Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum Sleds on Display

Top of The Lake Snowmobile Museum Sleds on Display.

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1967 Scatmobile 1967 Scatmobile
The Scatmobile is an all-terrain, all-season, vehicle. It was made between 1967 and 1971, but none of the machines have a serial tag so there is no way to determine when each machine was made. They were made in Grand Rapids, MI Some of the features include: Triple-traction power train, self-cleaning traction train, removable seat, chair height seating, Borg Warner 3 speed gear box with reverse fiberglass body, top speed of 50 mph, and a disc brake. Electric start, snow traction belt with cleats and a canvas cover were options.

1967 Ski Daddler Cruiser 22 1967 Ski Daddler Cruiser 22
Ski Daddler snowmobiles were manufactured in York, PA by AMF Western Tools, Inc. which was a subsidiary of the American Machine and Foundry Company of Des Moines, IA. Ski Daddler introduced 2 models in 1966. They were the 5810 Power Sled and the 5920 Clipper. For 1967, 3 models were introduced: the model 5811 (10.2hp Sno-Scout), model 5812 (12hp Super Scout), and model 5813 (21hp Cruiser 22). The Cruiser 22 featured a 22” track, a 540cc Mag motor, electric start, dual head- lights and had a forward and reverse transmission. The unit weighed 450# and retailed for $1299.95. For the 1968 model year, 5 models were produced including the Sno-Scout, the Super Scout Mark I-II-III and the Wide Track 22 with 24hp. From 1970 to 1972, 15,000 Ski Daddlers were produced before production stopped at the end of the 1972 model year.

1967 Stanaback 1967 Stanaback
In 1967, Mr. Ken Stanaback of Grand Rapids, MI researched, designed, and built 2 one-of-a-kind snowmobiles that operated with twin tracks and no skis. This is the only remaining one. This machine utilizes a 400cc Lloyd motor and is steered by dual clutches and brakes on the drive axle. The machine is capable of turning 180 degrees in its own length. There is no brake on the machine. Collector Bud Knapp discovered this machine in 1997.

1967 Tradewinds Tiger 1967 Tradewinds Tiger
This machine was made in Manawa, WI by the TradeWinds Co, Inc. which was a subsidiary of OMC Corporation. It is equipped with an air-cooled 2 cycle, 246 cc, 11.5 hp, Hirth motor. It also has a 15.5 inch rubber track. The Tiger was built for hard use. It was advertised as “dependable in the cold weather and noted for economy and efficiency. It was made for family fun, cross-country trail blazing, and competition with unexcelled pulling power and mountain climbing ability”.

1968 Herter's 1968 Herter's
1968 Herter’s 295 JLO 20 hp In 1966, Herter’s Inc. of Waseca, MN introduced the first of their snowmobiles called the Hudson Bay Husky Snow Sleds with 3 models. Herter’s, founded in 1893, was a direct-buy mail order firm specializing in sports and outdoor equipment. For 50 cents, you could order their 600 page catalog. Their ad stated “Guaranteed no snowmobile made of more expensive materials, better workmanship, more durable or faster.” By 1969 they offered 6 models as well as a sled cutter and the trailer to pull your snow sled. In 1970,14 models were offered and from 1971 through 1974 anywhere from 7 to 9 models were offered. Over these years JLO, Sachs, and Kohler engines were used. Herter’s eliminated their snow sleds after the 1974 model year due to snow conditions and the state of the economy. This sled was owned and donated to the museum by Jim Tuttle, who recently passed away.

1968 Larson  Eagle 1968 Larson Eagle
Larson Industries, Inc. of Little Falls, MN sold snowmobiles from 1966 through 1969. The original 1966’s were manufactured by Polaris Industries for Larson. JLO engines were used in all models with the exception of one model in 1967 where the Falcon utilized a Daihatsu engine.

1968 Sno Squire 1968 Sno Squire
Manufactured by OMC, Corp. for Agway Stores in Manawa, WI at the Tradewinds Plant in 1968 and ’69. The same chassis was used by OMC to make the ’69-’71 Sears 309, the ’69 Evinrude Bobcat and the ’69 Johnson Challenger. Features include an all steel chassis, fiberglass hood, easy to start 297cc 17hp, JLO, 2cycle air-cooled engine. It also has a Goodyear endless rubber & nylon track, a removable 4 gal. steel gas tank, and it can reach 45 mph. Options included a Squire sleigh, canvas cover and 12 volt electric starter. They were sold directly out of the factory and at Agway stores. “The ultra lightweight construction permits you to travel over hill & dale to your heart’s delight.”

1968 Sno-Bunny 1968 Sno-Bunny
The Jac-Trac Company of Marshfield, Wisconsin manufactured the Sno-Bunny for distribution by the J. C. Penney Company starting in 1968. Jac Trac continued to manufacture snowmobiles under both the Sno-Bunny and Jac Trac names through the 1974 model year. Both CCW and Kohler motors were utilized. The Sno-Bunny was advertised as one of the lightest, quickest machines on the market. J. C. Penney sold snowmobiles made by four different companies over the years. They were: Formost Arctic Enterprises 1966 Jac Trac Jac Trac Manufacturing 1968-1974 Manhandler Les Industries Dauphin 1970-1971 Snow Tamer Somovex, Inc-Quebec 1970-1971 Engadine, MI

1968 Tradewinds Tiger 1968 Tradewinds Tiger

1969 Galaxy    Model 6239 1969 Galaxy Model 6239
The Frederic-Willys Corp. of Farmington, MN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stanley Home Products which produced table tennis and pool tables, started producing the Sno Dart snowmobile in 1967. In late 1968 they introduced the Galaxy for 1969 only. Four models of the all “Pink” Galaxy’s were offered in hp ranging from 8 to 23 hp with Kohler and JLO motors. In late 1969 the company was sold to Kaiser Industries of Sioux Falls, SD who went on to manufacture the Sierra Timberline snowmobile, but that’s another story. Galaxy 6239 – Kohler motor – 399cc

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