After a long day of ripping in your RZR or hauling-ass in your Honda, you might be tempted to tuck your UTV in for the night. But you’d be selling your side-by-side short if you chuck a tarp over it and start doing yard work without it. Whether you have one acre or ten, here are 6 UTV accessories you need to make chores easier. From cab enclosures to bed accessories, you don’t want to pass these up.
The cab enclosure is the king of comfort, and it’s the first thing you need to make every chore better. While it won’t help you do chores directly, it makes work feel a little less worky.
You can go with a hard cab enclosure that’s made with polycarbonate and molded plastic, or you can get a more affordable soft cab enclosure. They’re made with heavy-duty polyester fabric and vinyl windows.
You can also mix and match soft and hard parts to get more protection where you need it most. Or just opt for the individual cab components you really want.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what each individual cab enclosure part is used for.
A front windshield blocks airflow. More importantly, it stops rain, mud, and dust from getting in. There are a variety of styles to choose from including, half, full, flip, and more.
A rear window will keep crud from flying off your rear tires and getting into your cab. Its also blocks some engine noise. A rear windshield is even more useful when paired with a front because it stops dust swirl caused by running a front windshield alone.
Roofs are a no-brainer. Whether you go with soft, hard, or tinted poly, they’ll keep rain and sun off your head. Plastic roofs will hold up to branches and rooster tails better than polyester though. Go with a tinted poly roof if you want to keep your open-cab feel.
The final piece of the puzzle are the cab enclosure doors. These help you control the temperature in your cab and keep water and muck from flinging in the side. If you use hard doors with a hard cab, you can even use them to lock your cab and keep wandering hands out.
A winch has near endless utility. Its primary purpose is to help you get moving when your tires are spinning, but that doesn’t stop it from doing some chores too.
It makes short work of otherwise backbreaking chores. You can use it to move logs and pull out stumps in no time. It’s also great for pulling fence posts and tensioning new fence line.
UTV plows are winch operated too. If you plan on clearing snow, grab a winch to go with your plow.
With SuperATV’s Black Ops Winches, you get a wireless remote to use along with the dash-mounted switch. That makes it easy to pull out your line, wrap it around your target log (with a tree saver of course), and get winching.
Whether your UTV of choice is a Polaris Ranger, a Kawasaki Mule, or a RZR Turbo, they’ve all got one thing in common: a bed.
Those beds just beg for you to throw sticks, grass clippings, leaves, and dog poop in them. They really make cleaning up your yard so much easier.
And you can enhance their utility by adding a bed extender or bed enclosure. These use your tailgate to make your bed a couple feet longer, or in the case of some sport UTVs, they enclose the back of the bed so your load doesn’t fall off.
When it comes to organizing your bed, you can’t go wrong investing in bed accessories like a UTV cargo box and cargo rack. Let’s face it: even the biggest UTV beds aren’t gigantic. If you like to keep a few spare tools in the bed, you don’t want them getting ruined by the load of mulch you’re hauling around.
Cargo boxes give you a safe, watertight place to store tools and supplies so they don’t get mucked up by the yard leavings you throw all around it.
You get double the utility from our cargo boxes because they’re also insulated coolers! You can use the space to keep some cool drinks on hand and avoid making frequent pitstops at the house.
UTV cargo racks give you an extra layer of storage and tie down options above your bed. They’re great for securing tools that would otherwise get in the way.
Not every new UTV on the market comes with electric power steering. In fact, we’re willing to bet that a bunch of you reading this don’t have it. That’s because the base models of some of the most popular machines today like the Polaris Ranger 1000, the Kawasaki Mule PRO-FXT, and the Can-Am Defender don’t come with power steering from the factory.
Trust us on this one: adding an electric power steering kit to your UTV will change your life. You might not even realize it, but half your aches and pains after a long day might be from fighting your steering wheel and not from lifting and loading stuff in your bed.
Even if you have an older side-by-side that has factory power steering, it’s probably not as strong as it used to be. It might be time to replace it.
Grab a SuperATV EZ-STEER Power Steering kit, install it, and quit doing work before you even start doing work!
The best way to make work worse is to do it by yourself with nothing but the roar of your engine to keep you company. That’s why we highly recommend adding a UTV sound system to your vehicle.
Mount a few speakers here and there and you’ve got your own personal concert with you while you’re cruising around your yard. We’ve got you covered with MTX sound bars and sound systems for whatever UTV you’re running.
Pick up any of these upgrades for your UTV and you’re gonna have a good time. Add more as you go and soon you’ll be looking forward to breaking out your side-by-side on Saturday morning just to get some chores done.