TMS Parts’ List of Must-Have ATV and UTV Accessories
Whether you’re riding through the trails in the woods, flinging dirt in the field, or just getting some work done on the farm, everyone uses their ATV differently. Some people need a workhorse, and some people just want to have fun in the summertime. Every rider has a different need and a different personality. That’s why you see so many ATV and UTV accessories. In fact, you probably see so many that it can be hard to know what’s worth looking for. That’s why we compiled this list of our favorite ATV and UTV accessories for every type of rider!
The Best ATV Accessories
There are so many different ways and reasons to ride, as you well know. But here are some of our favorite ATV accessories for every lifestyle.
1. Cargo Carrier
ATV’s come with a certain amount of storage space. There’s a place to put your wallet, your phone, a spare set of sunglasses, and perhaps some other essentials. But where are you supposed to put cornhole boards, beach chairs, or the drink cooler? If you’re reading this list of great UTV and ATV accessories and parts, you know the answer is on your cargo carrier!
As long as your ATV or UTV has a hitch on it, you can install a cargo carrier. ATV cargo carriers are specially sized to fit behind your vehicle without sticking out on the sides. Don’t go trying to fit your Jeep Wrangler cargo carrier on the back of your Honda, though. Trust us, you’re going to have a pretty bad time.
Carriers come in both rack and box forms. Kawasaki’s high-strength polyethylene cargo box has a rubber-sealed lid, lockable latches, and bolts in place so your gear is always safe and secure.
2. Front Grab Bar
Sometimes riding an ATV isn’t easy. If you ask our opinion, if it’s not easy, you’re doing it right. But if your ATV or UTV is stuck in the mud, you won’t be doing much of anything. So when you need to guide your horse out of some muddy waters, you’re going to want a front grab bar.
Heavy-duty grab bars are some of the best. Yamaha makes theirs with aluminum alloy tubing and sheet metal. The bar is tough, durable, and made to last. It fits a wide range of years and a few different models, so you don’t have to scratch your head too much wondering which bar to get for your Yamaha.
3. ATV Winch
Here’s another one for all the mud-lovers and people who love having a hard time! If you’ve been out for some real-deal-Holifield mudding, you’ve probably gotten yourself stuck before. Perhaps you’ve got a friend with an ATV/UTV winch. So you know what a blessing it can be to have someone to pull you out. If you don’t have a friend with a winch, you know how hard it is to get a full-size ATV out of a full-size mud puddle.
However, the great people at Polaris make a wide variety of winches in different strengths to suit any level of need. Their selection includes winches with capacities of 3,500 lbs. They also sell synthetic rope, and remote controls to pull your winch automatically. Polaris’ best selling winch has a capacity of 2,500 lbs and comes with a 1-year warranty.
4. Skid Plate
It doesn’t matter what kind of rider you are. No doubt, your ATV is going to take a beating. Not just from the rough riding, the mud holes, and the nasty spills, either. It’s also taking a beating in ways we don’t always think about. Your undercarriage is constantly being assaulted by dirt, debris, and small stones.
That’s why a lot of riders like to get a skid plate ATV accessory! A skid plate is a metal plate that attaches to the underside of your ATV and protects the exposed parts from all of that excessive debris you don’t want caking up your parts.
Yamaha makes a really quality skid plate made of aluminum that is 3 mm thick. This replaces your plastic skid plate, which likely decays more easily. Yamaha also sells skid plate extensions that can cover more of your undercarriage and keep you riding clean well into the season.
5. Disc Harrow
ATV’s aren’t always all fun and games. Sometimes we have to put them to work. Farmers are definitely no strangers to ATV’s. They can be a really convenient tool to have on the farm. It’s not a horse that you have to feed or a huge tractor that you have to store and take care of. ATV’s are a perfect tool for the smaller jobs that are too much for just your hands.
If you’re planting food plots this summer for yourself (or to attract deer), you might want to check out the wide variety of disc harrows available for ATVs. Disc harrows can easily help you make bedding areas for a new food source on your property. And they get the job done without breaking your back. There are all different kinds of the disc and chain harrows to choose from for your ATV accessories.
6. ATV Cover
If your family is like mine, they don’t let you keep your ATV in the garage. “It smells like gas, it’s ugly”. Well, remind me not to tell you what I think of you guys (in case my wife is reading this is a JOKE). You don’t want to keep your ATV outside in the harsh elements though, so what are you going to do? Get a properly sized ATV cover for your make and model! This ATV accessory is a great way to keep your ride out of the harsh weather, and also out of the way of your loving family (are they still reading?).
Arctic Cat makes really great covers for your ATV or UTV with urethane-coated exteriors. They make covers specifically for storage and for trailers. So you’re good to go no matter where you’re storing your vehicle! Yes, even whether it’s for riding to your favorite trail or for the whole fall and winter.
7. Battery Charger
It doesn’t matter if you’re racing, having fun, or getting to work, we all need a battery charger in case of an emergency. If you’re trying to get the field plowed, or just get out on the trails with some friends, a dead battery is going to ruin your day. Pull-starting your ATV and letting it idle while the battery charges back up aren’t much better.
If you want to recharge your battery without having to devote half of your day to staring at your ATV in the backyard, consider getting a battery charger. Just hook up your charger to the wall and let it sit while you get some other work done. Kawasaki makes great and affordable battery chargers that will get you back on the trails before you know it!
UTV and ATV Accessories for Every Lifestyle
Making food plots for deer, riding on the rugged ridges, and just getting around; there are tons of reasons why we need our ATV’s, and even more ways we can customize them. Depending on the manufacturer of your ATV, you might need some specific accessories.
Make sure to check the manufacturer’s website. And maybe even check out a forum for your brand of ATV or UTV to discover personal suggestions. We hope you saw something that you liked and inspires you to get out on the trails. Hope to see you out there with your favorite ATV accessories! Happy Trails!