To Basket or Bag I just picked up my new Rancher last weekend and need a place...


To Basket or Bag? I just picked up my new Rancher last weekend and need a place to put an axe, hatchet and saw.

Cabela's has a great front/back bag for $59 which I think would work just fine. Doesn't block battery and coolant Bottle like a basket would either. Should I even worry about the battery and coolant bottle anyway?

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  • I couldn't live without my basket on front, it has a coolant plate you remove with 2 bolts

  • Something like this:

    New 2007-2013 Honda TRX 420 TRX420 Rancher ATV Front Basket Front Carrier p_api_62JKybVRVM7AH

  • Yep

  • I carry chainsaw , wood , deer & such dont know bout the bag for all that

  • Bag won't work for all of that.

    And that's the same stuff I'm looking to take into the woods myself.

  • Foot shift Gordon Stark?

  • 4x4, foot shift Blade.


  • Gordon Stark wish I bought a foot shift. I got a 2015 DCT straight axle.

  • He had a 2016 ES on clearance that he was really trying to sell me. But, for the same price I got what I wanted. Couldn't be happier. But those DCT's are sweet

  • They are if I don't try to sink it which it's used for farm work, trail rig and a hunting rig. The DCT is geared 15% higher than the foot shift and es machines

  • I dig the Black Crowes too :-)

  • But how often am I gonna need to access that coolant bottle? A friend just offered me his basket on permanent loan, but no coolant access panel though.......

  • I got the straight axle as well.

    Use it for light duty hauling stuff around the farm and of course trail riding.

  • Mine is all stock. For now. Later will be bigger tires like 25" tires and 12" rims then the hunting stuff

  • Mine only has 250 miles. Brand new still lol

  • I like that bag

  • You could put a Fiskars axe and saw and hatchet in that, right?

  • Lockable steel box! Who makes that one?

  • Where did you get hand guards to fit the 2014+ ranchers? I want those in black or green

  • moose

  • Do they have them in green?

  • Yup

  • With they fit a DCT 2015 rancher?

  • I would say so there's plenty a room around them

  • Hmm. Have link? Most say only fit 2007-2013 or some say 2014+ but idk

  • Coolant yes ride it for 3 days and it will go low then fill it up and womt have anymore trobles

  • Where did you get the box?

  • Walmart got stuff to

  • Love my basket on my '16 foreman

  • I have the bag on my rear rack, and it holds a lot of shit, keeps it dry, and it's easy to pull off.


  • Yeah, I do more trail riding. Not to much mudding

  • My buddy has one. I got a SRA DCT bike

  • Yeah, only reason I got the automatic is it is easier for my family to just hop on and ride it, and I don't have to tell them how to shift it

  • Did you install the light yourself?

  • Well, a bag isn't likely to rattle either........

  • yes

  • 8" from Amazon?

  • Yes, but eBay