When you read the list of improvements on the 2013 Sno Pro 600 race sleds, there’s doubt that Arctic Cat is dead-serious about winning more races this coming season. In just its second season, the new ProCross racer oozes updates.
As in previous years, there will be both a Snocross and Cross-Country version of the race sled, with the primary differences being track height (the SX comes with a 1.7-in. lug while the XC gets a 1.25-in.), ski type, fuel capacity (5-gal. on the SX, 12-gal. on the XC) and the slightly taller windshiedl on the XC.
All the photos posted here are of the XC SnoPro.
New Chassis Geometry: By tipping-down the bulkhead (imagine if both the front and back of the machine are kept in place while the middle of the chassis was lifted upward 1.35-in.), the new Sno Pro offers increased ground clearance in the center of the center of the chassis for improved predictability through the huge holes. This allows the rider to attack the track with more confidence and less chassis scrub.
*1.35” added ground clearance at foot pockets
*Flatter running board angles
*Single layer .080” thick tunnel for increased strength
*New rear suspension mounting positions give track drive more ground clearance
New front suspension/steering geometry
*Improved caster angle
*Increased ski stance to 43.5” (1.2” wider than 2012)
*New steering ratio for sharper turning radius
*New ski damper loads rear of ski for improved handling
*New front arm shock eyelet for improved durability
New rear suspension – Both the front and rear suspension changes will improve the ability of the rider to steer and control the sled while on the gas.
*Front arm mounting position moved rearward 2” to improve transfer control
*Increased Front arm suspension travel by approximately 1”
*Added strength to both front arm and idler arm for improved durability
*New Torsion spring for increased preload
*New rear coupling position, give a wider range of usable adjustment
Drive system updates – Last season Arctic Cat’s all-new Torque Overload Sensing (TOS) Bottom Sprocket found in the magnesium chaincase worked flawlessly to save the drive system from the pounding of harsh terrain.
*New PTO engine plate for added durability
*Increased stiffness in engine mounts for added durability
*Modified dropcase for increased strength
*New lightweight/high strength track drive shaft
*New driven shaft with increased durability
*New drive clutch spring
*New drive belt
Brake system – Updates to the brake system deliver a more positive feel and control.
*New brake caliper and disk
*Increased fastener size holding caliper halves together to decrease flex
*New deeper pistons to eliminate caulking
*Machining updates to improve bearing retention
*Increased ports for improved flow
*New seal groove for improved piston retraction
*Heated 40mm Mikuni rack style TM carburetors w/TPS
*New 1/4-turn assembly, hood pin, and hold down strap to secure side panels
*Added thickness to Snocross snow flap for increased durability
*Modified front heat exchanger engine mount bracket for increased durability
*Updated wire harness for improved routing
*New throttle cable with increased temperature rating
*New choke cable
*SX Sno Pro seat has narrower (1.5-in. each side) leg profile than XC seat
*SX Sno Pro has low-height windshield while the XC has mid-height
*C&A XT Snocross or C&A ADX XC Skis (Carbides NOT included)
Specification below on the 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 XC:
Specification below on the 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 SX version: