Driving an ATV is always a fun thing to do. Through the mud or the dunes. On narrow paths or speeding up the straight. There are many parks where you can ride your Polaris Sportsman to improve your skills or just drive for fun. 

These parks are usually not nearby, and you are not allowed on the road with your Polaris Sportsman, they are not street legal. You need a trailer to get there, and this trailer must meet special requirements so that you can safely transport the sportsman.

What you need to know to buy a trailer or to find out if your current trailer can support the weight of your sportsman is discussed in this blog. So read on quickly.

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The Polaris Sportsman’s weight is important!

The weight of your sportsman determines which trailer you need; The trailer must be able to bear the weight. Now, every type of sportsman has a different weight, so it is important to know the weight of the Sportsman before purchasing a used or new sportsman. That way, you won’t be faced with a surprise later on.

If you know the weight of your Sportsman, you can choose a trailer! Or is that not the case?

The weight of the trailer is also important to know. There can also be significant differences in weight between the different suppliers.

The weight of the trailer and the weight of the Polaris Sportsman together determine whether your car can pull the whole.

All in all, it can be quite heavy, and your car must be able to transport it safely. So, the weight of the trailer and the Sportsman are both important.

But, aren’t the dimensions also decisive?

Also read: How to Choose the Right Trailer to Haul Your ATV/UTV?

What about the dimensions of the Polaris Sportsman?

Not only the weight is important to know, the dimensions also determine which trailer you need. Both the length and width are important to know if you want to purchase a trailer. If you want an enclosed cargo trailer, the height also influences the choice of the trailer.

So, you see that there are a lot of things to think about when you buy a Sportsman. Imagine, you have bought a Polaris Sportsman and the whole (trailer and ATV) cannot be pulled by your car!

What is the weight, width, length and height of the Polaris Sportsman?

To give you an idea of the weight and dimensions of your Polaris Sportsman, see the table below.

ModelDimensions (L x W x H)Estimated Dry Weight
Sportsman 110 EFI61.75 x 36.75 x 38.5 in
(156.8 x 93.3 x 97.8 cm)
289 lb (131 kg)
Sportsman 40083 x 48 x 48 in
(210.8 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm)
688 lb (312 kg)
Sportsman 450
83 x 48 x 47 in
(210.8 x 121.9 x 119.4 cm)
701 lb (318 kg)
Sportsman 450
83 x 48 x 47 in
(210.8 x 121.9 x 119.4 cm)
700 lb (317.5 kg)
Sportsman 55083.25 x 47.6 x 50.75 in
(211.4 x 120.9 x 128.9 cm)
575 lb (261 kg)
Sportsman X2 55093.25 x 47.6 x 49.5 in
(236.8 x 120.9 x 125.73 cm)
799 lb (362.3 kg)
Sportsman 570
83 x 48 x 48 in
(210.8 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm)
704 lb (330 kg)
Sportsman 570
83 x 48 x 47 in
(210.8 x 121.9 x 119.4 cm)
705 lb (319.8 kg)
Sportsman X2 57089 x 48 x 48 in
(218.4 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm)
788 lb (358 kg)
Sportsman 80083 x 48 x 48 in
(210.8 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm)
741 lb (336 kg)
Sportsman 85083.25 x 47.6 x 50.75 in
(211.4 x 120.9 x 128.9 cm)
772 lb (350 kg)
Sportsman 850
High Lifter
83 x 49 x 52 in
(210 x 124 x 132 cm)
921 lb (417 kg)
Sportsman 6×6 570116 x 48 x 49 in
(295 x 121.9 x 124.5 cm)
1,075 lb (489 kg)
Big Boss 6×6 800
112 x 48 x 48 in
(284.5 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm)
1,060 lb (481 kg)
Sportsman Touring 55086.5 x 47.6 x 58.25 in
(219.7 x 120.9 x 147.9 cm)
765 lb (348 kg)
Sportsman Touring 57086 x 48 x 48 in
(218.4 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm)
728 lb (330 kg)
Sportsman Touring 850 SP86.5 x 47.6 x 58.25 in
(219.7 x 120.9 x 147.9 cm)
804 lb (365 kg)
Sportsman Touring XP 100086.5 x 47.6 x 58.25 in
(219.7 x 120.9 x 147.9 cm)
886 lb (403 kg)
Sportsman XP 100083.25 x 47.6 x 50.75 in
(211.4 x 120.9 x 128.9 cm)
805 lb (366 kg)
Sportsman XP 1000
High Lifter
88 x 50 x 50.4 in
(224 x 127 x 128 cm)
974 lb (441 kg)
Sportsman XP 1000 S82.5 x 55 x 49.5 in
(209.5 x 140 x 125.7 cm)
881 lbs (400 kg)
Scrambler XP 1000 S82.5 x 55 x 49.5 in
(209.5 x 140 x 125.7 cm)
881 lbs (400 kg)
Data gathered from Polaris.com

Did You add Extra Weight?

It is possible that you installed aftermarket parts to customize your Polaris Sportsman, such as bigger rims and tires, a light bar, or a winch. These changes will affect the weight of the UTV. Because the manufacturer’s specifications are no longer applicable, you will need to estimate the weight. Thus, you also need to consider the modifications and the manufacturer’s information.

Dry Weight

This is UTV’s weight without fluids like oil or fuel. The UTV is inoperable in this condition.

Wet Weight

It is curb weight, often known as ready-to-ride weight. The weight includes the UTV’s standard equipment, a full gasoline tank, and fluids. It will only add a little to the trailer’s weight and probably won’t make you reconsider its specifications.

Gross Weight

The gross weight is the UTV’s maximum or allowable weight and includes the wet weight plus passengers and baggage.


The UTV’s payload is the maximum weight it can carry, including the passengers and luggage. When choosing a trailer, many people need clarification on the payload and towing capacity. The payload capacity of a vehicle or trailer refers to the weight it can transport without jeopardizing the suspension, tires, or other components.

polaris sportsman weight

Payload capacity depends on many factors, including the strength of the structure, the suspension, the size of the tires, and braking efficiency. There are a lot of negative consequences for exceeding the trailer’s payload capacity. For starters, you must always maintain control of your trailer. Overloading makes it challenging to maneuver the trailer, endangering yourself and other road users.

And What About The Length?

Your Polaris Sportsman dimensions may change if you modify the Sportsman with aftermarket components. For example, installing bigger tires can widen your UTV. So, the dimensions are no longer standard.

You must re-examine the Sportsman measurements if you have modified or added components, such as larger wheels, installed a light bar or winch. The manufacturer’s specifications may no longer be applicable.

In this case, it is best to measure the width and length. This way you have the exact dimensions of your vehicle.

All The Data Gathered, Now what?

So, now you know the weight and dimensions of your Polaris Sportsman, but how to proceed? How do you choose from the various trailers? How do you find a trailer manufacturer near you?

First, determine how much you can spend on a trailer, and what specifications you need. When you have done this, you can check the Polaris trailer website to see which trailer fits your wish list. There are many trailer versions available, such as an enclosed UTV trailer, open utility trailer and a tandem axle utility trailer.

And finally, you can choose a dealer/manufacturer nearby who can deliver the trailer.