Can-Am Maverick Half Inch UHMW Skid Plate. Factory UTV s UHMW Skid Plates are the gold standard for UTV protection systems. OEM skid plates simply do not satisfactorily protect the underside of your UTV under normal off road operation. With items as important as your fuel tank and hydraulic lines right above the skid plates an alternative to the OEM skids is imperative for fun and safe off roading. Factory UTV has the answer with skid plates constructed from UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight) plastic. Significantly lighter than aluminum, FUTV skids and A-Arm guards offer full protection for the under carraige of your UTV. UHMW is tough, wear resistant plastic that combines an incredibly low coefficient of friction with outstanding impact strength, and will outwear carbon steel 10 to 1. Unlike aluminum, UHMW also has memory, meaning after a big impact hits aluminum will bend ,gouge and break while UHMW maintains it s original shape. These skid plates are very TOUGH! Protect your investment today!