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Old 12-07-2017, 10:04 AM
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Has anyone seen someone sell or anyone ever fabricate their own front hood rack for a rtv x1100c? I've seen racks for all the other models, old and new, but not for the cab version. I know it's because it has the cab and the roll bars aren't accessible due to the windshield, but has anyone ever made one? I can't seem to find anyone who sells one.

I did see the one I posted below that supposedly was being sold for a x1100c (at least the description said it was. Yes I know the picture shows it on a 900) but they were no longer selling it and it was like $350. No idea what the website was now, but I saved the picture in case I decide to fab my own.

That is exactly what I'm looking for. One that only attaches at the front and is cantilevered over the hood and can either be hinged or some sort of quick attach to be able to access the hood. Anyone have any luck finding something like this or made their own?

I'd love to have something like this. Storage on a x1100c is kind of lacking due to the glovebox being removed for the heat/ac controls. Plus if I want to use the cargo bed for actual work like firewood or dirt moving I need some other place to hold the cooler! The passenger seat will be occupied by my wife.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:48 AM
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Sorry I can't help you.

I saw one similar to this previously, maybe the same one. Got it on my mental "to do" list. I haven't studied it enough to decide if the front bumper is strong enough to carry the entire rack. No supports at the rollbar/windshield. I'd use it to carry an extra chainsaw as well as fuel and oil jugs. I have a chainsaw carrier bolted to my bed rack for one saw. But am always fighting with the gas/oil. Willard rides on the passenger side and refuses to hang onto those jugs. He'll let them slide right out onto the ground and then look at me with that "I didn't do that" look......
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I have that rack on the front of my 900 and it does work well. I had to make custom brackets to connect to the ROPS due to a home-made windshield.

Can someone with the x1100 post a couple pics of the area where the windshield and hood come together? I'll see if I can find pics on how I attached mine to see if it helps any.

Prior to getting that hood rack, here's an idea I was considering.
Instead of going over the hood, I was going to go out in front of the RTV with a toolbox and attach it to the grill guard (or make it so it just slides down to hold it on so it can be removed quickly).

For the toolbox, I was going to go with a trailer tongue toolbox. Either plastic or steel (I was leaning towards plastic due to weight and it can better take impacts from things I may bump into).



Another option was to use the front receiver and buy or make a rack or bin similar to what you see people put on the rear receiver of their trucks and SUV's. The nice part about these is you can either remove or just swing it up and lock in place when not needed.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:28 AM
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OK, didn't know it but it looks like they already make ATV/UTV receiver racks. Since the RTV has the front receiver, it may be easy. This one doesn't have tilt and I don't know if they do make tilt versions.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:31 AM
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Not exactly the same but check out side by side stuff for several options. Here's an example

https://www.sidebysidestuff.com/seiz...-900-1140.html
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Not exactly the same but check out side by side stuff for several options. Here's an example

https://www.sidebysidestuff.com/seiz...-900-1140.html
Those are what members are looking for but they don't have racks available for models with the OEM cab.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:13 PM
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I want to build a above hood rack using the 2Ē receiver. The Curtis plow came with its own 2Ē receiver mount so I have a extra. I have to admit though I like the bumper mount(above photo) better (ohh well back to the drawing board).
I tried to flip this picture on my phone so if itís upside down I donít know what to tell you. What I can tell you is if you go with a receiver rack I recommend mounting some plow markers on the corners because you canít see from the cab!
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I say if you haven't had your RTV firmly planted on those two rubber bumper pads above the rear springs you haven't loaded your RTV!!!!!
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I modified a receiver hitch for an ATV that I bought at Harbor Freight for about $40.00. Probably would have been better off with a full size unit, as I had to widen the one I bought to make everything fit. I used a piece of angle iron at the bumper to connect the back and installed the two braces in the front to help with support as well as guide the brush under the front wheels. The disadvantage to this is that the headlights are pretty much worthless when the rack is loaded. I use the front worklights only when this is installed. The advantage is I can open the hood without unloading the rack. It is just installed with four bolts, can be removed and installed easily.
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I know I can go get a regular rack like that and use my front hitch receiver or do like VA1100 and mount it not using the hitch but either way it lengthens the rtv quite a bit. I'd rather not have to make the whole machine longer if I can help it, especially if I'm in the woods on trails.
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I know I can go get a regular rack like that and use my front hitch receiver or do like VA1100 and mount it not using the hitch but either way it lengthens the rtv quite a bit. I'd rather not have to make the whole machine longer if I can help it, especially if I'm in the woods on trails.
Or crossing ditches.
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