Manufacturer Spotlight: FLOE

For innovations and unparalleled quality in enclosed and open bed trailers, look to FLOE International, based in McGregor, Minn. Famed for excellence in the boating industry, for 30 years FLOE has also been making a full-line of equally innovative aluminum trailers to tow for work or play.

For trailers that work so you can play, choose a FLOE Trailer – designed and manufactured by people who understand recreational and work vehicles, and their owners.  FLOE produces a full line of carriers for single snow mobiles, utility vehicles, or carriers that can take on your side-by-side, or a fleet of sleds.

Floe is redesigning the towing industry with its line of utility trailers, Versa-Max Ramp and tilt trailers, Pro-Tektor enclosed trailers, and industry-changing Cargo Max Trailers.

Find a full line-up of FLOE trailers at M&G Trailer in Ramsey, Minn.

Versa-Max Ramp and tilt trailers allow you to load up and be on the road in no time, minus the hassles and complications of some other trailers.  All Versa-Max trailers come FLOE’s patented Versa-Track tie-down system. Versa-Track is the easiest, most flexible tie-down system in the towing industry. The Vortex Hub is also standard on all Versa-Max trailers, making grease changes or adding grease easy.

Available in 10 and 12-foot length, Versa-Max tilt trailers are simple, efficient trailers perfect for snowmobiles, and one or two seat recreational vehicles.

The tough Versa-Max Ramp Trailers are built for rugged adventures. Whether you’re hauling one sled, or six sleds — or any type of load – there’s a Versa-Max ramp trailer for you with lengths ranging from 10 to 28-feet. The 52-inch sturdy ramp is constructed with pressure treated plywood framed with aluminum for strength, durability and safety. The raised aluminum edges keep both wheeled and tracked vehicles centered. When not in use, the ramp stows under the trailer with a Slide-N-Glide system.

The Versa-Max front salt shield does double-duty as a ramp making the trailer the easiest drive on/drive off trailer on the market.

For an enclosed trailer that tows like an open trailer, consider FLOE’s gull-wing style Pro-Tektor. The Pro-Tektor keeps your sleds secure and out of the elements while its aerodynamic design makes it easy to tow. The Pro-Tektor trailer features front and rear access doors to provide easy, safe loading and unloading, as well as a side door. The doors are mounted with FLOE’s exclusive, continuous extruded hinge design and feature two gas shocks to make opening and closing smooth and easy. The 54-inch interior height accommodates a large variety of equipment. The Pro-Tektor is available in sizes from 12 to 28-feet.

If a Pro-Tektor isn’t in your budget, add one to your FLOE open-bed trailers when your budget permits. The all-aluminum trailer comes with a 10-year structural warranty.

For hauling in the toughest conditions turn to the game-changing Cargo Max XRT – Extreme Rugged Technology – trailer.  The advanced design of this trailer combines an all-aluminum frame with an impact-resistant body that withstands a mighty blow from a sledge hammer at -20F with no damage.

The trailer is built on an extruded aluminum frame that’s light enough to be towed by a compact car and never rusts or needs paints. The frame is stout enough to stand up to heavy loads while the tongue weight of the trailer itself is a mere 33 lbs.

The unique polymer Ultra Body of the Cargo Max line is formed by the world’s largest rotary thermoforming machine resulting in a design that is virtually indestructible even in the most extreme weather conditions. FLOE’s exclusive floor trussing system delivers maximum strength, excellent water drainage, and superior cleaning ability.

The versatile Cargo Max tailgate ramp system features two loading angles, level ramp mode for ATVs and limited tilt mode for low clearance vehicles like motorcycles and lawn mowers. Look for safety and convenience features such as super bright, long-lasting, commercial recessed LED lights, tongue handle grab for safety and convenience, patented fast-action tilt clamp that pulls the tongue tight to eliminate noise and vibration, and strategically placed foldaway D-ring anchors for maximum payload and security.

Visit M&G trailer in Ramsey, Minn., to find the right FLOE trailer for your needs. Find an assortment of FLOE models including Pro-Tecktor, Versa-Max, and CargoMax, open snowmobile and FLOE ‘s extremely versatile utility trailers available today.

Best Places To Enjoy Outside Winter Activities In Minnesota

Take a break from the ordinary and head to the great outdoors in Minnesota for a snowy mix of quirky, unique, exciting, and breath-taking winter thrills. From chasing Northern Lights, to improbable camp outs on frozen lakes, to roaring or swooshing through the wilderness, in Minnesota, winter means adventure.

Locals are expecting a super winter for visitors. In February the state throws open its icy arms to welcome fans to Super Bowl LII in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Football fans will find plenty of thrills on the field as well as off in Minnesota.

Bemidji

Bemidji, Minnesota is known as the Curling Capital of the U.S.A

Load up your snowmobile and broom and head north to Bemidji, Minnesota’s winter adventure capitol.  The “First City on the Mississippi” is also knowns as the “Snowmobile Capital of the North” and “Curling Capital of USA.”  Be welcomed to Bemidji by its most famous citizens, famed lumberjack Paul Bunyan and Babe, his Blue Ox. The statues stand proudly at the Bemidji Lake Tourist Information Center, where they have become the second most frequently photographed icons in the nation, according to the tourism office.

Bemidji is at the crossroads of Minnesota’s extensive trail system, with two major snow mobile -friendly trails intersecting there, according to Visit Bemidji. The Paul Bunyan Trail which originates at Lake Bemidji State Park, and runs 1,115 miles between Bemidji and Brainerd, and the Blue Ox Trail, running 110 miles north from Bemidji to International Falls, Winnipeg provide the opportunity for exhilarating adventure. Visit Bemidji challenges visitors to hone their snowmobile skills with rides across 1,000 frozen lakes along the Continental Divide, over bogs, beside rushing streams, up rolling hills, and through snow-draped forests. For tamer, scenic rides head to the Buena Vista Trail in Buena Vista State Forest, or head south on the Itasca and Becida Trails to Itasca State Park, site of the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

Catch the Olympics bug in Bemidji, with a trip to Bemidji Curling Club. Curling is the quirky shuffleboard-style game played on ice that has found a home in the Winter Olympics. Curious about the stones, brooms and all that yelling? Swing by the club to watch teams practice or catch a game. The club has a first-floor viewing area accessible to the public, as well as its upper level deck with a bar.

Upper Red Lake

Ice Fishing in Upper Red Lake is great fun for all.

At 228,000 acres, Red Lake is the largest lake within Minnesota and Upper Red Lake is one of the state’s most popular spots for ice fishing. In January and February, the surface of the lake often turns into a make-shift city, with “streets” lined with ice houses, and friends gathered together under impromptu street lights to share tales of world-class walleye, northern pike and crappie fishing.

True ice fishing fanatics come equipped with their own ice houses to lounge in comfort and fish through strategically placed holes in the floor, while those craving simpler times find an auger to make a hole, a fishing pole, and an upside down five-gallon bucket to sit on are enough for some winter bliss.  Even novices can enjoy this Minnesota passion safely:  Guides and gear are available for hire around Upper Red Lake and stay on the lake safely by renting an ice house from a trusted outfitter. Ice houses range from spartan day quarters, to heated, fully-outfitted sleeping cabins.

Lake Mille Lacs

For more ice fishing options – and more outdoor adventures — consider Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota’s third largest lake. Every weekend there’s a party somewhere on Lake Mille Lacs. Along with legendary ice fishing, the area features hundreds of miles of trails suitable for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. On a windy day, take a turn at Kite Boarding across the snow-covered lake. Lake Mille Lacs’ vast inland sea spans 132,500 acres holding up to 5,500 ice fishing houses during the winter. Groomed ice roads lead to the seasonal ice fishing villages, where visitors can rent ice houses for fishing or spearing.

The highlight of the Lake Mille Lacs ice fishing season is the International Eelpout Festival held in late February. The festival attracts a crowd of nearly 10,000 to tiny Walker, Minn., to celebrate the famously ugly bottom dwelling fish.  According to festival organizers the International Eelpout Festival named one of the top “15 Weird Midwestern Festivals You Never knew Existed.”

For information about this year’s Eelpout Festival click here.

Ely

Ely is home to more dog-sledding outfitters than anywhere else in the world.

Mush for a memorable Minnesota day. Tiny Ely, population about 3,000, is home to more dog-sledding outfitters than anywhere else in the world.  Whether you’re an experienced musher, or just a willing adventurer, Ely is the perfect place for a day gone to the dogs.  Learn how to drive a team or just enjoy a ride in the sled in the dog-sledding capitol of the world.

Ely is about 150 miles from Duluth in Northern Minnesota and sits on the edge of the summer hotspot Boundary Waters Canoe area.  In the winter, the hiking, canoeing, and fishing paradise becomes a winter wonderland.  Along with dog-sledding, well-groomed trails are perfect for snowmobiling and snow shoeing. The town is also home to the International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center

Detroit Mountain

Visit Detroit Mountain, a non-profit center committed to promoting “sound environmental recreation and educational programming to develop the health and wellness of children, families and communities.”  This four-season resort in the Detroit Lakes region, was a family owned resort for more than 50 years. When it closed its doors in 2004, residents banned together to figure out how to restore and revive the recreation area.  Ten years of work and fundraising paid off when the Detroit Mountain Recreation area reopened. The revived park features a beautiful new lodge and redesigned mountain for skiing and snowboarding, as well as an all-new Scheels terrain park, tubing hill, and cross-country ski trails.

When you’re headed to the Detroit Lakes region, don’t forget your sleds. Becker County features more than 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Cook County

Northern Lights in Minnesota.

You don’t have to go all the way to the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights. Cook County in northwestern Minnesota is the best place in the lower 48 to see nature’s spectacular light show. Cook County, Minnesota, on the shores of Lake Superior, is home to Eagle Mountain, Minnesota’s tallest mountain, Grand Portage, the state’s tallest waterfall and an outstanding place for catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, and Lutsen Mountains, the largest ski resort in the Midwest. Outfitters in Grand Marais and Lutsen offer Northern Lights viewing packages and the Cook County visitors center offers do-it-yourself tips.

No matter which winter adventures you decide to take part in, make sure your winter toys are traveling in style and safety with a trip to M&G Trailer Sales and Service in Ramsey, Minnesota. At M &G you’ll find a full-line of snowmobile trailers and a top-notch service department to meet all your outdoor winter needs.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Sure-Trac

For quality construction, vast product line, unparalleled customer service, and extensive warranty coverage look to made-in-America Sure-Trac for all your hauling needs. Sure-Trac is the fastest growing open trailer product line in the US.

From landscape and utility trailers to car haulers, enclosed, dump and tilt bed trailers, Sure-Trac offers a trailer to meet your needs – all manufactured with Sure-Trac’s “Professional Advantage.” Through out the Sure-Trac organization, committed professionals are uniquely focused on providing a superior product. From pre-weld to completion, each trailer undergoes six documented quality inspections to ensure the trailer you get exceeds your expectations.

Whether you need a new trailer to haul a prize show car, require a reliable equipment hauler or need a utility trailer for your small business, Sure-Trac builds a quality trailer for your needs. Sure-Trac produces a full line of hydraulic dump trucks, landscape and utility trailers, car and equipment haulers, deckover trailers, and a full line of enclosed trailers.

Can’t find a trailer for your work or recreational needs from the vast Sure-Trac product line?  Turn to Sure-Trac Custom Trailer Operations. In the Sure-Trac CTO, every trailer is hand-fitted by highly skilled craftsmen using state-of-the-art technology. Custom trailers redesigned by the degreed Sure-Trac engineering staff, equipped with the latest engineering 3-D Solid Modeling software to turn your dream trailer into reality.

No matter what Sure-Trac trailer you choose, exclusive Steel Prep technology ensures the highest quality and delivers the best value for your investment.

Haul with confidence when you choose a Sure-Trac. Each trailer comes loaded with an industry-leading warranty, including three-year frame and component overall protection, one-year tire hazard and abuse protection, five-year standard tire warranty, and five-year axle and suspension warranty.

Sure-Trac trailers are manufactured in America’s heartland by American workers using state-of-the-art automated assembly lines. Sure-Trac was acquired by Novae Corp., one of the best professional trailer manufacturers in North America. Founded in 1995, Novae acquired the assets of Sure-Trac trailers and in 2001 began producing their first trailers. Through innovative designs, steadfast attention to detail, and best business practices, Sure-Trac quickly gained advantage in the utility trailer marketplace.

In 2005, Novae opened its manufacturing compound in Markle, Indiana, where today Sure-Trac trailers are designed and produced.

Shop for your Sure-Trac at M&G Trailer Sales and Service of Minnesota, one of Sure-Trac’s quality dealers in an exclusive network of dealers known for outstanding service, knowledge, and responsiveness. M&G Trailers Sales & Service offers a full-line of new and used utility, cargo, dump, equipment, ATV, and snowmobile trailers, service and repair, parts, and rentals.

Look for a huge selection of new and used Sure-Trac trailers at M&G Trailer Sales and Service, including the highest quality utility, dump, car haulers, and equipment trailers.