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    Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    I've searched with no luck. We have a 2009 FZS, 2006 SeaDoo RX, and an 2005 SJ. Each of them are on a wheeleez beach dolly, but it's a bit challenging to get them out of the water. We were looking at ATVs and the local guy said anything less than a 650 (kawi) wouldn't do it.

    Is anybody using an ATV to move their skis on the beach? Any recommendations on what does/doesn't work.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    it should not take a 650. I have a 250 and can pull people out of the mud.

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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    Polaris Sportsman 500 works for me at the lake.

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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    Look at side by sides, they seem more useful. I used to pull ny skis out with a 350, although they weren't as heavy as yours.

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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    I pull mine with a Big Red 3 wheeler. And it's just a 250cc. If the beach where you are launching from is soft sand or loose gravel you will prob need a 4x4. I launch from hard dirt and pavement most of the time and my ATC pulls 2 ski's on a double trailer fine
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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    Thanks for the help. We're going to test the Kawi brute force 650. It's on lake michigan with very soft sand. I may take a look at craigslist if this is too $$ and see if I can find something for a little less money.
    I appreciate the input.

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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    you dont need 650ccs to launch skis off a beach cart even 200 ccs will do it
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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    Very true, 650 is not needed. What the salesman meant to say was that he gets a larger commission off a 650.
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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    Quote Originally Posted by BRYCE117 View Post
    Very true, 650 is not needed. What the salesman meant to say was that he gets a larger commission off a 650.
    lol... good point
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    Re: Launching/Pulling out with an ATV

    I am able to pull a double trailer with a 650 sx and a 900 zxi out of the water on a ramp with a suzuki 250 2WD 4 wheeler. Probably not good for it, but it works.
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