When Altoona Ridge Lodge (www.arlmt.com) owner Denison von Maur brought his 2008 Ski-Doo Tundra to Acuity, the rear cargo rack was literally being held on by duct tape. After less than 4000 miles, it was obvious he was in need of a rack that could hold up to the rigors of daily use hauling gear for his guests into the backcountry of Montana. The team at Acuity was intrigued by the challenge and has recently finished the design and prototype of a rack that has changed the way he thinks.
“I no longer have to worry about gear bouncing off the back of my machine and I spend less time and energy packing. That peace of mind is very important to me because it allows me to give my guests a better experience.” states von Maur.
Upon taking a careful look at the current utility rack design, it became obvious that this was a great application for a thin-walled steel tube structure. Acuity’s Montana product design team specified cro-moly steel tubing to be bent and TIG welded to fit Denison’s machine, as well as all other Ski-Doo Tundra The project took less than a week from start to finish (including powder coating) and did not require any changes to the rear tail light or wiring. Von Maur is currently working with Acuity to create some other modifications for his fleet as well as a financier to help get the rack on the market.
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