range of lubricants and equipment, are sold under the name Polaris . to complement its machines as ATVs and snowmobiles. Included in line are synthetic and conventional oil (both 2- and 4-cycle), grease. sprays, additives, and maintenance and care kits.

2014 Models [ edit ]


800 Pro-RMK 163 ES

800 Pro-RMK 163

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800 155 ES

800 Pro-RMK 155

800 RMK Assault 155 LE

800 RMK Assault 155 ES

800 RMK 155

600 Pro-RMK 155 ES

600 Pro-RMK 155

600 RMK 155 ES

600 RMK 155

600 RMK 144 ES

600 RMK 144

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