Easiest Way to Tow a Snowmobile
As the technology used in snowmobiles improves each year, breakdowns are a less common occurrence. However, while modern mechanical systems offer better performance, they are also increasingly complex. As a result, the ability of the average snowmobiler to diagnosis problems and make repairs in the field is diminished. An electrical issue, for example, can be difficult to locate and repair without proper diagnostic equipment on hand. So while breakdowns happen less often, they are also more likely to require a tow when they do. So while today’s sleds are certainly more reliable than those of the past, the necessity for a good towing solution continues to exist. With that in mind, here is an overview of the most simple and basic way to efficiently tow a snowmobile out of the backcountry. Content Sponsored by Mountain Lab Gear
Easiest Way to Tow a Dead Sled
Before we go any further, let’s point out that there are many different ways to tow a snowmobile. Which one works best will be determined by the situation at hand and dictated in most cases by the terrain that must be crossed between where the sled broke down and the parking lot. We think the simple method demonstrated in the video below is the easiest way to tow a snowmobile, and it will work in many situations. It’s definitely worth trying first, before attempting anything more involved. We don’t get into the details of other towing techniques in this video, but this a good place to start before calling in a chopper!
With any luck, you won’t need a tow this winter. But it pays to be prepared if you do! It’s a good idea for at least one member in every riding group to pack a bit of rope or webbing, or a dedicated tow strap.
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