In addition to the sale of snowmobiles, complete lines of accessory items ranging from special snowmobile suits and boots to fancy tag-along cutters (sleighs) are also available. Naturally, special trailers for toting a snowmobile behind the family car have proved a boon to city residents.
The typical sports snowmobile was a two-passenger unit powered by a 2-cycle gasoline engine from 12 to 35 horsepower. Some are started manually; others have electrical starters. The track is usually one-piece of molded poly- urethane, although some tracks also have steel cleats. Reverse gears and headlights (which make them legal for on-road travel) are standard equipment on some snowmobiles, but not on others. Gas tank capacities range from 4 to 10 gallons. Nearly all snowmobile owners find that it is eventually necessary to have a snowmobile trailer; however, it might be the same trailer that is used for hauling luggage, camping gear, or a small boat in summer.