The ATV manufacturers provide frame and under carriage protection for the average trail rider. For the average ride, or especially for when we want to ride a more challenging trail or just want to hop a few rocks, we need to accessorize and protect our investment. Add the best possible frame protection available; a full ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene skid plate. Why ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene: Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene has an extremely long chain of molecules, which allows for a strong bond. Polyethylene is a dependable polymer which outlasts steel, hardwoods and other plastics in wear applications. UHMW-PE is used extensively in the mining industry to protect steel in wear applications, for example, slurry piping. UHMW-PE is very low friction, giving it a slick, non-stick quality. It allows clean, uninterrupted operation/flow in dry, wet and freezing conditions. Materials pass over without adhesion and buildup. Barnacles wipe away from UHMW. SSS Off-Roads offers a cup washer to recede the bolt heads to minimize damage and keep the skip free of snags. Because you want the best protection available- SKID UP. WHAT IS UHMW: Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, UHMW) is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. Also known as high-modulus polyethylene, (HMPE), or high-performance polyethylene (HPPE), it has extremely long chains, with a molecular mass usually between 2 and 6 million u. The longer chain serves to transfer load more effectively to the polymer backbone by strengthening intermolecular interactions. This results in a very tough material, with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made. UHMWPE is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals except oxidizing acids; has extremely low moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of friction; is self-lubricating; and is highly resistant to abrasion, in some forms being 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel. Its coefficient of friction is significantly lower than that of nylon and acetal, and is comparable to that of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, Teflon), but UHMWPE has better abrasion resistance than PTFE. Its melting point is around 130 to 136 deg C (266 to 277 deg F),(6) and, according to DSM, it is not advisable to use UHMWPE fibers at temperatures exceeding 80 to 100 deg C (176 to 212 deg F) for long periods of time. It becomes brittle at temperatures below -150 deg C (-240 deg F).
- CNC cut with recessed hardware and overlap joints. Uses OEM washers for protection. All hardware is fully recessed ensuring that you will not snap off bolts or catch on objects.
- All bends are pre-scored to ensure a clean fit. Uses all stock mounting holes for the main body of the skid plate.
- Skid plates are engineered to add structure to the machine and not to benefit the shipping of the skid plate.
- Overlap joints are designed to minimize hang-ups or tearing. UHMW outwears aluminum 9 to 1. Dimensions: 47"x 57"x 1.
- UHMW is made to dampen road noise and gravel pinging. Made from Recycled material. Made in USA.
- Model No: 1267-AC-T
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