Polar Sport Off-Road ATV Trailer - 1500-Lb. Capacity, 22 Cu. Ft., Model# 8233
I use this trailer around my property mostly for landscaping tasks - brush and tree disposal, hauling firewood, mulch, landscaping stones, etc. It's towed behind a garden tractor. My wife told me this weekend "I thought this trailer would be a waste of money, but now I am really glad you got it." The cost is a little on the high side but this trailer is definitely a case of you get what you pay for. It has been a workhorse over the last several weeks. Without a doubt, it is the most used attachment in the barn. Chalk me up as one very satisfied customer.
July 14, 2014
Graet Trailer ! ! !
Very easy to assemble. So far I've moved fire wood, rocks, & dirt. This trailer has performed without a hiccup. Just to be sure I installed Military grade tire sealant , so no flat tires. There are alot of briars and thorn bushes in TN. Buy one you'll love it ! ! !
July 8, 2014
grear light trailer
We have work carts at a golf course but the beds are small. This cart is light enough for them to pull but more than double the carring capacity.
June 22, 2014
The trailer was delivered promptly and the price was great! It is very durable, light weight and was easy to assemble. We will be using it for dirt, mulch and moving logs around our 2 acres. ATV tires were recommended and they are perfect. The sides allow full use of the trailer where others had a "shelf" on each side limiting capacity. Very pleased!
June 9, 2014
Awesome cart! Hold's up to my expectations.
This is a really well made ATV/UTV/Lawn cart. I was about the Poly bed on this not being sturdy but it is very sturdy and does not flex or bend much with a load of dirt or logs. I have only had this unit for 2-1/2 but I have used it every day since it arrived. I just bought a large farm and have lots of clearing to do. I can tell you that hauled 20 trips of wall stones and I put 48 blocks @ #31/ea in the cart every trip. The cart had no problem hauling that or the many loads of firewood. The only complaint some people may have is that it won't totally empty itself when you dump it if you are hauling dirt. You have top shovel or rake some of it out. That doesn't bother me but for some it may. Overall it is a rugged unit. FYI: I also have a Bosski ATV wagon and I have to say that i believe I like this cart better.
You won't be disappointed with this purchase.
June 2, 2014
I love this trailer so far. I bought it to use with my atv to move fire wood and mulch around my property. The only thing that would make it even better is if the dump action really dumped to load out. It doesn't dump enough to get all the mulch out you have to help it out. other then that it is awesome.
May 30, 2014
The trailer was easy to assemble and looks durable. I carried a bunch of wood through a rough trail without a problem.
May 28, 2014
I am a professional Mechanical Engineer, so keep that in mind during this review.
I purchased this trailer to use in conjunction with my tractor equipped with a front loader. When loading with dirt I disconnect the trailer and lay the tongue on the ground. I can fit 4 or 5 loads of dirt in the cart with the 50in. bucket of my tractor . The cart is big enough that no dirt misses the cart. Most of the load is forward of the axel so I haven't had a problem with the cart tipping while filling it disconnected.
My tractor has a standard 3 point hitch which thankfully doesn't interfere with the trailer. The trailer will hit the tires of my tractor during a jack knife, but not any of the three point linkages which was my concern.
When I have a full load of dirt in the trailer with the tongue on the ground it is nearly impossible to safely lift the tongue for coupling, especially on a non level surface. I use a chain to connect the raising arms of the 3 point hitch to the trailer tongue. The hydraulics then lift the front of the trailer for safe, easy coupling.
As others have said, the dumping action of the trailer isn't terribly useful. On level ground the trailer dumps at about a 45° angle, but the tail of the trailer is long and tends to hold the load back. When I purchased the trailer I imagined I would be able to dump the cart and assist the dirt on making its escape. This was not the case. It stays in there and doesn't want to fall out. All of it. I have to shovel it out which takes a while due to the size of the trailer. At least I don't have to lift it over the edge of the trailer I as would if it didn't tilt at all.
On the plus side, the trailer itself is very light. I could pick up the box it came in myself. Assembly was easy and even my wife can roll the trailer around to position it where it needs to be. I can pick it up and lean it against a wall for washing. The plastic bed is proving to be tough as it hasn't gouged at all. This is good since one will have to shovel and rake any of the contents out of the bed since they won't dump out on their own. The tires and wheels are better than I expected. The bearings are cheap Chinese ball bearings with pitiful seals that have huge gaps. It looks easy enough to press in new ones with a shop press when the time comes. I have had old steel lawn tractor trailers and this one is so much more pleasant to haul things in. No more loud clanging. The contents make more of a dull thud sound, not that I can hear it over my tractor and hearing protection.
I haven't had any problems with the dump latch as other reviewers have stated. I can see where it wouldn't take much to bend the guide that keeps the trailer from swiveling if you aren't careful.
Overall I am happy with the trailer. It is the perfect size which was my biggest concern. I needed something sized for a real tractor and not a lawn mower. I will probably end up raising the bed pivot so that the trailer can dump at a steeper angle or rig a way to lift the front up with the tractor. I didn't purchase the side extensions as it is easy enough to make your own if you are handy.
I say, if you need to haul a lot of heavy stuff you should go ahead and get it and don't worry about the side extensions. If you need to dump a lot of stuff, plan on modifying it so your contents actually go somewhere after you tilt the bed. If you aren't terribly handy and will be moving things like leaves and brush I would consider getting the side extensions.
May 27, 2014
Worth Every Penny
Just bought this trailer to use with my ATV. One word "awesome"! Went together quick and easy. I bought the side rail kit which I think is a no brainer to have but it took longer to add the rail system than it did to build the trailer out. My trailer only had holes for one set of screws to attach the rail kit. You need to drill two other sets to really secure it. For the price nothing comes close.
April 30, 2014
It's seems hard to find a decent size trailer for ATV use. Many are to small and have little capacity. This trailer fits the bill perfectly, along with the side rails holds two to three times as much cargo as many other trailers I have tried. Definitely expensive but in the end worth the price.
April 21, 2014