In 1996 Arctic Cat was the first to enter the ATV market with the largest bore ATV in the industry. In the 13 model years since the Bearcat 454 introduction, the Minnesota manufacturer is back on top with the introduction of the Thundercat 1000, while adding another milestone; producing their 500,000th ATV at the factory in Thief River Falls.
"We are very excited about our hard working employees hitting this build number, which is actually much higher if you included our Prowler line," Arctic Cat CEO Chris Twomey stated.
Ole Tweet, Arctic Cat ATV General Manager says, "Producing our 500,000th ATV is something to be proud of. Not only have we advanced our product line in those 13 years, but this ATV has advanced the industry. Our alternatively-fueled 2008 Diesel 700 is something no other OEM is producing."
The 700 twin cylinder, SOHC diesel engine, provides 50 percent greater mileage over a conventional gasoline engine and provides gobs of low-end torque. The engine runs efficiently on six forms of diesel fuel (DF 1, DF 2, DF A Arctic, JP 5, JP 8 and up to B20 Bio Diesel).
More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at arcticcat.com.