Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
family hunt, ATM04, Basso1964, outdoorlife1984, Daggaboy42
62662 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83254
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44268
BOBO the Clown 42730
bill oxner 41015
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34827
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31414
facebook
Forum Stats
62662 Members
46 Forums
438258 Topics
6036427 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6885434 - 09/12/17 04:38 PM UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ???
Roll-Tide Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 3663
I posted a question in regards to a UTV not fitting in my garage while on a trailer.

Someone responded with some clamp type things, but did not elaborate.

Is it possible to take a UTV, Polaris Ranger for example, add these to the tubing and be able to freely remove and install the top portion, relatively easily??????????

Top
#6885500 - 09/12/17 05:49 PM Re: UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ??? [Re: Roll-Tide]
PMK Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6214
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
I would think those would work fine ... my wake boat tower has similar so we can fold the tower down to put in the garage. Ours has the large plastic thumb wheels for quick removal on each side. If you can find a reputable welder, they should be able to cut the existing roll cage, weld in the clamping mechanism and good to go.

does your roll cage really stick up much higher than the roof on your ranger? My Kubota RTV is only slightly higher than the roof and barely fits under our 7' garage door with only about 3 inches to spare. I built a high rack for it based on the garage door height so I could put it inside while at home.
_________________________
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~

Top
#6885812 - 09/12/17 10:17 PM Re: UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ??? [Re: Roll-Tide]
Roll-Tide Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 3663
Would be on the trailer. That's why so high.

Top
#6885892 - 09/13/17 12:36 AM Re: UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ??? [Re: Roll-Tide]
CharlieCTx Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1393
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Is it possible to take a UTV, Polaris Ranger for example, add these to the tubing and be able to freely remove and install the top portion, relatively easily??????????


Yes, even for someone from Alabama. smile It's not flip a switch, but it's also not all the other gymnastics some folks were suggesting. Buy one and look it over.

There's not much to explain, you section them in where you want the cage to detach. Measure twice, cut once. They're very common in strip/race cars to get at various components on the car.

_________________________
Charlie

M&P-10+AAC Cyclone - Kel-Tec RFB+Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar XQ-50
ATN OTS 336-50mm 9hz Thermal Monocular
ATN NVM14 NV Monocular

Top
#6886238 - 09/13/17 11:12 AM Re: UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ??? [Re: Roll-Tide]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 16462
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Won't this weaken the ROPS?
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top
#6886535 - 09/13/17 04:59 PM Re: UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ??? [Re: Cast]
CharlieCTx Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1393
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Cast
Won't this weaken the ROPS?


If they use them on race cars, I can't see an issue with a UTV. It's not just a simple clamp.
_________________________
Charlie

M&P-10+AAC Cyclone - Kel-Tec RFB+Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar XQ-50
ATN OTS 336-50mm 9hz Thermal Monocular
ATN NVM14 NV Monocular

Top
#6886563 - 09/13/17 05:23 PM Re: UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ??? [Re: Roll-Tide]
PMK Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6214
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Would be on the trailer. That's why so high.

yes, I understand it will be high since it's sitting on a trailer ... but, does the roll bar stick up much higher than the roof? or is the roll cage what the roof attaches too? (that might make more sense with your answer hammer)
_________________________
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~

Top
#6887024 - 09/14/17 08:35 AM Re: UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ??? [Re: Roll-Tide]
Vern1 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 2075
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
Something like this perhaps:
Trail Gear Interlocking Tube Clamps

This should work and keep most of the structural integrity.
Problem is you have to unbolt, remove AND store your roll cage somewhere.
And then you are going to have to have a helper to put it back on.

If you live somewhere that you can't leave trailer outside due to HOA restrictions or high theft area, then it's easier to understand why you want to do this.

I did section a roll cage on a Mule for a customer a few years back for same reason.
We basically lowered the cage 5.5" and he still had 2-3" of head room.
I have pics on my computer somewhere and will try to post pic.


Edited by Vern1 (09/14/17 08:38 AM)
_________________________
Cheers,
Vern1
Texans since The Old 300 in 1824
NRA Lifetime Member

Top
#6887037 - 09/14/17 08:50 AM Re: UTV Roll Cage questions. Removable ??? [Re: Vern1]
CharlieCTx Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1393
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Vern1
Something like this perhaps:
Trail Gear Interlocking Tube Clamps

This should work and keep most of the structural integrity.


That's the product I posted in the original thread.
_________________________
Charlie

M&P-10+AAC Cyclone - Kel-Tec RFB+Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar XQ-50
ATN OTS 336-50mm 9hz Thermal Monocular
ATN NVM14 NV Monocular

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide