Whether you are looking for a new trailer or thinking about moving your snowmobile to a new garage, you should be curious to know about one thing, what are the dimensions of your snowmobiles.
Dimensions of a snowmobile are not just as simple as taking a measuring tape and measuring anything, there are specific steps to how to calculate the dimensions of your snowmobiles.
This exactly is what the scope of today’s article is, so relax and read on to find out how to know the exact dimensions of your snowmobile.
How Do We Calculate the Dimensions of a Snowmobile?
Since we are measuring length, having a measuring tape nearby would prove to be very helpful.
So we start with the following steps to know the exact dimensions of your snowmobile:
Calculating the overall length
The overall length of a snowmobile can be calculated by measuring from the forward-most point on the snowmobile to the aft most point, while the tracks and the skis are attached.
Calculating the overall breadth
Overall breadth of a snowmobile, is calculated by observing the part which is having the most breadth and then measuring across it.
Calculating the overall height
The overall height of a snowmobile can be calculated by observing the part which is highest and measuring till the ground.
Now that you know the exact numbers, there sometimes may be the case that you want to convert it into other units, say feet, or your measuring tape does not have the units that you want, for which we can do easy mathematical conversions.
The formula is:
1 meter = 100 centimeter = 1000 millimeter = 39.4 inch = 3.3 feet
So, for example, your snowmobile’s length is around 115 inches, and you wanted to convert it into meters, just divide it by 39.4, which gives us 2.9 meters. Easy, right?
After you finish all the conversions, it is usually a good idea to write the dimensions down as ‘l * b * h’, and the unit beside respective dimensions (all preferably in the same units). For example, dimensions of Ski-Doo MXZ X can be written as 292.5 cm. * 121.7 cm. * 126.7 cm.
Snowmobile Dimensions (10 Examples)
|Ski-Doo MXZ X||292.5 cm. (115.2 in.)||121.7 cm. (47.9 in.)||126.7 cm. (49.9 in.)|
|Ski-Doo SKANDIC SWT||337 cm. (132.7 in.)||107.6 cm. (42.4 in.)||133 cm. (52.4 in.)|
|Ski-Doo FREERIDE 154/165||344.5 cm. (165 in.)||111 cm. (43.7 in.)`||136.8 cm. (53.9 in.)|
|Polaris PRO-RMK® 155||332.75 cm. (131 in.)||110.5 cm. (43.5 in.)||124.7 cm. (49.1 in.)|
|Polaris Switchback® Assault® 144||317.5 cm. (125 in.)||119.4 cm. (47 in.)||138.4 cm. (54.5 in.)|
|Polaris RUSH® PRO-S||289.6 cm. (114 in.)||119.4 cm. (47 in.)||116.8 cm. (46 in.)|
|Arctic Cat Riot 6000||335.1 cm. (132 in.)||121.9 cm. (48 in.)||121.9 cm. (48 in.)|
|Arctic Cat LYNX 2000 LT||332.74 cm. (131 in.)||121.9 cm. (48 in.)||134.6 cm. (53 in.)|
|Arctic Cat BEARCAT||347.9 cm. (137 in.)||127 cm. (50 in.)||137.16 cm. (54 in.)|
|Arctic Cat ZR 120||185.4 cm. (73 in.)||91.4 cm. (36 in.)||86.3 cm. (34 in.)|
Will a Snowmobile fit on a 4×8 trailer?
A 4×8 trailer is named so, because of its dimensions, which are 4 ft * 8’1” ft. these signify the height (4 ft) and length (8’1”) of the trailer. The net usable height and length though is slightly shorter, and to get a general idea, a U-Haul trailer gives us 7’10” for the length and 3’5” for the breadth.
You might be wondering why have not we talked about the trailer width until now. This is because the trailer width varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Generally, in small trailers, such as this one, the width is the same as the height, which is 4 ft, but the usable height is 3’1”
You can easily find 4×8 trailers from providers such as U-Haul or any other reputed local trailer rental provider as well.
From our conversion formula, we get the height of the trailer as 116 cm., which is not enough for accommodating most of the snowmobiles, as can be seen from the list.
Also, checking the compatibility from length and width, we find that the length 238 cm. is while the width is 104 cm., which means that there will be problems in width as well, though the length is more than sufficient.
Hence, to sum it up, in a U-Haul trailer, it is very difficult to load an adult snowmobile, while a mini-snowmobile, such as an Arctic Cat ZR 120 can be easily accommodated in it.
If other trailer rentals near you provide a bigger option in 4*8 configuration, it will be better to go for that, or a bigger sized one altogether, if available. If you want a U-Haul, you have no other option, but go for the medium-sized instead of this small-sized configuration.
So in this article, we discussed how dimensions of a snowmobile can be taken and if one will fit in a 4*8 trailer.
If you are looking forward to transporting a snowmobile in a trailer, it is a good idea to take into consideration the weight of the snowmobile as well, as any trailer is rated for a particular weight only.
Also, it is a good idea to consider how much the carrying vehicle can carry, without damaging it.