Need to haul a little bit more? Have a specialized project? Go big with our custom and heavy-duty Box-Freight Sled options, perfect for hauling cargo and pulling behind a snowmobile or ATV. Our standard lengths come 8 to 10 feet long, though we have customized outside of these lengths. Our standard widths are 25 to 30 inches.Call our Sled Maker! He always enjoys working with customers to design the perfect sled!
- Box-Freight Features
- The Custom Process
- Materials and Dimensions
The Box Freight is probably our most popular of the two standard freight sleds, especially with our ice-fisherman friends. The elevated sled platform and flexible skies allow the freight sled to twist as it hauls, following closely behind your snowmobile through rough terrain. With the Box-Freight model, a storage bin comes mounted to the top of our basic Snowmobile Freight Sled allowing for greater convenience when loading, unloading and storing equipment. Sometimes out on the lake, the sun will begin setting and the cold will snap -- temperatures dropping several degrees in a matter of minutes. With the Box Freight you can throw your traps or your fishing equipment into the box and have your sled outfitted for travel in a matter of minutes, knowing that our smooth freight action will protect any delicate mechanical parts from being damaged.
In addition to its convenience, the box frame also provides a sturdy three dimensional platform for attaching smaller fish houses. For larger fish-houses and larger fishing parties, we offer the Box Freight in custom sizes.
All of the Box-Freight sizes come outfitted with a curved oak driving bow -- a design put together by our craftsman especially for this model. The driving bow offers the Box Freight a firm handle for standing passengers. It allows the back of the sled to be used as a stable riding platform, much like our more traditional toboggan designs. With heavier loads, a load-supervisor on the back of your sled can be an important hedge against disaster by allowing for greater balance and last minute re-adjustments. The result is simple but effective: an outside-the-box take on the traditional toboggan sled that continues to leverage simple and effective technology.
Here at Northern Toboggan Co we are indebted to generations of craftsmen who came before us. Those early frontiersmen and backwoods innovators developed the versatile toboggan sleds we now replicate with our traditional design which was passed to our craftsman from his mentor. When people first began slow-bending boards and pushing the limit of overland snow travel, they were defining the legacy of the wood toboggan. Today we do our best to continue in that spirit of innovation by keeping our commitment to the individual woodsman and making sure that any toboggan they need can be made available. Our custom options showcase the true value of a small dedicated workshop. With our craftsman’s steady-handed expertise and our commitment to using quality material, there are almost no limits on the possible variations for a basic snow sled.
If you have an idea for a new custom modification or you simply want to test what we are capable of, you should not hesitate to call the Sled Maker. His number is 218.386.3005.
We are more than happy to work with businesses developing new toboggan styles which tailor to particular brands and locations. So long as we are able to maintain our characteristic rugged simplicity, we will continue to push the boundaries of what a toboggan sled can become.
Material and Dimensions:
- Red Oak
- Stainless Steel hardware
- Premier roping - white braided Dacron and a braided polyester for the tan tow rope.
- Overall Length (includes curl) = 93 inches
- Length of Flat = 73 inches
- Width = 16 inches
- Total Weight = approximately 26 lbs.
The Luxury Wooden Toboggan is modeled after our original cargo Traditional Toboggans. These originals have been thoroughly tested through decades of use in the harsh Canadian North. By extending these traditional principles, we created the highest quality downhill toboggan by design, construction, materials, and beauty. It has to be to have our brand. You won't find another toboggan with a story and quality like this.
Carefully building these toboggans for downhill sledding, our Craftsman laminates every wooden toboggan crosspiece in order to withstand decades of repeated twisting. The gradual initial curl allows our downhill sled to ride higher, rather than plow into snowdrifts and in powdery conditions. We have learned from generations of craftsmen and have continued to perfect a natural bending process that allows us to use thicker boards. Constructing toboggans of red oak also provides a beautiful and durable grain perfect for winter snow sleds.