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Massimo 550 T-Boss- Windshield Problem

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I purchased a Massimo 550 T-Boss side by side a year ago and overall it works  alright. Recently, I pulled it on a utility trailer to a dog training site on the highway and the windshield broke in half while pulling it behind my F-250. Massimo states that they warn that driving over 55 mph could cause a problem. I understand that but it seems to me that any windshield that can't withstand wind speeds of 70 mph should not be installed on a modern ATV. Has anyone else had this problem?

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It's a common problem with towing, at higher speeds. You take preventive steps, or you take your chances.

Personally, I'd probably make a padded plywood overlay. 

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its not just the windshield that vulnerable to windspeed , its also the top if you have one.. It will tear thru the 4 mounting screws and  fly off . I built a reinforcement bracket on my MSU500  to support the front edge of the top and  to reinforce the center ot the windshild .. I can tow at 75 mph  without issue now 

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For the windshield, how about covering it with the heavy duty vinyl that they use for hurricane protection. I think they sell it at lowes .

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