LITTLETON, Colo. - Hornet Outdoors’ line of patent-pending rear cargo racks and box side rails basically double the storage capacity of a Polaris Ranger, RZR or Sportsman by enabling a user to personalize the vehicle according to its specific use, or variety of uses. Most of the products don’t require any special installation tools.
These racks and side rails offer sturdy steel tubing, one-piece welded construction, powdercoated finish, and a fairly affordable MSRP range from $149 to $599, depending on the product.
Custom attachments are available for a spare tire, fuel can, chain saw and other items. The tire mounts for the spare tire carriers ($49) work with all stock and aftermarket tires and rims, with a compression fit that eliminates those annoying squeaks.
Custom spare fuel systems can place extra gas securely in a number of locations on the vehicle to maximize storage space. And the chain saw holder ($89), made of a stout composite that never corrodes, according to the company, installs quickly to the Hornet side rails. For hunters, a gun scabbard boot ($99) connects many catalog gun scabbards to Hornet’s rack and rail systems.
Finally, Hornet’s MSR 100 roof offers tool-less installation that takes only about five minutes for all midsize Rangers, including the EV and 570, the company says. The patented design and $249 list price make this an automatic upgrade for Ranger customers. The roof is made of a single piece of 3/16-inch UV-treated ABS composite. The company at press time listed dealers only in nine states.
See Hornet Outdoors at the 2014 Dealer Expo, Dec. 5-7 in Chicago. For more information, visit www.dealerexpo.com