A lesson in economics.
Today's lesson is that you cannot reckon the costs before the period's end. When you buy a new snowmobile you know how much you pay for it: but that's not all.
You will pay for fuel, maintenance, spare-parts, insurance... sometimes you will need to pay drivers too. And when the snowmobile will be too worn to repair it, you will scrap it and buy a new one.
The balance of all these costs is often higher than the initial cost of the snowmobile, so it is not true that a cheap snowmobile is necessarily a good deal. And sometimes your work needs more than one snowmobile, so the costs are doubled, tripled, etc. So make your reckoning, but based upon some real facts on the new SHERPA, when compared to a conventional snowmobile:
It can transport from 2 to 3 times material / persons - It can easily handle track-makers that others can't move at all - It can make many different tasks, without needing more machines for each specific task - The drive-belt will last many hundred hours - It has a very low fuel consumption - It is extremely solid and it will last at least twice as long as other snowmobiles - The maintenance needed versus working-hours is very low - The spare-parts are worldwide readily available. Rely on your common sense: work better and save money.