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    What do you guys think would be a good source of traction to put on my ATV hauler? The plywood is pretty slick when I go to load up the wheelers. It's one of the polaris 2 ATV tilt trailers. I was thinking about maybe some snowmachine tracks cut into 4 pieces and screwed down up front so the front wheels could get some traction. Any other or better ideas???

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    If you want something a little more low profile, try pieces of expanded metal screwed to the deck where the tires ride. They are enough to give traction, but don't make it a pain to load other flat items on the trailer.

    Even pieces of lath screwed down every 8-10" would be a big improvement.
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    I used some old roof shingles, i'm cheap that way...

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    I've got a snowmachine track you can have if you want to use that.

    The other 299,300,000 people can have it.

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    Just get a nice running start and hope for the best . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Just get a nice running start and hope for the best . . .
    I did that one and went off the front side. The wood was so slick the tires didn't stop sliding. Not so fun....
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    Expanded metal is probably the best, or you could buy an ATV ramp kit which comes with traction plates.

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    I got a snowmachine track I will cut into four pieces and screw down. I think that'll work. If not, then I'll get a piece of expanded metal.
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    Nice avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsoldier View Post
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    I have a pretty steep driveway where I load my machines and have slid more than once. I have a tilt trailer but use ramps. I usually have to use 4WD to back up when unloading if the trailer deck is wet. I am planning on applying non-skid. Put down a heavy coat of paint or primer. Lay a coat of sand while the paint is wet. Next day sweep off loose sand and lay another coat of paint. You could tape it off and only lay it where the tires contact the trailer. I used to apply this to ship decks and it worked great.

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    The snowmachine tread is working great...





    Originally Posted by BIGBOB
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    Like Akhunter I use roofing shingles. I also put them on my ramps and have not had any problems. If you go to a lumber company ask if they have any broken bundles. You can normally get them cheap.

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