Adding a UTV spreader to the back of your rig is a sure-fire way to take a lot of hassle out of lawn care – or any task that requires the broadcast of material, really. This type of machine generally includes some sort of hopper that can be filled with a pellet- or seed-type product, with a distribution system underneath it that spreads out material as you drive along. Spreader – geddit?
For many companies the annual Sand Sports Super Show is the perfect event for debuting new ATV and UTV products for maximum visibility and many times customers can take advantage of introductory show special pricing. At this year’s event there were plenty of new items, but even products that have been around for years still deserve recognition. These are our favorite items that were on display at the show this year.
While it is certainly a workhorse, Kawasaki Mule batteries will eventually need to be replaced. Like most items of this type, their constant power and charging cycles take a toll on its overall health. This means that sooner or later you could be left with a fist full of no-go when it’s time to head out and take care of some work.
Whether you want to admit it or not, a good set of Polaris RZR rock sliders are key to protecting against damage. Without ’em bending the lower edges of our side-by-side while navigating a tight or technical trail is absolutely in the cards – no matter how good your driving skills. This is when a little bit of extra armor comes in handy.
Fess up – without a set of Polaris General rock sliders, most of us will be apt to bash a rock or three on the very edges of our side-by-side while navigating a tight and technical trail. This is where a little bit of extra armor comes in handy. Call ’em rock sliders, nerf bars, or tree kickers – the first time their save your bacon you’ll call them life savers.
Any ATV or UTV owner worth their salt (or mud, as the case may be) will have some windshield cleaner on hand when they hit the trail. If your rig has a plane of plastic in front of the driver, it’s going to get dirty – full stop. Short of splashing out the big bucks for a wiper/washer from the factory, keeping some UTV windshield cleaner aboard is a remarkably good idea.
It’s never been easier to change the color of your vehicle with a product like UTV wraps. Whether it’s an off-road toy or your daily driver, the democratization of wraps has made changing a rig’s appearance much simpler than in the past. Sure, it’s still a process that needs to be taken carefully but the days of mixing paint and finding a dust-free booth are in the past.
Adding a Polaris Ranger bed rack to the rear of your side-by-side is a sure-fire way to increase the machine’s functionality without completely spoiling its ability to have a bit of fun on the weekends. An advantage of adding a Polaris Ranger bed rack is that you not only get additional storage space, but due to their design, you also get extra tie-down points that help provide a helpful dose of extra utility when hauling cargo in your bed.
Choosing a set of Kawasaki Mule tires – or rubber for any side-by-side, really – can lead customers down a rabbit hole full of tread patterns and sizing options. For this buyers guide, we’re opting to stick with factory Mule tire sizes but note that the size can vary with different Kawasaki Mule trim options.
Whether you’re blasting through the dunes or tackling gnarly rock crawling trails, upgrading your Polaris RZR skid plate can be one of your best investments. If you haven’t fallen victim to rocks or tree roots puncturing through the thin plastic OE skid plates, consider yourself lucky. It’s not uncommon to see large rocks bust through mediocre stock skid plates and cause damage to the frame, transmission or engine cases, or even have sticks and branches puncture through the floorboards into the cab, dangerously close to its occupants.
If you live in a state that allows street legal operation of your ATV or UTV, an ATV horn kit is an absolute requirement. Horns are the best way to make your presence known to distracted drivers and pedestrians as well as wildlife that may stray onto the highway in front of you. A good ATV horn kit also gives you the ability to get peoples attention to see how much you’re having cruising around town as you wave hi, so why wouldn’t you want to have one installed?