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To get to the engine you had to unsnap the canvas top at the windshield and undo the hood latches, then you could tilt the hood forward with the windshield to expose the drive system. A fiberglass hood and body panels made it easy to work on. The rear luggage compartment had 8 cu. ft. of space with enough room for a 12 gallon fuel tank. Driving the Ridge Runner, was like driving a sports car over snow. The Ridge Runner was called an ASV(All Season Vehicle). New it was around $2195.
In 1971 the company was sold to Steiger Tractor Inc in Fargo. Steiger wanted to build a stronger machine for commercial and farm use. They produced a new unit called Aqua Trac that could go on water, snow and ground. But during the 1974 gas shortage, sales weren’t the greatest so they quit making them.