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Towing wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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I have a 8x16 firebrand. I am thinking about moving it around the lake with my Arctic Cat 700 wheeler with independent suspension. I know a guy who makes a suspension type lock for Polaris ATV's and he thinks he can make one for my arctic cat. It looks legit and I know he sells them to several Polaris dealerships around the St.Cloud area. I also can have a guy make a dolly cart for an ATV. I'm leaning twords the suspension lock system but a wise man I work with, (yeah you Chuck) is worried it may be too much weight on those independent axles. I am a little leary about the cart because of the jack knife factor, and storing and transporting inconvenience of it. They are somewhat large and cumbersome. I know I'm taking the lazy way out by asking 'yall but anyone know roughly the toung weight of a 8x16 firebrand or yetti? Or the capabilities of a four wheelers axle system, or an opinion on which is better please share.

Thanks, MNdrifter.

Posted on: 1/5 19:19:50
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Re: Moving wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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I would go with the cart. Let the $300 dollar device bear the weight of the trailer and not your $x thousand dollar device. Independent rear suspension is a nice ride but they don't take weight well.

Even if you put the suspension locking device on the weight of the trailer will / may affect the steer-ability of the atv.

Posted on: 1/5 19:58:27
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Re: Moving wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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I second using a dolly or a cart set up...save yourself a lot of trouble.

Posted on: 1/5 20:34:58
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Re: Moving wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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From Tonka
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I've been contemplating a the purchase of a cart/dolly for my Yetti and Polaris ATV. Does anyone have any recommendations as far as brand and model go?

Posted on: 1/5 21:52:01
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Re: Towing wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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No matter what you're going too need chains on all four wheels,

Posted on: 1/5 22:16:41
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Re: Towing wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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Quote:

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No matter what you're going too need chains on all four wheels,


You think I'll need them in the front too? I never considered that. Mainly for steering? Or more pulling power?

Posted on: 1/5 23:02:55
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Re: Towing wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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Yes for steering especially on ice. BUT you will need for snow for sure pulling hous.

I hav a Firebrand and we pull with Polaris Ranger with tracks.

Posted on: 1/5 23:21:27
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Re: Towing wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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only downfall I see to the cart is when stopping or going down the ramp you might have trouble with the house trying to pass the wheeler.

my firebrand is roughly 300 lbs of tongue weight right now. will be a little more when I get the cabinets in up front. hooked it to my buddy's Arctic Cat 700 H1 and when he stood on the wheeler it was completely bottomed out. I know I will need a tow ski or something of the like if I plan to use a wheeler ever.

Posted on: 1/6 10:11:31
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Re: Towing wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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From Tonka
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I use my Yetti year round for camping on my property by Crosby. I really need something that will help me be able to move it with my little wheeler. Just wondered if anyone could recommend a brand that has held up well for them.

Posted on: 1/6 15:22:09
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Re: Towing wheelhouse with ATV, suspension lock or cart?
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Borrowed a buddies cart this weekend. It worked good on glare ice. I may be leaning this way.

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