Apologies as I did not finish the intro, I'm located on the BRPkway in NC, by way of AL, NM, GA, and MD. and all the other 48 states plus most of the world.
I purchased the prowler for the primary reason of snow removal, and the fact that I got a great buy from a neighbor who never used it, less than 50 hrs. when I bought it. Found a 1/2$ deal on an OEM plow, super easy install, and used on a couple big snows, did the 100 hr. maintenance, and am still under 200 hours of use. I'm glad to have found this forum as I was looking for repair/service manuals. That said yellow to all. That said, the previous owner always had issues with a dead battery, I have installed two so far. the unit was idle for almost three years as I have been away on work and never used it. I would try and crank it on my trips home but it would never fire, so finally, as I was setting up to plow this season, I changed to new battery and discovered the main fuse was bad and upon replacing, it fired right up. installed the blade and all seemed fine, added some fuel (did not add enough as that was one problem) drove it a few times and waited for the storm. It shut down after about 10 minutes of plowing. What I found, after finally getting back to the garage after 16" of snowfall, when I was checking for a spark, was that it had been spewing the gas I put in due to many splits in the clear, not black feeder line to the carb. I also discovered the formed black hose that runs from the air intake to the motor housing has 6-8 slits (like they were cut with a razor blade) in the first bend from the filter housing. I added a little more gas and even more splits occurred. I found this odd, but maybe its the extreme temps and lack of use.So all this said, the arctic cat has done me well, and I need to pay more attention to maintenance. Thanks to all of your threads, and any advice you can share regarding what to pay attention to will be greatly appreciated. Best to the members, I look forward to your comments and becoming a new member myself.