Extension Wings add one foot in width to each side of your Trail Tenderizer. The most typical application is to add Extension Wings to a four-foot Trail Tenderizer, resulting in a six-foot effective grooming width. The cross section of an Extension Wing is identical to the Trail Tenderizer: The compactor surface, comb, flap and teeth are exactly like the Trail Tenderizer it is attached to.
A four foot Trail Tenderizer with Extension Wings perform identically to a six foot Trail Tenderizer with the exception that the Extension Wings now extend 12” beyond the edge of the four foot drawbar. This does make the Extension Wings somewhat more vulnerable to tree and object impact than the stock six-foot machine.
On the other hand, a four-foot Trail Tenderizer equipped with “Wings” has tremendous flexibility. As an example, if you have some narrow “classic only” trails in your system, it is quite feasible to:
- Detach the wings
- Throw them on the back of the snow machine or on the four foot Trail Tenderizer
- Groom this narrow section of trail
- Return to the wider trail system and re-attach the wings
Each detaching or re-attaching of the wings will take 1-2 minutes, on snow.
Another common application for wings is to use the four foot plus wings configuration for most snow conditions, and remove the wings for occasional extreme conditions where the snow machine might bog down.
Extension Wings may be added to any Trail Tenderizer, 1995 or newer.