Mack Studs give good grip
Being a Midwest guy, with seemingly no accent, I love accents! The first time I talked to Jim Salerno of Mack Studs over the phone, I automatically liked the guy and his cool New Hampshire accent. How can you not like someone who sounds like all the happy restaurant owners in any mob movie ever made? He may as well have said, “Come on in, make yourself comfortable and let me take care of you. Can I get you the best studs to come out of New Hampshire?”
Anyway, Mack Studs was the Official Traction Sponsor of the New York Shootout. The company has been making quality traction products for almost 20 years. We’ve tested these studs, and I actually have family members with the same original set on their sleds from almost 10 years ago. Yes, the quality, durability and wear are that good on the N-Vader Mega Studs, Mega Studs and Standard Studs from Mack Studs.
I recently talked with Jim at the Shootout and at Snodeo in Old Forge, and he said many of his customers literally have a hard time wearing out their product. “Mark, seriously, if I were a better businessman, I would make my studs wear out quicker,” Jim said to me. But that is not the kind of company these guys are, nor the type of person Jim is.
Mack Studs makes traction for both single and 2-ply tracks, as well as trail and ice racing studs. They have a choice of square, circle, double, and oversized backers,
plus all the support nuts, washers, drill bits, track templates, and more. This all-American company even offers the choice of single or dual carbides. Mack Studs has all the stuff the big companies have.
At the Shootout, all the 120 horsepower stock trail sleds that American Snowmobiler and DynoTech tested and then ran down the strip were equipped with two studs per bar. The 150+ horsepower sleds and the Turbo stock sleds all had three studs per bar. Depending on whether the sled was a 121-, 129-, or 137-inch long sled, the overall stud counts on each sled were different, but the studs per lug stayed the same. More Info: www.mackstud.com