Tag: Grooming

Recreational Trails Program Buy America Requirement (Larry Tucker)

Groomers are expensive, starting in the tens of thousands for small units and the hundreds of thousands for the large snow movers. You may wonder how clubs can afford to purchase groomer and pay for repairs. It’s not easy. The ...Read more

Published on January 22, 2017 in In The News, National, News & Updates
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John Puffer: Groomer of the Year

John Puffer is considered the backbone of the Porcupine Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club. “It’s kind of ironic nominating John for groomer of the year, during a season without snow, but this is a guy who is constantly thinking and dreaming ...Read more

Published on April 25, 2016 in Awards, News & Updates
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Work and Play: Suzuki Groomer (Steve Howland)

Last fall I set up a 4-wheel-drive Suzuki Carry Mini Truck with tracks (also know as the Snowzuki) to use as a groomer for the trails that are taken care of by the Buckland Riders. It’s been a fun project ...Read more

Published on January 16, 2016 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Safety Tips: Hazards on the Trail (Randy Toth)

I’m sure you are all aware of the hazards associated with riding off-trail in snow-covered fields, such as rocks, tree stumps and other obstructions hidden under the snow. You also know enough (I hope) to keep to the right while ...Read more

Published on January 30, 2015 in News & Updates, Safety
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DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation releases their new Volunteer in the Parks Program Guide policy “with an opportunity to achieve the goal of standardizing and simplifying the process for proposing, reviewing, and conducting all volunteer activities – whether ...Read more

Published on May 2, 2014 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Volunteers Do The Work

Recorder.com reporter Kathleen McKiernan’s detailed story about grooming snowmobile trails centers around the volunteer efforts of the Conway Snowmobile Club and 2013 Trail Worker of the Year recipient Paul Sokoloski and his son Adam. “Typically, the two South Deerfield men ...Read more

Published on March 9, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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RTP Grants Open – Workshops Announced

The 2014 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program Grant Round is now OPEN! SAM Clubs are encouraged to apply for grants that create or improve trails, purchase equipment to maintain trails, grooming equipment and other trails related projects. Please visit the Recreational ...Read more

Published on September 18, 2013 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Groomer Operator of the Year: David MacLeod

David MacLeod has been a Snowmobile Groomer Operator for over 25 years as well as a trail worker. This volunteer knows what it takes to make trails smooth. As groomer chief for the Snowbirds Snowmobile Club he studies grooming, teaches ...Read more

Published on April 12, 2013 in Awards, News & Updates
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How to Build a Snowmobile Groomer Power Unit (Jeff Miller)

As with most, our club dreams of grooming the trails with a brand new Tucker, or possibly a Pisten Bully. Then we wake up and remember that we don’t have a trail system capable of handling such a large piece ...Read more

Published on November 19, 2012 in Education, News & Updates
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