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Old 01-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hitch Kits on Arctic Cats

Hello, John here from Vt. Just picked up a 13 f1100 SP Ltd and a 2011 TZ1.
I am curious about getting hitch kits in case of the sleds decides to break down on me and I need to tow one back. Does anyone here have any advice on the subject for these models?

This seems to be what I need to tow a sled:
Arctic Cat, Inc. Pivot Hitch Kit '13 - F 129" - Hitch Kits

Is it easy enough for an armature to install or should I have a dealer install it? I want to avoid damaging the sleds of course.
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Hitch kits are used (and required) for towing a tobagon or cart behind the sled. For a disabled sled, you wouldn't use a solid attachment like that, you generally would just use some rope and attach to the spindles on the disabled sled. (NOT the ski loops, easy way to break the tie rod)


They even make fairly cheap ropes that are set up exactly for this, with one hook on one end, going into a Y that you can connect to the spindles with.

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cheap ropes that are set up exactly for this, with one hook on one end, going into a Y that you can connect to the spindles with.

Maybe a dumb question, but where do I tie the other end on the two sled? I will have the spindles connected, but what do I tie the other end to? The back of the sled I guess but is there a designated area?

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The Procross does not allow you to use that hitch!!! You will have to remove rivets to your snow flap first, then install hit, drill new holes into hitch, rivet.
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Dont bother to just retrieve a sled!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hello, John here from Vt. Just picked up a 13 f1100 SP Ltd and a 2011 TZ1.
I am curious about getting hitch kits in case of the sleds decides to break down on me and I need to tow one back. Does anyone here have any advice on the subject for these models?

This seems to be what I need to tow a sled:
Arctic Cat, Inc. Pivot Hitch Kit '13 - F 129" - Hitch Kits

Is it easy enough for an armature to install or should I have a dealer install it? I want to avoid damaging the sleds of course.
Wait... you have pretty new sleds, and you're *planning* for them to break down? You probably meant that you need to be able to tow every broken down Yamaha that you come across, right?

Seriously - I keep a couple cheap 1" rathchet straps on me for towing. They work fine. Most of the people I have seen towing sleds around here just tie to one spindle and then run the strap through the ski loop so the towed sled steers itself. Just attach to your rear bumper, and DON'T get a running start!

Don't forget to remove the towed sled's drive belt either... you want as little drag as possible.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks Rgoers. Yes, fingers crossed the sleds do not break down (ever). But just in case I wanted to know. Also if e I encounter another sledder who is stuck (on a Yamaha as you say). New to seldding, but sensing the brand loyalty everyone shares!!
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It's wise to be prepared!!! And, yes, you'll find we are loyal to our brands, and poking fun is just part of the game...
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