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2004 John Deere 6420 Tractor with Gilbert System & Drag For Sale

FOR SALE: 2004 John Deere 6420 in good condition with the Gilbert System. 9’6″ wide drag. the tractor measures 9’5″ wide at the tracks. 5015 hours. $38,000.00 Contact club president Troy Fish at 207-538-6980, reason for selling is we are upgrading.

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East Grand snowmobile Club Meeting 6/14/22

Attendants: Ryan Fish, Kasi Fish, Troy Fish, Dave Conley, Josh Jones, Eric Young, Clay

  • 2021-2022 Memberships: 27 Business and 32 Family memberships for a total of 59 Memberships.
  • Still waiting for the grant money for this past season to come in.
  • Club sled still needs to be serviced
  • Crane Matts over a stream on 105S need to be reset.
  • Good feedback from the re-route going around a landowner in Haynesville
  • Is there something that can be done about the mud hole/trough on Scagrock?
  • 105North for brush- Needs some brushing completed. And brushing of the underbrush.
  • Brush Cutter- needs to be fixed this fall before it is ready to use.
  • First Aid kits were put together for each of the 2 groomers and the club sled.
  • Need to fix ruts between the horseback and reservation road. Will take the excavator in once land is dry enough. Also ruts behind trailside that needs to be fixed.
  • Stump behind Morse old house 105S needs to be cut. May be able to dig it out with the excavator
  • Dave will follow up with Matt Apgar about bush hogging in August trail 105S
  • Pursuing replacing our John Deere tractor and drag for a newer machine. Ryan, Josh and Dave took a ride to check it out

 

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East Grand Snowmobile Club Latest News

(4-29-22 Update) the 2021-22 season has come and gone and was way too short for our liking. Lack of snow played into it with grooming taking place mid January to the middle of February. While the trails remained open longer then that, we just didn’t receive the snowfall to keep grooming. We did accomplish completing our first ever website, double our membership from the previous year, and placed new welcoming signs with QR codes at our trailheads and other key areas along the trail were folks could log onto the website for the latest trail conditions, make a donation and gain information on lodging, fuel & meals. Ryan & Josh put many hours into upgrading and installing a new brush cutter while Troy tackled electrical issues with our John Deere. Looking ahead to the 2022-23 season identifying some of the bigger needs include how to more efficiently remove brush from the trail while only having a handful of volunteers to do the work. We’ll discuss fixed cutter blades with very sharp cutter plates that can remove whips and smaller branches the hang out in the trail interfering with sledders. Work needs to be done on 105 south of town with a small bridge over a stream as well as bush hogging in the fall. Josh Jones has proven himself as a groomer operator and passed the online quiz receiving his certification as a groomer operator. Josh was a candidate for groomer operator because of his commitment to working on the groomer drag (welding) & his willingness to get out to sign and brush trails. We welcome others to get involved with the 2022-23 season and thank you all for your support! THINK SNOW in 2023!

 

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East Grand Snowmobile Club Update 1-8-22

(1-14-22) All of trail 105 north and south of Danforth cleared of blow downs and signed. Deep ruts just south of town will need about a foot of snow before we can groom and we advise waiting until we are able to groom them or you’ll experience a rough ride! Caution, logging is taking place on the Kimble Farm Road (105), just off Route 1 in Weston and for about 2 miles. they should be done be the end of next week. The Chadwick Point Road from two mile turn and north for about 2 miles will be plowed and logging activity taking place on that stretch this winter. Some logging is taken place on the Blaine Williams property and just behind the East Grand School. Caution, a cable is up on a the school property, sleds can get around but we are waiting for the school to remove so we can get the groomer through that part of 105 when we are ready to groom. We have yet to complete signing on local trail 1 behind the Weston town office to the Butterflied Landing Road so not sure about blown downs on that stretch of woods closest to the Butterfield Landing Road. The east side of Sucker Lake, trail 7, has been signed, a few sections have not been checked for blow downs. We do what we can but we all have jobs and are few in number. As always, we can use volunteers to go remove blow downs and remove overhanging brush on the trails. Contact Troy or Ryan if you can help. We’ll update trail conditions often and let you know when we begin grooming.

(1-8-22) The delay of snow has allowed us to get much needed work done. Josh and Ryan completed installing a brush cutter on the Bombardier drag, we’ve removed blow downs and signed 105 south of Danforth and north of Danforth 2 miles up the trail of where the trail crosses over route 1 in Weston.  Trail 7 loop trail has been signed and while the section on the east side of Sucker lake needs to be checked for blow downs, everything else is fine. This morning we put a crane matt back in place over a stream  on 105 south of Danforth. Next week and before our first good snowfall, we plan on checking for blow downs, signing, including signing the reroute south of the powerline and north of the bridge over Scagrock Stream (east of and around the end of the plowed road that has a year around residence on it). New trailhead signs have been put up at the end of 105S, Boulder and Wichita Brook Roads. We always welcome volunteers that would take it upon themselves to head north with their snowmobile or tracked side by side with a chain saw removing anything in the trail that would prevent a groomer or snow sled from getting through. Another section to check for trees across the trail  would be the east side of Sucker Lake from the Boulder Road north.  Call Troy or Ryan if you are willing to help. See contact info at bottom of the webpage and thank you in advance for your help!

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East Grand Snowmobile Club News (12-25-21)

(12/25-21) Merry Christmas snowmobile friends and supporters! Ryan and Josh are finishing up with the brush cutter install on the Bombardier drag which will be put to good use the first couple of times out. Next week we’ll finish signing,, installing new trail heads signs and checking for blow downs. Check back often for updates.

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East Grand Snowmobile Club

(11-16-21) We’re busy this fall and early winter preparing for the upcoming 2021-22 snowmobile season. Shortly you’ll be able to join our club online and make donations using pay pal, a credit or debit card. We’ve ordered new custom signage for our trail heads, off the Boulder and Wichta Brook Roads, the Millyard (gas and food) and at the trail intersection (105 & local trail 1) in the field behind the Weston Town office.  Signs have QR codes so you can scan your phone’s camera to get the latest trail conditions, find local services, join or make a donation. Our John Deere tractor has just had major repairs completed and will be ready for use this upcoming season. Josh Jones is spearheading fabricating and adding a brush cutter bar to our Bombardier tractor and drag to be used for light brush cutting off to the sides of the trails. With wood being harvested south of the bridge over Scagrock Brook (105), the bridge over Scagrock Brook will receive much needed repairs. Harvesting should be completed before January. A new trail reroute by passes a year around resident near the end of the plowed Scagrock Brook Road. If you’re north bound you’ll cross over Scagrock Brook and in a short distance, the new trail will be off to your right rejoining the existing trail well south of the powerline. If you’re south bound, after leaving the powerline and in about 1.5 miles, the new trail reroute will be off to your left. Matthew Apgar has been hired to bush hog and has completed trail 105S and some fields in Weston. There is a logging operation taking place on trail 105 closer to Danforth on the Two Mile Turn and Chadwick Point Roads,  we’ll keep you updated on these woods operations and other happenings as the season approaches. Concerning trail 105 when travelling through in town Danforth north and south, in the past, a 1/2 mile of tar was necessary to ride over when traveling south through Danforth on your way to Springfield or north through town when coming from the Springfield direction. Back in 2018, we rerouted the trail so that 1/2 mile section in town has been reduced to less then 200 yards over 3 sections. A great improvement over the past.