Need to haul a little bit more? Have a specialized project? Go big with our custom Freight Sled options.
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!
- Snowmobile Freight Sled Features
- The Custom Process
Most of our customers who prefer this model are do-it yourself types, handymen and women who want the full potential for customization. Many of them build their own custom box-tops to fit more precise and delicate loads-- packing research equipment or insulated food supplies --while others need the open deck to stack timber and other large, irregular commodities. Most of our customers choose the Snowmobile Freight Sled simply for its open concept. They are the type of outdoors-people who take pride in a sled-load that has been perfectly stacked and perfectly bound. With this model of snowmobile sleigh, the length of one’s bungee and the breadth of one’s imagination are the only true limitations to what you can carry.
For even more customization potential, we offer custom sizes.
Our craftsman’s brother, a builder, once asked for a Snowmobile Freight Sled to be constructed at nearly twice the size of our default model. Over the course of the winter, this massive, custom sled carried literally tons of lumber and equipment. In the past his construction business would have had to slow down the rate of production; instead with the custom Snowmobile Freight Sled, two new homes were finished in good time.
For those of us with fewer construction needs, the total width of our standard model sits around 25 inches with a 19.5 inch wide hardwood deck. The runners are 8 feet long and four inches wide up either side, attached firmly with milled steel bridges and brackets. For wear-prevention, the red oak is finished with linseed oil, and the steel brackets are given a coating of black enamel. The resulting snow sled is both beautiful and durable; able to stand up to harsh elements over generations with its flexible deck capable of hauling immense loads over winding terrain. In the words of one customer: “The way that sled distributes weight is really an elegant thing.”
We also offer a smaller design for those without access to motorized towing. The design of the Hand Sled is built on the same principles as our Freight Sled, only rather than for snowmobile towing, it’s designed for personal horsepower. Whether you're a minimalist ice-fisher or you need to haul groceries on snowed in streets, the Hand Sled offers itself as a versatile tool.
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.