Our main influence for this build
was to turn our General into a
machine similar to a Jeep. Jeep guys
pack equipment onto their rigs and
hit the trail, often for remote overnight
trips where you need enough tools to
fix problems and storage for food and
water. We picked up a few kits from
Mac’s Custom Tie Downs to help pack
the items we needed on our build.
First, we had them custom-build us
a track system to add adjustable tie-down points in the bed of the General.
Then Mac’s built us a system for
strapping down a spare tire in the bed
and sent a 1-inch ratchet strap kit to
crank down tools and equipment.
We filled the bed with a Polaris
Northstar 30-quart cooler that
you can purchase through Polaris’
accessory shop, along with the spare
tire and a custom UTV tool kit that
we put together.
You can find a
spare CVT belt,
a tire-patch kit,
mini tire inflator,
tools, duct tape,
tools and more in it. We wanted to
make sure we had a jack in case a tire
change was needed, so we picked up
a UTV jack from Hi-Lift (a company
known for jacks it makes for Jeeps). Its
heavy-duty jack for UTVs is more than
capable of lifting our machine.
(Top) Mac’s Custom tie-downs sent us a tie-down kit and
an anchor rail system for the build. They also built a tire
strap to help us tie down a spare tire. A Polaris Northstar
cooler was also added to the build. As you can see, we love
using it! (Middle) SuperATV has a flip-up windshield system that works great. It can be driven in the open, partially
open or closed position. We installed Assault Industries’ B2
Bomber mirrors that work great, and the Slasher LED light
bar is very bright. (Bottom) Hi-Lift has a UTV-specific jack
that we mounted up to a Polaris Accessories rear bumper.
We also installed a Tiger Tail tow-hook system in case we
need to pull someone to safety.