Cutting grass is one thing, but if you need to clear out some more extensive brush, you need a brush mower. As you know, your ATV is a versatile machine, and you can get a tow-behind brush mower that can make quick work of everything from weeds, shrubs and small trees, as well as stumps and, yes, grass. There are several types of brush mowers available, from finish mowers, rough cut, flail and more. Which one is perfect for your needs? We’re here to help you decide which of the best ATV brush mowers is right for you.
Moose Utility Division is introducing a new brake rotor for UTVs. The lazer cut rotors are made of 420 high carbon stainless steel and claim greater friction and durability than stock rotors. The rotors are available for $109.95 at local dealers or online at MooseUtilities.com.
Everybody knows that springs are made of metal, right? That may be true now, but Elka Suspension is experimenting with springs made out of composite materials instead of good old-fashioned steel. In fact, Elka just put them to the test in some of the most extreme conditions possible at King of the Hammers.
Yamaha’s stellar YXZ1000R sport side-by-side is one of the most capable machines on the trail. Outstanding suspension and handling, coupled with a proven, reliable, high-performance engine makes for a machine that is truly a blast to drive and one that is 100% Yamaha. But we all have something within us – a need for speed. And that’s not just a catchy, Tom Cruise tagline, either. It’s real. We like to go fast!
Do you have a Kawasaki Mule fuel pump that has a whining noise that wasn’t there before? Is your Mule struggling to start or stalls intermittently? These early signs of a failing fuel pump are your warning to replace it with one of the quality fuel pumps from our list before you get stranded on the trail.
The Polaris Ranger is, without a doubt, the most popular UTV on the market. More of these capable machines have been sold than any other by a large margin. One of the most popular models is the Ranger 900, a machine that has recently been replaced in the lineup with the new Ranger 1000. There are so many accessories available for these machines that I couldn’t list them all if I wanted to, so something has to be quite remarkable to grab my attention. The C3 Polaris Ranger Roof, from ASR Outdoors did just that.
Polaris hit it out of the park when they introduced the General several years ago. The combination of RZR power and suspension and Ranger capability and versatility has struck a chord with consumers, making the machine an instant hit. The General is a great platform for just about every condition and personalizing it with the best General accessories can only make a great machine better.
While working on an ATV or UTV can be rewarding, it can often be frustrating if you do not have the proper tools. Trying to throw a wrench at something does ease your mind’s frustration, but it may not be exactly the right tool for the job. Having spent a large portion of my life working on my own off-road rides, I have found some ATV tools that are life savers… even though they may only get used a few times in their life span.
Winter is coming, and depending on where you live, preparation has already begun. Whether you’re an adventurer to the core and excited about exploring mountainous terrain and deep snow, or looking for agricultural applications better suited to winter climates, ATVTracks.net has got what your ATV or UTV needs for winter weather.
There’s nothing quite like ripping down a dirt trail, fresh air invading your nostrils, the sound of a motor keeping time with your heartbeat… But in order to do this right, you know you need more than just a solid machine – you also need a solid set of tires to ensure your steed achieves optimal performance.
Welcome back! As we discussed in Part I of our ShelterLogic DIY Garage on a Budget project, as ATV enthusiasts, we need a place to store our toys. There are many options, but for the money, We liked the options ShelterLogic had to offer and decided to give them a try. We went with with the company’s premium ShelterTech SP series, a wind- and snow-rated permanent structure. Now it’s time to get to building it.
Off-road helmets are a must have piece of safety equipment for every rider and passenger. We all know this, too. Anyone who has ever taken a serious spill on an ATV, UTV dirt bike or other fun toy, and had any sort of contact with his/her head, can attest that helmets are truly necessary. Helmet technology has taken massive leaps forward in safety lately. The Multi-Impact Protection System, or MIPS system was adapted by most of the manufacturers, but some have looked to surpass it, looking for ways to offer more protection. One of the latest helmets to offer extended protection is the new Fly Racing Formula Carbon Fiber helmet. We’ve been testing one for a while now and feel it is one of the best carbon fiber helmets you can buy.
Memorial Day in the U.S. is a time to remember those who have fallen to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. One of those freedoms is the freedom to get out and ride. Memorial weekend is the traditional kick-off to summer. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC wants to help you get ready to ride this summer with a sale on select parts and maintenance products for your ATV or UTV.
Jackson Motorsports Group (JMG) unveiled the new BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 UTV tire at the 47th Annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 in Baja California, Mexico.
This is the first UTV-specific tire produced by BFGoodrich, which is engineered with CoreGard technology. According to BFGoodrich, the tire offers superior performance and increased mobility in soft soils, enhanced traction in mud and improved braking in loose and rocky soil.
First seen at the recent Rally on the Rocks in Moab, Utah, DragonFire has officially announced the release of its new Defender SS Mirror.
“We have taken our popular SuperSport Side Mirror to the next level with the introduction of the articulating Defender SS Mirror,” says Chris Moore, DragonFire’s social media manager.
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the ride has to be over. QuadBoss offers a line of LED lighting options that can extend your ride well into the night.
“The low power draw of LEDs allows you to have the greatest amount of light at minimal tax to your electrical system,” QuadBoss says in a release. “Durable, waterproof aluminum housings are built to stand up to the brush and weather. In the event of hard impact, the undamaged LEDs will keep on working. With 10 different lighting styles, we have one that is perfect for your ATV/UTV.”
Ride off-road long enough and you are bound to damage your CV boot, which can lead to serious axle damage if you don’t take care of it quickly.
Rather than let the dirt or sand destroy your CV joint, the QuadBoss Rapid Repair CV Boot Kit’s cone shaped tool lets you slip a new boot onto your axle and seal it back up without having to pull your axle off. The faster you replace the boot, the less damage is done to the joint.
QuadBoss has released its new lineup tires and wheels. Whether you are looking for sporty performance out of an ATV or want to get your UTV to the end of the mud bog, QuadBoss has a little something for just about every rider.ATV and UTV Tires
The QBT447 tire is designed for loose to intermediate terrain. The ¾-inch deep wraparound lugs are designed to provide responsive cornering while protecting the sidewall. As well, QuadBoss says the unique directional tread pattern delivers a smooth ride on hard pack surfaces, and sheds mud when things get messy. These tires are built with six-ply durability and load rated for all ATVs and UTVs.
STI Tire & Wheel has introduced a new and improved Roctane XS tire that features a lighter carcass and a rounded contour designed to enhance high-speed handling.
Two new 14-inch sizes, 28/10R-14 (MSRP: $179.25) and 30/10R-14 ($202.55), are DOT approved for use on paved roads (where legal).
STI Tire & Wheel’s HD6 line of UTV and ATV wheels, introduced in December 2014, are now available in an assortment of vibrant colors with the new HD6 Radiant line.
Available in Radiant Red, Pink, Blue, and Orange, each HD6 Radiant wheel features a clear-coat protective finish, and is available in 14×7 applications. Optional full-coverage center caps fit these wheels as well.
Heat Demon says the Can-Am version of its heated UTV steering wheel is now available. This version fits both Commander and Maverick models. Versions made to fit Polaris and Arctic Cat UTVs are already available.
Heat Demon’s heated UTV steering wheel features steel spokes and comes with everything needed for a simple, plug-and-play installation.
Curtis Industries has unveiled its new cab systems for the Yamaha Viking UTV.
The Curtis cab features all-steel panels, powder-coated 16-guage steel doors, and large windows with dual sliders. As well, with Curtis’ exclusive Quick-Release Latch, you can completely remove the window panel in seconds without tools by simply turning 4 thumb screws.
STI has expanded its Outback tire lineup with more choices for ATV and UTV owners. The new Outback XLT tires add four new sizes, including 30/9-14, 30/11-14, 30/9-17 and 30/11-17. The taller tire profile, offered to fit 14- and 17-inch wheels, is designed for today’s big-bore UTVs.
Christmas shopping just got easier for Yamaha riders and their families. For the first time, Yamaha is giving consumers the ability to purchase its apparel and accessories at a single online destination.
Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has launched a new e-commerce website – ShopYamaha.com.
Pro Armor, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall notice for its doors that fit 2010-2014 Polaris RZR 800 and 900 models.
According to the recall notice, the latch pin can disengage from the latch and allow the door to open while the vehicle is moving, posing a risk of ejection of an unrestrained rider and impact or laceration hazards.
PRP Seats has announced the addition of five-time King of the Hammers (KOH) UTV champion Mitch Guthrie Sr. to its race team.
“We’re really happy to have Mitch driving in PRP’s now.” said PRP Seats’ Marketing Director, Jason DeArmond. “We’ve designed our seats to be for all day riding and King of the Hammers is a perfect venue. Mitch has been unbeatable the last five years and we’re confident the comfort and safety of our seats and harnesses will keep him there.”
Polaris has beefed up its ATV and UTV accessories division with the purchase of LSI Products Inc. and Armor Holdings, LLC (Pro Armor). These companies design, develop, manufacture, source, sell and distribute accessories for performance Side-by-Side vehicles and ATV markets under the Pro Armor brand. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
STI has expanded its Outback tire line with four new wider sizes: 26/10-12, 26/12-12, 27/10-12 and 27/12-12.
The Outback is STI’s all-around ATV and UTV tire and the new wider profile is designed to increase flotation and traction in loose conditions while retaining a smooth ride on hard-pack surfaces. As well, the new Outback models feature unique lugs that are stepped on the outside and dimpled in the middle. According to STI, this design provides aggressive grip and efficient clean-out capability, while maintaining ride comfort.
Curtis Industries has announced the release of its new heavy-duty utility vehicle plow. The plow ships fully assembled to dealers to reduce installation time and cost.
This plow is powder coated for corrosion resistance and painted in a polished silver-gray finish. It features a 72″ wide x 19″ high adjustable full-trip moldboard with 6″ double-sided cutting edge. It’s designed with a 48″ trip frame and heavy-duty springs to protect the plow and vehicle from ground obstructions.
TrakMotive has been the largest producer of automotive aftermarket CV axles for years, but only recently jumped into the ATV and UTV market. We had a chance to chat with TrakMotive at AIMExpo in Orlando, Fla. about its off-road products.
TrakMotive (also known as SurTrack) told us its ATV and UTV CV axles are engineered to hold up to the most rigorous conditions.
For some riders, the sound of the ATV or UTV engine is not quite enough. The folks at BOSS Audio Systems may have what they’re looking for.
When we stopped by the BOSS booth at AIMExpo in Orlando, Fla., a Kawasaki Brute Force decked out with front and rear marine-grade speakers that certainly caught our attention. These speakers were attached to the front and rear racks, but BOSS Audio Systems also makes speakers that can attach to UTV roll over protection structures.
OTR Wheel Engineering talked to us about the new OTR Tomahawk mud tire when we stopped by its booth at AIMExpo in Orlando, Fla.
The OTR Tomahawk has a fairly striking design, thanks to its unique looking tread and tire texture. We were told this tire was designed for exceptional mud traction and a set of four adorned an Arctic Cat MudPro ATV to drive the point home. The tire offers six-ply construction and OTR Wheel Engineering says that it is a smooth trail rider as well, despite its mud-focussed intentions.
One of the great things about walking the floor at a show like AIMExpo in Orlando, Fla. is checking out innovative products that could help a lot of people. The Shark Kage multi-use ramp falls into that category.
When we first walked by the Shark Kage booth, we didn’t think much of it. It just looked like an ordinary ramp for a pickup truck. However, what we saw next stopped us in our tracks. The ramp was quickly folded up into a bed extender…then a work table. After talking to one of the Shark Kage representatives, we were told it could also turn into a tool box and cargo cover for your truck, as well as a sun shade.
PRP Seats has released what it is calling the first front bench for the Polaris RZR XP 1000.
The GT 50/50 Front Bench features independently removable sides, which is designed to make it easy to access the battery or change the oil. Large harness openings and a quick release pull make removing each seat quick.
GBC Motorsports is all set to launch several new tire sizes at AIMExpo, scheduled for October 16-19 in Orlando. GBC is expanding its popular Dirt Commander line with new larger sizes.
“We are very excited to launch our expanded tire lines at AIMExpo,” says GBC Motorsports Director Randy Tsai. “We are always working to expand our offerings and remain at the forefront of the ATV and SXS markets. This show is the perfect venue to showcase our new products not only to dealers and media, but also directly to consumers.”
PRP Seats has just released new aluminum door extensions for Polaris RZR S 900 and RZR XP 1000 vehicles.
Installation, according to PRP Seats, is easy with just a few bolts to add to existing holes in the stock doors. Price is set at $239 for two doors and $449 for four-door models.
Anybody who’s ridden Side-by-Sides long enough, hard enough and over rough enough terrain has longed for a more comfortable place for their posterior. Pro Armor may have the answer with its new suspension seats.
“These suspension seats are designed to give a driver and passenger the most comfort and performance possible,” Pro Armor says in a release. “Using only the highest quality materials and with decades of experience in our sewing and seat department we are sure that once you take a ride in one you will agree it is the best seat in the house.”