hey there. i joined this site in hopes of getting some info on my old sleds. i live in central illinois, and most years we are lucky to get to ride more than a handful of times. there aren't too many local people who have great knowledge of these machines. my friend saw me working on my j.d. a couple of weeks ago, and he told me it's a little bit early for that. i told him that in this area, i have to be ready for the first snow, because that may be all we get!