The word Snowbug is a generic name for winter insects, native to northern countries, that floated over the snow. In 1957 this machine was invented by Howard Schraeder , Sudbury, Canada, for trappers originally. He made 8 in 1958 and in 1959 they were made by Noront Steel for mass production.
In 1960 , this open cockpit cab was designed, with a Villiers motorcycle motor. It has a kick start mechanism for starting, a foot-operated clutch on the left and gas pedal on the right. The lever is the gear changer. It is difficult to find 2 identical machines. Howard was continually improving his invention. Close to 1000 were produced until 1977.
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