Information about Smithers Winter Proving Grounds
Smithers Winter Test
Center - Raco, Michigan
Located in northern Michigan, Smithers Winter Test Center, is ideal for testing and conducting performance evaluations of vehicles, tires and components under the special challenges of extreme cold and hazardous road conditions.
Smithers Winter Test Center is ideal for testing all types of vehicles and components in harsh winter climatic conditions.
The Smithers Winter Test Center is utilized by manufacturers of vehicles ranging from small automobiles to Class 8 trucks, vehicle components (both OE and aftermarket), snow handling equipment, construction equipment, recreational and seasonal sport vehicles and military equipment.
Our winter operations provide clients with:
Special testing surfaces
Vehicle durability and component evaluations
In addition to the extensive outdoor test facilities, the complex includes a well-equipped 20,000-sq. ft. heated garage and offices. Off-site remote office and garage locations may be available on request. We can also construct special test surfaces to meet your needs.
Smithers Winter Test Center has 17 separate testing areas for testing all types of vehicles and components