ASV Inc. announced a distribution alliance with Gander Mountain. Under the alliance, Gander Mountain will have exclusivity among outdoor sportsman retailers for the distribution of ASV’s SC-50 Scout tracked utility vehicle.
The Scout, ASV’s new heavy duty utility vehicle, features a 50hp diesel engine, cab seating for two and a flatbed rear deck with the capacity to carry two tons of cargo through almost any terrain. It also features a 5,000-pound towing capacity.
Gander Mountain’s retail footprint includes 106 stores in 22 states. Over half of its retail stores have ATV and powersports service capabilities. A special edition, co-branded version of the Scout initially will be available in seven Gander Mountain stores across the United States. Offered with the Scout will be the option of a personnel carrier to be fitted on the bed of the machine. This feature will enable the Scout to carry up to six people and their gear to remote locations.
The introduction of the Scout to the Gander Mountain stores will begin during the second quarter of 2007.