Dump Bed Question - Arctic Cat Prowler Forums: Prowler UTV Forum
Arctic Cat Prowler General Discussions General discussions pertaining to the Arctic Cat Prowler.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
PROWLER GOPAPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Rainier Oregon
Posts: 47
 
Dump Bed Question

I bought my Prowler with seats mounted in the bed and decided to take them out .. My question is this: have any of you hauled gravel in the bed and if so have you had any problems with to heavy a load pertaining to ruining the shocks of the bed and also maybe the force this would put on the bed when dumping the load of gravel out ?
PROWLER GOPAPA is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 10:34 AM
Loyal Member
 
sandchris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PEORIA,AZ
Posts: 3,564
 
I have never hauled any gravel. Buy my bed has held up pretty good form the stuff I have hauled. As long as it was not too much at a time I would think it would be fine.



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
sandchris is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 09:11 AM
Rides all the time
 
Mustanggeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,510
 
I think the max. weight capacity is 600 lbs. in the bed. But I don't know how accurate that is.
Mustanggeek is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 01:58 PM
Senior Member
 
sandy4bama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pell City, Al.
Posts: 656
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustanggeek View Post
I think the max. weight capacity is 600 lbs. in the bed. But I don't know how accurate that is.
Yea thats what is advertised. So i would think hauling some gravel would be fine.

ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!


07 Prowler 650 H1 XT
3000lb. Warn winch
2" lift by Highlifter
30" Silverbacks on 14" SS112's
FMF Powercore exhaust
Dynatech CDI box
rejetted with Jets R Us OEM jets
stage 1&2 by ///AIRDAM
clocked secondary to B3
19 gram rollers (red)
2" snorkel by me
chrome skull shifter
LED tail lights in bed by me
fog lights
roof
custom doors by me
custom removable rear cage by me & friends
sandy4bama is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 09:20 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 6
 
I've actually used our Prowler alot for its utility attributes and can say the bed holds up well. Sometimes it takes a bit of work to get the bed to dump if the load is very heavy, but it does the job. I've moved alot of crushed slate and firewood, and prefer to keep the rear shocks on the firmest setting for this kind of work.
Snocam is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 12:01 AM
Jounior Member
 
farmboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: west central saskatchewan
Posts: 71
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PROWLER GOPAPA View Post
I bought my Prowler with seats mounted in the bed and decided to take them out .. My question is this: have any of you hauled gravel in the bed and if so have you had any problems with to heavy a load pertaining to ruining the shocks of the bed and also maybe the force this would put on the bed when dumping the load of gravel out ?
i use mine to haul bags of salt for lot maintainance i load 8 50 lbs bags and travel up to a couple miles incold wheather -20 and have had no problems
farmboy is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 08:41 AM
Jounior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ozark Mtns. Arkansas
Posts: 130
 
I came home one day and found the wife unit had a neighbor dump a skidder bucket of wet river sand not only in the bed, but on the roof, seats, and every nook and cranny that sand would fall into. Of course it was sitting there waiting for me to unload it.
She had driven it about a half mile up the mountain we live and complained that it would'nt steer, and she had to drive in reverse. After I beat the dogshit out of her(just kidding), I emptied the prowler of about 1000lbs. Once everything was cleaned, the bed still worked and all was well. She still owes me a set of new shocks.
SABORTOOTH is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
PROWLER GOPAPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Rainier Oregon
Posts: 47
 
Great conversation on the dump bed question I had.. thanks all for sharing the stories of what you have experienced..

Now,,
there is one other question I have from Snocam who said this::::: keep the rear shocks on the firmest setting for this kind of work.

Where is the knob to adjust the shocks at ? LOL
PROWLER GOPAPA is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 08:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 6
 
Actually, good joke about the shock adjustment knob! After breaking two spanner wrenches, I ended up shooting the rear shocks full of WD40 and twisting them to the firmest setting with a pipe wrench. It worked. Doesn't ride incredibly smooth, but for work around our property it is perfect.
Snocam is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
PROWLER GOPAPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Rainier Oregon
Posts: 47
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snocam View Post
Actually, good joke about the shock adjustment knob! After breaking two spanner wrenches, I ended up shooting the rear shocks full of WD40 and twisting them to the firmest setting with a pipe wrench. It worked. Doesn't ride incredibly smooth, but for work around our property it is perfect.
sounds like you are a good blacksmith partner.. LOL I'll have to remember this one.. and like I said before ,,this forum is the best.. lots of info here that is hands on.. gp
PROWLER GOPAPA is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Arctic Cat Prowler Forums: Prowler UTV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59