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LIMITED WARRANTY YES warranties YES manufactured products against defects of material or workmanship for a period of 12 months from the original date of sale (this warranty is not transferable). At its sole option, for any YES manufactured product, YES will: repair or replace any parts or assembly; or refund the purchase price to the purchaser; provided that it is proven to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty time period. Where repair is not possible, replacement from stock of warrantied items manufactured by YES will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Warranty repairs will be made without charge for parts and/or labor. Any part or assembly replaced under warranty becomes the property of YES and all parts and assemblies replaced under warranty will be considered as part of the original product and any warranty on those parts will expire coincident with the original YES warranty (certain exceptions to this warranty are listed herein). With warranties, all shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. You must obtain YES’s agreement to packaging, shipping service/company and delivery location prior to returning any product under a warranty claim. The warranty does not cover: YES does not provide warranty items from third-party manufacturers. Manufacturer’s warranty terms and periods vary, we encourage you to check the manufacturers site to get the most up to date warranty details. Many manufacturers now have easy to use warranty forms on their sites and prefer to hear directly from customers who are experiencing issues. If you are stuck or have questions, please contact us for assistance. Consumables and parts are subject to wear depending on the style, intensity and conditions of operation. These items include, but may not be limited to, the following: hitch end assembly including pins and retainers; runners under sleds; rope, carabiners, Rok Straps, nuts and bolts. YES stocks many of these consumable parts. Please check our website for replacement parts. Products used for rental or other commercial use. Products used that have been damaged by negligence, misuse or accident, or wear due to owner’s failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance. Without limiting the foregoing, dragging a product on any service other than snow is deemed to be misuse and thus not covered under warranty. Products which have been modified or repaired by unauthorized persons. Change in appearance or condition of product due to wear, UV light or any other environmental condition.
NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR If upon unwrapping, you discover the product is damaged and not in good condition, please contact YES as soon as possible to resolve the problem. If the damage is caused due to shipping and you do not contact YES within the timeframe to claim against the shipper, your warranty may be void. This warranty is the sole and exclusive warranty provided by 45721 Yukon Inc. and 45721 Yukon Inc. makes no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, except as specifically set out in this warranty.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY All incidental and/or consequential damages are excluded from this warranty. Implied warranties are limited to the life of this warranty. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. As set forth above under the limited warranty provisions, 45721 Yukon Inc.’s liability is limited to repair or replacement of its products which are returned to it in the specified period of time. In no event shall 45721 Yukon Inc.’s liability exceeds the value of the product(s) sold. High Risk Activity. Products sold by 45721 Yukon Inc. include equipment used in extreme sporting activity such as snowmobiling. Participation in this activity is associated with a high level of risk. Risks include but are not limited to serious physical injury, disability and/or death. You participate in this activity at your own risk. Assumption of Risk. By buying, using, or allowing the use of 45721 Yukon Inc.’s products, you understand and agree that extreme sporting activities, including snowmobiling, are high-risk activities and, to the extent permitted by law, YOU EXPRESSLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK OF DEATH OR OTHER PERSONAL INJURY SUSTAINED OR LOSS OF CARGO OR LOADS WHILE PARTICIPATING IN SUCH ACTIVITIES WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER FAULT OF 45721 Yukon Inc. including but not limited to equipment malfunction from whatever cause, or any other fault of 45721 Yukon Inc. Additionally, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold 45721 Yukon Inc. harmless from any third-party claims arising from such High-Risk Activities. Vehicle Modification. Modification of vehicles, such as snowmobiles, through the use or misuse of 45721 Yukon Inc.’s products can lead to vehicle malfunction causing serious risk. Risks include but are not limited to vehicle damage, serious physical injury, disability and/or death. You are responsible for any modifications you perform on your or anyone else’s vehicle using 45721 Yukon Inc.’s products. 45721 Yukon Inc. is not responsible and will not be held liable for any modifications done to vehicles, such as snowmobiles, through the use or misuse of its product, even if the modifications include but are not limited to, bypassing or eliminating vehicle safety features, installing parts that go against the vehicle manufacturer safety regulation and standards, and/or improper installation and adjustment of 45721 Yukon Inc.’s products.
INSTRUCTIONS Assembly video emailed with tracking details or in a separate email. If you have not received the link, please send us an email to email@example.com If you choose to pull a Yukon Expedition Sleds, you are doing so at own risk. Yukon Expedition Sleds doesn't cover any damages to equipment or injury to people incurred when using a Yukon Expedition Sleds.
BY USING A YUKON EXPEDITION SLEDS PRODUCT, THE USE AGREES AS FOLLOWS Before pulling a Yukon Expedition Sleds always read and follow your snowmobile safety manual. Special towing instructions and limitations are listed in the manual. Check your snowmobile operator manual to find out the maximum weight that your snowmobile can tow. Operator is responsible to ensure the sleds never exceeds rated capacity of the snowmobile. Yukon Expedition Sleds will not cover damage done to your snowmobile as a result from pulling a Yukon Expedition Sleds. Never exceed 50 km/h pulling loaded toboggan because toboggan can reduce stopping distance and cause the snowmobile to lose control. Never pull a fully loaded stuck sleds at 90 degrees to regular travel because the front of the Sleds will break. These Sleds are only designed to be pulled forward. Sleds damaged from pulling sideways can be repaired at owner’s expense. The recommended way to get a stuck Sleds out is to unload and move to a safe area then reload. Yukon Expedition Sleds recommends gear being carried in plastic or wooden totes that are tightly packed, then secured inside the Sleds. This will prevent gear from being damaged. Yukon Expedition Sleds will NOT replace any gear damaged or lost when being hauled in ANY circumstance. Securing fuel containers so that they are not damaged or lost is operator responsibility. Yukon Expedition Sleds takes no responsibility for lost or spilled fuel. All loads must be tied down! Loads that are not tied down WILL GET LOST AND DAMAGED. The sleds are extremely flexible and follow the contour of the land so securing load is CRITICAL. Load weight must reduce when hauling up and down hills. If operator gets stuck going up hill, they MUST unload sleds contents. Tie a rope securing Sleds to a fixed object then manually let the Sleds down the hill with the rope. Reversing down hill will cause sleds to go crooked and cause the snowmobile to flip and hurt and potentially kill operator. The end operator of this Sleds must understand that Yukon Expedition Sleds is not responsible for any damages, injuries or death incurred when pulling up or down hill. Going down hills with heavy loads is extremely dangerous. A heavy sled can push the snowmobile out of control. It is the operator’s responsibility to match the load to the conditions they are riding in. Conditions constantly change when towing a sled and the operator is responsible for changing load and speed to adjust to changing conditions. When pulling on a side hill covered with ice the sleds can lose traction and slide down the slope pulling the snowmobile down with it. Side hilling is dangerous and should be avoided. The operator who side hills with loaded toboggan is undertaking a very dangerous, and not recommended, action. Operator operates the sled in this manner at their own risk. In the event of a snowmobile accident, the sleds are designed not to come off. Any damage resulting from an accident when using a Yukon Expedition Sleds will not be covered in any circumstance. Yukon Expedition Sleds are not designed to carry any living animal or person. Yukon Expedition Sleds are designed for moving items on snow covered ground. If end operator chooses to tow over rocks & dirt, then any warranty is VOID. In the event of a hitch breakage, never pull using ropes. Towing sleds with ropes can cause the sleds to smash into towing snowmobile when going down hill or stopping. Yukon Expedition Sleds takes no responsibility for damage incurred when pulling a sled by ropes. Yukon Expedition Sleds are not designed to be towed in tandem. Such usage is extremely dangerous, and Yukon Expedition Sleds is not liable for any damages arising from such misuse of the sleds. Operators who choose to pull multiple toboggans are responsible to ensure that they don’t exceed the towing capacity of the snowmobile. Towing multiple toboggans is extremely dangerous. Operator is doing so at own risk. Yukon Expedition Sleds takes no responsibility for damage incurred. Operators who pull multiple toboggans void manufacturer warranty. Operator must identify pinch point, when swinging hitch to underside for transportation. Extremely slippery material. Should not be stepped on when loading or operator could slip. Any modifications to any sleds immediately voids any warranty. Never exceed 1000 Lb load on any sleds Yukon Expedition Sleds Make Operator Manual Yukon Expedition Sled
BEFORE YOU GO Always refer to your snowmobile manual before pulling any sled. The rated towing capacity is critical because overloading a sled and pulling a load that’s too heavy can cause SERIOUS damage to your snow machine and may result in personal injury or death. The sled has no release mechanism to automatically release if the weight is too heavy. Something will break if you choose to pull too heavy of a load. The maximum rated tow capacity in the snowmobile manual is a rating given for pulling freight on a smooth trail at -10 degrees Celsius. Reducing load weight is important on rough trails or anywhere that there are steep hills or extreme cold temperatures are encountered. Before using your sled for the first time verify that all the nuts on the bolts are in place. Check to ensure end of bolt is protruding past nut. Ensure that the runner on the bottom is in good condition without any cracks or broken bolts. All nuts are locknuts that will resist backing off. Inspect your sled each time you use it and during any trips where the sled comes into contact with any material besides snow or ice, such as trees or rocks. The nuts were intentionally put on the outside to reduce the chance of cargo being damaged by nuts protruding to the inside. Yukon Expedition sleds are not intended to be towed in tandem. Doing so puts you, your sled, and your vehicle at risk of injury. Each sled should be attached to a separate vehicle.
HANDLING YOUR SLED Empty sleds weigh between 70-130 lbs. All operators must have help from one or more other people when lifting. The load is slippery and difficult to handle alone. For transport in truck box or sled deck, operator can flip upside down and fold hitch flat onto bottom of sleds to prevent hitch hanging over rear of truck. ALWAYS strap down sled over the hitch with minimum of 2 straps. The light weight and large surface area makes them easy to catch the wind and fly out of the back of your truck if unsecured.
HOOKING UP YOUR SLED Before going on your first trip test to make sure the sled end attaches and doesn’t contact your snowmobile or snow flap when hooked up. Some machines hitch designs will not work well with this style hitch. Consult Yukon Expedition Sleds before you modify. Always hook up sled to snowmobile before loading. Moving a loaded sled is more difficult than moving an unloaded sled. Always pack extra 2” x 3/8” diameter grade 8 bolts with Nylock nuts and 5/16” flat washers. Bring a 9/16 socket with a ratchet and a 9/16 wrench. This bolt can be used if the quick release pin supplied is bent or lost. Insert bolt from the bottom so that the threads are not in contact with the snowmobile flapper hitch. Place washers on both sides of the hitch block Tighten only to the point where the 2 flaps on each side of your flapper are parallel with each other. Only use 3/8” pins or grade 8 bolt. Never use pins that protrude further than 1/2” below the bottom of the hitch block. A pin that hangs down too far may contact your snowmobile or snow flap and damage it. The pin may become bent, and you will be unable to disconnect. The ideal protrusion is only 1/4”-1/2”. The block that connects sled to snowmobile comes with a retainer pin that is designed to hold the pin in from the top. This pin is designed to stay behind the hitch pin. Take care to verify that the pin doesn’t contact your snowmobile before going on first trip. Hook up and test full range of movement before using for the first time. It is recommended that operator ties the pins to the hitch block to ensure they don’t get lost in the snow. Securing blue flagging tape to pin can also make it easier to find if it gets lost.
SECURING THE LOAD All loads must be tied down! Loads that are not tied down will get LOST AND DAMAGED. The sleds are extremely flexible and follow the contour of the land so securing load is CRITICAL. There are many ways to secure loads in a Yukon Expedition Sled. The best way to haul gear is by tightly packing gear into Rubbermaid Action Packer totes 90L or 132 L. 90 L totes fit well in the sleds that are 24” wide flat bottom. Yukon Sleds have many tie down points around the top edge of the sled. The preferred way to tie down loads is to put carabineers in each hole with minimum of 12KN rating. Run multiple lengths of rope back and forth to secure objects. Tie rope at front, rear and top of load. Yukon Sleds recommend using multiple length of rope in case one knot comes loose. Polypropylene rope has great cold weather properties and doesn't absorb water. The sleds flex and bend to the contours of the trail so adding cold weather bungee cords to secure between the ropes on top will help to hold rope tension. Towing cargo that is not secured in a sealed container is not recommended as the cargo may come loose from the sled. Loose object can be lost or broken when contacting other objects. Do not run rope through holes because the rope may eventually wear through and break at an unpredictable time from the constant rubbing over a sharp edge. Weaving 3-layer ½” polypropylene rope through Carabineers is the best solution. Carabineers with a rating of 12KN or more and larger than 2” in length are considered a minimum standard. Some operators prefer securing load by using ratchet straps and cold weather bungee cords. Any gear that is not in a sealed plastic container “action packer” needs to be packed in a large tarp. Operators have best success by stacking all gear on middle of tarp then folding up all around. Make sure to overlap tarp minimum 36”. Use rope to stop from moving forwards are backwards then use rope to secure down. Additionally, bungee cords will help take the snapping effect out of the rope when hauling. Yukon Expedition Sleds recommends the fold down fuel partitions for traveling with fuel cans. The sled is designed to fit 2- 25 L no spill fuel cans and 1 tall rectangular military Gerry can. Each can must be independently secured with 2 cold weather bungee cords each then tied in to sleds with extra rope as a secondary method. People who haul barrels of fuel have best success putting 3/4” plywood on the bottom cut to the flat width of the sleds 24”. They screw 2x4 studs all the way around the barrel to keep the barrel from rolling or sliding forward. Screw from the bottom of plywood up to get the most thread engagement. Then they secure the barrel with ratchet straps. ¾ plywood is the MINIMAL thickness that should be used. Thinner material may cause the barrel to split. Regularly checking your load is important while you go down the trail. Properly securing your load takes practice. The techniques above are a few ways that have worked for other Yukon Expedition Sled customers and are not guaranteed to work for your application. The versatility of the sled means there are unlimited options for loads and unlimited options to secure loads.
PULLING YOUR YUKON EXPEDITION SLED Never exceed 50 km per hour when pulling a sled. Select the correct transmission gear as per your operator manual. Ensure your machine is warmed up and your belt is warmed up before hooking onto a heavy load. Drive snowmobile for 5 mins to warm up belt before hitching onto a fully loaded sled or it may damage your snowmobile belt drive system.
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE... If you are breaking new trail it’s advised to break the trail without your sled so that you can easily navigate the best trail and pick the best route. Do not tow uphill on a path you have not travelled with the snowmobile before as you may become stuck. A snowmobile stuck with a sled behind it on a hill is EXTREMELY dangerous and must be avoided. Reversing a snowmobile with sled attached will cause the snowmobile to jack-knife and flip on user. Load weight must be reduced when hauling up and down hills. If operator gets stuck going up hill, they MUST unload sled contents. Tie a rope securing sleds to a fixed object then manually let the sleds down the hill with the rope. Reversing down hill will cause sleds to go crooked and cause the snowmobile to flip and hurt and potentially kill operator. When traveling in new terrain, break a trail to your destination then make the trail wider on your way back... Then let snow harden up overnight. This will give you optimum traction when pulling your heavily loaded sled. These sleds eventually fill up with light powdery snow that is stirred up by your track. Occasionally emptying out snow will improve the performance of your sled by making the load lighter. When you drag your sled through water you must stop and flip the sled over and scrape off the ice that immediately freezes the bottom of the sled. A car ice scraper is ideal for this task. The ice on the bottom will act like sandpaper and will make your machine work harder than it needs too. In the event of a snowmobile accident, the sled is designed not to come off. A break away system that releases in an accident doesn’t exist. The sled is designed to stay hooked up after an accident to prevent uncontrolled release that could hurt a bystander. The best defence when pulling sled is to drive slow and cautious. Conclusion Hauling freight behind a snowmobile comes with MANY risks. This document explains some common risks but not all risks. Operator understands that they are 100% responsible for any damage or injury incurred if they choose to use a Yukon Expedition Sled, even if all instructions are followed.
CONCLUSION Hauling freight behind a snowmobile comes with MANY risks. This document explains some common risks but not all risks. Operator understands that they are 100% responsible for any damage or injury incurred if they choose to use a Yukon Expedition Sled, even if all instructions are followed.
* YUKON EXPEDITION SLEDS IS THE ‘DOING BUSINESS AS’ NAME OF 45721 YUKON INC. All purchases, contracts, warranties, etc. are between the Purchaser/Operator and 45721 Yukon Inc.