For regions of Alaska where fuel is insanely expensive, the 340 and 440 polaris's won't last for ever. I notice a lot of folks buy these from Anchorage and get them shipped remote.
I've watched these hard working gems disappear over the years:
250 tundra long track
377 rotax powered skandic
277cc tundra ll
340 bear cat with wide ratio clutch
440 bear cat with wide ratio clutch
340 indy lite gt (long track
440 trail long track
It saddens me that these companies have let go some of the most fuel-efficient and reliable work horses ever made. It seems like all the machines have a preference towards high power, no simplicity in the designs, and overly expensive. you pay more money for fuel economy too. I worry about people who live remote and how this effects their dailey lives with the cost of fuel and the extra expense of getting things shipped.
When will we ever see a simple little fan cooled, carburetored, light weight, and easy to work on machine?
The used gems will eventually wear out, so when will we ever see these smaller utility machines again? How do you approach the sled manufacturers?