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High seats on UTVs #8123944 01/11/21 12:44 AM
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I have always thought they looked cool but how often are the used? I was looking at outfitting my mule pro FXT with Ranch Armor gear and am debating on the seat.

Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: Sewer rat] #8123981 01/11/21 01:01 AM
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Unless you plan on hunting out of it I wouldn’t. I put one on my Mule and I’ll bet it was only used 2 times. Boys wouldn’t ride up there because we have too many limbs to dodge. Wife wouldn’t ride up there because she’s afraid of heights. Finally got rid of it after the younger son almost ripped the barn door off with it because he didn’t raise the door all the way.


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Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: Sewer rat] #8124493 01/11/21 02:19 PM
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If you put a high rack in the bed of your UTV make sure and strap the bed down somehow and not solely rely on the factory latch’s. My friend didn’t and the bed opened up while they were in it dumping them out the back breaking his arm.

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Originally Posted by Sewer rat
I have always thought they looked cool but how often are the used? I was looking at outfitting my mule pro FXT with Ranch Armor gear and am debating on the seat.


No doubt he has best design. With that said I thought about getting one, but I only hunt one property where it would be appropriate, that same property it's easier to just jump on roof and glass from it. If I want to have someone high rack it, while I drove. I just have them stand up in the back.

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Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: Ol Thumper] #8124666 01/11/21 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
If you put a high rack in the bed of your UTV make sure and strap the bed down somehow and not solely rely on the factory latch’s. My friend didn’t and the bed opened up while they were in it dumping them out the back breaking his arm.

I can see how that can happen. Very good advise Ol Thumper


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Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: Sewer rat] #8124815 01/11/21 05:08 PM
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I made my own high rack, and use it all the time mule deer hunting.

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Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: Sewer rat] #8128974 01/14/21 02:52 PM
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I have one and use it all the time.


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Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: Sewer rat] #8129209 01/14/21 06:15 PM
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I build one for my Kubota RTV and I use it quite often when I can get down into the river bottom, just too muddy this season. I designed it so it wasn't any taller than the roof of the seating area and can use the roof as a table top for putting rifle, binoculars, etc. I used one of the large pool noodles across the front cross bar for padding. I had a bench seat (from Cabela's) mounted facing backwards in the bed for additional sitting, so merely built a high rack frame and moved the bench seat up onto the fram for seating. I'll see if I can find a picture.


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Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: west-tex] #8129381 01/14/21 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by west-tex
I have one and use it all the time.


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Who built that high rack?


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Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: Sewer rat] #8129545 01/14/21 10:55 PM
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I built one about 6 months ago for my Can Am Defender with the help of my dad. Haven’t used it much this year, but starting next year I’m sure it’ll get used pretty regularly.

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Re: High seats on UTVs [Re: Sewer rat] #8134119 01/18/21 09:56 PM
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I use mine a lot. Most friends (and I, when I can find a driver) like riding on it because of the view and it is quieter than in the cab.

Both driver and passenger must be aware of branches. I also have a high shooting rack that can deflect some, but you still gotta' watch out.

The brace between the two seats is good for tying a deer for the ride back to the cleaning table.

How else can you get a 2-seater Ranger to hold 4 comfortably? I've hauled 5 guys with 3 in the seat and 2 up high.

It's the most versatile attachment I've put on my Ranger.

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