Also, the Superchock has quick-release
knobs for removal when not in use, so
you don’t have to use tools every time.
Mounting plates and bolts stay in place
on your trailer or truck bed. Out back,
aluminum, die-cast, articulated arms
slide into locking bars so that you can
roll your ATV or UTV into place, and
then position the clamps to capture
the rear tires. The aluminum arms have
three-position tire-bar receptacles, and
the plastic tire bars have a tire “
grip-strip” for traction. The three tire-bar
mounts let you adjust for your OHV’s
tire size ( 17–28 inches), and then the
pistol-grip lever locks into place with
over-center assist. The composite pistol
grip even has holes for locking the rear
arms into place, securing both your
ATV/UTV and the Superclamp to your
hauler. If you don’t feel like locking it, a
plastic key with a tether secures the rear
clamp in place.
You have to drill holes for mounting
the front chocks (four to eight holes
each) and rear clamps (three holes for
each deck bar), so measure the inside
and outside distances between the front
tires and do the same for the rear tires.
Once the chocks are properly located
and installed, measure and drill the rear
clamp mounts. Mounting the deck bars
on the inside of your ATV/UTV tires
gives more room remaining in your truck
bed or on the trailer. With the deck bars
to either side of the rear tires, slide the
aluminum clamps onto the slots on the
bars and slide forward so that the tire
WHAT IT IS:
Starting with the dirt bike suspension
revolution and spilling over into
long-travel ATVs and now UTVs,
tying down your off-road vehicle for
transport has become a dilemma for
many. If you don’t compress your
suspension enough with your tie-downs, you run the risk of a big bump
dislodging your tie-down hooks and
having your machine shift and sustain
damage or even fall off of the trailer.
Tighten the straps too much and you
eventually sack your shock springs.
Since 1990, Bowdriks Industries has
been producing innovative products,
and the Superclamp addresses the
transportation issue by securing
the wheels (or skids and tracks of a
snowmobile) to your hauler, leaving the
suspension to work with the bumps
in the road instead of against them.
The ATV, UTV and Argo Superclamp
consists of two front chocks that
capture and secure the front tires, and
two rear articulated clamps that capture
the rear tires from the rear. These metal
arms swing up and are adjusted to
clamp the rear tires into place, thus
securing the OHV to your hauler.
WHAT YOU GET:
Two front Superchocks are
constructed of composite plastic, and
the L-shaped chocks have a raised
side to capture the front ATV/UTV tires.
A slot in the front of each Superchock
houses an orange tire bar that can be
adjusted to clamp down on the OHV tire
so it can’t roll up and over the chock.
bar is contacting the tire or is no more than
an inch away. Rotate the pistol grip down
to lock each clamp into place with the tire
bar contacting the tire above the centerline
( 10 to 11 o’clock on a clock face). Set the
padlock or safety key and you’re done.
Set properly, the Superchocks and
Superclamps secure the ATV/UTV from
rolling forward or back and eliminate
tie-downs and straps, allowing your
suspension to work while on your hauler
like it does in the dirt. There’s also some
adjustment in the front and rear tire bars
to allow changes in tire diameter or to
secure similar-sized machines, but there
isn’t enough adjustment to accommodate
big changes in wheelbase or track width.
These require new holes for the front
mounting plates and rear deck bars, which
may be a problem if you have a nice Aluma
trailer. The remaining mounting plates and
deck bars aren’t too unwieldy for hauling
other cargos, but they do remain.
The ATV/UTV/Argo Superclamp is an
innovative and new way to secure your off-road vehicle to your hauler, and it eliminates
all of the problems associated with tie-down straps and ratchets that can become
unhooked, break, knot, seize or be stolen.
The system can be adjusted to secure
different-sized machines or the same
machines with different tires, and the ability
to lock your machine and Superclamp to
your hauler is cheap insurance, even at
$500 MSRP. q
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PRICE: $499.95, plus S&H
Superclamp’s Superchocks hold the front wheels of your ATV or UTV, and it takes a couple of ½-inch or
13mm sockets to install the mounting plates. Be sure to leave room forward for the mounting plates, as
the chocks slide forward an inch or so to lock onto the plates (the orange knob below the tire locks the
chock in place and releases it).
Position the Superclamp deck bar 2. 5 inches
from the rear tire and secure with the three bolts,
washers and nyloc nuts. Each Superclamp slides
onto the deck bar, and teeth on both aluminum
pieces lock it in place. Slide forward so the clamp’s
tire bar is touching the tire as shown, then rotate
the pistol grip down to lock and prevent it from
opening with the orange key or your lock.