Old Sled Zone – 1977 John Deere Cyclone and more

Sid Samek has been busy with several restoration projects, including a 1977 John Deere Cyclone

1977 John Deere Cyclone.
Sid Samek has been busy with several restoration projects - here, a '77 John Deere Cyclone needed a track and suspension. Sid Samek photo

A burning question on a lot of vintage sled enthusiast’s minds these days, I am sure, is what has Sid Samek been up to lately? Sid is our friend in vintage and classic snowmobiles.

A row of John Deere snowmobiles out in a flat prairie field.
Looks like Sid will be busy for a while with these John Deere sleds waiting for work. Sid Samek photo

Well, from his picture of a field full of JDs (John Deere) it looks like Sid has been busy as ever.

Sid was kind enough to send some photos and a brief note to update us on the vintage sled projects.

“Here are a couple more sled recoveries . . .done up another 77 John Deere Cyclone that needed a track and suspension. Put on the Polaris 136 track on both machines with the ultra 10 suspension. The next sled was a 74 Merc S/R that was missing a track and suspension . . . this one got the Polaris 133 with the ultra 10 suspension. Al machines got a track extension to get the some clearance for the track.”

Thanks, always great to hear from you, Sid! Do you have an old sled photo or story to share? Email [email protected]

 

A 1974 Merc S/R snowmobile.
Another project - a 1974 Merc S/R that was missing a track and suspension. Sid Samek photo

 

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