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Old 03-12-2017, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

im looking at getting the switchback assault 800 144 next year, but ive got a few hang-ups. Im a trapper and avid hunter, half the time using my current snowmobile (2011 iq shift 55 136) is pulling a large skimmer LOADED with gear. im wondering how the switchback assault will handle that. i do like to go play in ditches or cut lines with deep fluffy snow off trail (when we can find it) i know you guys would probably want more info, but any reply is appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

im looking at getting the switchback assault 800 144 next year, but ive got a few hang-ups. Im a trapper and avid hunter, half the time using my current snowmobile (2011 iq shift 55 136) is pulling a large skimmer LOADED with gear. im wondering how the switchback assault will handle that. i do like to go play in ditches or cut lines with deep fluffy snow off trail (when we can find it) i know you guys would probably want more info, but any reply is appreciated.
Should be fine get the hit bumper and good to go. Or go all. In and get the new titan!

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new titan? please elaborate lol
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Here is the link.. Sounds exactly like what you are looking for!

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/snowmob...0-titan-xc-155

Had a buddy test ride one already he loved it!

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Heated seats?!?!? thats niffty. does the2 up seat come off? and can a guy ""play" with it? i want to be able to bring the front off the ground a little, play in deeper powder and keep up to my buddies on their sleds, i see it has the 800 in it.
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Heated seats?!?!? thats niffty. does the2 up seat come off? and can a guy ""play" with it? i want to be able to bring the front off the ground a little, play in deeper powder and keep up to my buddies on their sleds, i see it has the 800 in it.
Yes. Two up seat comes off.(you'd buy it separately anyway unless you get the adventure model) I don't believe heated seat is standard. But haven't looked at it for awhile. If you want I can make a few calls to be able to answer any questions you may have on it. My friend who rode it said it kept up fine and definitely is fun. "play" does it all!

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Hey Guys,

im looking at getting the switchback assault 800 144 next year, but ive got a few hang-ups. Im a trapper and avid hunter, half the time using my current snowmobile (2011 iq shift 55 136) is pulling a large skimmer LOADED with gear. im wondering how the switchback assault will handle that.
No seat time on the new assault yet, but my 2011 handled pulling chores pretty good. Had the 1.35" track with 23/39 gearing , so geared down 1 tooth to get less belt heat at lower speeds.

How much weight do you tow, and got any pics of the setup?
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i have the photo as an attachment here, this is a small load - my icefishing gear, tent/auger/chairs/heater and more stuff incase it is needed ( approx 150-175lbs) the tent and auger are 100 alone. i sadly do not have a photo of the skimmer loaded with traps or fire wood, for a full load of traps and gear it is probably 500lbs easy.
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the skimmer looks small in the photo, it is about 5 feet by 3.5 by 2 feet deep (i think)
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i have the photo as an attachment here, this is a small load - my icefishing gear, tent/auger/chairs/heater and more stuff incase it is needed ( approx 150-175lbs) the tent and auger are 100 alone. i sadly do not have a photo of the skimmer loaded with traps or fire wood, for a full load of traps and gear it is probably 500lbs easy.
I think the Assault will be better than your IQ for your work for sure BUT the TITAN looks to be right up your alley. I want one myself.
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