Hus Ski / Diablo Rouge Background
Hus Ski Limitee of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
Production 1962-65 (under the Hus Ski badge)
Purchased (summer 1965) by Bolens of Wisconsin, Port Washington Wi., a Division of Food Machine Corp. Badged as Bolens Hus Ski to 1966/67 when the Canadian production operations closed and amalgamated to one operation in Wisconsin. John Smeaton (long time designer/employee of Hus Ski) formed Carlton Products Consultants Ltd. upon closing of the Canadian division and teamed with Fred Fassbender. The two remained the design/management team for Bolens.
The Bolens Diablo Rouge was produced 1967-69. The two-piece machine as we know stopped production after the 1969 model year.
Hus Ski Snow Traveller built in 1962-63 utilized a 10hp West Bend Motor.
Hus Ski Model 200 built in 1963-64 utilized a 8hp JLO Motor.
Hus Ski Model 400 built in 1963-64 utilized a 10.4hp JLO Motor.
Hus Ski Model 200A built in 1964-65 utilized a 8hp JLO Motor.
Hus SKi Model 600 built in 1964-65 utilized a 10.4hp JLO Motor.
Bolens Hus Ski Model 444 built in 1965-66 utilized a 10.4hp JLO Motor.
Bolens Diablo Rouge Model 500 built in 1967 utilized a 16hp Hirth Motor.
Bolens Diablo Rouge Model 502 built in 1968-69 utilized a 16hp Hirth Motor.
Bolens Diablo Rouge Model 503 built in 1968-69 utilized a 16hp Hirth Motor with electric start.
Musee J. Armand Bombardier/Innovations
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