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FishForTheFun

My husband and I are looking to buy a atv mainly for pulling around big portable fish house and gear. Anyone have any suggustions or comments on what kind to buy or what kind to stay away from?

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harvey lee

I have a Artic Cat 400 with a auger rack I built for the front rack to carry my gas auger.I have a box on the back with three bins that will hold a minnow bucket,20# gas cylinder and another for misc items.With a hitch I can pull my Fish Trap Voyager any place without any power loss.This unit works very well for me.

Another thing I would suggest is to buy a set of v-bar chains to put on for ice.I once pulled three portables with a few guys on thier houses and gear without any problem on glare ice.

As far as what tranny to get,I have a shift type and like it very much for snow and mud.I have a friend that has a newer cat 400 with a automatic that does seem a little underpowered for pulling.If it was a 500 I believe it would be fine.The only problem that I see with the shift type is you are always shifting.

Have fun shopping and good luck this winter. cool.gif

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DLK

I have a polaris 400 with a automatic tranny i pull my 7X12 fish house all over the lake and it has the indepentent rear suspention wich is a smooth ride

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PDOGG

Definatly a Polaris Sportsman with EFI would be my first choice. That EFI makes it very nice for cold weather starts. Any size will pull a fish house. I have a 700 and it has more power then I will ever use so I think the 500 would be just fine. I've only used it for one winter but I never even needed ice chains the 4 wheel drive alone was all it took.

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jigging-matt

I would recommend a 400cc 4x4. I have an older Polaris Xplorer 400 4x4 and it pulls my Voyageur with absolutely no problem.

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FishForTheFun

Thank you for the info on the atv's. We ended up finding a deal in Red Wing that we couldn't pass up. Got a '06 Yamaha Bruin 350 4x4. Hopefully it will be big enough to pull everything. Now we cant wait for the ice.

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