In 1958, Harold Neitzke of Wausau, Wisconsin decided to build a snowmobile. Harold was an avid fox hunter and wanted to build a lightweight snowmobile that would allow him to cover more ground and also be able to be lifted over fences.
By 1960 he had built two machines using bicycle frames and through the use of these two machines made many refinements.
This particular model utilizes a 5hp Lauson motor. Seven were made using 5hp Tecumseh motors and the last three were built using 8hp Kohler engines.
Seven machines were sold to the Wisconsin DNR for use by game wardens. Mr. Neitzkes design influence can be seen in other snowmobile manufacturers, such as Bear Cat and Fox Trac.
Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum
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Naubinway, MI 49762
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