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6ballsisall
09-06-2005, 07:04 PM
My dad is going to buy a new 4 wheeler for the mountain house in Colorado. He called me asking my recommendations on different 4 wheelers. I am really not up to speed on this stuff anymore and hoping to get advice from those that ride them. He will mainly use it for plowing snow and general utility. He definetely doesn't need the biggest and baddest ride out there by any means, the machine will be a very low use item, they don't live there full time. Only items he seems interested in is automatic transmission and definetely 4 wheel drive. Any brand and model recommendations???

RackAtak
09-06-2005, 07:35 PM
I use a Honda Foreman 450S. Never had a problem with it and it now has approximately 860 miles on it. Pretty much bulletproof.

milkmania
09-06-2005, 07:42 PM
My dad is going to buy a new 4 wheeler for the mountain house in Colorado. He called me asking my recommendations on different 4 wheelers. I am really not up to speed on this stuff anymore and hoping to get advice from those that ride them. He will mainly use it for plowing snow and general utility. He definetely doesn't need the biggest and baddest ride out there by any means, the machine will be a very low use item, they don't live there full time. Only items he seems interested in is automatic transmission and definetely 4 wheel drive. Any brand and model recommendations???

My '04 Polaris 330 Magnum 4x4 does everything I want it to do!
When I want to horse play, I use the '01 Polaris 330 Trailboss 2x4

The Magnum has a more defined ride than the Trailboss, but the Trailboss is more nimble therefore actually more "fun". to ride.

The Magnum has the front Polaris winch, which I used this last couple of weeks to build fence for tension. I also use it to pull a 7 foot railroad iron track around the ball fields.... no problem with pulling, even with dirt loading it down.

parks_jr_55
09-06-2005, 07:47 PM
I would suggest the Arctic Cat TBX 500.
We have a plow on it and it does good plowing. We didn't use it very much for plowing though becuase we had a Ram 1500 with a plow on it. We have since gotten rid of it so maybe the ATV will be used more this year. It did a good job when we did use it though.

It has plenty of power. We actully towed/launched our Larson with it and it did really well.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/vw_wr/JordansCamera176.jpg

redmike
09-06-2005, 08:02 PM
get a banshee, and fly over the snow! My buddy's dad has a kodiak, and it is a good ride, other friends dad has the 700 polaris, and they both love em. For me, though, still too young, gotta love the speed!!!!

BriEOD
09-06-2005, 09:56 PM
I have a Honda Rancher 4x4. It's been a good bike.

Jeff what kind of features does he want? What's he going to do with it?
Does he want 4x4? Manual shift, electric shift, automatic, GPS??

sanddragon2004
09-07-2005, 01:58 PM
banshee, or a 250r!

http://www.sanddragonmotorsports.com/images/r/r.jpg

dog paw
09-07-2005, 06:11 PM
Polaris Ranger The Banshee is speedy, The Ranger is a Kenworth :D And it clocks out in the mid 40's I love mine, tough as iron!

6ballsisall
09-07-2005, 08:03 PM
I have a Honda Rancher 4x4. It's been a good bike.

Jeff what kind of features does he want? What's he going to do with it?
Does he want 4x4? Manual shift, electric shift, automatic, GPS??


Thanks Brian. He needs 4x4 and wants an automatic. It will have a plow attached to it all winter long with chains on the wheels

BriEOD
09-07-2005, 09:31 PM
My neighbor has a Bombardier that is 4x4 and automatic. It's also a utility style and it flies 50 mph+.

peason
09-07-2005, 09:35 PM
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milkmania
09-07-2005, 10:44 PM
Polaris are made in Minnesota - I don't own one but I vote for one made here in America!

:headbang:hoorah!!!:worthy:

jimmer2880
09-08-2005, 06:21 AM
Polaris Ranger The Banshee is speedy, The Ranger is a Kenworth :D And it clocks out in the mid 40's I love mine, tough as iron!

I have to 2nd the Ranger. Or - look into the Yamaha Rino 660!

http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products/index.php?group=R

sure they're big. But - they are very comfortable & can go anywhere. I'm very surprised how well they handle off trail.

jimmer2880
09-08-2005, 06:22 AM
Here's a pic of the Rhino

Evan Jones
09-08-2005, 07:50 AM
Our forestry crew uses two Yamaha Kodiaks. 450 cc Independent front and rear suspension for great ground clearance. Automatic tranny, push button 4 wheel drive, and push button locking front differential. I've used them many times, and they are amazing.

Foiler
09-08-2005, 08:06 AM
We have a crew of 18 or so that ride on the KY TN boarder. This kind of terrain puts ATVs to the test.

HONDA all the way, a few started with other brands but have ended up buying Honda's also. We've been doing this since 1990 and have seen very few minor problems with the Honda.

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mgurley
09-08-2005, 09:12 AM
Yamaha's push button 4x4 and selectable locking front diff. are very nice from my experience, and the 660 wether it is in the grizzly or the rhino is a beast. My opinion get the rhino.

Datdude
09-08-2005, 10:37 AM
I have a Polaris Sportsman 500 and it has done everything I have asked it to do

BarefootOz
09-08-2005, 11:25 AM
I have a Polaris Sportsman 500 and it has done everything I have asked it to do

Ditto... it does a very good job plowing snow and towing a small trailer, never had a problem with it.

Workin' 4 Toys
09-08-2005, 02:13 PM
I have a Polaris Sportsman 500 and it has done everything I have asked it to do

I motion to approve this selection as presented in exibit A.

AirJunky
03-09-2006, 01:03 PM
Been looking around at quads myself lately. Only thing I've decided is that I want a 2 seater & would use it to screw around on forest trails, mud, snow, haul gear on a small trailer to the beach & maybe plow snow. So that narrows it down to these bikes:
Polaris Sportsman X2 ($8100 w/ no options)
Bombardier Max XT ($7900 fully loaded, bumpers, winch, etc.)
Arctic Cat TRV ($7800 pretty loaded, bumpers)

The Cat dealer is a friend of a friend..... he's a Cat quad rider too & could be a good guy to ride with, & maybe get aftermarket deals from down the road. The bikes are assembled in MN, use Suzuki engines & Kawasaki trannies & appear to be pretty tough. They don't have a locking diff out front, but looking in the forums & it doesn't appear to be a huge problem.

I'm pretty sold on the Arctic Cat. But everytime I find a new bike/model, I think I've found "the one".

Workin' 4 Toys
03-09-2006, 02:13 PM
AJ,

The new Cats are awesome. One of the guys just bought an '06 500LE with the snow plow and winch. We took it out in the rough stuff wheelin'. It handled unbelievable.
Locking diffs and all. Heated hand grips. Racks, 2" hitch, beer cooler, fog lights, electric start. I was impressed.

JR, if you want a price on a Cat, let me know. PM me. They'll ship anywhere from here.

X-45
03-09-2006, 03:34 PM
I Don't have and can't afford, but I like the look. Mattracks seem to be more popular way north.

Mattracks (http://www.litefootatv.com/html/new_litefoot_m3.htm)

AirJunky
03-12-2006, 04:36 AM
Looking at buying either an Acrtic Cat TRV or a pair of Cats for the wife & I. She's got very little experience at all and I have about 10 yrs experience on street bikes and a year on an enduro. And I've also been into baja bugs over the years. Other than that, I've been on a quad like 4 times. Seems like a great time & I want in.

So hows these two Cats sound?

2005 Arctic Cat 650 V -Twin LE
2500 lb warn winch, 14" ITP rims, 27" ITP mud lite radials, hand gaurds, PBR high tork clutch kit, no toil air system, bumpers front and rear, 940 miles, like new condition.

2003 Arctic Cat 400
2500lb warn winch, 489 tires, no toil air system, pull bar, bumpers front and rear, and snow plow, 1292 miles excellent condition.

Includes 1 yr old steel 3 ATV trailer w/ ramps.

Package deal for $12,500.

Deal or no deal?

lakes Rick
03-12-2006, 10:48 AM
I live 60 miles from the Florence Oregon sand dunes, which is the only place we ride, so my contribution to this thread will be minimal..

I ride a Suzuki Z400, same bike as the Arctic cat & Kawasaki 400's, but we look for a quick and light bike... Great bike for what I do with it..

My buddy ( we are both 50) rides a Yamaha raptor 660. LOTS of horsepower and torque. His bike is much faster than it feels. Great bikes for us Geezers..

I grew up in the 80's on the fast honda 250R's ( 3 & 4 wheelers, air and water cooled) and it still amazes me at how fast the new 4 stroke bikes are today.....

erkoehler
03-12-2006, 11:36 AM
Are those quads all new for 12,500????

I would initially say NO DEAL! Not sure what the market in your area is, but there is alot of NOS i terms of ATV's at most dealerships around here. For 12,500, you should be able to put together a pretty nice package deal for 2 quads and a 2 places ALUM. trailer.

mitch
03-12-2006, 11:37 AM
I Don't have and can't afford, but I like the look. Mattracks seem to be more popular way north.

Mattracks (http://www.litefootatv.com/html/new_litefoot_m3.htm)

That thing is awesome!

AirJunky
03-12-2006, 01:21 PM
Are those quads all new for 12,500????

I would initially say NO DEAL! Not sure what the market in your area is, but there is alot of NOS i terms of ATV's at most dealerships around here. For 12,500, you should be able to put together a pretty nice package deal for 2 quads and a 2 places ALUM. trailer.
An Aluminum trailer here would cost $2000 - $3000. This steel one is about $1000.
Another option is to buy just the quads for $11500 & he keeps the trailer. Thats $7000 for the 650 fully loaded. I looked at a 2006 AC 500 for $7000 yesterday, same bike & tires, and didn't have the bumpers or the air box.
The same bikes at the dealer are over $14k & that includes no accessories. These things have winches, tupe bumpers, air box kits, a plow, and cargo bags.

erkoehler
03-12-2006, 01:23 PM
An Aluminum trailer here would cost $2000 - $3000. This steel one is about $1000.
Another option is to buy just the quads for $11500 & he keeps the trailer. Thats $7000 for the 650 fully loaded. I looked at a 2006 AC 500 for $7000 yesterday, same bike & tires, and didn't have the bumpers or the air box.


wow, much more $$$ there

Workin' 4 Toys
03-12-2006, 09:41 PM
An Aluminum trailer here would cost $2000 - $3000. This steel one is about $1000.
Another option is to buy just the quads for $11500 & he keeps the trailer. Thats $7000 for the 650 fully loaded. I looked at a 2006 AC 500 for $7000 yesterday, same bike & tires, and didn't have the bumpers or the air box.
The same bikes at the dealer are over $14k & that includes no accessories. These things have winches, tupe bumpers, air box kits, a plow, and cargo bags.
PM what you "want" and I'll check my prices for you.
I assume the alum trailer you mentioned is enclosed.

AirJunky
03-13-2006, 01:44 AM
Thanks. I think I'd like something like this:
http://www.tritontrailers.com/models/atv_ut88.gif

Probably about 10' long by about 7' wide (whatever standard width is).

Workin' 4 Toys
03-13-2006, 09:14 AM
$1500 at the very most for a 10' X 102" with ramp and spare is all they should go for. And you should be able to get a drive on drive off v nose for that. For the trailer, you are on your own.

Now for the Cat quads, let me know what options and models you want, and I'll see what I can do on a set "shipped" or at least get you a number to compare on '06's.

AirJunky
03-13-2006, 04:13 PM
OK, I'm checkin on trailers now.
So check out prices on these:

Arctic Cat 650 V -Twin LE
2500 lb warn winch, 14" ITP rims, 27" ITP mud lite radials, hand gaurds, PBR high tork clutch kit, bumpers front and rear.

Arctic Cat 400 2500lb warn winch, 489 tires, bumpers front and rear, and snow plow.

Around here the 650 goes for like $8200. And the 400 is around $5700.
Thanks

erkoehler
03-13-2006, 07:22 PM
Here is a 2006 650 on ebay for 7667.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-Arctic-Cat-650-V2-Tony-Stewart-4X4-NEW_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6726QQitemZ46201056 42QQrdZ1

erkoehler
03-13-2006, 07:23 PM
Here is a nice price list for ya....

HERE IS A LIST OF OTHER 2006'S AVALIABLE

400 4X4 VP RED $4500

400 4X4 VP GREEN $4400 HAS ABOUT 10 MILES ON IT

400 4X4 FIS RED OR LIME $5000

500 4X4 CAMO $6000

500LE 4X4 RED $6300 WINCH ALUM RIMS FT & REAR BUMPERS

500 4X4 TRV LIME $6400

500 4X4 TBX GREEN OR RED $6000

250 4X2 RED $3100

250 4X2 DVX LIME $3300

650 4X4 GREEN $6300

650 H1 4X4 BLACK $6700

650 4X4 TONY STEWART ORANGE $7000

700EFI 4X4 ORANGE $7500

THESE CAN BE SHIPPED AT BUYERS EXPENSE. NEED YOUR ZIP CODE MUST GO TO A BUISNESS WITH FORKLIFT

Workin' 4 Toys
03-14-2006, 01:58 PM
OK, I'm checkin on trailers now.
So check out prices on these:

Arctic Cat 650 V -Twin LE
2500 lb warn winch, 14" ITP rims, 27" ITP mud lite radials, hand gaurds, PBR high tork clutch kit, bumpers front and rear.

Arctic Cat 400 2500lb warn winch, 489 tires, bumpers front and rear, and snow plow.

Around here the 650 goes for like $8200. And the 400 is around $5700.
Thanks
It is my understanding the 650 V2 does not come as an optional LE.
Did you mean the "SWEET" Tony Stewart edition which has all your options? Or another?

xstar2k4
03-14-2006, 03:42 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/cayenneoli/DSC02295.jpg

My Rhino :)
I owned 2 Bombardier's before getting this and although I was really satisfied with them, nothing comes quite close to this

X-45
03-14-2006, 04:27 PM
[IMG]My Rhino :)
I owned 2 Bombardier's before getting this and although I was really satisfied with them, nothing comes quite close to this

Nice looking Rhino. I wouldn't mind getting some better pictures of that stereo system.

:steering:

AirJunky
03-14-2006, 05:14 PM
Sweet roided out golf cart ya got there, Xstar2k4! So will it pull the X-star? Do you take it out with the other quads? Hows it handle?