I don’t see any ice or snow build up on those running boards, do you?
Cheap insurance to keep your tunnel protected and shedding water would be utilization of the Tunnel Guards we built out with @arcticfxgraphics which are ultra thick and shed water and snow so fast it doesn’t even have time to build up.
That means saving your boot soles from constant snow clearing all day and eliminates that delightful morning ice chipping. Why? Well nothing sticks to closed cell laminates; of course that’s what it is made of.
Peel it off when you sell your machine and you’ve got a pretty sled to protect resale. Boom boom.