How to get it
Well, the short answer is, you can’t … at least not quite yet. But, the system is projected to be available for 2014 model year sleds. However, that timeframe could be moved up, or back, depending on testing and OEM orders, but this will be offered as a totally independent system, not necessarily OEM-approved.
Ultimately TrailTrac will be available as an aftermarket option and sold through a preferred line of dealerships. We are told it will cost less than $1,000 for a kit.
As of now it will be able to be retrofitted to all Rush/Pro-Ride Polaris sleds, all Cat ProCross sleds, and the Deltabox II chassis from Yamaha, including Apex and Vector. Ski-Doo availability is being tested now and will be available soon.
In essence, Hayes is bringing out a product that doesn’t exist yet, so the market may dictate where this system will be available, its cost, and who will be able to get their hands on it. But Hayes’ marketing plan is basically not to walk in the shadows anymore. So we’re sure you’ll see a lot more of Hayes and TrailTrac in the near future, whether it’s branded on sleds, in dealerships, or at trade shows.
For now, we just know it’s coming, it’s working, and it may change how we maneuver a snowmobile as much as big studs and big carbides changed the sled handling game.
In addition, TrailTrac is just the start of a family of products Hayes is unveiling for sleds, ATVs, UTVs and SBS machines. The goal is modular levels of systems for overall chassis management and control, including engine torque, brake control, track torque and more. More info: www.hayesbrake.com