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#1 hatedge OFFLINE  

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:27 AM

I operate a pretty popular FB page called vintage arctic cat snowmobile

  And someone came up with this machine.

Anyone ever heard of this? Is there a place the guy could find decals for it?

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:46 AM

I have saw the push mowers...not riders. Good luck! Shawn


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Arctic Cat did indeed make riders.  They were called Grass Cats.

 

There's a thread on them here:

 

http://gardentractor...t-lawn-tractor/

 

I'm guessing that decals aren't available, but if there are still decals on the tractor, the guys at "Click it and Stick it" could reproduce them.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:15 AM

I've seen that tractor before but I think it was labelled Dynamark. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:17 AM

Artic cat also made some nice minibikes in the 70's
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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:31 AM

Try       clickitandstickit.com       They can make almost any decals you want.   Good luck.                                               Roger.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Yup, seen a few around, but they always look beat into the ground.  Lite machines, but probably neat for the Cat sled guys.  Micro Belmont used to be a Cat dealer here in MI, and they had one that was either like new, or restored, hanging from the ceiling of their parts/service room.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 11:07 AM

The wrong thing to note here is the "MADE" label for name brand products. Most places only contract out to existing builders and have them paint or modify to make into their brand recognition to sell because there is some market interest at time.  The sellers don't MAKE a thing on it, and when market dries up, the stop ordering them and move on. MTD is one of biggest MAKERS of such items and even has bought the names it was making for others as they drop the lines.  Any company, can have Any one make their stuff with the company name on it with contract.  I don't believe that makes the product anymore valuable than the original manufacturer's products and many times they are not that quality of items either and should be avoided.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 11:51 AM

The wrong thing to note here is the "MADE" label for name brand products. Most places only contract out to existing builders and have them paint or modify to make into their brand recognition to sell because there is some market interest at time.  The sellers don't MAKE a thing on it, and when market dries up, the stop ordering them and move on. MTD is one of biggest MAKERS of such items and even has bought the names it was making for others as they drop the lines.  Any company, can have Any one make their stuff with the company name on it with contract.  I don't believe that makes the product anymore valuable than the original manufacturer's products and many times they are not that quality of items either and should be avoided.

Wow second time today I have quoted glgrumpy.   Back in the 1960s there were over 200 snowmobile "manufacturers" but most of them either bought off the shelf components and built their own machines or suck their decals on a generic manufacturers machine.  So I assume the same is true for GTs.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 11:58 AM

We have a Site sponsor, Midwest Custom Graphics that makes decals. I would give him a call.

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 12:11 PM

However, even though it is a rebrand, it is probably like a Minny Mo Jacobsen: it holds a value if you can prove it was really branded in an unusual way.

 

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 07:13 PM

Ben, really kicked my B*** on that statement, ha!   I seem to be getting in the "Grumpy" mode alot lately, have to come up for air and take new breath once more!   Seem to have these "cycles" diff times of year.   Gettin' off the soap box now! :toilethead:



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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:25 PM

The little box on the back reminds me of the Bonanza tractor. I think it used a verticle shaft engine though and this one looks to be horizontal but it's hard to see for sure.


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Posted June 09, 2014 - 04:53 AM

The wrong thing to note here is the "MADE" label for name brand products. Most places only contract out to existing builders and have them paint or modify to make into their brand recognition to sell because there is some market interest at time.  The sellers don't MAKE a thing on it, and when market dries up, the stop ordering them and move on. MTD is one of biggest MAKERS of such items and even has bought the names it was making for others as they drop the lines.  Any company, can have Any one make their stuff with the company name on it with contract.  I don't believe that makes the product anymore valuable than the original manufacturer's products and many times they are not that quality of items either and should be avoided.

Yeah, I should've been carefull how I phrased it, my bad.



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 04:57 AM

Wow second time today I have quoted glgrumpy.   Back in the 1960s there were over 200 snowmobile "manufacturers" but most of them either bought off the shelf components and built their own machines or suck their decals on a generic manufacturers machine.  So I assume the same is true for GTs

Over 300 registered snowmobile brands up here in Canada. A lot of em only made a model or two before disapearing or being purchased by Bombardier. Bombardier was back by Gov'ment money and was pushed into buying the competition...amongst other things


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