Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
RonZych

Pulling a fish house with an ATV

15 posts in this topic

I have a 8by10 fishouse I built. It is is just the shell with nothing in it except insulation. Built out of 2by2 walls and 2by4 floor/ceiling joists and 2 runners. My wheeler is a honda 300 4by4 with chains on the back. Does anyone think I could pull it across the ice right now? There is about 3" of snow on the ice currently so I think if I can get it going it shouldnt be a problem. Any thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ron,

once you get your momentum up, you should be ok with runners under the house.

Food for thought: There was a thread here in the ATV forums about putting chains on all four corners.

Pulling any load with chains on the back will lighten your front end from the traction and with so little snow, you'll have very little steering ability.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was told never chain the front, The front differential is not as strong as the rear and you could rip it out. But I have seen it done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SSCHOPSHOP,

I've heard the same and have seen the same.

The only issue I have with the claims is the front diff will be under the same stress load if a person had better than OEM tires in most any other terrain (dirt/mud/sand) and using 4x4.

At least with ice, there will still be a fair amount of slippage, even with chains.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine is full time 4wd, can't switch from 2 to 4wd.(Maybe a stronger front axle design?) so I would think putting them in front would be ok but, rear should be enough.

Thanks for the input. I will be giving it a whirl tomorrow. I can always leave it near shore if it doesnt work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dealer also said if I have to put chains on the front just put one on, that why the other side is free. But this is on a Polaris with a locked front.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dealer also said if I have to put chains on the front just put one on.

Never heard that one. Interesting though.

OH, Welcome to FM SS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never chained the front, I run a Sportsman 700, I chain the back and push my right thumb all the way forward till I'm scared then let off a little. Then its time to drill holes, LOL...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

with a SP700 with chains on the back, throttle pinned, you're cutting channels for trolling. Hook on a daredevil and start running grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya there is snow behind you, Don't a temp on thin ice. I piped and jetted it, you should here how nice a twin sounds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A polaris twin sounds like a lawnmower. Yours must sound like a loud modified lawnmower.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SSCHOPSHOP,

I've heard the same and have seen the same.

The only issue I have with the claims is the front diff will be under the same stress load if a person had better than OEM tires in most any other terrain (dirt/mud/sand) and using 4x4.

At least with ice, there will still be a fair amount of slippage, even with chains.

I agree, just take it easy with the chains on and driving in 4X4 on anything other than snow/ice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last year I used chains on all four tires of my Suzuki 300 KingQuad 4x4 and really had no problems. Of course I can take mine out of 4x4 whenever I dont need it so I try not using it unless it is necessary. I figure the less I use it when not needed the less wear and tear. I did find out that without the chains on the front steerability was difficult. With the chains the unit became a traction beast. Pay attention to your diferential and u joints and you should be okay...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • That little doe is a sweetheart. Reminds me why I gave up hunting. But I did it for more than six decades from MN to MT to AK and Canada. Before somebody jumps in with a snide  comment, I don't care if YOU do it but it is just not for me any more. Carry on. Nice pix....couple nice looking bucks.
    • I fish for monster bass too. But yeah, when one is the master of walleyes one tends to be an elitist... 
    • I agree; stay away from the extended warranty.  If my dealership (Village Chevrolet) won't honor the original warranty, what makes you think they will honor an extended warranty?  This problem was discovered well before my warranty ran out and they still treated me like an ugly sister...
    • Knock yourself out. IMO, pro basketball is a terrible sport.         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------           Here's what they think of the Gophers in Iowa.....    
    • Wait till they lose the game.....  
    • You two must be elitist walleye guys. 
    • I can't say I'm much in agreement with Gary Johnson on this issue and I can admit it. I will say however that it makes more sense than the deal Pence struck with Carrier.   1. The carrier deal handed away state money while still being a net LOSS of jobs in that state. Johnson's program enticed new business into his state and resulted in a net GAIN of jobs and probably tourism dollars as well.  2. I think these types of deals should be handled as locally as possible. It's called representative government. Maybe it makes sense in the New Mexico deal that it be handled at the state level since it probably effects the state as a whole at least to some degree but I don't know. The Indiana deal should have been handled locally, especially if any of the tax cuts promised were property taxes. Those benefit communities at a more local level and the jobs saved benefit communities at a more local level. The state government possibly should not be handling these things but the Federal Government most assuredly should not be involved in these deals.  3. I'm pretty sure that the threat of interference with federal contracts had much more to do with the Carrier deal anyway so why did they give Carrier any tax breaks? I thought Trump was a tough guy and a strong armer? In the New Mexico deal, tax cuts are about the only leverage someone would have to bring that extra revenue and jobs into the state.   I'll say it again, I'm really not in favor of the government picking winners and losers. I do think the Pence deal is something that happens every day but the only difference is it happens at a local level and you don't have a blow hard President-elect taking credit for it normally. Time will tell whether it was a good deal or if the rest of the manufacturing community will hold the Government for ransom now like every professional sports franchise does these days.    Gary Johnson is in favor of replacing the current Tax code with a 'Fair Tax" system.
    • I think Purple means, our BullHeads!
    • I replaced my transducer on my  fl 18 with a proview  last winter very pleased with it. I thought my vexilar was going bad it was not picking up my hook anymore.  Replaced my transducer with a new proview worked great last spring crappie fishing. Replacing the transducer on my fl 12 with a proview this week.
  • Our Sponsors