Rope is the only logical choice for me. Safety and weight!Winch is also converted to rope!
Are those skids available? What brand are they?
The extra skid plates are the Yamaha 3/8” UHMW ones available through the accessory catalog. My last car had 1/2” Factory UTV ones but they aren’t making for the RMAX yet and these looked pretty good. Thinner was ok too because the entire car has steel already. The Polaris did not.
I went back to the log that blocks another trail and got myself stuck playing on it and had to put the winch to work for the first time. Oops. Did a little rail slide. The UHMW changed the way the car slides (much easier) and caused the car to rotate easier instead of going straight. I successfully made it over going uphill then turned around and did the rail slide going down. These were crawl attempts, with a little momentum it probably would have stayed straight.
high centered and stuck
Putting the winch to work
Of course I could have driven around the log or cut it with the chain saw (bark beetle for a reason) but if is fun to see what the RMAX will and won’t navigate. We have had 2 major fires behind the town and downed logs are everywhere. Every big wind storm brings new ones down so clearing or climbing is a regular occurrence.