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Extendable arms for Bobcat E42, E45 and E55 compact excavators add more versatility

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(WEST FARGO, N.D. — September 2012) Bobcat Company, a leader in compact equipment innovations, has added more versatility to three machines with a new extendable arm option for the M-Series E42, E45 and E55 compact excavators. The extendable arm is a telescoping arm that provides the best of both worlds — power and reach — and will appeal to customers working in space-restricted areas, allowing them more flexibility to clean out trenches and to place soil further away from an excavation. Bobcat E42 and E45 excavators with the extendable-arm option feature a 24-inch range of motion with maximum dig depths of 12 feet 6 inches and 12 feet 10 inches, respectively. The extendablearm option includes an additional counterweight. The Bobcat E55 excavator with extendable-arm option has a 30-inch range of motion and a maximum dig depth of 14 feet 7 inches; approximately 22 inches more dig depth than an E55 with the standard arm configuration.

Anthracite Trail Riders Benefit Ride

Benefit Supports the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger
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Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area and the Anthracite Trail Riders are sponsoring a Benefit Ride to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.   ATV, UTV, RTV, dirt bike and dual sport operators are invited to participate in the 25-mile ride.  Riders are required to have a securely-fastened helmet with eye protection, proper clothing and foot attire.  No one under 16 may participate unless he/she has completed an ATV Safety Training Course.  Safety restraints in a side by side shall be securely fastened and must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian.  No one under 12 years of age can be an operator.  Minors can participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian. Passengers can ride on a machine designed specifically for that purpose. Registration is open from 9 to 11 a.m.  Ride will leave trail head in organized groups. Food and drinks will be available and there are chances for prizes and raffles.

High Lifter Releases Pro Series Max Clearance Trailing Arms for RZR XP 900

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SHREVEPORT, LA -- August, 2012 (Business Wire)   High Lifter Products Inc., the leader in custom aftermarket ATV accessories and products, today announced the release of its all-new Pro Series Max Clearance Trailing Arms Trailing Arm Kit for Polaris RZR XP 900 models. High Lifter’s research and development team recognized the need for additional ground clearance in the trailing arm area and began to design the Pro Series Max Clearance Trailing Arm Kit to please RZR drivers who love to rock climb and plow through super-deep ruts. The trailing arms were engineered so the main bar runs parallel to the frame, greatly increasing the approach angle in front of the rear tires and giving you 4 ½” of added clearance – the most available from any aftermarket trailing arm kit. High Lifter eliminated the descent of the bar in front of the rear tires, reducing the drag and scraping that can be seen in some of the roughest and rockiest terrain. Now, when a RZR climbs out of those deep ruts or over large rocks or logs, the rear tires will easily roll over anything in their path.

Holler Crawler Haunted Forest Ride

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What do you get when you combine fourwheeling, ATV Celebrity Brian Fisher, a live concert from country star Colt Ford, and the love of all things Halloween and fall? You get the most insane ATV event of the year! The Holler Crawlers will host their 4th Annual Haunted Forest Ride which will take place at Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park in Bell County, KY October 19-21. The event also features a vendor and food area, kids event area, mud and flat drags for ATVs and UTVs, guided rides, outlaw class buggy hill climbing, ghost walking tour, rock crawling demos, two world record attempts (Most ATVs and UTVs in parades), and the opening of some new wooded trails on the park thanks to Yamaha. And of course, the main part of the event...the Haunted ATV Trail with all new scenes!  Let's just say you may need to bring an extra pair of britches. The best part? The event, camping, and riding on Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park is completely FREE. The Colt Ford concert is only $15 and your concert wristband will also get you VIP access through the Haunted ATV Trail.  Come join us in the awesome October woods of southeast Kentucky for an amazing event that you will make a new off-road tradition! See everyone October 19-21! For more info visit www.hollercrawlers.com or www.facebook.com/hollercrawlers

KYMCO USA Rolls Into 2013 with New Scooter Selection

Line-up includes all-new Compagno 50i/110i, Movie 150 & redesigned Xciting 500 Ri ABS
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Spartanburg, S.C. – Offering four all-new scooters that range from a lightweight and agile 50cc commuter to a quick and comfortable 500cc tourer, KYMCO USA’s two-wheeler line for 2013 will no doubt satisfy a variety of customer desires.Compagno 50i/110iThe Compagno 50i (MSRP $2,599) and Compagno 110i ($2,999) offer a popular, classic design with the inner workings of a modern machine.

Can-Am Racers Find Success in Several Off-Road Series

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Valcourt, Québec, August 22, 2012 — In a dominating performance, six Can-Am® racers posted overall class victories at the fifth annual GBC Heartland Challenge in Carlisle, Iowa. Motoworks / Can-Am racer Kyle Chaney (UTV Open) and Can-Am / UXC Racing’s Michael Swift (4x4 Open) led the way, winning the two marquee classes. Across the country in the New England ATV Motocross series, BCS Performance / Can-Am DS 450™ pro Josh Creamer won two classes at round eight held in Minot, Maine. At the General Tire Vegas-To-Reno round of the Best in the Desert (BITD) series, Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450™ teammates Dillon Zimmerman and Josh Frederick earned third on the Quad Pro class podium, while Murray Motorsports finished third in its Commander™ the UTV Pro class.

RZRs One, Two at Vegas to Reno

Coastal Racing takes checkered flag with Jagged X’s Parks in Second
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Minneapolis, Aug. 21, 2012– Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno race is the longest and toughest, off-road desert race in the U.S., and Polaris RZRs continued to have success despite the many challenges the course threw at them.In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides for the 534-mile race, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler with co-pilot Cody Muir in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Matt Parks, Jason Spiess and Landon Kobruck and the No. 1932 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Bill Schueler and Polaris Marketing and Sales Director Craig Scanlon in the almost-stock 1991 RZR XP 4 900, and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP driven by Kiger, Mark Holz and William Yokley.

Polaris Donates $154,125 to the Wounded Warrior Project

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As part of its annual summer sales meeting and its presence at the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), Victory Motorcycles and the Company’s dealers donated $154,125 to the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP). The donation was part of Polaris’ continuing relationship with the WWP, an organization that raises awareness and aids injured servicemen and women. Earlier this year, Polaris also gave away three special, blacked-out RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Side-by-Side vehicles to WWP veterans.

Polaris Industries Donates $100,000 in All-Terrain Vehicles to Local Youth Camps

Boy Scouts of America and The Salvation Army receive ATVs for youth initiatives
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MINNEAPOLIS (August 15, 2012) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company has donated a total of 28 Polaris all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and safety gear to the Boy Scouts of America’s Northern Star Council’s Tomahawk Scout Reservation, the second largest Boy Scout camp in the nation, and the Northwoods Camp, run by The Salvation Army, the world-wide leader of social, youth and rehabilitative services. The donation, valued at $100,000, is part of Polaris’ long-term partnerships with the two organizations, focused on youth ATV safety practices and outdoor sports.

Wienen Wins First AMA Pro ATV Championship aboard YFZ450R

Brown’s Fifth Place Finish Helps Secure AMA Pro ATV Manufacturer’s Title for Yamaha
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CYPRESS, Calif. – August 15, 2012 – Yamaha’s Chad Wienen secured his first AMA Pro ATV championship aboard his YFZ450R this past weekend at the 2012 season finale in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.  Thomas Brown, who finished an impressive fifth overall for the season, helped Yamaha secure the AMA Pro ATV Manufacturer’s title. Racing a Yamaha YFZ450R for his Wienen Motorsports team this year, Wienen put together a smart pair of 3-4 moto finishes on August 11 to claim the historic championship with a 31-point advantage over his nearest rival. In all, Wienen took six wins and 10 straight podiums in his first season racing for Yamaha. 

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