Snowmobiles are high performance motorized vehicles designed to travel across snowy terrain. It is an off road vehicle that many use when they must travel off road in the cold weather months when other vehicles find it difficult to drive across snow and ice.  Of course, snowmobile owners buy these vehicles for other reasons too. Each design serves a purpose.

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Shipping a Snowmobile

For instance, there are mountain, performance, touring, trail, Indy performance, and utility snowmobile designs. Closely related is the snowbike. Some popular manufacturers for snowmobiles include Ski-Doo, Arctic Cat, Yamaha and Powersports.

When you need to ship a snowmobile, you’re better off letting professionals in the transport industry handle the delivery process. There are many types of snowmobiles and due to the varying designs and different chassis or framework for each one, not all of them are secured the same for the shipping process. Whether you’re shipping your snowmobile to Sweden for Snocross or simply having it relocated across the U.S., professional transporters will take care of the delivery.

How the Shipping Process Works for a Snowmobile

There are several ways to ship a snowmobile or snow cruiser. Most snowmobile owners that use shipping services frequently will have their offroad vehicle shipped through enclosed transport services. This provides more protection against poor weather and other potentially hazardous outside elements.

With all the components of a snowmobile such as the handlebars, bumper, windshield, throttle, tie downs, muffler, skid and track, and belts, don’t be surprised if the transport company asks that you remove some of the snowmobiles parts for the process of shipping.

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Preparing the snowmobile as asked by the transport company is a very important responsibility. While the transporter will handle the majority of the shipping process, they ask that you have the vehicle ready for them. Most of the preparation is simple enough to do on your own but doing what is asked of you will lessen the risks involved in a transport, protecting your snowmobile and those caring for its delivery. Of course, depending on the shipping method chosen as well as the design of the snowmobile whether it’s a brand new high performance Polaris, a side x side cruiser or simply aftermarket OEM parts such as a sleds sled, the preparation requirements will differ.

With as popular as snowmobiling has become over the years, you’ll find that a lot of licensed transport companies offer national and international snowmobile shipping services. Find a transporter with this experience and a positive reputation. They should even carry insurance coverage on the vehicle during its transport, protecting its value as it is in their care.

Joe Webster
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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