August 13, 2007 – Snowmobile Report

Trailer-maker Alcom Reports Growing Sales
Maine-based trailer-maker Alcom USA will look back at the 2006-07 selling season with fond memories: the company’s sales increased 120 percent.
“It’s a good product at the right price, and we’ve been aggressive in the market,” said Alcom sales manager Dan Mills.
The company acquired Vermont-based High Country Trailers in June 2006 and has been aggressive in pursuing dealers for its network with some high-margin products and sales plans. About 40 percent of its sales are in the snowmobile market.
Mills didn’t rule out another spike in sales: the company just started to expand outside of New England, particularly into Ontario and the Maritime provinces, to New York and Pennsylvania and has its eye on the South for its ATV/cargo trailers.
Eilertson Returns to Cat
After a brief stint at a dealership, former Arctic Cat District Sales Manager Scott Eilertson has returned to the snowmobile manufacturer.
Eilertson wrapped up his sales duties for Cat at the company’s dealer show in June but was back in the Cat fold by the end of July. He said Arctic Cat held his position open in case he decided to return.
Race Sled Tidbits
Arctic Cat has released scant detail of its 2008 Sno Pro race sled via a press release and a silhouette image. According to the release, the “all-new” sled is built on a “featherweight” chassis with a 600cc engine that runs on 92 octane fuel. It has a 15-inch-wide track and the vehicle has a 2 inches shorter spindle to rear axle length.
Tobin Earns Scholarship
The son of a Jackson,Wyo., Polaris dealer is the first recipient of the American Council of Snowmobile Association’s Bill Townsend Memorial Access Scholarship.
Tyler Tobin,who will attend law school at the University of Wyoming in Laramie this year, won the $5,000 scholarship. His parents own Action Snowmobile & RV Inc.
The scholarship is earmarked for graduate students entering a field that could have an impact on the future of snowmobiling and land access. Tobin is active in his local club, the Jackson Hole Snow Devils, and has raced snowmobiles. “Tyler is definitely a young man who knows the importance of continued access for snowmobiling and, by attending law school, will hopefully someday be in a position where he can put his background and training to work helping us protect and enhance snowmobiling access,” said Kim Raap, of Trails Work consulting and scholarship manager. psb

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