The Mudslinger

For those who ride the trail less traveled. Mudslinger adventures cover ATV, UTV, and dirt bike articles, quizzes, ultimate lists, and more.

Rusty G.

I live to go off the beaten path. Whether it's about ATVs, UTVs, or dirt bikes, I write fun and interesting off-road articles that teach and hopefully inspire you to hit the trail or the track.

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Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger, Reviews

Model Overview: 2018 Polaris RZR 570 Reviews and Specs

by Rusty G.

Review of the 2018 Polaris RZR 570 

What is it about Polaris’s RZR line that has outdoorsmen raving? See for yourself in this review of the Polaris RZR 570.

If you’ve ever ridden a Polaris, I’ll bet your off-roading game has never been better; if you haven’t, the 2018 Polaris RZR 570 can change that. Bolstered by the brand’s acclaimed ProStar engine, optional EPS, and five different driving modes, the RZR 570 is equipped to take you where no sport UTV or side-by-side has gone before. 

Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger

What’s the real difference between ATVs and UTVs?

by Rusty G.

ATVs and UTVs are off-road vehicle siblings, not twins. 

With so many unique parts of the country to explore, and so few vehicles that can genuinely conquer the great outdoors, your adventures may seem limited. That is, unless you’re riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). These babies excel in areas that other off-road vehicles like your truck or dual-sport motorcycle wouldn’t dream of tackling.

But what if you’re looking for something more versatile? Something you can take off-road and use to complete work-related tasks? Enter the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV). Much like its ATV counterpart, UTVs can take on the rough and tumble without skipping a beat and haul heavy loads you wouldn’t dare move on your own. 

Still, what is the actual difference between ATVs and UTVs? Let’s have a look-see, shall we? 

Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger

Learn How to Winterize ATVs So Spring Start-Up Is A Cinch

by Rusty G.

You’ll want to start preparing your quad for winter hibernation.

Especially if you live in a part of the U.S. that isn’t giddy about below-freezing temperatures.

The winter months may bring unlimited amounts of hot cocoa and toasty evenings spent by the fire, but they also bring bitterly cold weather that isn’t conducive to outdoor recreation, including riding our four-wheelers. 

Ultimate Lists, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger

Winter Riding: The Ultimate List of ATV Trails Open All Year

by Rusty G.

List of Off-Road and ATV Trails Open During Winter

There are many great parts of the fall and winter seasons, but you know what’s not one of them? Cabin fever. Cold weather can put a damper on plans and shut us in the house for sometimes days on end. If only there were some places where we could find an escape, where we can feel some adrenaline in addition to the cold. Maybe get some off-road riding in the winter?

Articles, ATV and Off-Road, Mudslinger

The Top 3 Best UTV and ATV Hunting Machines

by Rusty G.

Hunting season is upon us. Take a look at a few of the best hunting four-wheelers that are guaranteed to help you up your game. 

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