Well it has finially arrived! My new 09 Bearcat Z-1.
First response is I love it! I am a little aprehensive I have to admit about the floatation, cold starting, and reliability but I did research about everything out there that is close to a utility machine and I have made my decision.
It rides like a Caddy, and I have taken it around town over two and three feet soft snow drifts. I have to say it does seem to just float over the snow in both fwd and rev.
I did get the winch, have some Kold Kutters on the way, and for cold start problems I have ordered the remote start kit that you can program to start the machine automatically when the outside temp drops below -4. Hope my theory works.
Very anxious to get it broken in so I can do some work and I look forward to posting more (hopefully in a positive light) in the future. I don't think there is enough said about the utility line of snowmobiles.
Thanks to all you that gave me advise... Hope it pans out.