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News, releases, events, and updates from the off-road industry.

Aluma Announces Plan to Purchase Building for Expansion

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BANCROFT, Iowa – Aluma is pleased to announce the purchase of a 105,000 square foot building for expansion. Aluma agreed to terms with Skyjack Manufacturing, Inc., to purchase their building in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The expansion is necessary to support the production requirements of Aluma’s growing network of aluminum trailer dealers. The facility will provide space for warehousing, production, research and development of the enclosed trailer line.

New 7’6” Power-V XT Plow Launched by THE BOSS Snowplow

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New for 4X4, ½ to 1 ton trucks and SUVs, THE BOSS Snowplow introduces a 7’6” Power-V XT Plow featuring a high performance cutting edge, built-in curb guards and snow catcher. Flared blade wings with an enhanced curl throw snow higher and farther than straight blade plows for improved efficiency and less time on the job. An enclosed hydraulics package protects against corrosion and hydraulic freeze-up. The full moldboard trip design prevents plow damage when an obstacle is encountered. A two-year limited warranty covers parts and labor.

Polaris Breaks Ground on Major Facility Expansion

Company’s Product Development Center in Wyoming, Minn. will more than double in square footage
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MINNEAPOLIS (September 28, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today broke ground on an expansion of the Company’s Product Development Center near Wyoming, Minn. Since opening in 2005, the 126,000 square foot research and development facility has been pivotal in Polaris’ ascent to the top of the global powersports market.“Opening the Wyoming facility seven years ago reinforced Polaris’ dedication to leading through innovation,” said Scott Wine, Polaris CEO.  “Continuously improving our technology, and incorporating those advances into our vehicles, is the cornerstone of our success, and expanding our Product Development Center paves the way for its future contributions.”

GearUp2Go.com Launches Motorcycle Store with 5,000 Parts & Accessories!

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GearUp2Go.com is pleased to announce the recent addition of over 5,000 new motorcycle accessories, parts, and apparel products to our online powersports superstore.   We carry products such as windshields, chrome trim and footpegs from every major aftermarket and OEM motorcycle brand including Yamaha,Kawasaki and Honda.

Spirit Lake Manufacturing Facility Builds Millionth Polaris Product

Orange Polaris RANGER Side –by-side Vehicle Sets Milestone for Facility in Iowa
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MINNEAPOLIS (September 26, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) announced that the one millionth product, an orange Polaris RANGER 800 Midsize side-by-side vehicle, rolled off its Spirit Lake, Iowa assembly line yesterday. “One million units built marks an extraordinary milestone for our Spirit Lake operation,” said Bennett Morgan, Polaris President and COO.  “For nearly two decades Spirit Lake has been a manufacturing center of excellence and a vital contributor to our success.  Thanks to the adaptability of both our outstanding people and the facility itself, Spirit Lake has, in its 18 year history, produced each of our product lines (Snowmobiles, ATVs, Side-by-Sides and Motorcycles).”

New Product: KYMCO UXV 500 Hard Enclosure

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Spartanburg, SC – September 24, 2012– KYMCO USA has added another option to its selection of UXV 500 Side by Side accessories. The new KYMCO designed full hard enclosure is the perfect option for riders who are looking for an all year round vehicle. The new KYMCO enclosure offers maximum protection from the cold and rain - Work or play all season long.

RZRs Dominant in WORCS Racing for 2012

RZRs take top three spots in “Production 1000” class, Rahders steers RZR 570 to “Production 700” Class Championship
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Minneapolis, September 18, 2012-With the WORCS Racing season coming to a close this past weekend in Taft, Calif., at Honolulu Hills, RZR XP 900s ended the season with the top three spots in the “Production 1000” class and a RZR 570 took the “Production 700 Class.”The “Production 1000” class saw Ryan Piplic take the checkered flag at Honolulu Hills sealing the championship in the class for 2012. RJ Anderson finished the series in second with Beau Baron in third.

Yamaha-ACT 2012-13 Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Ag Communicators of Tomorrow Can Apply for Individual and Chapter Scholarships
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CYPRESS, Calif. – September 13, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 scholarship program that provides financial assistance to members of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT).  ACT is a national college student association with more than 350 members located on 17 college and university campuses across the country.  ACT’s mission of fostering professional development is at the core of the Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program, now in its fifth year.

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.

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