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Offline BrianF

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ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« on: Dec 06, 2008, 07:42 PM »
Had a 2WD ATV and an older sled. Both worked on the ice depending on the conditions. Sold both in hopes to buy a good 4x4 ATV. However, shopping around I'm seeing some great deals on some really nice newer sleds. I would be targeting a long track 2up sled if I get another. However, a bigger 4x4 ATV (with plow) is what I really desire. Pros and cons for each I guess.

What do you have (sled or atv) and did you choose it as a tool for ice fishing?
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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2008, 07:49 PM »
Had a 2WD ATV and an older sled. Both worked on the ice depending on the conditions. Sold both in hopes to buy a good 4x4 ATV. However, shopping around I'm seeing some great deals on some really nice newer sleds. I would be targeting a long track 2up sled if I get another. However, a bigger 4x4 ATV (with plow) is what I really desire. Pros and cons for each I guess.

What do you have (sled or atv) and did you choose it as a tool for ice fishing?

There was a poll here a short time ago with lots of discussion. lots of information and opinions.
http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=62383.0

Offline MrMarty51

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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2008, 01:08 AM »
Maby should put one of these together. ;D
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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 11, 2008, 10:26 PM »
Go big or go home!!!



Got room for everybody


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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 2008, 10:45 PM »
Go big or go home!!!
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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 14, 2008, 11:46 AM »
Holy cow Farley!  What the???  Explain the story on that one!

Brian,
ATV's are great for year around use, but tough in the back country.  Snow gets too deep and the sled comes out.  I used to run chains on my ATV all winter.  CHains work great as long as the snow depth stays below say 1 ft. or at least hard packs on top of the ice...  Up here it only stays in powder form, so ATV's are worthless most of the winter.
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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 17, 2008, 07:12 PM »
Just picked up a 2009 Polaris 550XP in MOBU and it did good during deer season.  It will make it nice going out further on the lakes

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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 18, 2008, 06:28 PM »
For those of you that can't afford a tank, here's another option. Thin ice isn't a problem either.  ;D

http://www.fasttrackamphibian.com/photo/FTAYT.wmv


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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 19, 2008, 06:07 AM »
That is quite the vehicle Trooper.  :o

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Re: ATV or Sled For the ICE? - Whatchu Got?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 21, 2008, 08:40 PM »
hey we got one of those except its alot smaller good for pullin houses

 



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