Next to a roof and a windshield, snow blades are one of the most popular accessories for UTVs and ATVs. It’s a natural fit actually. An ATV or Side x Side can maneuver through tight areas much easier than a jeep, a pickup, or tractor, and unless you’ve got really deep snow, they do a great job of clearing the drive or walk. If you already own an ATV or Side x Side, it’s a no-brainer to use it as a winter tool.
Part of the fun in ATVs and Side x Sides is spinning wrenches from time to time and installing modifications. We’ve seen all manner of modifications over the years, from highly modified mud runners, to powerful motocross racers designed to soak up the biggest jumps with ease, to rock crawlers that can climb crab-like over boulders we can’t even walk up. The owners always love their ride, and they also love to talk about it, but we’ve never heard anybody brag about their oil filter.
Despite the tremendous personal effort it often requires, snow removal is never going to be an Olympic sport. The faster you can get through the task, the better, and the most you can look forward to are admiring, appreciative glances from your significant other. Other than a move to a warmer climate, you’ve got one other sure-fire way to beat back Mother Nature’s worst - and the best tool for the job is already in your garage. Remember your all-terrain hunting and trail buddy?
The details are still a little sketchy but one thing is clear; Honda intends to take a big swipe at Polaris, Arctic Cat, Can-Am, and Kawasaki with the newest and most advanced Side x Side they’ve ever built, the all-new Pioneer 700-4. The new Pioneer is meant for more than life on the prairie, and one look shows that Honda is serious about Side x Sides. It’s been a long time coming, but the Pioneer 700-4 looks to break new ground for Honda and make tracks where they’ve never been before.
The American West holds a special mystique like no other part of the country. It has always represented wide open spaces, big adventure, and big dreams, and we love every chance we get to turn our modern day horse loose on an unfamiliar western trail and explore. There are still places where one can explore a new trail, climb the back of a mountain, or venture into territory that has changed little since explorers, mountain men, and Spanish missionaries first wandered through, and one of the best places we know to discover part of the old west is Elko, Nevada.
Brian Fisher of Fisher’s ATV World is right… The views from Kentucky’s Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park, located in the southeastern part of the state, look more like the rolling foothills of Montana or Wyoming than anyplace near the Great Smoky Mountains. While the area presents a geographical oddity, it also offers excellent riding, and best of all, it’s all free!
A snow plow is one of the most useful tools you can use with your ATV. An ATV can maneuver into areas a tractor or truck mounted plow can’t reach, and it can make short work of a tough winter job. Most snow plows follow a similar design, but recently American Manufacturing introduced a new trick for your old dog.
Testing Can-Am's High Horsepower, High-Performance Maverick 1000R
Not long ago, Can-Am introduced their high performance Maverick 1000R Side x Side, but we were only allowed a mechanical sneak peak. Since then we’ve been counting the days until we finally could climb inside and turn it loose, and Logandale, Nevada was just the place to see what the Maverick could to.
No performance shop has won more races and championships than CT Racing. From national ATV championships, stadium championships, SCORE, Best in the Desert, AMA Supermoto, and even on other continents, they’ve won it all from the humble beginning of ATV racing up through today. Whether on two-strokes or four strokes, CT Racing has consistently provided complete performance packages that make tons of power, but are reliable as well.
Unless the riding area, hunting camp, and job site is right behind your house you’ll surely be hauling your ATV and Side x Side on a regular basis. For many of us that means every time we drive it. A trailer is the best tool for the job when it comes time to haul your machine, but regardless of the brand or size you definitely need to make sure it is securely attached to the trailer. One of the best tools we have seen for securing your machine safely is the MIGHTY TITE load security system.