Okay, I'm looking to buy a new sled and my purposes will be riding with the Wife, chasing Ptarmigan and predators, spring bear and the like. My introduction to sleds was a 1990 Polaris Supertrak that took me wherever IT wanted to go in the powder. Granted I was new to sleds so whether it was me or the sled I could not tame it.
For the last 15 years now I have been riding my old Panther that I restored and modified...it's very light and I have no problems with breaking trail on it but it's an old springer and it does get old on the body at times.
My personal choices at this time with what Internet searching I have done is either the Tundra or the Expedition Sport. Weight is a concern as well as cold weather starting and over heating if snow is on the low side.
I think as far as motors go the 600 e-tec is out because of the overheat possibility, the 550 fan would be great but the ace motors perk my interest too. Until I get home from the Slope I will not see one in person so I'm unsure if the Ace motors have a heat exchanger or a little radiator/fan.....or mabey even both?
Also if the Ace is the ticket do I sacrifice 21 pounds to upgrade to the 900 or not worth it? I was thinking Tundra then see a few opinions that the Expedition without the seat is a better option which I assume is because of the front a arms in place of the Tundra pogo's...... Any thoughts?