A new polyurethane track featured a deeper, more aggressive profile and had easier tension adjustment, too. Login or Register now. The company also made a serious effort to improve the ride and handling of the big sleds. This meant that the heat from the muffler had to be shielded from the carburetor to prevent vapor lock. Styling is always debatable, but the Ski Whiz had its own special character that was loved by some, but not so much by others. Follow AGCO. Sales jumped about 60 percent for the redesigned Ski Whiz, but success was fleeting. Advertising and sales literature pointed out 28 areas of improvement that took 50 pounds off the new Ski Whiz snowmobiles compared to the older models. Massey discontinued production of the Ski Whiz in
In addition, Ski Whiz was designed with a screen in the hood's front to Years in farm machinery design no doubt helped M-F as it also or two new snowmobiles when a farmer bought a grain combine.
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I remember we had a mf and we rode it every winter for 10 years and the track finally went. Massey collectors showcase the Ski Whiz snowmobile.
Old Sled Zone 's SkiWhiz and Mercury SnoRiders
The two couples spent a year planning the event they christened "Whiz-N-Day." Sponsored by the. The trademark red hood of the Massey Ferguson Ski-Whiz remained, but the It started with a decidedly better overall appearance.
its snowmobile needs starting with the model year before exiting the market for.
This worked well because you never were going that fast. Massey Ferguson made Ski Whiz snowmobiles from tothen had Scorpion make the Ski Whiz with a sleeker, more rounded design until the line ended for good in The sleds also used a Clean, new styling rounded off the corners and sharp edges while maintaining the basic Ski Whiz shape.
Lawrence and Drummond pulleys used on early Ski Whiz snowmobiles, Massey Ferguson had engineered its own drive clutch and began using it on models. See bottom right image. Whiz Kid If Jason Johnson works on it, you can bet it runs.
Collecting Massey Ferguson Vintage Ski Whiz Snowmobiles
It was in very good shape, having sat inside a shed for years.”. "They said, 'We've got ,' then they came back and said, 'We're up to said Steve spent more than 20 years collecting vintage snowmobiles.
If Jason Johnson works on it, you can bet it runs. it all. And you'd be right, especially considering the year-old Belle Plaine, Minnesota, resident did so in just 16 years.
Massey Ferguson SkiWhiz SnowGoer
He now has more than 30 Ski Whiz snowmobiles, all of them fully.
Ski Whiz featured rear torsion springs tucked under the track too with adjustable screws for torsion spring setting to fit different riding abilities. He rarely sells his machines, but he has traded with other collectors—mostly to help them get parts they needed. But by the time Massey had a couple of seasons under its belt, the company understood that it had to add some style and sizzle to its heavy, homely, under-performing snow tractor or it was not going to succeed.
This worked well because you never were going that fast. Safety improvements included an engine kill switch, side reflectors, larger taillights and a bigger handlebar pad.
Ride was nice too with three sets of bogey wheel assemblies in the rear suspension. A different approach Massey-Ferguson set out to design a front-mounted engine snowmobile like Arctic Cat built at the time.
BIG BROTHER KNIFE THROWER CIRCUS
Massey Ferguson made Ski Whiz snowmobiles from tothen had Scorpion make the Ski Whiz with a sleeker, more rounded design until the line ended for good in So for the season the Ski Whiz was redesigned. It started with a decidedly better overall appearance. Print Digital Renew Gift.