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Old 01-06-2017, 08:15 AM
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I completely understand your skepticism... I'm a bit skeptical too but let me show some math about the exercise ball:

Volume = 4/3 Pi * r ^ 3
Diameter: 25.5 in
Radius: 12.75 in
Volume = 8682 cubic inches
Cubic inch of water weighs 0.036127 pounds.
So, the water displacement from the exercise ball is:
8682 * 0.036127 = 314lbs

with one on each wheel, that's 4 * 314lbs = 1256lbs.

So, if each ball becomes half submerged, that's still 628lbs of lift. The ATV weighs about 550 + my weight, and the tires on the ATV provide some flotation too.

So, unless the ball busts because of all this weight on it, I think it will keep the atv afloat.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:47 PM
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Waiting to see this work.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:37 PM
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Unless it is a boat or you have some outboardmotor attached to an atv you will not get any thing to go fast in water with just tires spinning.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:21 AM
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Waiting to see this work.
I'm waiting for the exercise ***** and tire chains to come in the mail. Hopefully there will be a warm spell with some water I can test it on before spring

I'll be sure to post a video
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:17 AM
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I do hope you understand the seals and bearing on an atv are not designed to be submerged under water for any period of time. An ocassional run thru a creek or some serious mud can cause some extra work for those that like to play hard. Having these things submerged will only add tremendously to shortening the life of these vital components. While it looks like it might be fun, I wouldn't want the extra work, time and expense to keep these things in proper working order after playing submarine with my atv.. just my .02 anyway.
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:39 PM
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I do hope you understand the seals and bearing on an atv are not designed to be submerged under water for any period of time. An ocassional run thru a creek or some serious mud can cause some extra work for those that like to play hard. Having these things submerged will only add tremendously to shortening the life of these vital components. While it looks like it might be fun, I wouldn't want the extra work, time and expense to keep these things in proper working order after playing submarine with my atv.. just my .02 anyway.
I did not know that. Thanks for letting me know. I guess all that splashing through deep puddles is going to be expensive in the long run. I'm still going to try to float the ATV but will keep the water time short... no stopping to fish or take a swim from the floating ATV
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:45 AM
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I finally had a chance to try it, but I didn't find any water deep enough to really test it fully. I was able to drive through 15inches of slush though. What do you think? Will it float?



ATV With Floaters
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:57 AM
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Oh boy. Hope you have a wetsuit.
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:23 AM
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ATV With Floaters

Here it is from the back
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:40 AM
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Oh boy. Hope you have a wetsuit.
Wetsuit would have been nice when standing beside the ATV in wet slushy stuff up to my knee!
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