October 28, 2010
Every good ride needs a few add-ons. Here are some top accessories for your motorized field partner.
Adventure Medical Kits
You might not initially think of it as an ATV accessory, but the AMK Hunter Kit is soemthing no rider should head afield without. Among the latest in a long and extensive line of outdoor first aid and survival kits, this one is designed specifically for hunters, and comes with hospital quality tools and instructional materials to treat the most common injuries hunters are likely to encounter in the field. The kit includes wound/burn/blister care instructions and materials; a full set of first aid tools; a detachable field trauma kit and a copy of the book: A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine by Dr. Eric A. Weiss. MSRP $60; www.adventuremedicalkits.com
Stay organized for everything the trail throws your way with API Outdoors' Deluxe ATV Front and Rear Rack Organizers, which are available in Realtree APG HD camo. Constructed from durable foam they're lightweight and easy to install on your favorite ride. The large main compartments include inner zip pockets and two mesh pockets to help separate gear. Dual-side cargo compartments are large enough to store additional gear needed for a day afield. The rear organizer is similar to the front organizer however includes a side insulated cooler for beverages, game and food, expandable front compartment and two padded front gear pockets.
Easily load your ATV into your pickup with API's Adjustable Tri-Fold Aluminum Loading Ramps. Built from aircraft aluminum, the ramps fold up conveniently for easy transport and use. The adjustable design allows you to match the width of the ramps to your ATV wheelbase while a flexible PVC plastic finger caps overlap your tailgate to protect the finish and to hold the ramp securely for safe loading. Safety straps are included. Features a 1250-pound weight capacity. MSRP $179.94; www.basspro.com
Bushnell's BackTrack personal location finder has simplified GPS navigation down to two buttons, and an easy to read screen. Push one button to record your starting point. Then push another when you want to navigate back. You can also mark one additional location, such as a downed bird or a drop-off point. The BackTrack provides distance and direction in yards / miles or meters / kilometers to your saved locations. It weighs just a few ounces and will fit in the palm of your hand. MSRP $50.00; www.bushnell.com
The Tank Bag let's you keep your trail essentials at your fingertips with its fleece-lined quick-draw pocket integrated into this hyperfunctional semi-rigid foam storage system. Dual tank-top mini-pockets stow small items and tools. Extra-large main pockets use dust-resistant magnetic closures and quick-release buckles. ATVs with rear-mounted tanks can use the elastic-cord attachment system for a custom fit. Bottom stretch cord with hook holds bag in place on rough terrain. Weatherproof 600-denier shell. Outside Dimensions: 11Lx11Wx5H. Camo pattern: Realtree AP HD. MSRP $59.99; www.cabelas.com
The Multi-Use Small Vehicle Mat/Tent Carpet makes an ideal ATV mat or floor protection for your garage or carport. This 7'4" x 8'4" mat is made of a plush Zorb-Tech fabric with anti-flow absorbency technology that is absorbent, yet waterproof. The plush fabric side absorbs and holds many times its weight in water. The non-abrasive, waterproof, bonded backing protects the surfaces it comes into contact with from scratches and its tackiness prevents the Drymate material from slipping. It's lightweight (under 7 lbs.) and compact, yet durable, long lasting and machine washable and dryable. MSRP $69.99; www.rpmdrymate.com
The Plot Pro Boomless Sprayer is a revolutionary solution to small-scale spraying. Ideal for all types of chemical application, it mounts quickly and easily to an ATV rack or bed, and comes complete with: 25 gallon, corrosion-proof polyethylene tank, 60 PSI Shurflo pump (flows 1.8-gallons per minute) and wide-application boomless tip that, positioned 30-36 inches above the ground delivers a uniform 15 foot span of coverage. MSRP $249.97
The ATV Food Plot Spreader with Push Gate has a stronger reinforced frame, easy-to-detach spreader bucket, and universal mounting bracket. The durable plastic hopper has a load capacity of up to 100 lbs. It also features an easy, reach-around lever that opens or closes feed gate, a built-in quick release system for fast and easy detaching and a heavy-duty deflector shield. The universal mounting bracket is compatible with most ATV models. MSRP $229.97; www.moultrie.com
The Sportsmen's ATV Dry Box from MTM Case-Gard is a two-piece kit consisting of a medium sized Dry Box, with its own interior tray, plus a heavy-
duty mounting tray for easy attachment to almost any ATV. Installation takes just minutes and once mounting tray is installed, a simple release of the provided bungee cord and ATV riders are free to take the dry box with them. Designed to fit tubular or composite ATV racks, all necessary mounting hardware is included. MSRP $20; www.mtmcase-gard.com
Plano's Rear Mount ATV Storage Box easily mounts to most rear ATV racks without drilling and features 3.3 cubic feet of storage, a sturdy, removable full-length steel hinge on the cover. Elastomeric straps hold the lockable lid securely while a foam seal provides dust protection. The double wall lid provides strength to stack tree stands, tools and other heavy items and front and side details allow for strapping larger items to lid. Dimensions: 39.75"L x 20.5"W x 12.38"H. MSRP $119.99; www.planomolding.com
Terrain Tough Disc/Culti-Packer
Terrain Tough combinedthe deep cutting ability of an 8-Blade Tillage Disc with the soil preparation and compaction action of a culti-packer in this all-in-one ATV implement. The Disc/Culti-Packer Combo makes easy work with a single pass. The 16-inch tillage discs are adjustable from 0° through 20° and provide a 48-inch cutting width. The ratchet action handle makes disc adjustment a snap and the heavy-duty, front-mounted winch makes culti-packer adjustment both easy and independent of the disc blades. The super heavy-duty steel frame and heavy-duty construction make this an even heavier tool (711 lbs.). The adjustable 13-inch 4-ply tubeless tires can be lowered for complete ground clearance (when towing or moving) or can be used to reduce drag depending on surface characteristics and ATV capabilities. This product features heavy-duty sealed bearings and durable, corrosion-resistant powder coat gray finish.MSRP $1,617.01; www.tartergate.com